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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 : Medical
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...

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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Research Lab
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Materials
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 : Medical
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 : Materials
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...

News : Medical
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
News : Medical
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
News : Medical
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease

Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems.

Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
News : Materials
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
News : Medical
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

A new diagnostic test shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for bio-markers of pancreatic...

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
News : Medical
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants

Researchers have observed a way that the brittle nature of ceramics can be overcome as they sustain heavy loads, leading to more resilient structures such as dental...

Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
News : Communications
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
News : Software
ICU Medical's Plum 360 Infusion System First Medical Device to Earn UL Cybersecurity Certification

ICU Medical, Inc., which makes medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, has become the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP), a new...

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