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R&D: Medical

Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for damaged hearts. However, researchers are still working on two major issues with the therapy – how to keep the stem cells in place and how to...

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INSIDER: Medical

After a heart attack, there is a dramatic loss of heart muscle cells, known as cardiomyocytes, and those that survive cannot effectively replicate. Researchers have...

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Briefs: Medical

By combining engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels with complex intestinal tissue known as organoids— made from human pluripotent stem cells — researchers have...

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INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so that they self-assemble into nonspherical nanoparticles — an advance that could...

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Global Innovations: Medical
University College London
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A new drug-delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and...

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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as “love handles” and treat metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes. The...

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Features: Medical

A revolution is upon us. Dispense pump technology innovation is quickly bringing improved accuracy, capability, and versatility to medical device manufacturers. This...

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INSIDER: Medical

Nanoengineers have demonstrated for the first time the use of micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a...

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INSIDER: Medical

In the future, a smart phone with an inbuilt gas sensor could be used to warn of heavy exposure. To help the sensor respond quickly and provide accurate measurements, researchers have developed a powerful...

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R&D: Medical
Wet-Tolerant Adhesive Patch Inspired by Octopi

Researchers have developed an artificial, biologically inspired, reversible wet/dry adhesion system that is based on the dome-like protuberances found in the suction cups of octopi. To mimic the architecture of these protuberances, they use a simple, solution-based, air-trap technique that involves...

Briefs: Medical

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into persons with...

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Briefs: Medical

A study led by scientists from the Regenerative, Modular, and Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL) and the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices,...

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INSIDER: Medical

A new gel-like material can be coated onto standard plastic or rubber devices, providing a softer, more slippery exterior that can significantly ease a patient’s discomfort. The coating can...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

Systems that deliver medication — whether implanted or at the patient bedside in the hospital — are often vital for the survival of patients. Drug-delivery devices include ambulatory...

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News: Medical
MW Industries Launches Medical-Focused Company

MW Industries, Rosemont, IL, has launched MW Industries Medical Solutions to help address the specific needs of medical devices and other healthcare products. The newly formed company brings together four MW Industries divisions under one umbrella brand. The business units — Economy Spring,...

INSIDER: Medical

Many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, can be treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. Researchers have now demonstrated that making these electrodes...

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INSIDER: Communications

Researchers have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such devices could be used to sense...

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Briefs: Nanotechnology

The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that...

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Briefs: Medical

The nanoscale is creating a massive paradigm shift. Referring to structures of between 1 and 100 nm, the nanoscale is marked as the point where the properties of a material...

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R&D: Medical

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great promise for cell-based therapies, regenerative medicine, drug screening, and other uses in medicine and health. A team of researchers from Kyoto...

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INSIDER: Medical

A strategy for coating complicated surfaces with biodegradable polymers has been pioneered by a team of researchers. It could enable development of coatings for implants that dissolve in the...

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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone sponge...

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R&D: Medical

A new smart patch from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, precisely releases blood-thinning drugs as needed. The device monitors a patient's blood to prevent thrombosis, the...

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Features: Medical

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep...

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Blog: Medical

On a recent tour of bioscience companies in the East Valley area of Phoenix, AZ, I visited AniCell Biotech, a company dedicated to extending the lives of...

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INSIDER: Medical

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless “smart” patch that monitors...

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Features: Tubing & Extrusion

They are vitally important, make therapy possible, and they have become an integral part in hospitals or home-care settings: medication and feeding pumps supply patients with essential...

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Briefs: Medical

UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a...

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Briefs: Medical

Materials scientists from Georgia Tech have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose...

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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.

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Inside Story: Selecting the Best Pump for Your Medical Device
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MDB spoke to Rodd Turnquist, National Sales Manager US, OEM Division, WMFTS, to find out more about selecting the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.

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