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Leading the battle against counterfeit drugs

PharmaTrack, Unisys's newest innovation, combines leading security, advanced data analytics and compliance technology to help combat theft and counterfeit drugs Pharmaceuticals have long being used to improve health and extent our lives. However, the practice of drug delivery changed dramatically in the past decades but getting drugs safely and efficiently from the manufacturer to the patient has been a long-standing issue for pharmaceutical companies. Stolen, counterfeit and FDA regulated products such as prescription or over the counter medicines, medical devices…

New Mammography device puts pressure control in patient’s hands

GE Healthcare recently received FDA clearance for 'Senographe Pristina Dueta' that allows women undergoing an exam to control the rate of compression GE Healthcare won FDA clearance for the first mammography system, the Senographe Pristina Dueta, that lets women undergoing an exam to control how much the device compresses the breasts. As the woman is prepared for the exam, she is handed a small remote control that has a plus and minus buttons on it. The breast is then positioned…

Exponential growth in Ultrasonography in emergency medicine

Described as a diagnostic imaging technique primarily used to visualize viscera & other internal structures in the body, ultrasonography utilizes the properties of sound Ultrasonography (US) is an integral modality in healthcare in general but even more so in emergency care. This technology has become a pivotal part of the care that is administered to patients who are admitted for emergency care. Over the past few decades there has been an exponential increase in the use of ultrasonography which has…

Combat against deadly diseases

Hemopurifier by Aethlon Medical aims to eliminate diseases such as Ebola and HIV Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisations such as bacteria, virus, fungi or parasites. Many organisations live in or on our bodies. They can be harmful or harmless, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause diseases. Some infectious diseases can be passed person to person; some are transmitted from insects or animals. And other are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or by being exposed…

Control diabetes using a pocket-sized device

An insulin pump is a small device about the size of a small cell phone that is worn externally and delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match the body's needs Diabetes is one of the world's most dire healthcare challenges on which your life and death depends upon. This is driven mainly by urbanization, ageing population and unhealthy lifestyle. One of the main risk factors include obesity. However up to 70 per cent of type 2 diabetes cases…