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Dunlee’s Liquid Metal Bearing CT Replacement Tube Receives FDA Clearance

Dunlee's Liquid Metal Bearing CT Replacement Tube Receives FDA Clearance

Dunlee, a manufacturer of imaging solution components, announced its DA200P40+LMB CT replacement tube has received FDA clearance. U.S. and European deliveries will begin by the end of 2020. Featuring CoolGlide technology, the CT tube is an alternative to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) liquid metal bearing (LMB) replacement CT tube for GE Revolution Evo and Optima 660 CT scanners.

LMB CT tubes are prized for their long life, made possible because the liquid metal bearing doesn’t create friction, so there is less wear. The DA200P40+LMB tube also features a quieter sound pattern for smooth operation and a pleasant patient experience.

“Liquid metal bearing technology has been a proprietary technology of the major medical equipment manufacturers for many years. With this new product release, we are offering a unique, cost-effective solution, based on the latest technology,” said Jan Laheij, commercial lead imaging components, Dunlee. “Imaging departments are under tremendous pressure to keep health care accessible and to reduce operating costs, and by providing long-lasting, high-quality alternative X-ray tubes we are supporting them in this journey.”

The LMB DA200P40+LMB tube with Dunlee CoolGlide technology is specifically designed for use as a replacement tube on the GE Revolution Evo and Optima 660 CT scanners. Each tube is built according the highest quality and regulatory standards, and extensive testing confirms that it equals OEM tube performance.

CoolGlide liquid metal bearing technology was developed and is manufactured in Germany. Final tube manufacturing and assembly takes place in Illinois. “This allows us to be close to a main market and its customers, in order to provide fast deliveries and services,” Laheij explains.

In addition to FDA clearance for the US market, the LMB DA200P40+LMB tube with Dunlee CoolGlide technology will receive MDR certification soon, which allows distribution in Europe. Dunlee plans to finalize registration for Canada and the Middle East region by first half of 2021, followed by a product launch in China planned in the second half of 2021 that will include release for the Optima 670 and Optima 680.

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