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Attune Medical Major Milestones: Including ensoETM in Cardiac Ablation Procedures Published Study and $4 Mil Convertible Note Closing

Dr. Mark Gallagher (St. George’s University Hospital, London UK) evaluated the use of the ensoETM in cardiac ablation procedures to ascertain whether using the esophageal space for temperature management could have the potential to decrease collateral thermal injury related to radio-frequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Signia Introduces World’s First ‘Face Mask Mode’ for Hearing Devices: Improves Audibility for Those Communicating with Someone Wearing a Face Covering & No More Lip Reading

“The hearing challenges presented by face masks became obvious pretty quickly into the pandemic, so Signia developed the first-of-its-kind Face Mask Mode to help those with hearing loss better communicate in this new reality,” said Tish Ramirez, Au.D. of Signia. “When this setting is activated, the hearing aids optimally capture the sound of the speech signals, enabling the words to sound clearer and reducing any background noise to help the wearer understand what is being said.” 

Modulim Announces CE Mark of Clarifi Imaging System for Microvascular Assessment

Modulim can now expand its marketing and distribution throughout Europe and apply for registration in other international markets that recognize the CE Mark.

Genius AI Detection Receives FDA Clearance

Hologic notes the new technology which the company has now made commercially available represents a pivotal milestone in the early detection of breast cancer, as studies showed Genius AI Detection software aids in the identification and early detection of breast cancer when used with the Genius 3D Mammography exam.

World’s First Fully Transparent Surgical Mask Receives FDA (510k) Clearance

The world’s first fully transparent surgical mask has received FDA clearance. The news was announced today by ClearMask LLC.

ClearMask™ is the world’s first FDA-cleared, fully transparent surgical mask that can be used in hospitals, clinics, schools, retail, hospitality, and other settings. The mask is optimized for maximum clarity and comfort, and meets applicable ASTM Level 3 requirements for fluid resistance and flammability, which offers a high level of protection for medical use in environments such as operating rooms.

In this disheartening time as the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, the ClearMask™ helps provide protection while bringing much-needed relief through a reassuring smile and familiar face among fear, confusion, and suffering. In addition to blocking particles or droplets with its fully transparent, anti-fog plastic barrier, the ClearMask™ helps improve visual communication, which may help avoid costly errors and adverse outcomes. Transparent communication during the customer experience can be critical in establishing rapport and earning trust, while assuring safety as a priority.

The company, consisting of Johns Hopkins University graduate students and alumni, started developing the transparent mask in 2017 after their deaf co-founder experienced an adverse experience during her surgery. Traditional surgical masks blocked her providers’ faces, impeding effective communication and safety.

“After three years of research, development, and testing, we are thrilled to bring a human-centered mask to everyone who needs it, especially those who can benefit from improved visual communication, such as children, older adults, deaf and hard of hearing people, and those who do not speak the same language. The ClearMask™ is well-positioned to join the fight against the current pandemic,” said Allysa Dittmar, President of ClearMask.

The ClearMask™ is the first product in ClearMask LLC’s growing portfolio of novel masks to receive FDA clearance as a Class II medical device. To fulfill the current and rising demand as the company ramps up production of the FDA-cleared mask, the company is currently offering a non-medical, consumer face mask that similarly helps to improve visual communication and provide protection at a lower price. The consumer masks have provided much relief to different communities in need, including state emergency management agencies and essential workers.

To date, the company has provided the masks in bulk volumes, typically in the tens to hundreds of thousands. The consumer masks can now be purchased through ClearMask’s website at buy.theclearmask.com, starting at a box of 24 masks. The company has partnered with several distributors, including Cardinal Health Canada, McKesson, Oaktree Products, and Grainger to help get the masks out to as many people as possible.

“Regulatory clearance and mass production are two significant milestones in ClearMask’s mission to get the ClearMask out to as many people as possible,” said Aaron Hsu, CEO of ClearMask. “This achievement is a testament to our company’s hard work and commitment to serving different communities in need during this time.”

 

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Attune Medical Major Milestones: Including ensoETM in Cardiac Ablation Procedures Published Study and $4 Mil Convertible Note Closing

Dr. Mark Gallagher (St. George’s University Hospital, London UK) evaluated the use of the ensoETM in cardiac ablation procedures to ascertain whether using the esophageal space for temperature management could have the potential to decrease collateral thermal injury related to radio-frequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Signia Introduces World’s First ‘Face Mask Mode’ for Hearing Devices: Improves Audibility for Those Communicating with Someone Wearing a Face Covering & No More Lip Reading

“The hearing challenges presented by face masks became obvious pretty quickly into the pandemic, so Signia developed the first-of-its-kind Face Mask Mode to help those with hearing loss better communicate in this new reality,” said Tish Ramirez, Au.D. of Signia. “When this setting is activated, the hearing aids optimally capture the sound of the speech signals, enabling the words to sound clearer and reducing any background noise to help the wearer understand what is being said.” 

Kayentis, a global provider of digital data capture systems for clinical trials, today announces it has raised €7M (approx. $8.3M) in growth capital.

Kayentis is active in the global electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) market, which is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2027. Market growth in eCOA – a method of capturing outcomes data electronically in clinical trials – is driven by the clinical trials industry.

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