May-Jun 2017


Revolutionary non-surgical bone conduction hearing solution launched in UAE

A new innovative technology offering a non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss, will soon be available in the UAE. MED-EL, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, announced the launch of the next generation of bone conduction hearing solutions: ADHEAR. The new hearing system has no age limitation, meaning that infants right through to the elderly with conductive hearing loss or single sided deafness “SSD” are expected to obtain benefit.

ADHEAR is an excellent option for people with conductive hearing loss who are unsuitable for, or not wishing to undergo, bone conduction implant surgery. The novel system has two external components: an adhesive adaptor and an audio processor. The audio processor picks up sound waves, converts them into vibrations and transmits them onto the bone via an advanced adhesive adaptor worn behind the ear. The bone then transfers the vibrations through the skull to the inner ear where they are processed as normal sound. Bone conduction uses the skull bone to transmit sound waves directly to the inner ear and may be an appropriate option for people who have hearing loss due to problems with the eardrum, ear canal or middle ear.

Notably, ADHEAR fills an unmet need for a viable non-surgical bone conduction solution on the market, one that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear, yet does not sacrifice sound quality.

ADHEAR is an easy-to-use and comfortable-to-wear system that provides consistent access to sound and can be worn discretely behind the ear. The device is available in three colours: Simply Black, Terra Brown and Dove Silver.

Audio Processor
Height  15mm
Width  35mm
Weight including battery

Adhesive Adaptor
Height  6mm
Width  30mm
Weight  1g

Power Supply
One non-rechargeable size 13 zincair button cell with a nominal 1.4 volt supply, offering a battery lifetime of approximately two weeks

ADHEAR can be connected to audio devices (mobile phones, etc.), Bluetooth streamers and accessories, FM receivers, telecoil receivers

Carestream launches new Vue Clinical Collaboration Platform

Carestream’s new Vue Clinical Collaboration Platform (CCP) delivers next-generation enterprise clinical content management to help medical professionals achieve higher productivity and enhanced patient care. This platform delivers comprehensive, patient-centered views of clinical images and data across departments and sites.

Carestream’s CCP supports an advanced radiology diagnostic viewer and powerful multimedia reporting with images and interactive hyperlinks. The Carestream Vue platform is vendor-neutral and interoperable with existing IT ecosystems.

Timesco a leader in reusable and singleuse laryngoscopes

Timesco Healthcare Ltd, England, has been at the forefront of laryngoscopes design, manufacture and innovative developments in intubation for over five decades.

Timesco manufactures the world’s number one single use disposable fibre optic laryngoscopes system “Callisto”, which is complemented with Callisto single use and Optima reusable LED handles.

Complete ranges of single use, “Callisto”, “Europa” and reusable “Optima”, “Sirius” laryngoscopes systems covering from neonate to adult intubation, as well as specialist, Robert Shaw, Seward, and diffi cult intubation “Eclipse” tilting tip blades are available.

The Timesco Laryngoscope programme is also available with a new Rechargeable system. Timesco has also added innovative, award winning, energy savings systems for extended battery life, EES and ION.

The Timesco Laryngoscope programme is part of Timesco product ranges which cover all disciplines of surgery. Timesco surgical and medical ranges cover premium O.R. quality Surgical Instruments, Dental, Electro surgery, Diagnostic, EMS etc.

Timesco has been established since 1964 and is one of the largest privately owned quality surgical and medical companies in UK. We are approved suppliers to many MOH’s throughout the world including the NHS in UK.

We have regional distribution in the Middle East and have an offi ce in Dubai, manager Mr Misbah Jabbar, email:, phone: 00971 508 451019. Timesco is an ISO, FDA, CE and SFDA registered company.


Hill-Rom introduces Monarch Airway Clearance System

Hill-Rom Holdings has introduced the Monarch Airway Clearance System. Building on decades of leadership with The Vest Airway Clearance System, the Monarch system represents Hill-Rom’s debut in mobile therapy and the next chapter in the company’s patient-centred respiratory care solutions.

The Monarch system is a mobile device that provides high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy in a mobile vest with a customizable, personalized fi t. With its sporty design and stylish shells, the Monarch system uses Pulmonary Oscillating Discs (PODs) that provide targeted kinetic energy and HFCWO to the lungs to thin mucus and generate airflow, moving mucus up and out of the lungs. The Monarch system allows a patient to be active and productive while receiving therapy.

“We know that consistent respiratory therapy improves lung function,” said Alton Shader, president, Front Line Care atHill-Rom. “The Monarch system gives patients more control to fit therapy into their lives and to actively stay on track to meet their therapy goals.”

Up until now, HFCWO therapy was primarily delivered by a vest connected to a generator with the patient seated in a chair. Hill- Rom’s revolutionary POD technology delivers similar therapy, while allowing patients to move freely.

“I wanted to create a portable, long-lasting battery-powered device that clears the lungs so patients are free to be outside, go camping, live a fuller, higher quality of life,” said Marten DeVlieger, inventor and cystic fibrosis patient who collaborated with Hill-Rom to design the Monarch system.

The Monarch system also incorporates LTE or WiFi technology to keep patients wirelessly connected to their care team using Hill-Rom’s VisiView Health Portal.


Getinge launches the new Advanta V12 – 32mm Balloon Expandable Covered Stent

Getinge has introduced the Advanta V12 32mm length balloon expandable covered stent. This is a much-needed addition to the Advanta V12 product offering and will allow clinicians additional treatment options for optimal patient outcomes.

With over 200 clinical publications and close to 500,000 patients successfully treated worldwide, this latest product line extension will add to the rapidly growing body of evidence supporting the safety and effi cacy of Getinge’s covered stent technology.

The Advanta V12 covered stent is a low profile, pre-mounted balloon expandable covered stent made of a radial expandable 316L stainless steel that is completely encapsulated with a patented one-piece PTFE covering technology. Getinge’s proprietary covering technology creates a microporous PTFE layer that completely encapsulates the stainless steel stent and allows for uniform expansion without ridges or folds in the material being formed. V12 is customizable with the ability to post dilate to meet each patient’s anatomical needs.


Date of upload: 13th May 2017

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