Jul-Aug 2009


Berchtold’s Chromophare LED surgical light receives red dot award

Berchtold’s Chromophare LED surgical light has received the prestigious red dot design award for product design for 2009. The award is reserved for creative, innovative, highquality products.

The Chromophare LED surgical light has a flat compact design which allows for optimal configuration of LEDs. This in turn provides the surgeon with excellent illumination of the entire operating field. The closed design with a smooth surface ensures easy, hygienic cleaning and reduces flow turbulence.

The light uses the latest generation high-performance LEDs which are combined in such a way as to reduce colour shadows and provide optimal visibility of various types of tissue. The cool infrared-free light ensures comfortable working conditions even during long operations, making rises in temperatures in the vicinity of the surgeon’s head a thing of the past.

An innovative sensor system built into the handle of the light allows the surgical staff to reposition the lamp during operations without inadvertently altering the light field size. Via the control panel on the lamp and/or the wall control box, all functions can also be controlled intuitively and reliably.

The products submitted to the red dot design award competition are evaluated by an international jury made up of renowned design experts. They examine and test products, assessing them in terms of degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomy, durability, environmental friendliness and user-friendliness.

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Johnson’s Baby celebrates 50 years of No More Tears

Johnson’s Baby, the baby skincare expert and part of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest manufacturer of healthcare products is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its ‘No More Tears’ (NMT) formula this year.

Fifty years ago, based on the deep understanding of the mother-baby relationship, Johnson’s Baby developed a new set of safety standards to mark the quality and gentleness of its mild, cleansing, soap-free shampoos; thus No More Tears formula was born.

Now recognised world-over, the NMT formula is not only available in Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, but also in body cleansers and wipes.

Commenting on the 50th anniversary, Dr Nahed Sabry, Professional Program Manager, Johnson and Johnson Middle East, said: “We would like to thank mothers for the confidence they have placed in us for taking care of their little ones over the past 50 years.

The No More Tears formula is only found on Johnson’s Baby products and is a symbol of trust, quality and safety. It is gentle as pure water on the baby’s eyes and does not sting or cause irritation. Our products have helped care for around a billion babies globally and we look forward to the next 50 years with a constant commitment to providing the very best in baby care.”

Varian introduces digital imager for interventional angiography

US-based Varian Medical Systems X-Ray Products, a world leader in X-ray tubes and supplier of the premier PaxScan line of digital x-ray image detectors for filmless x-rays, has introduced their first digital imager specifically designed for interventional angiography procedures.

“With speeds up to 30 frames per second, the PaxScan 3030+ allows the physician to monitor interventional procedures, including the placement of catheters within blood vessels, in realtime,” said Carl LaCasce, Vice President Imaging Products. “The PaxScan 3030+ provides highly detailed images with excellent contrast and spatial resolution, while delivering a low x-ray dose to the patient.”

In addition to interventional angiography systems, the new PaxScan 3030+ multi-modality panel is designed for use in cardiovascular imaging systems and surgical C-arms. The panel’s compatible interfaces and software simplify integration into existing systems. It is specially designed for equipment incorporating three dimensional cone-beam CT (CBCT) capabilities.

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 Date of upload: 15th July 2009

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