• Carestream Health (Rochester, New York) reported the introduction of the Carestream DRX-1 system. Carestream said the system, which is in the final stages of development, is expected to greatly reduce the time required to conduct general X-ray exams compared to traditional film/screen systems. A standard patient X-ray exam with multiple images can be captured in less than one minute. The DRX-1 features wireless communications between the imaging components and a console that processes and displays the images and forwards the study to an image and information management system for review, reporting and storage. Carestream Health makes dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions.

• Endologix (Irvine, California) said that six-year patient follow-up data from the company's Powerlink system clinical trial supporting the durability of the Powerlink System as a minimally invasive treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was published in the September issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Highlights from the six-year follow-up of patients treated with the Powerlink System include: 97.9% freedom from AAA mortality; excellent device performance and integrity, with no ePTFE graft failures, no stent fractures, no aneurysm ruptures; remarkably low incidence of secondary procedures to treat Type I endoleak (3.1%) or a limb occlusion (1.6%); and no migration in patients who received the device via an anatomical fixation technique. Endologix makes minimally invasive treatments for vascular diseases

• StockerYale (Salem, New Hampshire) has introduced a new temperature-stabilized fiber-coupled laser to its existing laser product line. The new addition to the Lasiris laser series, the PureBeam, is intended for bioinstrumentation applications, including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, bio-detection and DNA sequencing, as well as other high-end applications. Offered in a wide ranger of wavelengths, including 375, 405, 440, 635, 660 and 830nms, and manufactured in StockerYale's Class 100 clean room environment, the PureBeam features a single-mode polarization maintaining optical fiber delivery system and provides excellent power stability and low optical noise at the fiber exit. In addition, the unit is temperature stabilized with a thermoelectric cooler that maintains a constant laser diode temperature, resulting in excellent wavelength and output power stabilities. StockerYale makes structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industrial OEMs, medical and defense markets.

• SynQor (Boxborough, Massachusetts) reported the introduction of its latest product designed specifically for medical applications. The AcuQor products operate over a universal input range of 85-264Vrms and 47-63Hz, making it suitable for worldwide deployment. A transient power rating of 700W is also possible for up to 15 seconds. Active power factor correction is incorporated to a level >0.98, enabling compliance with IEC/EN61000-3-2. Both Line and Neutral are internally fused. The AQ0500M series includes versions designed for both BF (direct patient contact) and CF (direct cardiac contact) applications in accordance with UL/EN60601-1. Input Earth Leakage Current and type BF/CF Patient Leakage Current are well below the requirements of the standard at <125uA and 2uA respectively. There is also the option of ordering defibrillation rated models that incorporate the minimum output to protective earth creepage & clearance distances and withstand the defibrillator pulse test guidelines of UL/EN60601-1. SynQor makes high-efficiency dc-dc converters for the telecom/datacom marketplace.

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