Industry round-up: Infinitt North America, Seno, Siemens Medical Solutions

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Infinitt North America launched its Brain Angio Substraction, a system offering fast three-step advanced acquisitions. The company said that it has partnered with several unnamed companies to bring the product to market and will transition the system into their own product offerings.

The three-step process includes selecting the scan region, performing scan planning, and scanning. Extremely low-dose scanning, combined with a fast scan protocol and quantum de-noising software, enables an entire lung of 30 centimeters to be examined in only 10 seconds. The result is crystal clear, high-resolution images, which further expand diagnostic capabilities.

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., a San Antonio medical device company, announces its participation in the In3 Medical Device Summit taking place June 3-5 in San Francisco, Calif. Seno Medical Instruments CEO, Janet Campbell, will present the company’s patented laser opto-acoustic medical imaging technology to attendees. Attendees will include some of the biggest dealmakers in the medical device industry, including members of the healthcare investment community.

Seno’s initial imaging device for cancer researchers is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2008, with its breast cancer diagnostic to follow. The target market for the breast cancer diagnostic technology is estimated to be $2.6 billion in North America alone.

Siemens Medical Solutions has made available its CardOS Health 2.0 Patient Health Card, a portable, secure storage and communication device that provides patient identification, electronic retrieval, storage and display of critical medical and demographic data, and communication functions for healthcare information. The card meets the FDA requirements for Class I medical devices that include design, development and manufacturing controls.

About the size of a credit card, Patient Health Cards are chip-embedded, photo identification cards that allow patients to be quickly identified and authenticated during registration, and provide instant access to key electronic medical record information, including insurance coverage and demographic information. Patients can easily provide the facility with their information by inserting a card into a reader and entering a private identification number to unlock the card. For patients who are unable to enter their number in an emergency setting, caregivers can override the system in order to access critical information.