Keyword: Surgical procedures

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have laid the groundwork for a soft robotic tool and control system that could grant surgeons an unprecedented degree of maneuverability within the brain.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Engineers have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button.
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Features: Medical
Minnesota is home to Medical Alley and the area is poised to transform healthcare with its combination of institutions and talent in one region.
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R&D: Materials

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

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Briefs: Medical

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

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Features: Medical

Driving growth with portfolio innovation, globalization, and new capabilities in 2022 will position Boston Scientific to deliver on its promise to “transform lives through innovative medical solutions...

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Global Innovations: Materials

Engineers at EPFL and ETH have developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery. It...

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Briefs: Medical
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
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Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
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Applications: Medical
A preconfigured starter saves time when you develop a medical vision system.
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Briefs: Wearables
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
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Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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Features: Imaging
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
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Features: Medical
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
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Briefs: Medical
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
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Features: Medical
Rodd Turnquist tells Medical Design Briefs how to select the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.
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Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
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R&D: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
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Briefs: Medical
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
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Applications: Electronics & Computers
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
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Global Innovations: Medical
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
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Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
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Features: AR/AI
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
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Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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