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News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Develop Chip for Fast, Accurate Disease Detection at Low Cost

An invention by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) holds promise for a faster, cheaper way to diagnose diseases with high accuracy. Professor Zhang Yong from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and...

R&D : Medical
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

Freudenberg Medical, part of the Freudenberg Group and a global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the...

News : Medical
Strong but Uneven Spending in Medical and Health R&D Across Sectors

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development (R&D) in the U.S. grew by 27 percent over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, led by industry and the federal government, according to U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development, a...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging

Researchers have developed a new approach to pressure distribution measurement using tactile imaging technology.

Researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues.

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.

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.

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...

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
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 : Medical
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 : Photonics/Optics
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...

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...

IMPLANTABLE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED PROSTHETIC CONTROL

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

News : Imaging
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,...

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....

Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.

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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.

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 : Medical
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.

For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
News : Software
OPEN MIND Partners with Okuma America, Joins Partners in THINC

OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has partnered with Okuma America, joining the Partners in THINC, founded by Okuma. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new...

News : Test & Measurement
Nelson Labs New Global Website to Improve Customer Experience

Nelson Laboratories, a business unit of Sotera Health LLC, has launched a completely redesigned Web site, nelsonlabs.com. The company provides microbiological testing and expert advisory services for medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and life science companies. The new site...

News : Medical
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the...

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