FDA, Cardinal Health Assess Scope of Potential Contamination Risk

Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JD, Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center Director, released the following statement on Thursday (January 16, 2020): “On Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 15, 2020, medical device manufacturer Cardinal Health alerted its customers to...

U.S Health System Uses Medtronic Stealth Autoguide Cranial Robotic Guidance Platform

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the first-ever health system in the U.S. to receive and deploy the newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth Autoguide platform.

Cook Medical TriForce Peripheral Crossing Set Now Available

Cook Medical’s TriForce® Peripheral Crossing Set is now commercially available. As of January 2020, these products are available to physicians in the United States to support procedures to treat patients with vascular obstructions.

PENTAX Medical Launches IMAGINA Endoscopy System in U.S.

IMAGINA offers practitioners a modern user interface and unique endoscope design to provide excellent visualization, improve the operator experience and positively influence long-term patient care costs.

Gary Fischman Honored by ASTM International Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices Committee

Gary Fischman, principal and owner of Future Strategy Solutions and chief technology officer of Covalent Coating Technologies, East Hartford, CT, USA, was honored with the Patrick G. Laing Award by ASTM International’s medical and surgical materials and devices committee (F04).

An ASTM International member since 1987, Fischman was honored for significant and outstanding contributions in the field of medical and surgical devices.

Fischman formed Future Strategy Solutions in 2010 and has simultaneously served as the chief technology officer for Covalent Coating Technologies since its formation in 2011. He has previously held positions with National Academies, UIC, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In addition to ASTM International, Fischman is a fellow and member of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering.



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