Devon Medical (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) reported that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its safety-engineered SharpShield syringe. SharpShield allows true single-hand injection requiring virtually no change in standard techniques. The safety device passively activates sub-epidermally when a form-fitted sheath slides over the needlepoint after the medicine is administered. This occurs before the needle is removed from the patient, preventing exposure to the contaminated needle. The plunger locks to ensure one-time use and low dead space.

Homeplace Group (High Point, North Carolina), a provider of adjustable beds, reported the introduction of the SleepLab 600X adjustable electric bed for U.S. sleep labs and hospitals. The bed and accompanying mattress are rated for 600 pound capacity, and feature heavy-duty motors; robust rolling casters with locking capability and quick-change components using plug-in connected printed circuit boards. All SleepLab 600X beds include Pillow Top mattresses as a standard feature.

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