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The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that...

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Researchers at Tsinghua University have developed an intelligent artificial throat based on laser-induced...

The global biophotonics market is estimated to reach $91.31 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, CA. The developments in optical...

A team of surgeons and engineers from Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, Switzerland, have developed a...

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Titanium Components

Tech-Etch Plymouth, MA, supplies thin component parts made from titanium for use in medical devices. Titanium is a versatile...

Medical device engineers are increasingly gravitating toward biomedical textiles to aid in implant performance, including cardiovascular applications such as structural heart implants...

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FDA Touts New AAMI Report on ‘Wireless Coexistence’ and Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flagging a new technical information report (TIR) from AAMI that provides crucial guidance for “wireless coexistence” for a wide array of medical devices and systems.

News : Medical
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April 25, 2017 — News and updates from the medical technology community.
News : Medical
Creating the Future: Wearable Bands Offer Continuous Blood-Pressure Measurement

The pneumatic cuff, a device traditionally used to measure blood pressure, has had a prominent place in doctors' offices for more than a century. As part of a year-long fellowship at Northwestern University, two clinicians and two engineers teamed up to develop a new...

News : Medical
Steady-State Lasing Could Lead to More Accurate Medical Testing

Researchers have demonstrated steady state lasing with solution-processed nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots, an important step on the path to improving laser tools for more accurate medical testing technology and other applications.

News : Medical
Scientists Unveil Rapid CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Tool

A team of scientists has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for a transformative effect on research and global public health.

News : Medical
Researchers Develop Faster Biosensor

Using magnetic patterns resembling a spiderweb, researchers have developed a biosensor platform capable of detecting biosensors 20 times faster than existing biosensors. The technology can be used for early diagnosis and recurrence diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.

News : Imaging
New Technique Controls Laser Polarization

Engineers have developed a new technique to control the polarization state of a laser that could lead to a new class of powerful, high-quality lasers for use in medical imaging, chemical sensing and detection, or fundamental science research.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lab on a Chip Minimizes Preterm Births

With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle with a few pinholes in it, researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The integrated microfluidic device is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

News : Medical
Tool Detects Pancreatic Cancer

A new early detection tool uses an innovative strategy to analyze blood samples for a specific pancreatic cancer marker, or protein. The technology requires only a very small blood sample to detect tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs), which he describes as “tiny bubbles of material emitted from most living...

Electrodes placed in the brain record neural activity and can help treat neural diseases like Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Designing smaller, gentler electrodes that still pick up brain signals...

A team of researchers is developing a new material that can be used to replace skull bone lost to injury, surgery, or birth defect. The bioactive foam is malleable when...

Picture an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality. The sensor...

A team of biomedical engineering researchers has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step...

News : Medical
'Breakthrough' Device Approved through 21st Century Cures Act

N8 Medical, LLC, a privately held medical device company developing novel solutions for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections from multidrug-resistant pathogens, has announced that FDA has approved the company’s request to designate its CeraShield™ endotracheal tube as a...

News : Medical
AAMI Foundation Launches Initiative to Address Complexity of Healthcare Technology

Don’t let complexity get in the way of safety in healthcare. That is the “simple” goal of a new coalition—spearheaded by the AAMI Foundation—that is tackling the challenge of the burgeoning development and use of complex healthcare technology. Over the...

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections....

Two medical devices approved by the FDA within the past year – a miniaturized pacemaker that doesn't have any wires and a coronary stent that gradually dissolves in the body – are...

The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math and found...

Graphene Flagship researchers from Trinity College Dublin, working with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, have used graphene to make the novelty...

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April 10, 2017 — News and updates from the medical technology community.

“Free trade is being abandoned, which is very worrying, said Rudolf Staudigl, CEO of silicone giant Wacker Chemical. Staudigl made the assertion at the silicone...

Stretchable and transparent electrodes — called omnidirectionally stretchable electrodes — have been developed for applications in flexible and wearable electronics. For...

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