News : Medical
Non-Invasive Test Detects Bladder Cancer

According to University College London (UCL) researchers, a new test for bladder cancer could enable doctors to analyze a urine sample and spare patients the discomfort of a cystoscopy.

News : Medical
FDA-Approved Algorithm Detects Hemorrhagic Shock

Researchers from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research collaborated with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado and Flashback Technologies, Inc., to develop an algorithm, the Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI), to detect when a patient experiences hemorrhagic shock, a leading...

News : Medical
Researchers Grow Stem Cells on a Chip

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great promise for cell-based therapies, regenerative medicine, drug screening, and other uses in medicine and health. A team of researchers from Kyoto University has developed a chip-like plate on which hPSCs can be raised in optimal, 3D conditions.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Skin-Graft System Improves Healing of Chronic Wounds

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds, and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that do not heal. Data from...

Figuring out how brittle materials inside a device behave, and fail, is one goal of Sandia National Laboratories’ Brittle Materials Assurance Prediction Program (BritMAPP). The program,...

Using highly detailed imaging from CT scans, mechanical engineers are using 3D printers to make an exact model of an individual patient’s heart valve. The models are created by...

INSIDER : Medical
Cost Competitiveness of US Manufacturing Improving

The cost competitiveness of US manufacturing has been improving significantly over the past decade, compared with many of its biggest trading partners—most notably China, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In terms of direct costs, in fact, the US playing field is essentially...

Three-dimensional printing technology makes it possible to rapidly manufacture objects by depositing layer upon layer of polymers in a precisely determined pattern. Once these objects are...

Manufacturing USA is working. That’s the overarching conclusion of a third-party assessment conducted by Deloitte with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. According to the...

A molecular diagnostic system can identify dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, staph infections, and even some superbugs. The test can produce results within two hours using blood, urine,...

With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the...

A diagnostic platform could be a revolutionary approach to healthcare. With a single drop of blood, this ImmunoSignature diagnostic platform can detect diseases that involve an immune...

Research into “electronic traps” could mean that patients would be exposed to less radiation when they go to the doctor for certain tests and treatments. The research is...

Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive...

A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of...

Researchers from the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (ARMC), Sheffield, UK, are developing an advanced mobility aid that could change the lives of millions of...

For patients with second-degree burns, it’s not always the initial injury that hurts most. The daily, sometimes hours-long bandage changes can be the most excruciating...

People confined to a wheelchair are still confronted with insurmountable obstacles in everyday life — even in today’s more wheelchair-accessible society. There are often no elevators in a building...

Features : Medical
Medical Device Tax: Goodbye and Good Riddance

When the controversial medical device excise tax was introduced more than seven years ago as part of the Affordable Care Act, industry criticized it as a “jobs killer” and predicted that such a tax would essentially wipe out investment in R&D.

Detection of a single photon is a requirement for many research and medical applications, such as fluorescence imaging, single molecule imaging, and luminescence applications. The...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrafast Lasers for Medical Manufacturing

Ultrafast or ultrashort pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means...

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher...

Today’s medical device designers and OEMs are challenged to meet a wide, and sometimes conflicting, range of requirements. These targets stem not only from regulatory restrictions,...

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep...

We are living through an era of profound change. Technology is affecting this change in ways unthinkable only a decade ago and none more so than in the medical device industry. A tour of life...

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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have developed an ultrasound device...

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — UV LED Curing System

Excelitas Technologies, Waltham, MA, has expanded its OmniCure® product line with a higher power UV LED curing system for fiber optic...

On a recent tour of bioscience companies in the East Valley area of Phoenix, AZ, I visited AniCell Biotech, a company dedicated to extending the lives of animals through...

News : Medical
Spinal Stimulator Improves Finger Control

Scientists from UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) have tested a spinal stimulator that boosts finger control. The electrical stimulation increased a patient's grip strength up to 300 percent, according to the researchers.

News : Medical
'Painless' Patch Delivers Insulin When Needed

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. Scientists from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), and the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (Changchun, P.R....

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