Chris Newmarker

Olympus Updates Scope Cleaning Procedures After Superbug Deaths

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on March 26, 2015
Olympus' TJF-Q180V duodenoscope, as shown on the company's websiteThe safety communication to health providers comes amid mounting lawsuits after a deadly superbug outbreak at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center.Chris NewmarkerFDA on Thursday relayed an Urgent Safety Notification from Ol... Continue

3. A Super Tiny Camera

Posted by Chris Newmarker on March 26, 2015
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Medtech Is Getting Tinier: Here Are 5 Recent Advances

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on March 26, 2015
Medtech Is Getting Tinier: Here Are 5 Recent AdvancesGoogle made waves last year when it announced an ambitious project to develop disease-detecting nanoparticles. But it really is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the way that medtech is turning to tiny solutions to combat the Goliaths o... Continue

Why Novartis Is Going Big on Digital Health

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on March 25, 2015
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant made big news last year when it came to its partnership with Google to create glucose-reading contact lenses. But it turns out the company has plenty of other digital health initiatives underway.Chris NewmarkerSwiss pharmaceutical and medical device giant Novartis has ... Continue

Lawsuits Mount Against Olympus Over Scopes Linked to Superbug Outbreak

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on March 25, 2015
Olympus' TJF-Q180V duodenoscope, as shown on the company's websiteMore lawsuits have been filed on behalf of victims of the deadly outbreak at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center. The local congressman, meanwhile, wants answers.Chris NewmarkerOlympus Corp. appears to be facing a growing ... Continue