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INSIDER: Medical

A team of scientists has demonstrated the first successful use of a neural prosthetic device to recall specific memories. This groundbreaking research was derived from research that showed the...

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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed an implantable device that could provide a long-term supply of insulin to the body. The implant was designed to shield insulin-producing, or islet, cells from damaging immune responses, while continuously generating oxygen to sustain them.
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Global Innovations: Medical

A new collaboration between The University of Manchester and CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials could transform the field of biomedical implants.

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
With a focus on transformation, innovation, and portfolio management, Medtronic is well positioned for continued success and value creation in the dynamic medical technology landscape. Its commitment to shareholders, coupled with strategic guidance updates, underscores Medtronic's trajectory toward sustained growth and long-term value.
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R&D: Materials
Scaffold insertion also appeared to be as safe as angioplasty, in terms of procedure-related complications.
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Briefs: Medical
The scientists set out in detail the process of developing the neuroprosthetic that has allowed a first patient with Parkinson's to be treated, enabling him to walk comfortably, confidently and without falling.
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R&D: Medical
A microscale device for implantation in the eye presents new opportunities for cell-based treatment of diabetes and other diseases. The 3D printed device aims to encapsulate insulin-producing pancreatic cells and electronic sensors.
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Videos of the Month: Medical
See the videos of the month, including one on a wearable, textile-based device that could compensate for deficiencies in visual and auditory inputs by tapping the sense of touch; one on a 3D-printed heart; one on the eradication of advanced-stage mesothelioma in mice; and more.
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Features: Medical

The 21st annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL,...

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From the Editor: Design
Implantable medical devices may be nothing new — doctors have been inserting things like pacemakers and cochlear implants into their patients’ bodies for decades — but as the relationship between people and technology becomes ever more co-dependent.
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R&D: Medical
A minimally invasive and smart glaucoma implant has the potential to decrease the incidence of postoperative complications. The biodegradable glaucoma implant is approximately the same size as the world’s smallest medical device known to be implanted in the human body.
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Trivia: Medical

What medical device would come to shape modern medical practice around the use and development of artificial organs?

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Features: Medical
With COVID behind them and patients and their physicians returning to elective procedures, Smith & Nephew is seeing strong market revenue growth in 2022, according to CEO Deepak Nath, who spoke during its first quarter trading update.
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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: Medical

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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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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Features: Medical
The first ever bone plate that was implanted in a human body is reported to be in the 1560s, centuries before the advent of anesthesia.
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INSIDER: Materials

Researchers have developed the first cardiac implant made from graphene, a two-dimensional super material with ultra-strong, lightweight and conductive properties.

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Features: Medical
With a view to the absolute safety of patients, medical device manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Supplements: Medical
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A new remotely controlled drug-delivery implant could one day provide extended, adjustable medication for patients — even those on spacecraft headed for Mars.
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Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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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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Supplements: Materials
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Special Reports: Nanotechnology
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Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
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Podcasts: Electronics & Computers
Marcus Gerhardt and his company at Blackrock Neurotech are creating a brain-computer interface that restores senses for paralyzed patients.
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Features: Medical
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
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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: 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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