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Join the conversation! Medical Design Briefs' Editor Sherrie Trigg provides her take on today’s innovative technology developments and the topics most important to you.

Blog: Wearables

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

Blog: Design

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....

Blog: Medical

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...

From the Editor: Medical

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...

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Design

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

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Design

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

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Medical

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

Blog: Test & Measurement

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...

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Medical

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

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Medical

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Design

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...

Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

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

From the Editor: Connectivity
Has telehealth proven that it is a viable alternative for care? The answer is yes, according to Justin Williams, CEO of healthcare delivery platform Noteworth.
Blog: Design

Advanced Test and Automation, Inc. (ATA) is working with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will accelerate...

Blog: Medical

You’ve probably noticed over the past two months how hard it is to speak with people when half their face is hidden. You can’t hear them very well or make out their facial...

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