Biocon Launches Pre-Filled Safety Syringe
Wednesday annonced launch of a new drug delivery system, a pre-filled safety
syringe device for two of its lifesaving drugs for kidney and cancer patients.
The new device , launched in collaboration with US-based Safety Syringes Inc.,
would reduce the chances of needle stick injuries, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar
shaw said. The products named ‘Erypro Safe’ and ‘Nufil Safe’ have a needle guard
that is activated immediately after injecting the patient, thus reducing the
chances of needle stick injuries, which often exposes health workers and doctors
to chances of picking up of blood borne infections like HC, HB and HIV.
(Ref.:The Times of India, June 5, 2008)
Siemens To Install India's 1st Magnetom Essenza At Aatmajyoti MRI Center
Siemens Medical sSolution will install Magnetom Essenza, a
1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system (MRI) at Aatmajyoti MRI Center,
Surat, also the city's first hi-end, affordable MRI. Surat Manav Seva Sangh
(popularly known as Chhayando), a charitable trust has set-up this MRI Center in
the premises of New Civil Hospital in Surat.
Magnetom Essenza is a powerful 1.5 Tesla system with
technological innovations like Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology, IsoCenter
Matrix Coil, etc. incorporated into it. Tim technology has revolutionised MR
imaging around the world by dramatically changing the workflow as well as
improving patient comfort. For instance, a complete examination of the entire
central nervous system can be performed in less than 10 minutes, without having
to reposition the patient even once. The advantage of IsoCenter Matrix Coil is
that the user does not need to carry large, heavy spine coils any more and the
patient preparation time is shortened. Magnetom Essenza also has a shorter
magnet length than many conventional 1.5 Tesla MR system, making the examination
much more pleasant.
(Ref: The Modern Medicare June 2008)