Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems Installs the Company's 500th Medical Linear Accelerator

Varian Medical Systems Installs the Company's 500th Medical Linear AcceleratorVarian Medical Systems, a manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, recently installed its 500th medical linear accelerator in Japan at the Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital. The hospital acquired a Novalis Tx™ treatment machine plus Varian's latest Eclipse™ software for planning modern radiotherapy treatments that precisely target tumors and minimize dose to surrounding healthy tissues.

"The new system at the Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital is optimized for planning and delivering advanced treatments such as stereotactic radiosurgery," Makoto Yamada, director of sales and marketing for Varian in Japan, said in a statement. "It is the second Varian system to be put into service at that location. The hospital expects to commence using it for patient treatments in June. We were pleased to honor the clinical team with a commemorative plaque celebrating the 500th Varian machine in Japan, as well as the hospital's commitment to providing quality cancer care for the people of Japan."

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AtomoRapid™ HIV

Groundbreaking AtomoRapid(TM) HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Groundbreaking AtomoRapid(TM) HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence AwardsFor the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognized at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid™ HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and Systems category of this year's MDEA, the medical technology industry's leading international awards.

AtomoRapid™ HIV is the world's first integrated rapid HIV blood test, offering a simple, reliable solution for diagnosing HIV in the field. The new device was launched in commercially in December 2013 and represents a breakthrough for convenient in-situ testing for the disease.

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