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Electronically Controlled Infusion System Reduces Mortality

An electronically controlled gravity-feed infusion set (ECGF-IS) can reduce mortality associated with intravenous (IV) infusions in developing countries. The ECGF-IS, under development at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Munich, Germany) institute, in collaboration with the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI; Kampala), is designed to close the gap between uncontrolled gravity-feed IV infusion and the highly precise, but extremely expensive, […]

Cellphone-Sized Device Monitors IV Infusions

A portable electronic drop counter easily and accurately monitors the drip rate of gravity intravenous (IV) infusion sets. The Shift Labs (Seattle, WA, USA) and Hometa (Albany, NY, USA) DripAssist infusion rate monitor is designed to precisely monitor the rate of an infusion via gravity drip, displaying infusion rate in real time and monitoring changes […]

Philips buys cardiac monitoring company BioTelemetry in $2.8B deal

Dive Brief: Philips has agreed to acquire BioTelemetry in a $2.8 billion cash deal, growing Philips’ remote monitoring business as telehealth and virtual care are booming. The companies announced the deal Friday morning. BioTelemetry specializes in remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring, with portfolios in wearable heart monitors and AI-based data analytics and services. Philips said that the […]

Abbott antigen test gets FDA nod as first at-home, virtually guided COVID-19 diagnostic

Dive Brief: Abbott on Wednesday received FDA emergency use authorization for a 15-minute antigen test, making it the first at-home, virtually guided coronavirus diagnostic to get the agency’s nod. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test, which requires a prescription, offers a telehealth service to walk users through the sample self-collection process and to help them read and understand their […]