News : Medical
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc., a privately held company developing a single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The addition of this cryoballoon platform positions the company as the first...

Features : Medical
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Features : Electronics & Computers
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Features : Markets
Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide
Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has focused its drug-development strategies around the use of organic or biologically derived compounds. Among numerous successes are also a...

Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration
Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration

Calibration of a device is carried out to minimize the uncertainty in measurements. It helps in reducing the errors and brings the measurement to an acceptable level....

Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Ultrathin Endoscope Captures Neurons Firing Deep in the Brain
Ultrathin Endoscope Captures Neurons Firing Deep in the Brain

Researchers have developed an endoscope as thin as a human hair that can image the activity of neurons in the brains of living mice. Because it is so thin, the endoscope can reach...

Ultrathin Endoscope Captures Neurons Firing Deep in the Brain
Briefs : Medical
AI Prediction Method Developed for Epileptic Seizures
AI Prediction Method Developed for Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic seizures strike with little warning, and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 250,000 Australians...

AI Prediction Method Developed for Epileptic Seizures
Briefs : Medical
Improved 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Medical Diagnosis
Improved 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Medical Diagnosis

What if you could hold a physical model of your own brain in your hands, accurate down to its every unique fold? That's just a normal part of life for Steven Keating, PhD, who had a...

Improved 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Medical Diagnosis
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage
Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for ease-of-use...

New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Features : Imaging
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
News : Medical
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

A new diagnostic test shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for bio-markers of pancreatic...

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
News : Medical
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants

Researchers have observed a way that the brittle nature of ceramics can be overcome as they sustain heavy loads, leading to more resilient structures such as dental...

Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Features : Medical
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have...

Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
News : Medical
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
News : Medical
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease

Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems.

Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
News : Medical
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
News : Photonics/Optics
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Corp., Fountain Inn, SC, has released a series of medical-grade tantalum capacitors for noncritical medical devices. The T4Z Medical Series...

Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Communications
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
INSIDER : Medical
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery

Researchers have designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The MRI-guided...

MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster
Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster

Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to...

Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster
INSIDER : Medical
Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry
Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry

NxStage is a publicly traded multinational medical device corporation headed by CEO and Founder Jeffrey Burbank. Jeffrey started NxStage from scratch...

Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry
INSIDER : Imaging
Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms
Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms

Early detection has been shown to increase breast cancer survival rates, but many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often as they should because of the discomfort involved. Researchers...

Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms
News : Medical
ICU Medical's Plum 360 Infusion System First Medical Device to Earn UL Cybersecurity Certification

ICU Medical, Inc., which makes medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, has become the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP), a new...

News : Medical
New Diagnostic Device Designed to Prevent Stroke at Home

With a rapidly aging population and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and across the world. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented but currently there is no way to assess and...

INSIDER : Medical
Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis
Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis

Researchers have developed an integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors. Able to continuously monitor physiological indicators without disturbing...

Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis
INSIDER : Medical
Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new device could streamline the drug-testing process to speed the development of new medicines to treat pulmonary fibrosis. The technology mimics the damaging effects of lung fibrosis.

The...

Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis

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