Products : Materials
Precious Metal Clad Wire

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, provides Precious Metal Clad Wire, which can be formulated to accentuate specific performance characteristics such as strength, radiopacity, and corrosion-, contact-, or...

Harvard Apparatus, Holliston, MA, announces its 2013 Catalog featuring a number of new products, including an all new peristaltic pump series, a constant pressure syringe pump, and the PHD ULTRA XF,...

News : Medical
June Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Coatings May Help Implants Function Better

Implants used to monitor bodily functions or to provide drugs would advance personalized medicine, but there is an inherent problem—the human immune system recognizes the device as an invader and encapsulates it, preventing the device from working properly. To combat this problem, researchers at the...

News : Imaging
Navigating Inside Airways Using 'GPS' Technology

The innumerable divisions of the bronchi in the lungs can baffle researchers in search of tumors, but soon, lung specialists may be able to navigate accurately inside the airways using GPS-type technology say researchers with SINTEF, the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. A...

News : Medical
Bioengineered Vein Implanted in Kidney Patient

In a first-of-its-kind operation in the US, a team of doctors at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, helped create a bioengineered blood vessel and transplanted it into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure was the first US clinical trial to test the safety and...

News : Materials
Closing in on Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics

Researchers at The Ohio State University, Columbus, say that their technology is closing in on creating low-cost electronic devices that work in contact with inside the body, and that their first planned use of the technology is a sensor that will detect the very early stages of organ transplant...

News : Medical
Free 3D Microstructural Model of Human Brain

BigBrain, the first 3D microstructural model of the entire human brain, created at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital—The Neuro, McGill University, in collaboration with researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, is free and has been made publicly available to researchers...

News : Medical
BMEidea Award Winners Announced

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance announced the winners of its annual Biomedical Engineering Innovations, Design, and Entrepreneurship Awards (BMEidea) during the MD&M East Medical Device Trade Show and Convention in Philadelphia.

News : Medical
Devices Complicate Conditions in Children

A new study, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, states a significant number of children with complex medical conditions suffer from complications caused by medical devices necessary for their survival.

Study authors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center say their research...

News : Medical
FDA Recommends Safety Measures for Cybersecurity of Devices

On June 13, the FDA issued a safety communication on Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks , which stipulated that “ medical device manufacturers and health care facilities take steps to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure...

News : Medical
June Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Supreme Court Invalidates Patents on BRCA Cancer Genes

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors,...

News : Research Lab
Nation’s First Industry-led Biosciences Research Institute

Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined state-based global life sciences and research university executives to unveil the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the first industry-led collaborative life sciences research institute in the country. The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless Sensors Could Use Sonar to Treat Heart Failure

Move over, “Fantastic Voyage”. Scientists at the University at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo, NY, are developing miniaturized sonar technology to be used inside the human body to treat diseases like diabetes and heart failure in real time, without shrinking scientists to enter a patient’s...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Hearts Aid in Cardiac Surgery

Doctors at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, are creating new hearts to help cardiac surgeons. Not actual hearts, but three-dimensional synthetic models using a 3D printer. The only one of its kind at a Washington area hospital, the printer uses scans from individual patients to...

News : Medical
New Nerve and Muscle Interfaces Aid Wounded Warriors

In the past 13 years, more than 2,000 service members have suffered amputated limbs. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is currently limited to quadriplegics....

News : Materials
New Material Shows Promise for 3D Shaping

Combined with state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques, a new resin holds promise for making customized electrodes for fuel cells or batteries, as well as biosensor interfaces for medical uses.

A rabbit sculpture, the size of a typical bacterium, was one of several shapes created by a team of...

News : Software
Cloud-Based System to Analyze Cancer Data Launched

The University of Chicago has launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data.

The...

News : Medical
Question of the Month: June

May’s Question of the Month focused on regulation of healthcare/lifestyle smartphone apps. Since regulation of some medical apps may be covered by the FDA, we asked if you thought lifestyle apps, such as pedometers and personal health records, should be regulated, and if so, by which agency. Answers were mixed,...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Monitoring Heart Health with Flexible Sensors

Chemical engineers at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, have discovered that they could combine layers of flexible electronics and pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill and no wider than a postage stamp. The flexible skin-like monitor, worn under an adhesive...

Briefs : Medical
The Next Generation of Cold Immersion Dry Suit Design Evolution for Hypothermia Prevention

A body at sea is vulnerable to hypothermia, which often leads to loss of life. Hypothermia is caused by the differences between the core body temperature and the surrounding air and seawater temperatures. The greater the differences between the body core...

Wireless technology increases the effectiveness of countless every day functions. While some simply are about the convenience factor, like being able to quickly...

Over the past fifty years, thin wall small diameter precision metal tubing has undergone quite a transformation. From its use in the mid-1960s as pointers for analog...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: June 2013

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) launched its “Coalition to Walk and Run Again,” an effort to aid uninsured and underinsured victims of the April 15th Boston Marathon terror attack. The bombing killed 3 people and left more than 200 injured, several of whom lost portions of their legs as a...

Global Innovations : Medical
Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany
www.fraunhofer.de/en/research-topics.html

While physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology, the findings...

Mission Accomplished : Motion Control
Rovers Pave the Way for Hospital Robots

Before Curiosity came the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Before Spirit and Opportunity, came Pathfinder and Sojourner. Before Pathfinder and Sojourner, the Mars Global Surveyor, and...

Developing a medical device requires sensitivity to the delicate balance between usefulness, usability, desirability, and manufacturability. Every medical device must be useful (meet a need) and...

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is well known and specified in the medical industry for advanced medical and healthcare products, due to its high performance characteristics. Because of...

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major area of concern for providers, payers, and patients alike. These infections play a significant role in the...

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