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Briefs: Medical
In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers have demonstrated that an innovative nanovector (nanogel), which they developed, is able to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs in a targeted manner into glial cells actively involved in the evolution of spinal cord injury, a condition that leads to paraplegia or quadriplegia.
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INSIDER: Medical

Delivering genetic material tagged with a cellular “ZIP code” prompted cells to secrete proteins or drugs into the bloodstream that successfully treated psoriasis and cancer in...

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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have created a vaccine that can induce a strong antibody response against SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine, which has been tested in mice, consists of a DNA scaffold that...

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INSIDER: Medical

A new hydrogel-based delivery system balances the acidic environment in a tumor and greatly enhances the cancer-fighting activity of the chemotherapeutic drug it encapsulates in lab...

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INSIDER: Medical

A team of university and industry researchers is developing new formulations and manufacturing processes for the messenger RNA (mRNA) delivery systems used in some COVID...

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R&D: Materials
A hydrogel-based delivery system balances the acidic environment in a tumor and greatly enhances the cancer-fighting activity of the chemotherapeutic drug it encapsulates in lab experiments.
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News: Software

TeleDaaS™, PLLC, a dosimetry-as-a-service, made its official debut at RSNA2023. The new service specializes in delivering clinical-grade, precision-based dosimetry...

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R&D: Medical
Research teams have created an entirely new kind of drug-delivery system to give doctors the ability to treat cancer in a more targeted way. The system employs drugs that are activated by ultrasound — and only right where they are needed in the body.
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News: Materials

Approximately 10 percent of babies in the U.S. are born prematurely, which puts them at risk for developing...

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INSIDER: Medical

A collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, is working to break through drug-delivery bottlenecks by...

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INSIDER: Medical

A team of researchers has recently developed easy-to-use oral films that enable painless, efficient, and discreet drug administration. The novel oral film releases drugs into the bloodstream...

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Features: Materials
Hydrogels are a proven material used within the wound care industry. They are valued for their cooling, soothing, healing properties, and absorptive characteristics. Outside of the field of wound care, the applications of hydrogels have been expanded into the drug-delivery space.
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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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Features: Design

The animal kingdom has fascinated man from the beginning of time. From the most minute organisms to undersea and land creatures that have perfectly evolved to adapt to their environments, we have...

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From the Editor: Medical
A recent report reveals that the growth in prevalence of chronic diseases and rise in patient preference for advanced drug-delivery systems are driving the global smart drug-delivery systems market.
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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

A proven and effective medication for osteoporosis, which is currently only available as an injection, can be administered orally using a novel “robotic pill,” according to...

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Videos of the Month: Medical
The videos of the month include a wearable patch that applies painless ultrasonic waves to the skin, millirobots, drug-delivery systems, and more.
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Briefs: Medical
A research team has designed a new microneedle patch to offer a highly effective nonantibiotic approach for the treatment of skin infection.
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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: 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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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: Medical
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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R&D: Medical

An injectable biomaterial with significantly improved adhesive strength, stretchability, and toughness could enable improved surgical sealing. This chemically modified,...

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INSIDER: Medical

Thanks to a recent breakthrough, a single injection of a drug can target a specific cell type, tissue, or organ to more efficiently treat disease without undesirable side effects....

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INSIDER: Medical

A disposable pen injector has been designed to facilitate faster, more efficient, and cost-effective market entry. Ideally suited for high-volume manufacturing, from the pen injector...

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INSIDER: Materials

Cutting-edge prefillable syringe system products provide new solutions to customers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical market. Sharps Technology is advancing its product strategy with...

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Supplements: Medical
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.
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Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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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