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Spectrum Solutions, LLC has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its SDNA-1000 saliva collection device. The...

When the Emergency Use Authorization Act is lifted, the FDA will have a real device review in place, says our guest editor.

A team at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has prototyped a flexible patch containing tiny transducers for monitoring health conditions. When paired with a new algorithm, the...

The rapid increase of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective...

The U.S. Army partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to create a biocontainment unit that could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients....

An ear, nose, and throat doctor has invented a simple mask design that significantly improves safety during aerosol-generating procedures of the head and neck. The novel coronavirus...

While some sectors of the medical device industry have done well during the pandemic, others have been adversely affected. Either way, mergers and acquisitions have...

Thermoplastics manufacturer Flambeau is making an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE) widely used by frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. After...

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes — but ones that will have long-term consequences. In the newest report...

In late April, NASA announced the development of Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL), a ventilator prototype designed specifically to...

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

An innovative device may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health. A team from Purdue University...

Portable disinfection chambers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to inactivate virus particles could allow emergency medical technicians, police officers, healthcare workers,...

In early Spring of 2020, the phone calls and emails started streaming in to the mechanical engineering department of the University of Wisconsin – Madison: “We...

Yes, there will be a day when the U.S. EUA, Emergency Use Authorization Act, will be lifted, the medical device industry goes back to reality, and the FDA regains control of the medical approval process...

The most significant marketing challenge of our time is the scarcity of attention from potential customers. Bombarded relentlessly from all directions with too much...

Scientific leaders from the National Institutes of Health have set forth a framework to increase significantly the number, quality, and type of daily tests for...

Doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts. Fear runs rampant nowadays when it comes to touching common surfaces because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. A Virginia Tech professor...

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the largest hospital in the Middle East, has launched a pilot program for breakthrough rapid COVID-19 detection tests...

See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.

Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a “catch and kill” air filter that can trap the virus responsible for...

Researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Before a vaccine is available to the...

A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19...

MIT’s new Pandemic Response CoLab — a joint project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI), the MIT Community Biotechnology Initiative (CBI) at the MIT...

Maplewood Senior Living, a progressive senior living provider with a flagship Manhattan high-rise location, is now helping residents reconnect with their loved ones with...

A team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego has developed a low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator for COVID-19 patients that is...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with many thousands of new infections reported each day, there is a need for widely applicable surveillance testing to gain a better...

Nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to...

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective...

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