Events: Today's RF Tomorrow's Medicine
Emblation is proud to be sponsoring the Institution of Engineering and Technology's 2nd Technical Enterprise Workshop on "Today's RF Tomorrow's Medicine", being held on 27th February 2013 at Queen Mary College, University of London.
As sponsors, Emblation will have a small exhibition stand to give delegates the opportunity to find out about our ultra-compact, solid state microwave generators and also talk through some of the latest breakthroughs in RF and microwave medicine.
The workshop itself will feature several notable speakers and highlight the recent research and innovations in the fast growing field of RF ablation.
To find out more or to book a place at the workshop, visit this link.
Events: Arab Health 2013
Emblation will be exhibiting at Arab Health 2013, hosted at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre between the 28th and 31st of January 2012.
Arab Health 2013 is the Middle East's largest medical and biosciences trade fair with over 3,000 exhibitors representing over 63 countries and attracting more than 80,000 participating healthcare professionals from all over the world. The Arab Health exhibition and congress is the region's premier event aimed at bringing international healthcare manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and distributors together with some of the most important and influential decision-makers in the Arab world.
Emblation will be exhibiting in Hall 7, Stand C30 as part of the UK Pavilion. For more information about Arab Health, visit Arab Health Online.
Events: Foot Health 2013
Emblation will be exhibiting at Foot Health 2013, being held on the 11th and 12th of June 2013 at Kettering Conference Centre in Northamptonshire.
After a successful exhibition last year, Emblation is pleased to be returning to Foot Health in 2013. The event is established as the largest independent conference for podiatrists in the UK, and Emblation will be giving delegates an opportunity to find out about our latest microwave therapy product for skin - Swift.
During the conference Emblation CEO Gary Beale will be doing a follow up presentation in the "Innovations in Podiatry" section on Swift and the clinical progress that has been made since his presentation at last year's Foot Health. For more information on the conference, click on this link.
Events: Emblation's Pioneering Microwave Therapy System Featured in "Made In Scotland - A Celebration of Innovation"
Emblation Microwave is delighted to announce that our medical microwave treatment system Swift will be on display at Made in Scotland, a unique event being held at Scotland's National Museum of Transport and Travel on November 1st 2012.
Made in Scotland is being organised by Scottish Business Insider and is being held in association with intellectual property and patent attorneys Marks & Clerk. The event features a number of different innovative Scottish based products and inventions - you can find out more by visiting the website: www.insidermadeinscotland.com.
Events: Emblation to host Fringe Session at Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Conference
Session will showcase brand new microwave therapy system Swift - an innovative product for the treatment of skin lesions
Emblation Microwave will be hosting a fringe session at The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 100th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition in order to give delegates a first look at Swift - the pioneering microwave therapy system for skin. The event will take place at the SECC in Glasgow between the 11th and 13th of October and will focus on the future of Podiatry, with a number of high profile keynote speakers including Professor Brian Cox, BBC Presenter and Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, and Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotland.
Emblation's fringe session is being held on Friday 12th October between 8am and 9am in the Dochart Suite at the SECC, and will be hosted by Emblation CEO Gary Beale and Dr Ivan Bristow, Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Southampton. The session will give delegates the opportunity to see the Swift microwave therapy system in action, learn more about microwave therapy and its uses and will also include complimentary tea, coffee and pastries.
Swift is a new microwave based treatment system which provides Podiatrists and Dermatologists a fast, simple and precise way of treating skin lesions. With treatment times in seconds, Swift delivers rapid internal heat generation with minimal pain and has been developed using microwave technology to ensure accurate and precise ablation zones. The use of microwaves allows practitioners to treat to a pre-determined depth and guarantees a fully repeatable procedure. You can find out more about Swift by visiting our website, www.treatwithswift.com.
This year the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists celebrates 100 years of organised UK Podiatry and will welcome delegates from both the UK and the USA. With a focus on the future of Podiatry, this unique event will also give Podiatrists, Chiropodists and Dermatologists an opportunity to consider how far the industry has come in that time as well as looking forward to new techniques, innovations and approaches for the future.
For more information, please visit the SCP website at www.feetforlife.org.
Emblation Fringe Session: Friday 12th October, 8-9am, SECC Glasgow, Dochart Suite (also exhibiting at stand 31/32 during the conference).
Company news: Emblation Limited Achieves ISO13485 and ISO90001 Certification
Emblation limited, a global leader in the development of next generation microwave systems for industrial, scientific and medical applications, is pleased to announce that the company has earned the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 13485 certification including CMDCAS (Canadian) requirements, in addition to the 9001 certifications.
The review was completed by SGS of Geneva Switzerland, one of the largest and most respected ISO registrants in the world. To achieve these standards represents both a commitment to the medical industry and recognition of the company's efforts to strive for the highest levels of performance and quality.
Emblation Limited is now certified to the ISO13485 requirements for the design and manufacture of microwave medical ablation products, for the design and manufacture of Microwave Systems and Microwave Applicators and to the ISO9001 standard for the design and manufacture of microwave medical ablation products, OEM, generators for medical/academic research and commercial non-medical products.
The ISO13485 certification requires that an organisation demonstrates its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements through a comprehensive quality management system. The standard has been developed in order to create consistent medical device requirements for quality management systems on a global scale.
ISO9001 is an industry standard designed to ensure organisations consistently demonstrate an ability to meet the needs of the customer and the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of a quality management system. Whereas ISO13485 applies to the medical industry, ISO9001 is designed to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size and product provided.
Eamon McErlean, Director of Technical and Quality, stated, 'The prestigious ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certifications represent a significant milestone in the development of the company's management system, laying a solid foundation for the future growth of the business whilst providing new opportunities for customers seeking quality microwave medical products.'
Emblation's certificates can be viewed here: ISO13485 - design and manufacture of Microwave Systems and Microwave Applicators; ISO13485 - design and manufacture of microwave medical ablation products; ISO9001 - design and manufacture medical ablation products, OEM, generators for medical/academic research and commercial non-medical products.
Thanks to everyone who stopped at our exhibition stand during ICOPS2012, we hope you enjoyed your time in Scotland and had a safe journey home. During the exhibition we had two products on display for delegates to learn more about, the ISYS245 and the ISYSconnect. If you didn't get the chance to speak to a member of our team during the conference, please find out more about the systems by clicking here - ISYS245 and ISYSconnect - or contact us today.
Emblation's CTO Eamon McErlean speaks to EEWeb about his experiences as an engineer, co-founding Emblation and our latest product (due for release late Summer 2012) - Swift.
How / why did you and Gary Beale decide to start Emblation Limited?
After we had both worked together as Research Associates and for the same start-up medical company we decided to found our own business based upon our expertise in using microwaves in medical applications. At that time the market for high frequency medical devices was immature and although the treatments were good the systems built to supply them were bulky and expensive which limited their potential uptake. At the time the power output and relatively low cost of the recently introduced microwave Gallium Nitride transistor technology meant this technology could replace magnetron technology used to power these treatments. We saw this as an opportunity and quickly founded Emblation with one of our first goals to create the smallest possible medical grade, high power, solid state generator system which resulted in the MSYS245 generator.
What is the hardest/trickiest bug you have ever fixed?
Probably designing our system to work with mismatched loads. Typically in microwave applications you strive to match everything to a 50 Ohm impedance reference however connecting these typical microwave components to non-optimal terminations such as those in medical applications can have interesting effects, this often results in misleading readings which could be potentially hazardous. After considerable effort we solved this problem resulting in our Safesweep® technology which provides very accurate readings of reflected power in microwave generators for mismatched loads up to 3dB.
As the CTO, what are your main objective and goals at Emblation Limited?
In addition to assisting with product development and design I am responsible for the ISO 13485 quality management system that supports all our procedures and documentation. My main objective is to deliver CE marking of our Swift product prior to commercial roll out.
Can you tell us about Swift?
Swift is a surface based microwave treatment intended for the coagulation of soft tissue. Swift is designed to replace caustic agents such as salicylic acid or phenol and cryotherapy such as liquid nitrogen all of which have useage and storage restrictions. The premise of Swift is to offer a simple modular system with compact microwave generator, cabling, hand piece and applicator. After use only the applicator tip is discarded which lowers the cost considerably to the end user. To find out more visit www.treatwithswift.com
What direction do you see your business heading in the next few years?
We are very excited as the technology for microwave based medical treatments has matured, physicians are aware of the benefits of microwave technology in being able to precisely target unwanted tissue quickly and effectively and all of the measurement reliability issues relating to using microwaves have been addressed by our Safesweep® technology.
To read the full article, visit EEWeb online today (Original article - www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-eamon-mcerlean as of 16/JUL/12)
Company news: Emblation Microwave to utilise Raspberry PI as 60601 compliant medical controller platform
Emblation Microwave has announced their intention to use the Raspberry PI as a controller platform for medical devices.
Raspberry pi is a revolutionary credit card sized computer created as an educational training platform to encourage development of the next generation of software programmers. This platform is particularly attractive for use in medical applications due to flexibility in the programming options, technical capability, low cost, uniformity and future availability - all essential to creating consistent, high integrity medical products.
Emblation Microwave intend to develop the Raspberry pi platform to be compliant with the stringent 60601 medical device standards, essential for components to be utilized in medical products.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity established to promote the development of computer development skills in education across the globe. Further information on the Raspberry Pi Foundation can be found at www.raspberrypi.org.
Emblation Microwave will be exhibiting at the 39th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) between the 8th and 12th of July.
ICOPS is one of the largest Plasma conferences of the year, attracting close to 1000 delegates from the global Plasma community. Alongside the exhibition the conference will have an exciting programme that covers:
- Basic Processes in Fully and Partially Ionized Plasmas
- Microwave Generation and Plasma Interactions
- Charged Particle Beams and Sources
- High Energy Density Plasmas and Applications
- Industrial, Commercial and Medical Plasma Applications
- Pulsed Power and Other Plasma Applications
Find out more by visiting the conference website directly at icops2012.lboro.ac.uk.
Company news: Emblation Launches New Monthly Newsletter
We are pleased to announce the launch of the first Emblation newsletter, a regular email feature from March 2012. Our new monthly newsletter will keep customers, contacts and friends up to date with our latest developments and relevant industry news related to microwave chemistry, microwave plasma, industrial heating and the latest advances in medical microwave systems.
Featuring a guest blog post from microwave chemistry expert Dr Gavin Whittaker of Tan Delta Microwave, you can view our first newsletter online here or download as a pdf by clicking here. Sign up for our newsletter here.
Company news: Emblation Files International Patents
Emblation has filed two new international patent applications related to the company's innovative microwave generator/amplifiers.
The first patent relates to Emblation's safesweep® technology. The patent covers an innovative technique to measure forward and reflected power in medical based microwave applications that significantly improves upon current measurement techniques, enhancing both safety and reliability. To view the patent application, download the paper here.
The second patent covers the ultra-compact design of all Emblation microwave generator/amplifiers - a result of innovative thermal interfacing techniques. Emblation is the first company to integrate state of the art computer heat pipe cooling technologies with microwave power modules. The outcome is a highly efficient, miniaturized solution - a platform for the next generation of compact microwave based medical equipment. To view the patent application, download the paper here.
In the media: 2012 ISYSconnect Product Feature
Emblation Microwave's ISYSconnect is a product feature in February 2012's Microwave Journal. You can read the article by downloading it below.
Events: FootHealth 2012
Emblation will be exhibiting at this year's FootHealth exhibition, being held on the 29th and 30th of May at Kettering Conference Centre in Northamptonshire. Foot Health is established as the largest independent conference for podiatrists in the UK, and Emblation will be giving delegates an opportunity to find out about our latest microwave therapy product for skin - Swift.
During the conference Emblation CEO Gary Beale will be speaking in the "Innovations in Podiatry" section about Swift and the next generation of treatment options available to Podiatrists and Dermatologists.
Company news: Emblation Files US Patent for Soft Tissue Microwave Coagulation
Emblation has filed a new US patent related to the treatment of soft tissue coagulation using microwaves. The patent covers methods and apparatus for the treatment of dermatological conditions, including, for example, viral infections, microbial infections, cancers, dermatological conditions and particularly infections of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Emblation has spent over 4 years developing Swift, a treatment system that uses microwaves to coagulate and ablate soft tissue. Working closely with leading dermatologists and podiatrists, Swift has been driven by private investment and developed by the team at Emblation for a 2012 launch in the UK & Europe.
To view the patent application
Events: EuMW Emblation Whisky Giveaway
We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand during October's European Microwave Exhibition in Manchester, it was a great pleasure to speak to so many delegates and fellow exhibitors.
Entries to our whisky giveaway were well into triple figures and we are pleased to announce Mr Pascal Simon, Technical Manager at the Louvain School of Engineering's Microwave Laboratory, as this year's winner! Mr Simon's bottle of premium Tullibardine Aged Oak, Single Malt Whisky will be with him in the coming days.
Events: Arab Health 2012
Emblation will be exhibiting at Arab Health 2012, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre between the 23rd and 26th of January 2012.
Arab Health 2012 is the Middle East's largest medical and biosciences trade fair with over 2600 exhibitors representing over 65 countries and attracting more than 65,000 participating healthcare professionals from all over the world. The Arab Health exhibition and congress is the region's premier event for the Middle East bringing international healthcare manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and distributors together with some of the most important and influential decision-makers in the Arab world.
Emblation will be part of a UK Pavilion of almost 150 organisations, details of where to find us will be posted here soon. For more information about Arab Health, visit Arab Health Online.
Events: SCP Annual Conference & Exhibition 2011
Emblation is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year's Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Harrogate International Centre between 24-26 November 2011. We will be showcasing our new soft tissue coagulation product - Swift - at the conference - for information on our medical microwave treatment system visit emblation medical.
Emblation will be exhibiting at stand 55.
In the Media: ISYSconnect featured in Microwave Journal
Emblation's newest product, the ISYSconnect, is featured on the Microwave Journal website. Read the article below.
Emblation Microwave, exhibiting at the EuMW 2011 in Manchester, is launching a fully USB controlled 2.45 GHz microwave generator.
The ISYSconnect is Emblation Microwave's most cost-effective generator to date - with savings for customers of up to 30 percent on the cost of the flagship product, the ISYS245 microwave generator. Offering more than just value for money, the USB driven ISYSconnect includes real time monitoring, the ability to automate tests and processes and the functionality to capture, store and analyse all your vital measurement data.
Retaining the compact, lightweight and portable design that comes as standard with all Emblation products, the ISYSconnect is completely USB controlled with full control available from a graphical user interface and the ability to capture data in real time for detailed analysis. The ISYSconnect includes:
- Real time reflected power measurement
- Real time forward power measurement
- Real time temperature & system status
- Data storage and management capabilities
- Automated test and measurement function
- Simple Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Featuring all the functionality of the flagship ISYS245, minus the front control panel, the ISYSconnect is light-weight, compact and portable - allowing the user to move the generator from lab to lab and taking up significantly less space than standard microwave generators. The ISYSconnect uses the latest technology and a unique cooling system to produce a highly efficient 2.45 GHz system, capable of generating variable power in excess of 100 W utilising Emblation's safesweep® reflection measurement capability and temperature stability.
The ISYSconnect software package comes free of charge, and is fully compatible with any PC or laptop and Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Events: European Microwave Conference 2011: 10-13 October 2011
This year's European Microwave Week (EuMW) is being held in central Manchester, and Emblation is excited to be exhibiting at the main event, the European Microwave Conference, for the first time.
Held over 6 days, the EuMW attracts around 2000 conference delegates with over 250 organisations exhibiting from countries all over the world. The European Microwave Conference is the largest event within Europe to be dedicated to microwave technology and wireless systems.
Emblation will be exhibiting at booth 133. The EuMC will be held at Manchester Central, between the 10th and 13th of October.
To learn more about the EuMW visit the website at www.eumweek.com.
Events: Medica 2011: 16-19 November 2011
Emblation is proud to be presenting at MEDICA, the largest medical trade exhibition in the world. Held annually in the Dusseldorf Halls and Congress Centre, MEDICA is an international meeting point for over 137,000 visitors and host to over 4,400 exhibitors from all over the world every year.
Medica is an excellent opportunity to introduce our 60601 compliant medical grade microwave generator, the MSYS245, to a wide audience of doctors, medical researchers and biomedical engineers developing new treatments in thermal ablation and high frequency electro-surgery.
Emblation will be exhibiting on the Scottish Pavilion, located in Hall 6 between stands D26 and D30 (to be confirmed). Medica is held between Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th of November.
To learn more about Medica, visitwww.medica-tradefair.com.
Company news: Product View - See the MSYS245 in action
The MSYS245 medical microwave generator has been developed by some of the world's leading microwave technology experts specifically to satisfy the need for low cost, light weight, compact and portable microwave medical equipment. The 60601 compliant medical grade generator is ready for fast integration into any medical application as a turn-key solution, removing the huge cost of development to companies designing treatments in a broad range of surgical areas.
In addition to its compact size, the ultra-efficient MSYS245 also features a unique reflection measurement function as standard, to ensure the highest level of patient safety for every treatment that integrates the Emblation technology.
In our simple demonstration, the compact size of the MSYS245 is clear to see and weighing less than 10lbs it can be easily carried from room to room as required. Also of note is the simple, user friendly display - designed to reduce the risk of human error. The unique reflection measurement function can be viewed on the centre display.
To learn more about the MSYS245, click here.
Company news: Award winning MSYS245 is named Product of the Month
The MSYS245 has been named 'Product of the Month' by medical technology magazine Today's Medical Developments. Chosen by an independent panel, the MSYS245 featured in July's edition and is another step forward for Emblation's compact, 60601 compliant medical grade microwave generator.
Cleveland based 'Today's Medical Developments' magazine is dedicated to the design, manufacturing and assembly of medical equipment and devices, and has a readership of over 17,000 medical manufacturers and designers every month.
Company news: Tan Delta Partnership
Emblation is pleased to announce the company has agreed a partnership with world leading Microwave Chemistry experts Tan-Delta.
Led by Dr Gavin Whittaker, a highly respected chemist with an international reputation, Tan Delta provides consultancy services to both industry and academia and supplies microwave products from a number of the world's leading providers.
This partnership marks a commitment to providing innovative solutions to the growing microwave chemistry market.
To find out more about our latest developments, contact us.
To learn more about Tan Delta, visit the website www.tan-delta.com.
In the media: Featured articles in the EE Times and Medical Design Magazine
Emblation has achieved good media coverage in spring 2011, with several articles appearing in various publications Europe wide.
EETimes Europe has published a story on the ISYS245 showcasing its high power capability, compact size and innovative design. The publication is a combined print and online magazine with a readership of over 70,000 across more than 40 European countries.
To read the article, follow this link to their site.
The MSYS245, Emblation's compact 60601 compliant medical grade generator, was featured in April's Medical Design magazine.
Medical Design provides readers with technical developments, innovative material and components and critical viewpoints from around Europe. The article is focused on the compact, lightweight advantages of the ISYS245 compared with rack mounted magnetron and TWT sources and outlines some of the innovative technical advances that have been made in the design of the MSYS245.
To read the article, follow this link.
In the media: MPMN interview with Emblation CEO Gary Beale
May's edition of Medical Product Manufacturing News featured an interview with Emblation CEO Gary Beale on the need for compact and portable medical microwave generators. The article, written by Shana Leonard and featured in the 'Breakthroughs' section, focuses on the inflexibility of current microwave sources and the new opportunities that are available to medical device companies who adopt Emblation's MSYS245 high power, compact microwave generator.
Next generation technology allows for huge steps forward in the design of microwave sources, and with these technical advances new treatments can be developed and older, more dangerous technology can be replaced, the article explains.
Medical Product Manufacturing News is a product focused publication providing information on new innovations available to medical device manufacturers. You can read the full article by visiting the the QMed website
Company news: First public patent
Emblation Microwave is pleased to announce the organisation's first patent, protecting the MSYS245's unique reflected power measurement system. A detailed breakdown of the patent can be viewed online at www.wipo.int
To learn more about Emblation's innovative reflection measurement system 'Safe Sweep', read more about the MSYS245 here.
Events: Scottish Technology Showcase 2011
Emblation would like to thank everyone who stopped by for a chat at our stand during what proved to be a very enjoyable and successful Scottish Technology Showcase Exhibition.
Held on the 7th of June at the SECC in Glasgow, the exhibition featured over 120 of Scotland's brightest technology organisations, interspersed with live keynote presentations and speeches from a number of leading Scottish Technology experts. Over 1000 delegates from a range of backgrounds attended the one day event and over 120 companies exhibited on the day.
If you missed Emblation at the Technology showcase then you can visit us during European Microwave Week 2011, which runs from October 9th to 14th at Manchester Central Convention Complex: Emblation are at stand 133.
Events: Summer School in High Energy Processing, Ultrasound & Microwave technologies: Universite d'Avignon, France, 6-10 June 2011
Emblation CTO Eamon McErlean was an interested spectator at the Universite d'Avignon's 'Summer School in High Energy Processing, Ultrasound & Microwave technologies' held at the French University at the start of June.
A wide spectrum of microwave based research was presented by Prof. Gary Bond of the University of Lancashire, including microwave plasmas for gas filtration, and various microwave applications in chemistry including work in microwave assisted catalyst processes.
Other presentations included the theory and practical applications of microwaves in the preparation of raw materials for food manufacture and pasteurisation of potted foods. The University of Avignon provided practical examples of the emerging subject of green organic chemistry demonstrating the rapid solvent free extraction of essential oils using microwaves, which had particular relevance as the French fragrance industry sources lavender near Avignon.
To learn more about the Summer School Conference visit the Ampere website at www.ampereeurope.org.
Company news: Launch of New Website
Emblation Microwave has launched a new website to promote the industrial and medical products offered by the company. The site captures Emblation Microwave's new company branding in addition to marketing activities relating to the ISYS245 Industrial generator.
The site clearly outlines Emblation's novel approach to product design and manufacture of medical and industrial microwave based systems. The customization and adaptability of Emblation's products allow the technology to be easily incorporated into third party new product development activities to greatly reduce crippling product development costs.
In the media: Product Feature in Microwave Journal
Microwave Journal published a three page product feature of the ISYS245 microwave generator and amplifier system.
Click the logo to read the article
The product feature highlights the ISYS245 industrial system's key differentiation from existing systems on the market including the ease of use interface and implementation of novel technologies (patents pending) to allow superior reflection measurements to be made.
Events: Emblation Microwave Launch Industrial Generator and Amplifier at MTT 2010 International Microwave Symposium
Emblation showcased the ISYS245 industrial system at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium, which was held in Anaheim, California, May 23-28, 2010.
The Symposium was a perfect venue for bringing to the industries attention a new approach to supplying microwave power... approved and in an ergonomically designed enclosure with simple user interface.
Typically amplifiers are offered as subsystems for the purchaser to develop into their systems and carry out related safety/electrical testing however the ergonomic, industrial designed, simple interface offered in the ISYS245 system was seen to bridge that gap allowing speed to market through a turnkey solution sought by today's customers in a very competitive marketplace.
Company news: Emblation Awarded SMART Innovation Research and Development Grant from the Scottish Government
After very positive feedback from the Scottish Government quango Scottish Enterprise relating to the SMART Feasibility Award activities, the Scottish Government have subsequently awarded Emblation the prestigious SMART Research and Development award to support the company in its development of novel industrial and medical microwave products.
The Scottish Government support will also allow the Company to fast track the development of an innovative microwave based medical treatment through to product launch.