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Briefs : Medical
Active Implants Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for NUsurface Meniscus Implant
Active Implants Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for NUsurface Meniscus Implant

FDA has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation to Active Implants’ NUsurface® Meniscus Implant. Active Implants, LLC develops...

Active Implants Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for NUsurface Meniscus Implant
Briefs : Medical
Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants
Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health...

Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants
Global Innovations : Materials
Implants: Protective Membrane Reduces Tissue Buildup
Implants: Protective Membrane Reduces Tissue Buildup

Scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the buildup of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as reported in a...

Implants: Protective Membrane Reduces Tissue Buildup
R&D : Medical
Implantable Bioartificial Kidney Achieves Preclinical Milestone
Implantable Bioartificial Kidney Achieves Preclinical Milestone

Scientists successfully implanted a prototype kidney bioreactor containing functional human kidney cells in large animals without significant safety concerns. The device, which...

Implantable Bioartificial Kidney Achieves Preclinical Milestone
Briefs : Materials
Double-Sided Tape for Tissues Could Replace Surgical Sutures
Double-Sided Tape for Tissues Could Replace Surgical Sutures

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together.

Double-Sided Tape for Tissues Could Replace Surgical Sutures
News : Medical
Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices
Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate from one...

Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices
R&D : Medical
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices

A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables, or computers.

Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
Briefs : Medical
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment

Invasive procedures to biopsy tissue from cancer-tainted organs could be replaced by simply taking samples from a tiny “decoy” implanted just beneath the...

Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving...

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Features : Medical
Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing
Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing

When a patient experiences 70 percent or greater stenosis in the carotid artery — a condition that can cause lack of cerebral blood flow, stroke, and in some cases, death —...

Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing
R&D : Medical
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists have shown that amputees can actually be convinced that the prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. They do this by going beyond the “seeing is believing” idiom based on...

VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work
Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design...

Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work
INSIDER : Medical
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response

A new material shows promise for regenerative medicine for recovery of damaged tissues and blood vessels. The 3D scaffold is made of biodegradable material and filled with...

Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
INSIDER : Medical
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery

Scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important...

New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
R&D : AR/AI
Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR
Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR

Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin’s system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact...

Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR
Features : Medical
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue

Kanfit3D has entered into a joint research partnership with the University of Brescia (Italy). The project will develop unique implantable structures, using additive layer manufacturing (ALM)...

Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
Features : Wearables
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Briefs : Medical
Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel
Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel

Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it.

Prosthetic Arm Can Move and Feel
Briefs : Medical
Less Training Needed for Brain-Machine Interfaces
Less Training Needed for Brain-Machine Interfaces

Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are rarely found outside of medical clinics, where the disabled receive hours or days of training in order to operate wheelchairs with their minds. Now the...

Less Training Needed for Brain-Machine Interfaces
Briefs : Medical
Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy
Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy

Researchers at the University of Houston have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of “smart” deep brain stimulators,...

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy
R&D : Medical
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time

Researchers have developed a camera to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time, with the hope of enabling doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in less...

Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
R&D : Medical
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Briefs : Medical
High-Volume Electrospinning Production Platform for Medical Devices
High-Volume Electrospinning Production Platform for Medical Devices

A newly developed platform has been designed for large-scale industrial manufacturing of reproducible and scalable fiber-based scaffolds for Class I, II and III medical...

High-Volume Electrospinning Production Platform for Medical Devices
News : Medical
Optic Nerve Stimulation to Aid the Blind
Optic Nerve Stimulation to Aid the Blind

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by...

Optic Nerve Stimulation to Aid the Blind
INSIDER : Medical
Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk
Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Since patients are often disappointed in their progress after...

Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk
INSIDER : Medical
Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs
Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs

A new technique called SWIFT (sacrificial writing into functional tissue) enables 3D printing of vascular channels into living matrices composed of stem-cell-derived organ building blocks...

Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs
Blog : Medical
Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom
Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables...

Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom
Briefs : Medical
Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body
Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the...

Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body
Features : Medical
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future

The injectable drug-delivery device market is growing at a staggering rate, with an anticipated global market value of $37.5 billion by 2025 compared to $16.7 billion in 2016. The driving factors...

Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future

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