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...

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...

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...

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....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

R&D : Photonics/Optics
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, and sensing elements into a compact cube package. The four-centimeter-on-a-side cubes can be conveniently...

R&D : Medical
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 lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child.

R&D : Medical
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.

R&D : Medical
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 breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles, medical implants, and soft...

R&D : Medical
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 cancer. It can provide results in less than an hour.

R&D : Medical
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 implants.

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...

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...

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

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

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

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...

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...

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

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.

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