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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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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) developed a multi-spectral, super-low-dose photoacoustic microscopy system with a significant improvement in the system sensitivity limit, enabling new biomedical applications and clinical translation in the future.
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Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping
One of the challenges in treating burn victims is the frequency of dressing changes, which can be extremely painful. To bring relief to this pain and related problems, researchers have created a new type of wound dressing material using advanced polymers.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers from Japan have developed a novel, wireless, parity-time symmetry-based bioresonator that can detect minute concentrations of tear glucose and blood lactate.
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Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers are developing a 3D-printed insole with integrated sensors that allows the pressure of the sole to be measured in the shoe and thus during any activity. This helps athletes or patients to determine performance and therapy progress.
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Global Innovations: Wearables
Surgical site infections are one of the most common medical infections, occurring in 2–4 percent of patients post-surgery.
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Global Innovations: Data Acquisition
The fiber could lead to fiber-based smart clothes that provide greater versatility in functions, larger sensing areas, and greater comfort.
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Global Innovations: Materials
Researchers have developed a transparent temperature sensor capable of precisely and quickly measuring temperature changes caused by light.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.
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Global Innovations: Design
Engineers have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button.
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Global Innovations: Wearables
Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.
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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint...

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Global Innovations: Medical

Engineers at EPFL and ETH have developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery. It...

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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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Global Innovations: Packaging & Sterilization
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
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Global Innovations: Wearables
A needle-free technology allows people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels without having to stick a needle into their fingertips.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Quantum sensors for the brain may soon identify brain diseases like dementia, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
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Global Innovations: Imaging
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
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Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
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Global Innovations: Materials

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed a rapid, highly accurate test to detect antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in human serum.
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Global Innovations: Medical
A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.
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Global Innovations: Wearables
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Global Innovations: Wearables
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
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Global Innovations: Materials
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
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Global Innovations: Materials
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
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Global Innovations: Medical
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
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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.

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Inside Story: Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology Medical Device Testing, Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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