Next generation
Direct Visualization System

April New Product Showcase

April 10, 2015
by Sean Ruck, Contributing Editor
Next generation SPYGLASS DS Direct Visualization System
Boston Scientific Corporation recently announced 510(k) clearance and the first cases of the SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System used for cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy procedures. Built on the technology of the original SpyGlass System, the new SpyGlass DS System is designed to optimize procedural efficiency and productivity with improved ease of setup, ease of use and image quality.

Renal dialysis
hot water disinfection unit

Renal dialysis hot water disinfection unit
Purite has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the U.S. version of its Heatsan 400 unit, which is ideal for disinfecting renal dialysis water distribution systems. The Heatsan 400 hot water disinfection unit can be used to specifically disinfect distribution systems, ensuring all lines and distribution loops leading in and out of dialysis machines are routinely disinfected. The system offers an integrated disinfection system, which can be programmed outside of actual dialysis hours to disinfect either single or multiple distribution loops. It also draws only the amount of water required, making this an energy efficient and cost-effective addition to the renal sector, and holds up to 380 litres of hot water at 85 degrees.


Neuronetrix recently announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration to market the COGNISION System for clinical use. The COGNISION System is a portable device used to record electrical brainwaves from patients with neurological problems. Tests include both standard electroencephalograms (EEG) as well as auditory event related potentials (ERP). The device is easy-to-use and inexpensive enough to be used by private practice physicians in their office.

All-in-one medical 3-D printer

All-in-one medical 3-D printer
3DS has announced the immediate availability of its all-in-one medical 3D printer, the ProJet 3510 DPPro. The ProJet 3510 DPPro gives medical and dental labs the power to print precision dental wax-ups; durable implant drill guides; temperature-resistant, thermo-formable orthodontic patterns; and crown and bridge molds interchangeably, at up to twice the throughput of today’s printers. Engineered specifically for demanding dental and medical lab environments, the multipurpose ProJet 3510 DPPro 3D printer provides round-the-clock printing capabilities and features a large build volume, allowing lab managers to rethink maximum throughput and tighten production schedules.

Portable X-ray solution
with 17” touch monitor

Portable X-ray solution with 17” touch monitor
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging recently announced a collaboration to offer a retrofit solution made up of the Shimadzu MobileArt Evolution and the Konica Minolta AeroDR X-ray systems. This new portable solution is now available with a larger console, and a 17” touch screen monitor. The console-mounted system offers a larger viewing area to simplify operation and enhance clinical confidence. A larger console now provides additional space for accessories and storage, along with a detector slot that facilitates bagging and cleaning of the AeroDR panel The MobileArt Evolution can be purchased as a complete portable system, including the AeroDR retrofit kit, from Shimadzu Medical Systems USA. The Konica Minolta AeroDR Portable Mount Kit with 17” touch monitor is also available as a retrofit kit to upgrade existing Mobile Art Evolution portable systems.