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Philips begins a major, 10-year strategic partnership in Germany
Marienhospital Stuttgart hospital to implement state-of-the-art technology across multiple departments
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Philips partners with LeQuest for online, interactive ultrasound training
Will allow for remote training without equipment in European and Latin American countries
Fallout from hospital cybersecurity attack leads to patient death in Germany
With IT systems down, patient data unavailable for providing care for life-threatening condition
CERN in talks to develop FLASH radiotherapy facility for clinical use in Switzerland
Will utilize components designed for CERN's Compact Linear Collider
MEDICA trade show pivots to virtual format for 2020 meeting in November
In future years, the show will follow a hybrid virtual and in-person format
New method may enable splitting ventilators between two patients
Could be used beyond COVID-19 for acute disaster surge capacity or on a battlefield
More than a quarter of CT scanners in Ireland have exceeded end-of-life
Legacy systems may increase chance for breakdowns, extend wait times for patients
UK cancer experts say worst fears about patient backlog becoming reality
Experts call for emergency response to prevent another full-blown health crisis
Patients with COVID-19 and cancer more than twice as likely to die
Multinational initiative derived information from more than 900 patients
Finnish researchers designing mobile MR unit that could fit in a van
Will not require specially trained healthcare personnel to operate it
European Commission MDR implementation update: delayed but in process
Understanding periodic safety reports and postmarket surveillance, as well as the new database of medical devices
Nuclear medical exams expected to increase with improvements to radioisotope transport
COVID-19 bottlenecks have curtailed flights and limited delivery of radiopharmaceuticals
Philips unveils new ventilator, seeks to produce 4,000 a week by Q3
Immediately producing 15,000 per week of new model
New Nightingale Hospital in London gets first patients
Will house up to 4,000 beds with ventilators and oxygen in 80 wards, with as many as 25,000 medical staffers
Getinge ramps up ventilator production by 160% to combat COVID-19
Brings ventilator capacity to 26,000, compared to the 10,000 the company developed in 2019
Dyson to develop 15,000 ventilators for COVID-19 patients
Company founder James Dyson drew up the design over 10 days
GE to boost ventilator production amid surge in coronavirus patients
Production will take place 'round-the-clock'