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New medicines law will change rules on medical devices
New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

27 Mar 2017

Healthcare monitoring takes to the cloud
Healthcare monitoring takes to the cloud

The increased complexity and cost of medical devices means that maintenance and servicing of medical equipment places a large burden on the health system...

4 Nov 2016

DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa
DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa

DHL's 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference saw over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts come together to discuss 'Delivering Healthcare to Africa'...

25 Oct 2016

Wound care product reduces costs, time
Wound care product reduces costs, time

A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...

20 Nov 2015

New technologies could bring down healthcare costs
New technologies could bring down healthcare costs

Speakers recently hosted at the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) conference held in Cape Town, indicated that new technologies...

2 Oct 2015

3M South Africa launches several intravenous dressings for paediatric patients

3M South Africa has launched several intravenous (IV) dressings specifically designed for paediatric patients requiring IV access in hospitals...

3 Aug 2015

PrePex price reduction for Africa a great prospect
PrePex price reduction for Africa a great prospect

Circ MedTech Ltd., developer and manufacturer of the PrePex male circumcision device have announced that it will offer the device at a reduced price for Sub-Saharan African VMMC priority countries...

28 May 2015

Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery
Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...

31 Mar 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage
China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

Opportunities for interventional cardiac devices in emerging countries
Opportunities for interventional cardiac devices in emerging countries

A new report from Frost & Sullivan indicates that India, China and other emerging markets offer key prospects for interventional cardiac device manufacturers and current manufacturers must expand capabilities and capacity through strategic partnerships in order to fulfil demand.

3 Oct 2014

Royal Philips launches EmboGuide
Royal Philips launches EmboGuide

Philips has expanded its interventional oncology portfolio with EmboGuide to see, reach, and treat tumour lesions.

4 Jul 2014

Doctors blame province for equipment shortages
Doctors blame province for equipment shortages

A total of R53m of the R80m budget for equipment for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was not spent in the 2013/14 financial year.

20 Jun 2014

New technology in limb lengthening reaches Africa

The first intramedullary nail implant surgery in Africa, to lengthen a leg, was performed by orthopaedic surgeons Drs Franz Birkholtz and Phillip de Lange at the Walk-A-Mile Centre based at Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion.

31 May 2013

Designer prosthesis featured on Popular Mechanics cover
Designer prosthesis featured on Popular Mechanics cover

As part of a feature on 'alternative' prosthetic limbs, the June 2103 cover of Popular Mechanics features Latvian-born fashionista and singer-songwriter Viktoria Modesta Moskalova showing off her outrageously blinged prosthetic leg, which she describes as "a fashion item and art project."

27 May 2013

Allergen SA appoints new country manager
Allergen SA appoints new country manager

Morné Steenkamp has been appointed country manager of Allergan South Africa, a subsidiary of US-based Allergan Inc., a global multi-speciality health care company with portfolios in eye care, neurosciences, medical dermatology, medical aesthetics and breast prostheses.

14 May 2013

Africa's growth driven by SA
Africa's growth driven by SA

Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.

By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Low radiation dose X-ray provides clear image

At the sixth World Congress on Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery which took place in Cape Town recently, Philips announced the introduction to the South African market of an X-ray system that provides an equivalent image quality to its current equipment at an average of 73% less radiation dose.

5 Mar 2013

Body parts business

Elite Surgical MD John O'Toole has been an entrepreneur for four decades in a field few would think possible in SA: the design and manufacture of orthopaedic and arthroplasty (joint replacement) devices. He became an entrepreneur almost by chance.

17 Aug 2012

New breakthrough in wound dressing
New breakthrough in wound dressing

South African pharmaceutical company, Cipla Medpro, in conjunction with the Microbiology Department at the University of Stellenbosch, has announced the development of what is being touted as a breakthrough in wound dressing.

12 Jun 2012

Brazil temporarily suspends breast implant imports

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Brazil said Wednesday, 21 March 2012, it has temporarily suspended the import of breast implants pending quality control tests in the wake of last December's health scare over defective French-made implants.

22 Mar 2012

US baby boomers feed need for joint replacements

WASHINGTON, USA: US baby boomers are fueling a wave of joint replacement surgeries, hoping to use new artificial knees and hips to stay active as they get older.

6 Dec 2011

Gauteng Health Department commits to paying suppliers

The Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development has noted a statement issued earlier this week by SAMED stating that it owes huge amounts of money to suppliers and has in turn acknowledged that it does carry these debts.

25 Nov 2011

One size does not fit all for knee replacements and other medical devices
One size does not fit all for knee replacements and other medical devices

Undergoing a knee replacement involves sophisticated medical equipment, but innovative prosthetic design may not offer the same benefits for all knee replacement recipients, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a perspective article in the 20 October issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

By Karen N. Peart 24 Oct 2011

New device allows neurosurgeons to treat complex brain aneurysms without open surgery

A new device to treat brain aneurysms with stents improves access to the blood vessels allowing endovascular neurosurgeons to offer the minimally invasive technique to patients with complex cases. Dr. Demetrius Lopes, an endovascular neurosurgeon at Rush University Medical Centre, was the first in the US to use the new delivery system, called the Neuroform EZ Stent System.

14 Apr 2011

How ethical is health care waste in South Africa?
How ethical is health care waste in South Africa?

The issues around ethical behaviour and practice in the field of medical waste management and the consequences if such a code of ethics is not adhered to, are about to be tackled by experts in the field, at the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)'s Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011, to be held at Emperor's Palace, Johannesburg, 16 -17 May 2011.

14 Apr 2011

Healthcare improvements rapidly embracing new IT in Africa
Healthcare improvements rapidly embracing new IT in Africa

For Africa to achieve its great potential, improving health must be a top priority. Healthcare systems face daunting challenges and public health services are hindered by inadequate budgets, under-investment in physical infrastructure, and insufficient numbers of trained healthcare providers.

7 Mar 2011

Quality care and expansion on the agenda for Africa Health
Quality care and expansion on the agenda for Africa Health

With world's second largest healthcare exhibition Arab Health beating all forecasts, the launch of Africa Health will set benchmark for quality of care in Africa.

9 Feb 2011

Siemens Healthcare installs hybrid theatre
Siemens Healthcare installs hybrid theatre

Netcare Sunward Park has positioned itself as a centre of cardiovascular excellence with the installation of high-tech equipment from Siemens Healthcare, in what is claimed to be the first hybrid theatre in South Africa.

20 Jan 2011

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