Higher-level Ultrasound Systems

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1802E11] In the current medical environment, medical staffs are asking for accurate and convenient diagnostic ultrasound systems. Alpinion has been concentrating on R&D focusing on patients, including the diagnostic environment in hospitals, functional stability, and efficient workflow. The entire result of the R&D is the E-CUBE Series, which are highly functioning diagnostic ultrasounds that provide customized diagnostic solutions to medical staffs.
The E-CUBE Series can be easily upgraded during their lifetime while sustaining consistent imaging functions. Equipped with Optimal Imaging Suite, a post-image processing technology for high-resolution diagnoses, they can effectively get rid of noises and clearly show the boundary between the lesion and the normal tissues by improving the contrast between them.

 

All E-CUBE Series Apply Alpinion Developed/Produced Unique Transducers

With increased compatibility between the ultrasound transducer and the system, E-CUBE Series provide high quality imaging. Specifically, `Crystal Signature,` which is Alpinion`s exclusive single crystal technology, shows the efficacy for higher energy transformation when compared to the conventional PZT material. It also maximizes the ultrasound penetration without lowering the resolution quality due to the premium material that enables wide-range communication, so it provides excellent imaging regardless of a patient`s age or body size.

 

High-end Ultrasound, E-CUBE Platinum

A new product, E-CUBE Platinum is a premium system that provides high quality imaging. It is embedded with software that can be applied to various body parts including the abdomen, musculoskeletal system, breast, heart, blood vessels, and uterus.
Alpinion transducer is a new hardware with improved 2D imaging resolution and consistency. Applied with Alpinion`s unique single crystal technology, it provides high-resolution imaging by maximizing its penetration. By intuitively providing the elasticity of a tissue through elasticity ultrasound imaging that measures the firmness of the tissue, it can detect the malignancy of a tumor without a tissue exam. It uses a hockey-stick-type transducer that supports small footprints and high-frequency wavelength, so it can be conveniently used on the topical parts of the body, including a little finger or toe which has a smaller surface area to contact. Cutting-edge imaging process technologies, Live HQ and Volume Master (Advanced 3D/4D rendering technology) functions provide detailed diagnostic process as well as more realistic image information.

 

Most Reasonable Choice, E-CUBE 11

By applying a premium material, single crystal, E-CUBE 11 has improved penetration and sensitivity, so it provides detailed and clear imaging of abdomen regardless of the body size of a patient.
The HD Digital Beam forming technology of E-CUBE 11 offers superb imaging process technology, and automated processing functions, including intuitive interface, customized setting, auto IMT, and CUBE Strain TM, providing diagnostic efficiency.
The superb linear image function and needle vision of ECUBE 11 enable the correct positioning of the needle during a tissue exam, which increases the accuracy and efficiency during the FNA(fine needle aspiration), FNAB(FNA biopsy), and the needle injection of ultrasound intervention.
E-CUBE 11, which is well received by various departments, has an excellent tissue contrast function, so minute differences between tissues can be easily read. Also, intuitive workflow that reduces repetitive and unnecessary movements of conventional systems and a static touch-screen with fast reactions maximize the speed and the accuracy of the diagnostic process.

 

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Medical Devices

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Medical Navigation and Balloon Catheter

[INQ. NO. 1802E09] Established in 1995, Mega Medical Co., Ltd. has recently developed medical navigation for the first time in Korea and a balloon catheter for interlocking with this navigation. The medical navigation is a cutting-edge medical device that provides detailed information on parts of the body where an endoscope cannot reach, which promotes safe surgeries.
Naviloon, the balloon catheter, for interlocking with the navigation, is also a useful device in many fields. Namely, it is an expendable product effective for medical purposes such as paranasal sinus balloon dilatation. A sensor is integrated in the interior of the balloon catheter to confirm an exact location with the navigation, which promotes more convenient and safer surgeries. Based on the requests of surgeons, its design has been improved to reduce fatigue during surgeries. An LED-type balloon catheter that enables diaphanoscopic surgeries in a form of transillumination and a balloon catheter for transfer purposes are now under development.

The patented navigation and balloon catheter have gone through GMP tests and been approved for manufacturing by KFDA. Mega Medical Co., Ltd. is expected to contribute to the rising status of Korea as a world-class medical device manufacturing country by taking the localization of the navigation and balloon catheter as the second take-off platform.
As a venture company, Mega Medical Co., Ltd. is specialized in medical devices. Having started with the successful localization of an E.N.T. unit at the beginning of its establishment, it has been able to develop full-HD imaging systems and breathing treatment devices with continuous R&D on medical devices.

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Pico-toning Laser System

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1802E08] POICOCARE450, which is based on WonTech’s picosecond, is the first 450ps system in the nation with the approval of the Korea Food and Drug Administration.
POICOCARE450, a system specialized for pico-toning, can effectively remove the pigment legions including tattoos, dark spots, freckles, moles, and blemishes. In the case of tattoo removal treatment, POICOCARE450 can satisfactorily remove a multi-colored tattoo, which could not be easily done before, with just 2~3 sessions of treatments. For example, in the case of a freckle, three POICOCARE treatments can produce a similar result as six treatments of nano laser toning treatments. Before the system is used, Wontech confirms the pulse of Oscilloscope Pro 450 Picosecond that can ensure the pulse duration. The durability and safety of the system can be confirmed during the long demonstration period. The beam is soft on the skin without the short burning that the Q-switched Nano Laser would give, so the treatment can be conducted on sensitive and susceptible patients. It gives less discomfort to some patients thanks to less pain/burning sensations than the conventional nano laser. Currently, ‘POICOCARE450’ offers basically 1064nm, 532nm wavelengths, and a 595nm/660nm Dye hand-piece is added. When needed, an optional hand-piece can be used for various red/pigmented legions. Additional use of a Focused Fractional Laser will be effective for scars, lifting, and elasticity. ‘POICOCARE450,’ which can be variously utilized, will give much satisfaction to patients since it causes less pain and requires fewer effective treatment sessions.

 

How to Maximize Treatment Effect of POICOCARE450

When the strong 1064nm, 532nm treatment is done, it is essential to use a regenerative cream, and a sun block lotion should be generously applied. A prescription whitening cream can be prescribed, or a steroid cream can also be applied when the treatment is overdone.

Established in 1999, Wontech is a global medical device manufacturer specializing in R&D, production, and sales of lasers, ultrasounds, and high-frequency medical devices, which are based on its superior knowledge. Listed on KONEX in 2015, its sales and business profits increased to a great extent, and Wontech won the ‘Korea KONEX Award’ in May 2016. Its R&D employees comprise 50% of the entire workforce, and Wontech owns more than 170 cases of intellectual property rights. Its major product, POICOCARE450 is a cutting-edge laser, which is very effective in removing skin pigmentations like tattoos, freckles, dark spots, and moles. POICOCARE450 has competitive functions when compared with top global brands, so it gets huge support domestically and globally. Hairbeam, Wontech’s B2C product, is a personal hair-loss treatment device. It was first advertised in a home-shopping show and it ended tup being one of the company’s major products. Wontech is aiming to lead the home self-care market by launching Hairbeam in the Chinese market. In order to advance as a global anti-aging product company from the current medical laser specialty manufacturer, Wontech will reinforce its B2C business. In the long run, by developing laser systems related to the surgical field, ENT, urology, and neurological surgery, it will aim to become a global medical device manufacturer beyond being an aesthetic device company.

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X-Ray Grid, Core Part of the X-Ray System

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1802E05] X-ray Grid is the flagship product of JPI Healthcare. X-ray scattering occurs when an X-ray for medical diagnosis passes through the human body. X-ray Grid absorbs the scattered rays and passes other X-rays and delivers them to a film or detector and makes patient diagnoses accurate and easy. In the case of X-rays, X-ray Grid is an integral part of X-ray equipment because X-rays generates a lot of scattered rays while passing through a subject with a thickness of 10 cm or more.
JPI Healthcare has continuously developed a cutting-edge grid to keep pace with the rapidly changing era of digital medical devices. In addition, the company is making a special grid optimized for the newly emerging breast cancer diagnostic X-ray sector through a new manufacturing method and already successfully developed a grid that befits next-generation 3D X-ray diagnostic equipment in this sector. JPI Healthcare is a Korean export-leading manufacturing company that has been recognized for its know-how and quality accumulated for about 30 years in the field of grid components. In particular, JPI Healthcare’s technological prowess has been well recognized to the extent that global leaders such as GE Healthcare and Siemens are using its grid parts.
JPI Healthcare is more than an X-ray component and equipment company; it is your imaging solution provider. Since 1980, JPI has contributed to the improvement of the quality of healthcare, and continues to develop new technologies that advance the ever-changing field of radiology. JPI works closely with X-ray equipment manufacturers to enhance image quality, ensuring early intervention through proper diagnosis.
JPI’s core competency is its ever diligent R&D team and commitment to manufacturing superior products and components. JPI Healthcare is confident in both its conventional as well as digital X-ray product lines.

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Solar Energy Generation Connection Board and Monitoring System

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1709E04] DM Tech Co., Ltd. is an embedded specialized company that develops various embedded devices and intelligent control systems using a microcomputer. Based on accumulated technologies for embedded H/W and S/W, the company manufactures and produces various light control equipment for streetlight, tunnel light and security light, solar energy generation connection board and solar energy tracking controller.
DM Tech is also adding capacity in various fields of businesses such as lightning protector for equipment, patent registered module type material, IoT control using CDMA and LTE, immersive media with VR technology, etc.
The company works continuously to improve competitiveness and maximize value creation for its customers with its objective to provide good quality products and services through sustainable R&D investment.
In the field of solar energy generation business, DM Tech supplies solar energy connection board current collecting devices that receive a self-sustaining power supply capable of efficient maintenance by channels, not to mention solar energy tracking control devices and solar energy generation remote monitoring system.


In the field of streetlight control systems, the company also provides VHF, LoRa communication based on a two way streetlight controller, a two way security light controller based on Zigbee and LoRa communication and tunnel light controller for one way as well as two ways. It also provides GIS interlocking map based smart control system for integrated control and app based control system related with obstacles and operation status.

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LG’s plans to inject record high US$5.6bn into R&D

LG Group plans to spend a record high amount on research and development (R&D) this year in order to develop new technologies that will help the conglomerate lead the market.

In 2015, the company group expanded its number of researchers and technical advisers (executive levels) to the highest level. It recently said that it will invest 6.3 trillion won ($5.6 billion) in R&D projects this year. This is the first time for the company group to put aside over six trillion won worth of annual R&D budget, equivalent to 39.4 percent of LG’s total investment for 2015 of 16 trillion won.

The allocation of the total investment on a group level also hit an all-time high. The group set aside 37.1 percent or 5.9 trillion won of the total 15.9 trillion won investment last year. Such ever-high aggressive investment on R&D will be focused on three major areas of electronics, chemicals and telecommunication, service. In particular, more than two-thirds of the entire investment or 4.2 trillion won will be used for the electronics area, which is scheduled to be carried out by LG Electronics and LG Display.

In the electronics sector, focus on technologies of next-generation mobile and display will be at the center of the investment. In the communications and services sector, the investment focus will be the 5G mobile communication network technology and big data processing technologies.

In addition to three areas of electronics, chemical and telecommunication, LG’s investment will also be created for R&D for technological development of new growth engines including the convergence industry.

 
 
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