Keyword: Drug Delivery

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Microhairs Could Improve Lab-on-Chip Diagnostics

A team of engineers at MIT, Cambridge, MA, have fabricated a new elastic material covered with microscopic, hair-like structures that tilt in response to a magnetic field. Depending on the field’s orientation, they say, the microhairs uniformly tilt to form a path through which fluid can flow....

R&D: Medical

A team of engineers at Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, say that they have developed a new technology that could revolutionize treatment and prevention of sepsis. Commonly called “blood...

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INSIDER: Medical
Bionic Pancreas Provides Dramatic Results in Clinical Trials with Type 1 Diabetics

A team of researchers from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital report their study results in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that reveals that the latest version of a bionic pancreas device was successfully tested in type...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Making Laser-Like Beams with 250x Less Power

Using precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They say that their first-time polariton laser is fueled...

INSIDER: Medical
Wormlike Motion Lets Hydrogels Swim

Inspired by earthworms, which use peristaltic locomotion to wriggle, an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science used a worm’s contracting and expanding motion to provide a way for gels to freely swim in liquids.

INSIDER: Medical
Introducing the Bionic Man

The NIH’s Bionic Man site helps viewers visually explore some of the latest bioengineering creations from research funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. From prosthetics to artificial kidneys, these technologies are changing lives now and in the future.

INSIDER: Medical
World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor Created

A team of engineers at The University of Texas at Austin say that they have built the smallest, fastest, and longest-running synthetic motor to date. This nanomotor, which could fit inside a human cell, is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body...

R&D: Medical

Scientists at the University of Buffalo, NY, are exploring the use of PoP-liposomes or nanoballoons to get chemotherapy drugs where they need to go. They then blast the balloons with...

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Briefs: Medical

Light therapy has been used to treat a number of disorders, including psoriasis, and highly targeted lasers have been used for specific skin disorders, eye diseases, or cancers. Advances in...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Spinal injuries can damage the nerve supply to the bladder, meaning that people cannot tell when their bladder is full and needs to be emptied. This can create excessively high pressure on the bladder,...

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R&D: Medical

A specialized 3D printing extruder developed by a sophomore and collaborator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) could lower the costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug...

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INSIDER: Medical
Electrical Stimulus Could Heal Chronic Wounds

A team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati, OH, says that an electrical stimulus can promote the growth of blood vessels and help to speed healing in diabetic ulcers and other hard-to-heal chronic wounds. Their research examines the best stimulus parameters, such as frequency and magnitude,...

INSIDER: Medical
New Technique to Treat Kidney Failure

A new technique to purify blood uses a nanofiber mesh, which could be useful as a cheap, wearable alternative to kidney dialysis, say a team of researchers at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science in Ibaraki, Japan. The mesh could be incorporated...

R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg, Germany, have developed a sensor that can measure and individually adjust brain pressure if the...

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INSIDER: Medical
Diamonds and Silk Combine for New Imaging Tool

Silk and diamonds are the ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery. The particles, just tens of nanometers across, are made of nanodiamonds covered in silk.

INSIDER: Medical
Smart Hydrogels Deliver Medicine on Demand

Researchers at the University of Delaware, Newark, have developed a “smart” hydrogel that can deliver medicine on demand, in response to mechanical force. What’s new about their material, is its ability to release medicine in response to force, a major challenge for people with osteoarthritis,...

News: Medical
Funding Opportunity for Biomedical Product Companies

Administering health care in space demands innovative biomedical solutions. Small companies developing products that can be modified for use in space may be eligible for a unique funding opportunity offered through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).

Features: Medical

The cardiovascular device market is growing, with research forecasting that the cardiac implant medical device market alone will exceed $27 billion...

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Products: Medical

KD Scientific, Holliston, MA, introduces its new Allegro Peristaltic Pump System, the only touch screen peristaltic pump that displays flow rate, dispensed volume, and flow direction. This innovative new pumping...

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Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden,
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A specially-designed elastic bodysuit covered with electrodes, which was designed at Stockholm’s...

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Products: Materials

Arkema Inc., King of Prussia, PA, introduces Kynar Rx® 752 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) copolymer for use in minimally invasive medical catheters exposed to bodily fluids for...

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Products: Medical

Thomas Division, Sheboygan, WI, announces that its Model 1420 miniature diaphragm pump with an innovative twin-head design achieves higher flows than conventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same...

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Products: Materials

Goodfellow Corporation, Coraopolis, PA, introduces a new line of glass capillary tubes available with inner diameters as small as 0.005mm and in a range of materials that can be sterilized, are inert, and are...

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INSIDER: Medical
Recycled Plastic Can Kill Drug-Resistant Fungi

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is...

Products: Medical

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the PICO® xMOD™ Valve, a fully exchangeable and modular concept in noncontact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. The valve uses durable...

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, stocks SMC series polycarbonate non-luer connectors from Colder Products Company™. The SMC is a twist-to-connect coupling that provides a secure alternative to luer connections and...

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INSIDER: Medical
New Microbeam Emitter Shrinks Radiation Therapy

Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) provides tremendous promise for cancer patients due to its ability to destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. Yet its clinical use has been limited by the size of the massive electron accelerators called synchrotrons needed to generate the...

Applications: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Diabetes is a widespread metabolic disorder, and having it puts people at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. There are two types of diabetes patients: type...

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Products: Medical

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces new HVHTV 3-way and 4-way configured valves featuring proven reliability, compact size, economical pricing, precision machining, and more....

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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Inside Story

Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions

Medical Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (MMT), a leading global provider of medical device manufacturing solutions, acquired Ireland-based Somex Automation and Ward Automation Galway. Recognized for developing best-in-class custom automation and integration solutions encompassing the entire product lifecycle, from design and development through production, testing, and packaging, these brands have become the flagship offerings of MMT Automation. To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.