Do not ignore basic parameters such as weight, height, and vital signs, especially in risk groups
The COVID-19 pandemic poses major challenges to doctors and health systems worldwide. People with pre-existing health conditions have an even higher risk of experiencing a severe infection. Publications in medical journals and by independent organizations indicate that the exact measurement of vital parameters can play a major role in the treatment of risk groups with COVID-19. Height, weight, and vital signs such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse, and temperature are relevant for the exact dosage of medications and ventilator settings. In addition, this information helps with disease diagnosis and follow-up control measures.
Supply of hospitals, emergency departments and medical practices has the highest priority
In many countries, authorities and competent institutions have classified seca and its medical technology as system relevant to support health systems in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. Due to the current situation, the pressure in emergency rooms and hospitals is very high and the need for medical technology has continued to increase. The company is maintaining production and expanding capacities to best serve this demand and to contribute to the fight against the corona virus.
While the whole world is attempting to slow down the number of new infections with coronavirus, we are concentrating on protecting our employees and instituting measures to make sure our production in Hamburg remains fully operational. Our production site in Hangzhou has returned to 90 percent of production capacity since China ended its shutdown. That gives us hope and sends a positive signal to everyone. We take this opportunity to thank all our employees and partners whose support and engagement are keeping our products and service available to all who need them.
EU Medical Device Regulation successfully implemented three months before it fully comes into force
As one of the first Med Tech companies in Europe, seca is the global market leader in medical measuring and weighing and has passed the official MDR (Medical Device Regulation) audit even before the new EU regulation comes into effect in May 2020. Three auditors from the Notified Body (TÜV-SÜD Product Service) analyzed and audited the seca quality management system in accordance with the MDR requirements for medical devices and assessed all of them as successfully met.
The worldwide market leader focuses on future sustainability, optimized workflows and patient safety.
Guaranteed integration capacity for more patient safety, a new software solution for quick data access and individual product configuration for more orientation towards user needs – these promises are seca’s focal point of this year’s Medica. With product innovations from the categories Coreline, mBCA (medical Body Composition Analysis) and software, seca emphasizes the aspiration to now only develop user-oriented scales and length measuring systems, but also lives up to its role as worldwide market leader in innovative software and system providers. From 11/18 to 11/21/2019, Medica 2019 visitors can see for themselves the benefits of the new product solutions at seca’s booth (hall 12, booth...
The MedTec company offers the perfect combination of precision, future-proof technology and cost efficiency – without compromising quality
40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and already 17 percent of children and adolescents in the United States are obese. The importance of regular measurement and weighing thus becomes indispensable for prevention of and the fight against obesity. At the same time, cost-efficiency is becoming a main driver for medical facilities when purchasing new scales and measuring systems. Until now, healthcare providers often had to compromise in precision, quality or patient safety when they look for a cost-efficient scale. seca's new line of column scales offers the combination with the highest quality, patient security and optimized workflows at competitive price points – specifically designed to...
The world market leader seca turns body composition analysis into a business booster
seca, the German world market leader in medical measuring systems and scales, is expanding its position in the medical fitness industry. Particularly with the measurement of body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), seca has a clear advantage in this growing market. The seca medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) is the only BIA device that is fully medically validated (1) and thus offers optimal conditions for personalized training and monitoring programs. At the International Health, Racquet and Sports club Association (IHRSA) 2019 (March 13-16, 2019) in San Diego, California, visitors will learn about potential business models based on this kind of validated...