Keyword: Pharmaceuticals

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Features: Medical
With all the benefits implantable systems offer therapy developers, clinicians, and patients, it is easy to see why market projections for this segment are on the rise.
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Briefs: Medical
Researchers at MIT and Tufts University have devised an alternative computational approach based on a type of artificial intelligence algorithm known as a large language model.
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Features: Wearables
SAE Media Group’s inaugural Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices USA Conference takes place in Boston, September 13–14, 2023. SAE spoke with conference speaker Alexandra Benbadis about her insights on this vital market.
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Briefs: Medical

Inspired by sutures developed thousands of years ago, engineers have designed “smart” sutures that can not only hold tissue in place, but also detect inflammation and release...

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Briefs: Medical
A team of scientists has developed novel technology with the potential to change the future of drug delivery. The device developed represents the first implantable drug-delivery system that is triggered by external light sources of different wavelengths, and not by electronics.
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Briefs: Wearables
A bionic pancreas — a wearable, pocket-sized, automated insulin delivery device — has been cleared by the FDA. The iLet Bionic Pancreas is now commercially available.
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Briefs: Materials
The new method utilizes antioxidants in the form of polymer-stabilized crystals. Traditional methods grow crystals within reactors, but using microfluidics, the researchers can create crystals that are all the same size and dosage.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Intracellular Drug Delivery Centre will help predict the stability, efficacy, performance, and any potential adverse reactions of RNA vaccines and therapeutics.
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Briefs: AR/AI
With the help of an AI, researchers have succeeded in designing synthetic DNA that controls the cells’ protein production.
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Briefs: IoMT

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has partnered with SCHOTT Pharma, a specialist in drug-containment...

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R&D: Medical

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer ever recorded in mouse models. The new treatment completely eliminated tumors in 80 percent...

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R&D: Medical
Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.
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R&D: Medical
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
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Briefs: Medical
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
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Briefs: Medical

If you’ve ever swallowed the same round tablet in hopes of curing everything from stomach cramps to headaches, you already know that medicines aren’t always...

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Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

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Features: Medical

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

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Briefs: Materials

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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R&D: Nanotechnology
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
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R&D: Wearables
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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Features: Medical
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
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Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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