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HealthTech Review Sept, 10 2012

Advocate Health Care and GE Healthcare Join to Further Reduce Patient CT Radiation Dose

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois, and GE Healthcare, a national leader in low dose, high performance imaging, announced a joint effort to help further reduce radiation dose in Computed Tomography (CT). The goal is to optimize care for patients needing imaging procedures and reduce radiation where possible without adversely impacting image quality. It’s one of the first announcements of the GE Blueprint for low dose, a comprehensive campaign in which GE Healthcare is working alongside leading U.S. health systems to further reduce radiation dose in CT imaging.

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GE Healthcare Launches Modular Biopharmaceutical Factory, KUBio

GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE), introduced KUBioTM, an innovative off-the-shelf, modular factory designed to save manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals both time and money. KUBio’s pre-made modules, which are assembled at a customer’s chosen site to make a fully functional ready-to-run bioprocessing facility, are significantly faster to install than constructing a traditional factory. The modules are equipped with GE Healthcare’s world-class technologies for the start-to-finish manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.

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GE Healthcare Launches ÄKTA™ Pure, a New Modular Chromatography System for Protein Purification

GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE) announced the launch of ÄKTA™ pure, a chromatography system for flexible, reliable and intuitive purification of proteins. ÄKTA pure, the latest addition to the industry-leading ÄKTA range of chromatography systems, is an easy-to-use modular system that offers the flexibility to support both routine and challenging purification requirements, as well as being adaptable to changing research needs.

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New era for Interventional Cardiologists as GE Healthcare’s Discovery is CE Marked

GE Healthcare hailed a new era for interventional cardiologists as it announced CE marking for its Discovery* IGS 730, the first interventional x-ray system designed to eliminate the compromises interventional cardiologists and technologists have made with current floor and ceiling mounted systems.

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