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Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease

A contact lens patch with microneedles could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

INSIDER : Medical
New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers

A shoe insole could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.

News : Medical
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global

As of September 2018, Instron’s Calibration Laboratory in Norwood, MA USA (NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0) expanded its global reach to include Europe into its existing operations. This addition...

News : Medical
Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities

An increase in the incidence of vascular disorders, blockage of blood vessels, and high blood sugar has led to a rise in usage of vascular grafts for treatment. Researchers...

News : Medical
From the Editor — EU MDR: Many Device Makers Unprepared as Impending Deadline Draws Near

With a 2020 deadline looming for the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR), medical device makers “lack understanding of the new rules...

News : Medical
3D Imaging Opens Door to Fascinating Leaf Complexity

The field of plant science is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new imaging and modeling technologies. These tools are allowing scientists to peer inside the leaf with a clarity and resolution inconceivable a generation ago.

News : Photonics/Optics
CT Expands Possibilities of Imaging Ancient Remains

Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT is a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology. They...

News : Medical
Chemists Create Circular Fluorescent Dyes for Imaging

University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. The six-member team is now exploring their potential use in biological imaging.

News : Medical
Enhanced 3D Imaging Advances Brain Treatments

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, to improve rapid 2D and 3D imaging of neuronal activity in the living brain and other tissues. PySight serves as an add-on for laser scanning microscopes. Such an advancement in...

News : Medical
Acoustic Waves Offer Treatment for Kidney Stones

Researchers are investigating the use of time reversal (TR) signal processing to focus waves sound with high amplitudes in a room. In biomedical applications, focused ultrasound can be used in...

News : Medical
Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging

Without a way to prove that a new MRI technique is safe for all women, clinical MRIs haven't been able to keep pace with the latest advances in MRI research. More informative cancer detection...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
New Camera Gives Surgeons a Butterfly's-Eye View of Cancer

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly. The...

Articles : Medical
2018 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner

IMPLANTABLE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED PROSTHETIC CONTROL

The Implantable Myoelectric Sensor (IMES) system transmits localized myoelectric signals...

News : Medical
Mindray North America Selects Eastman Medical Polymers to Enhance Patient Monitors

In an effort to improve patient safety and device durability, Mindray has incorporated Eastman’s medical polymers into its current generation of patient monitors. Used in healthcare facilities throughout North America, the Passport Series of bedside monitors,...

News : Medical
NAM Publication Outlines Use of Procurement Requirements to Drive Interoperability in Healthcare

WASHINGTON – While healthcare has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces,...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA to Address New “Quik” Review Program Pilot for Faster Review of Certain 510(k)s

On October 10, 2018, FDA will host a webinar to share information and answer questions about the Quality in 510(k) (“Quik”) Review Program pilot. More information about the webinar is available here. On September 6, FDA launched the “Quik” Review...

News : Software
From the Editor — Apple’s Mobile Apps Break New Ground in Cloud of Controversy

In September, FDA granted de novo classification to two apps offered in the new Apple Watch Series 4, which the tech giant says have been “redesigned and...

News : Medical
Orthopedic Implants May Kill Harmful Bacteria

Researchers are carrying out a range of groundbreaking experiments to test whether mimicking the nanopatterns of the dragonfly wing on orthopedic implants can kill harmful bacteria that cause infections.

News : Medical
MR Coil for High-Quality Imaging

Researchers have developed and tested an MR coil for high-quality imaging of the whole mouse. Such coils are required for preclinical studies of drugs, as well as for targeted examination of various body...

News : Medical
Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less-invasive treatment of brain aneurysms — bulges in blood vessels — but the procedure requires frequent...

News : Medical
Nanosized Traps Diagnosing Bacterial Infections

A new type of lab on a chip has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes. The device is made of nanosized...

News : Materials
Microscale Superlubricity Improves Electromechanical Devices

Superlubricity — the state of ultra-low friction and wear — holds great promise for the reduction of frictional wear in mechanical and automatic devices.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Microrobots for Medical Tasks

A team of researchers has developed an integrated fabrication process that enables the design of soft robots on the millimeter scale with micrometer-scale features. To demonstrate the capabilities of...

News : Internet of Things
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medtronic Recognizes Weiss-Aug with Supplier Excellence Award

Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has...

News : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

News : Medical
New Use for Beer, Soup, Barley: Medical Imaging Drink

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

News : Medical
Imaging Analysis Could Lead to Better Arthritis Treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians, and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge.

News : Photonics/Optics
Photodetector to Improve Night Vision, Thermal Sensing

Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts. The device also has superior sensing and imaging...

News : Medical
3D Super-Resolution Imaging Gives Insight into Alzheimer's

Recent studies show that 40 percent of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease, and that the disease begins 10 to 20 years before people show up at the doctor's office with memory problems.

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