Carestream launches new tabletop
laser imager for general radiology,
mammography imaging applications
The new Carestream Dryview 5950 Laser
Imaging System produces 508 pixels-perinch
output for general radiology and
The new imager can support efficient
printing and time-saving film cartridges that
can benefit healthcare providers of all sizes
across the globe. The Dryview 5950 laser
imager also can deliver an enhanced quality
control system for mammography images.
This innovative internal quality control
system that includes a built-in densitometer
will produce test prints and display data
needed to support mammography quality
control charting – which can eliminate the
need for an external densitometer and can
greatly reduce the time required for mammography quality control.
Carestream’s imager offers
DICOM connectivity and can be
used to output images from a PACS
network or from any DICOM
modality. Carestream’s Smart Link
remote technology solutions can
remotely provide software updates and
enables real-time response and analysis of
service issues from a remote location.
The Dryview 5950 laser imager will offer
two film cartridges on-line and will support
five film sizes: 14 x 17 inch (35 x 43 cm), 14
x 14 inch (35 x 35 cm), 11 x 14 inch (28 x
35 cm), 10 x 12 inch (25 x 30 cm) and 8 x
10 inch (20 x 25 cm). Daylight-loading film
cartridges make changing sizes fast and easy, and the imager can output up to
per hour for 8 x 10 inch images.
This new imager complements Carestream’s family of printers which
currently includes: DRYVIEW 6850 Laser
Imaging System, Dryview 5850 Laser Imaging
System, Dryview 5700 Laser Imaging System
and Dryview Chroma Imaging System.
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DTR Medical unveils single-use
cervical biopsy punch
DTR Medical – a leading sterile singleuse
surgical instrument manufacturer – is
launching a new high quality, cost effective
cervical biopsy punch customised to
Consulted surgeons, concerned about
the risk of cross contamination when
using hard-to-clean instruments on
patients undergoing cervical biopsy
punches, requested an affordable, sterile
single-use instrument with a rotating jaw,
providing first time sharpness and a
Currently, single-use alternatives are
commonly either plastic and cost effective
but without a precise cutting jaw, or
metal but unable to consistently meet
the quality requirements.
These alternatives often “mash” the
tissue, creating poor biopsies and
risking continued wound trauma that leads to longer patient recovery
With approximately 260,000 annual
cervical biopsies conducted in the UK
and the increased HPV testing
demands, DTR Medical’s new product
has the opportunity to enhance current
procedures and aid the prevention of
The nylon-based trigger handle and
the metal jaw are made from high quality
materials, utilising the advice of surgeons
to create a truly fit-for-purpose product.
Made from stainless steel, the shaft and
inner rod actuate the jaw ensuring no
movement occurs in order to achieve a
sharp, clean cut.
For more information, contact the sales
team on: +44 (0) 1792 797 910
or email: email@example.com
or web: www.dtrmedical.com
now provides a ‘benefits
of single-use instruments’
in Arabic. Please
contact us for a copy.
Harloff is now offering a low-cost,
economically priced line of medical
carts: the new V-Series.
V for Value: Value priced
medical carts designed for facilities
under budget constraints.
A cart for any application
(Emergency, Infection Control,
Treatment), these carts are competitively priced
with the same Harloff quality.
Tall or short cabinet heights available
Extended wheel base with projected front
casters to prevent tipping
Seamless painted steel top work surface
Carts available with break-away lock bar or
Integrated drawer pull handles
Full-extension ball-bearing drawer slides
Five inch full swivel casters, two with brake
Ships with wheels installed and ready to use
Twelve year manufacturer’s warranty
Durable, hard-baked powder coat finish
Harloff is a quality manufacturer well known in
the medical industry for our storage solutions. We
back our products with a 12 year warranty, and we
are FDA Certified. Everything is manufactured in
the USA, with sales and production under one
roof at our facility in beautiful Colorado Springs,
The Harloff brand of products provides secure
storage solutions for every department in the
hospital, including the ER, OR/Surgery Centers,
Infection Control, Pharmacy, Sterile/Central
Supply, Orthopedics, Radiology, and patient care.
Harloff has the broadest line of Medical Carts
and Cabinets available, and we offer the ability to
customize and adapt our carts to meet your needs.
For more information visit:
Red Bag introduces
new tech for on-site
Steam is recognised worldwide as an accepted
standard for sterilizing bio-hazardous medical
waste. More recently, ozone, a powerful
oxidant capable of destroying bacteria and
viruses, has been introduced and accepted as
a technology capable of sterilizing a broader
range of bio-hazardous waste with less energy
and water consumption than other technologies,
Red Bag Solutions (RBS), a manufacturing
and waste management services
company based in Baltimore, Maryland,
USA, offers both steam (SSM) and ozone
(OSM) technologies for the on-site
processing of medical waste.
SSM and OSM are designed for safe and
cost-effective processing of a broad variety
of medical waste, including:
Biological agents and infectious materials,
Needles, syringes, and disposable surgical
Sharps containers and needle boxes,
Confidential media and proprietary
Blood products and body fluids, Pathogens: bacterial,
viral, fungi and other
Contaminated animal carcasses and
animal bedding, and
With SSM, waste is macerated and
particles are simultaneously surrounded by
superheated water and steam until sterilization
is achieved. With OSM, waste is
macerated while particles are surrounded
by ozone and ozone-infused water until
sterilization is achieved.
After processing, waste is sterile, safe
and no longer recognizable as medical
waste. Liquids can be discharged into the
sanitary sewer. Solids are converted into a
confetti-like by-product that can be recycled
or disposed of as ordinary municipal
trash. Confidential material such as paper,
CD’s, microfilm and other media is
completely destroyed and is no longer recognizable or readable.
Processing is odor-free and no negative air
emissions are released. In addition, both
systems are more environmentally friendly
and less costly to operate than other on-site
medical waste processing alternatives.
Both SSM and OSM are easy to install and
cost-effective and safe to operate. Units have
a smaller footprint than other on-site medical
waste processing technologies. Waste volume
is reduced by as much as 90%.
Red Bag Solutions offers customizable
options to support the acquisition and operation
of SSM and OSM equipment.
For more information visit: www.redbag.com
Contact Red Bag Solutions at:
European inquiries: +31(0)88 - 008 03 00
Inditherm launches new
neonatal accessory range
Inditherm Medical, who specialise in
patient warming, have launched a range
of neonatal accessories to complement
their highly successful
constructed to the
highest quality the products
are effective, fully withstand
hospital washing standards
and have a cheerful appearance
to help create a feeling of
normality for parents.
The range includes CosyNest to
recreate the boundaries that the newborn
has experienced in the womb, constructed
to completely encircle the baby, providing a
comfortable boundary at head, feet and
sides. CosyHood fits to cribs to protect the
baby from excess light whilst also reducing
exposure to draughts and noise. CosyCover is available
to fit a
variety of incubators,
giving infants protection from
light and noise, whilst allowing all-round
observation of the patient and access without compromising aseptic techniques,
without removal of the cover.
All the accessories come in a range of
shapes and sizes.
For more information contact Inditherm
on: +44 (0)1709 761000
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
holter systems –
detection is going
Burnout has become a buzzword. There are
a number of self-tests and other methods
available to analyse it. But how reliable is
this? The criteria are often unclear and the
patient’s perception differs for the same
Therefore Schiller has developed a revolutionary
new way of measuring the “Fire of Life”.
The time interval between two heartbeats
varies from a healthy person from beat to
beat. These temporal differences, Heart Rate
Variability (HRV), provide information
about the exercise and recovery phases of the
body and shows how well the person reacts to
it. The heart rate itself is continuously
adjusted by the autonomic nervous system,
the controlling network of the human body.
With Schiller’s medilog ECG recorders
and the “Fire of Life” software the HRV is
analysed and displayed in a new way to help judge the function of the autonomic
nervous system. Viewing the “Fire of Life” it
can show if therapeutic actions or lifestyle
changes are successful in reducing stress and
improving recovery. This opens up new
Perfect sleep Severe autonomic
Schiller’s HRV (Darwin) provides the
best beat to beat measurement available
noninvasively and is an ideal tool for
screening for autonomic failure, syncope, neuropathy and detailed research into
and its associated conditions. It is part of the
range of Schiller medilog products which
have been used for recording ECG and diagnosing
arrhythmias for over 30 years. The
latest range of ECG and HRV recorders and
software now puts a reliable, affordable and
non-invasive screening device and research
tool in your hands. So now you can make a
difference in treatment and cost.
For more information, visit:
Kugel medical provides safety
cabinets for the lab
Kugel medical products have the ideal solution
to insure laboratories are a safe working
environment, especially with the handling
and the storage of flammable liquids,
solvent and other chemicals.
With the new transportable safety storage
cabinets for maximum flexibility and safety Kugel can achieve individual storage
requirements of acid and base. Among other innovations are the construction with
transportable base as well as the 2-
colour-concept with a choice of 7-doorcolours
(at no extra cost).
All safety cabinets correspond to the
international standards of fire and environment
Kugel also produces laboratory furniture,
preparation cabinets, exhaust units as well as several down-draft grossing
Arab Health booth ZN19.
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Sysmex innovates automation of urinalysis
Sysmex’s UX-2000 answers a longstanding
customer wish for greater convenience and
automation in urinalysis. Now, a single device incorporates the two most common
testing methods in urinalysis. At a single
push of a button, this bench-top analyser
takes on the complete urine screening
process using criteria that you define in line
with your needs – to the highest regulatory
standards and with high clinical utility and
some of the most comprehensive parameters
In the UX-2000, Sysmex believes they
have addressed all the major challenges
in urinalysis: cost, speed, quality,
networking and standardisation.
To date, lab staff has always had
to run two separate tests: test strips
and particle analysis. No longer. Now the UX-2000 offers both test strip
analysis for three types of test strip, and
particle analysis using Sysmex’s world
famous fluorescence flow cytometry plus
hydrodynamic focusing, now applied in
You can free up significant time for your
lab staff to concentrate on other matters.
Choose which type of tests you wish to
apply. Test for a large number of parameters
and eliminate errors associated with the
manual testing process. You can also offer
the high-quality standardised testing called
for by today’s extensive legislation.
For more information, visit:
Static Systems sustain success
with VoIP Nurse Call
Since introducing VoIP integration into its
nurse call systems some five years ago, Static
Systems Group (SSG) has established itself
as a proven supplier of this technology,
including involvement with a number of
projects in the Middle East where speech
communication has been recognised as an
effective means of improving staff efficiency
and providing quality patient care.
The platform independent technology
underpinning SSG’s Fusion-IP system can
work with a range of propriety IP telephone
systems to network busy medical and
Using industry standard SIP and RTP
protocols to achieve speech clarity, the
nurse call system is routed to wireless handsets.
Medical staff can respond immediately
to calls from patients via their personal handsets and either, deal with
straight away, or grade the call’s importance
to assess whether the need is less urgent. In
effect, the staff handsets become mobile
nurse station indicators.
Every nurse call/VoIP installation is
tailored to suit each hospital’s specific
nursing management practices and procedures
– an important consideration where
nursing and care resources are stretched.
Further, the platform independent nature
of Fusion-IP allows many technologies to
work seamlessly as one integrated system.
Advanced facilities (apps) available
include: intelligent, real-time location of
staff and patients, remote access to server
based information using smartphones and
tablets, and patient control of their immediate
environment for improved wellbeing.
- Videos demonstrating the Fusion-IP apps
are available at:
For more information visit:
new arthritis products
Cooler weather often brings along with it
an increase in aches and pains in the joints
and muscles. For those with arthritis, this
is not just an inconvenience, but truly
A manufacturer in the United States,
already specialising in quality ergonomic
and pain relief soft goods, is proud to introduce
several new products to help these
patients remain compliant and to ease
In 2012 Brownmed introduced Active
Gloves, Arthritis Socks, Finger Sleeve and
Arm Sling. Active Gloves feature the
outstanding comfort of the traditional
IMAK Arthritis Gloves, but with unique
gripper dots to help those with arthritis
grip objects much easier.
Active Gloves have earned the Ease of
Use Commendation from the Arthritis
Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation programme recognises consumer products
designed to be comfortable and effective,
as well as easy to use by patients with
arthritis. Products earning the commendation
undergo rigorous testing at a research
facility, including evaluation by a panel of
individuals with varying degrees of
arthritis. The research process
includes both a quantitative
and qualitative review that
encompasses both the
product and the packaging.
“We’re pleased to
partner with such a
respected authority on
arthritis," said Ivan E.
Brown, CEO of the
company. "We believe
the collaboration with
allow us to expose
more patients to
Improving life is
our passion, and
ability to realize that mission.”
Another new offering, Arthritis Socks,
allow the moisture wicking comfort of
cotton and spandex – similar to the
Arthritis Gloves – for the feet. It allows
each toe its own separate warm covering .
. . like a pair of gloves for the feet.
Finger Sleeve can cover a finger joint for
warmth, compression and comfort. It
features a gel insert which can be chilled
for cold therapy, to help reduce
And the new Arm Sling offers
a therapeutic hand exerciser and
neck/shoulder comfort pad filled
with massaging ergoBeads for
gentle, effective therapy.
Brownmed manufactures and
markets medical devices worldwide,
with production in the
United States as well as Asia. It
is an ISO 9001:2008-certified
facility with offices in Spirit
Lake, Iowa, Kansas City, Missouri
and Hamburg, Germany.
For more information, visit: www.brownmed.com
Or email: paul.katzfey@
The Arthritis Foundation
Ease of Use Program
– a new light in the
Many studies have proved that proper lighting
influences people’s mood. For a few years now
working staff in hospitals have been using
RGB (red-green-blue) lighting to improve
comfort and performance at their work place.
With sustainable development, LED has
shown the way to low energy consumption
when used over long periods, with low maintenance
and cost saving factors.
As a worldwide, long term indirect
lighting specialist, TLV Healthcare has
integrated both these cutting edge technologies
in its brand new HI-CARE media
bridge to ensure comfort and safety to
operating theatre (OT) staff.
For the first time ever, RGB dimmable
LEDs, or green LEDs lighting provide efficient vision to anaesthetists, surgeons
their staff to perform their tasks even
during minimal invasive surgery or endoscopic
This is a new concept in patient care -
consider better X-ray analysis and a top
MIS procedure performed under perfectly
tuned green light, or an improved patient
preparation to anaesthesia under a cooling
red light, or a quicker recovery using a
tonic blue and white light between
different surgeries… which now is fully
integrated all-in-one unit!
HI-CARE is 100% studied and tailormade
in France according to customer
specifications, this OT supply system
combines indirect lighting, power supplies, communication technology; data
interfaces, medical gases and all needed
accessories within reach.
Monitoring equipment and biomedical
accessories contribute to the highly flexible
ergonomics of HI-CARE – its swivelling
corners and external and internal rails, and
is totally flexible and can be configured in
different angles to fit all surgeries.
In order to fight airborne contamination,
this unit has been cautiously designed to limit
laminar flow supply and air ceiling turbulences
thus improving air quality in the working
environment. For optimum hygiene, the
smooth surfaces and recessed sockets facilitate
cleaning and decontamination of the unit.
For more information, visit: www.tlv.fr
Proviasette frozen biospecimen container
the Middle East
Provia Laboratories has expanded the distribution for its unique
Proviasette frozen biospecimen container. Under an agreement with
ProScan Middle East FZE, the Proviasette will be marketed to hospitals,
laboratories, research universities, tissue banking companies and pharmaceutical
companies throughout the Gulf Region and elsewhere in
the Middle East.
Provia Labs introduced the Proviasette, the next-generation
biospecimen storage container, in 2011. The Proviasette improves
upon a design used by leading academic and commercial laboratories
around the world to efficiently store hundreds of thousands of
snap frozen and OCT-embedded biospecimens in -80 degree C or
vapour-phase liquid nitrogen (LN2) freezers.
In hundreds of labs worldwide, tissue samples sometimes valued
in the thousands of dollars are stored in glass, foil or other
makeshift containers. These containers are subject to failure at low
temperature, are difficult to label and track, and take up far too
much freezer space.
Well-designed and GMP-manufactured, the dual polymer
construction of the Proviasette prevents the cap and base from
seizing at low temperatures. It is virtually indestructible in a lab
setting, and is certified 95kPa compliant. Highly space efficient,
the Proviasette enables up to 8,400 samples to fit conveniently
into a standard -80 degree C freezer.
For more information visit:
Berchtold’s Chromophare F Generation
– functional and aesthetic
The new F Generation combines proven
reflector technology with the newest LED
technology. In specifics: In contrast to
other technologies, the light beams are
mixed within the light head. Hence they
produce light with exceptional spectral
qualities. This mixing is achieved using a
very flat free-form polygon reflector and
total reflection. In doing so, the beam from
the LED light source is targeted with help
from the reflector in the light head. Up to
420 facets generate more than 650 overlapping
beam paths for a homogeneous
light beam and glare-free light field.
Colour-cast shadows in the surgical field
are reduced to a minimum.
Chromophare lights meet the highest
demands for design and functionality. A
screwless housing with minimal seal ring area,
closed shapes with smooth, seamless surfaces
and soft, edgeless contours make the lights
simple and efficient to clean. The materials of the light head comply with the
requirements in the operating room.
Another highlight of the F Generation
is the interactive multicolour touch
panel. All light functions are clearly displayed and visually arranged on the
touch screen. It can be fastened to the
wall or the light suspension.
For more information, visit:
CIM med brings
carrier arm to
Hygiene and state-of-the-art design are two critical areas when it comes
to furnishing hospitals in the Arab world. And it is why the high quality
standards of German manufacturers are much appreciated in the region.
So CIM med, the German specialist for carrier arm systems, will again be
presenting its solutions at this year’s Arab Health trade fair. The event will
also be an opportunity to expand and deepen the company’s existing relations
with local partners.
Mobile and stationary mounts for monitors, keyboards and other
medical technology contribute a great deal towards optimizing
processes in hospitals. Mounting systems featuring CIM med integrated
data and power lines enhance hygiene in operating theaters
and protect cables from damage. The mounts are ergonomically
designed to facilitate the work of caregivers, allowing them to focus
completely on the patients and further avoiding incidents. They are
made of eloxized and powder-coated aluminum and are resistant to
strong disinfectants and cleaning products. Plus, they fit well in the
esthetic conception of a modern hospital.
Speaking to Middle East Heath, Manuela Loibl, General Manager of
Germany-based CIM med, said: “The need for medical technology is
continuously rising in the Middle East. Demand there is for exceptional
materials and quality in terms of both function and design. CIM med, the
German specialist for mobile and stationary carrier arm systems, is
meeting this demand and thereby steadily expanding its sales in the
Arabic region. We were able to double our sales in the Middle East in the
last year. In the meantime, the region accounts for 15% of our total
Khalid Scientific, an important partner of CIM med in the UAE,
provided support for our largest project in 2012 in the Arab-speaking
region. Khalid Scientific installed monitors at the Hamad Medical
Corp hospital in Qatar. To do so they resorted to our high-quality
carrier arms with integrated cable management. Other key clients
are for example Gulf Drug and Dodhy’s in the UAE and Gulf
Medical in Saudi Arabia.
“Our growth last year was particularly noticeable in the United Arab
Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In 2013, we would like to increase our
focus on Kuwait, Jordan and Oman.”
Arab Health booth ZM 19.
For more information, visit: www.cim-med.com
Hospira Plum A+ with Hospira MedNet brings
innovative IV therapy
to the Middle East
With more than 325,000 pumps installed worldwide, the Plum
A+ general purpose infusion system remains the proven choice
for caregivers and clinicians alike. In the Middle East, demand
for the latest IV therapy technologies has made the Plum A+ a
perfect fit. The unique, innovative PlumSet cassette technology
and time-saving features simplify medication delivery
and help to enhance safety for patients, clinicians and caregivers.
The scalable platform can be initially deployed, and later
upgraded to include Hospira MedNet safety software to meet
your evolving patient care needs. Hospira MedNet safety software
wirelessly manages infusion information from each infusion
device and facilitates best practices to help reduce medication
errors, improve quality of care and deliver cost savings.
Hospira MedNet safety software wirelessly delivers easy to
interpret and information-rich reports to help with your
complex decisions and support your continuous quality
improvement (CQI) efforts. Hospitals in the region that
installed the Hospira MedNet platform have quickly seen the
To help eliminate medication errors, Hospira’s IV clinical
integration solution connects the pharmacy validated medication
order with the IV pump, the patient and the patient’s electronic
medical record (EMR) to help streamline workflow and
improve patient safety while providing measurable financial
Arab Health booth: 4G20
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The Swingle Tier
What do you get when you have the benefits of the height-adjustable
single tier desk combined with the adjustable flexibility of a swing
lift platform? You get the ‘Swingle Tier’, AFC Industries’ newest
addition to its ergonomic height-adjustable workstations.
The importance of the ergonomic desk has risen in direct correlation
to the technological advances occurring today. If you find yourself
at a computer terminal for more than four hours per day, you are
not only at risk of developing Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI), but
also of shortening your life expectancy.
At AFC Industries, we firmly believe that the ergonomic desk
must be designed to allow for the personalisation of user-adjustable
heights, tilt and back and arm support. AFC Industries has manufactured
the Swingle Tier to address these issues and offer the ultimate
in user flexibility and comfort.
You will appreciate the desks electronic height adjustment settings
of 28 to 47 inches (71 – 119cm) from the floor for comfortable sitto-
stand settings; its articulating monitor arms for the ultimate in
focal length positioning; and the swing lift keyboard platform with
its single hand height and tilt adjustments that makes this unit
equally at home in Radiology Reading Rooms, Laboratories, Security
and IT installations. Just another way that AFC Industries creates
solutions for working environments.
The Swingle Tier name is a trademark owned by AFC Industries.
For more information, visit:
The CIM Cart series
CIM has met the growing demand for easily adaptable solutions with a
series of roll stands. The mobile mounts can be well adapted to the individual
needs of clinical personnel and healthcare facilities.
They are made of eloxized aluminium and feature
integrated cable management. They therefore
offer a great deal of flexibility and high standards
The devices are easy to clean
and resistant to disinfectants. Germs have
cannot proliferate anywhere because there are
no tangled cables offering them safe haven.
Models are available for light or heavy weights. The
two models are equipped with high-quality double
rollers and are easy to maneuver.
A carrier system
with component grounding is also available. All CIM med carrier arms and components can be
slipped onto the C-profile of the column. With its
expanded range of applications, CIM med enables
quick and efficient configuration of workstations.
Arab Health booth ZM 19.
For more information,
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