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News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.

News : Imaging
Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions
Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions

A high-tech device-transformer for ultrasound examination combines three functions in one device. So instead of two types of vehicles (stationary and portable), medical institutions...

Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions
News : Medical
Sensory Device Aids Amputees
Sensory Device Aids Amputees

Sensory feedback — achieved by direct interfaces attached to the nerves — fundamentally changed how study participants used their mechanical attachment, “transforming it from a sporadically used tool into a...

Sensory Device Aids Amputees
News : Medical
Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’
Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’

Researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs)...

Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research

A 3D printed biopsy robot is propelled by cylinders driven by air pressure. With the help of hoses that supply the air, the control of the robot can be placed outside the MRI scanner. The...

3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
News : Nanotechnology
Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict whether a child is at risk of the chronic disease. The researchers hope their detection kit could one...

Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
News : Medical
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can 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 : Medical
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...

News : Medical
Plug-and-Play Diagnostic Devices

Researchers at MIT's Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These "plug-and-play" devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among...

News : Medical
Device Attaches to Damaged Heart to Restore Cardiac Function

After a patient has a heart attack, a cascade of events leading to heart failure begins. Damage to the area in the heart where a blood vessel was blocked leads to scar tissue. In response to scarring, the heart will remodel to compensate. This process often ends in ventricular or valve...

News : Medical
Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth.

News : Medical
Six Proposals Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose six companies from among 10 finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of up to...

News : Test & Measurement
Sotera Health Acquires Gibraltar Laboratories

Sotera Health has acquired New Jersey-based Gibraltar Laboratories. This acquisition expands the U.S.-based analytical testing capabilities of Sotera Health’s Nelson Labs business. According to Sotera, Gibraltar Laboratories is a leading outsourced provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Sets 2019 Medical Device User-Fee Rates
FDA Sets 2019 Medical Device User-Fee Rates

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C...

FDA Sets 2019 Medical Device User-Fee Rates
News : Medical
NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization
NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization

NAMSA has launched an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) development business to provide global manufacturers a proven resource for expedited...

NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits
Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits

An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing, and strain sensitivity to new limits outperforms previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities. Smart...

Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits
News : Medical
Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics
Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics

A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes. The system uses precisely tailored pulses of light to simultaneously image with...

Tissue Imaging Enables Real-Time Diagnostics
News : Imaging
3D Imaging Technique Improves Arthritis Treatment
3D Imaging Technique Improves 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,...

3D Imaging Technique Improves Arthritis Treatment
News : Medical
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery

Paralysis of an arm and/or leg is one of the most common effects of a stroke. But thanks to new research, stroke victims may soon be able to recover greater use of their paralyzed limbs. The...

Dual Therapy Improves Stroke Recovery
News : Medical
Making Brain Probes More Sensitive
Making Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum...

Making Brain Probes More Sensitive
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication

Researchers have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery. The team...

Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
News : Medical
Whitford Confirms Teknicote as a Premier Custom Applicator

Whitford, makers of fluoropolymer coatings, has confirmed Teknicote, Rumford, RI, as a member of the Whitford Recommended Coater (WRC) program. The WRC program recognizes custom coaters that meet certain criteria, including a thorough knowledge of Whitford coatings and experience in...

News : Test & Measurement
Instron Open House to Host Materials Testing Workshops

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters. The free event will present the company’s latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing for...

News : Medical
Knee Replacement, Hearing Aid Parts Win at Powder Metallurgy Design Competition

A knee-replacement part and a hearing aid part were winners in the medical/dental category in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards Competition. Winners were announced at the POWDERMET 2018 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy &...

News : Medical
Primer Released on Agile Methodology for Safety-Critical Medical Devices

After collaborating for 10 years via custom workshops, training, and worldwide presentations on the power of Agile methodology, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, principal of Lean-Agile Partners, Lexington, MA, and Brian Shoemaker, principal of ShoeBar Associates, Dedham, MA, have...

News : Medical
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc., a privately held company developing a single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The addition of this cryoballoon platform positions the company as the first...

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