News : Imaging
Making Brain Probes More Sensitive
Making Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum...

Making Brain Probes More Sensitive
News : Wearables
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication

Researchers have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery. The team...

Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
News : Medical
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery

Paralysis of an arm and/or leg is one of the most common effects of a stroke. But thanks to new research, stroke victims may soon be able to recover greater use of their paralyzed limbs. The...

Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
News : Medical
3D Imaging Technique Improves Arthritis Treatment
3D Imaging Technique Improves Arthritis Treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers,...

3D Imaging Technique Improves Arthritis Treatment
News : Imaging
Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics
Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics

A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes. The system uses precisely tailored pulses of light to simultaneously image with...

Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics
News : Electronics & Computers
Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits
Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits

An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing, and strain sensitivity to new limits outperforms previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities. Smart...

Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits
News : Medical
Whitford Confirms Teknicote as a Premier Custom Applicator

Whitford, makers of fluoropolymer coatings, has confirmed Teknicote, Rumford, RI, as a member of the Whitford Recommended Coater (WRC) program. The WRC program recognizes custom coaters that meet certain criteria, including a thorough knowledge of Whitford coatings and experience in...

INSIDER : Medical
Micro-Embossing Creates Precision Lenses, Reduces Costs
Micro-Embossing Creates Precision Lenses, Reduces Costs

Researchers have developed a new instrument for micro-embossing precision glass lenses with high image quality and resolution in a much more environmentally friendly way than...

Micro-Embossing Creates Precision Lenses, Reduces Costs
INSIDER : Imaging
Miniature Infrared Camera Takes Color Photos of the Eye
Miniature Infrared Camera Takes Color Photos of the Eye

A new fundus camera small enough to fit on a smartphone may enable people to take a picture of their own eye to send to a doctor for diagnosis. The camera achieves 1000 images per...

Miniature Infrared Camera Takes Color Photos of the Eye
INSIDER : Wearables
Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds
Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds

A prototype bandage has been designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. The research is aimed at...

Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds
INSIDER : Materials
Metal Too Gummy to Cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie
Metal Too Gummy to Cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie

Permanent markers, glue sticks and packing tape may offer a surprisingly low-tech solution to a long-standing nuisance in the manufacturing industry: Making soft and ductile, or so-called...

Metal Too Gummy to Cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie
INSIDER : Medical
Building a Personalized Bone from Stem Cells
Building a Personalized Bone from Stem Cells

A new bone engineering technique allows researchers to combine segments of bone engineered from stem cells to create large-scale, personalized grafts that will enhance treatment for those...

Building a Personalized Bone from Stem Cells
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – If Reinstated, Excise Tax Should Apply to Broader Base

New research has confirmed what device companies have been saying since the medical device excise tax was imposed on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act: the tax forced them to cut funding for research and development.

News : Test & Measurement
Instron Open House to Host Materials Testing Workshops

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters. The free event will present the company’s latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing for...

News : Materials
Knee Replacement, Hearing Aid Parts Win at Powder Metallurgy Design Competition

A knee-replacement part and a hearing aid part were winners in the medical/dental category in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards Competition. Winners were announced at the POWDERMET 2018 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy &...

INSIDER : Medical
Nanotech Device Enables Safe Growth of Stem Cells
Nanotech Device Enables Safe Growth of Stem Cells

A research team has developed a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. Compared with traditional...

Nanotech Device Enables Safe Growth of Stem Cells
INSIDER : Medical
‘Smart’ Prosthetic Ankle Takes Fear Out of Tough Terrain
‘Smart’ Prosthetic Ankle Takes Fear Out of Tough Terrain

A new intelligent prosthetic ankle can figure out what the patient is doing and then adapts and functions as it should. Researchers say it adapts to any kind of shoe and any...

‘Smart’ Prosthetic Ankle Takes Fear Out of Tough Terrain
INSIDER : Medical
Versatile Ultrasound System Transforms How Doctors Use Medical Imaging
Versatile Ultrasound System Transforms How Doctors Use Medical Imaging

A new ultrasound system that uses optical, instead of electronic components, could improve performance while giving doctors significantly more flexibility in how they use...

Versatile Ultrasound System Transforms How Doctors Use Medical Imaging
INSIDER : Medical
Low-Cost Prosthetic Foot Mimics Natural Walking
Low-Cost Prosthetic Foot Mimics Natural Walking

Engineers have developed a simple, low-cost, passive prosthetic foot that they can tailor to an individual. Given a user’s body weight and size, the researchers can tune the shape and...

Low-Cost Prosthetic Foot Mimics Natural Walking
INSIDER : Wearables
No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics
No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics

Researchers are developing new technology that would free people with diabetes from painful finger sticks typically used to monitor their blood sugar. A team has combined radar and artificial...

No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Medical Device Sector Remains Attractive to Investors, Neuro Shows Significant New Interest

The medical device industry’s active M&A market and uncrowded investment space make it attractive for investors looking to get into healthcare. A recent report from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) says that as a result, traditional...

News : Medical
Primer Released on Agile Methodology for Safety-Critical Medical Devices

After collaborating for 10 years via custom workshops, training, and worldwide presentations on the power of Agile methodology, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, principal of Lean-Agile Partners, Lexington, MA, and Brian Shoemaker, principal of ShoeBar Associates, Dedham, MA, have...

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 : Connectivity
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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

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