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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: AR/AI
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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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: Medical
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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R&D: Medical

A simple and accurate glucose-meter-based test incorporates a novel fusion protein could someday be used to monitor SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels. Glucose meters are readily available and easy to...

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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: Wearables

A 3D printed light-sensing medical device is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flareups. The device could help millions of people worldwide...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed an ophthalmological device that can be used to diagnose some degenerative eye disorders long before the onset of the first symptoms. In early clinical trials, the prototype was...

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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 garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
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R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
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R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

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Technology Leaders: Motion Control

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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Briefs: Wearables

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

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Features: Photonics/Optics

Fluorescence endoscopy is becoming increasingly important in many medical diagnostic tests. Based on the molecular absorption of light, this technique works by revealing...

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R&D: Materials

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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R&D: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

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Briefs: Medical

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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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

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R&D: Medical

A new COVID-19 test could have a huge social and economic impact and completely change the response in the travel and leisure industries. The project is looking to create a handheld...

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R&D: Medical

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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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a portable, artificially intelligent olfactory system.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues have designed a prototype biosensor that detects levels of ATP and lactates in a patient’s blood.
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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 Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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