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Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
Spinal cord stimulators could provide sensory feedback to a prosthetic arm.
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
The patch uses fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and delays in procedures, and the orthopedics industry must keep innovating.

Researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Before a vaccine is available to the...

Researchers have developed a technology that can monitor bladder volume in real time and can effectively empty a person’s bladder.
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately record brain activity at scale.
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
The biodegradable motion sensor paves the way for implanted nanotechnology.

ATUM and Phylex BioSciences have entered into a collaboration to leverage ATUM’s Leap-In Transposase® platform to develop the cell line essential to the...

Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.

The proliferation of wearable robotics and exoskeletons is earnestly underway around the world. In virtually any area of one’s personal...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Tech Printing May Help Eliminate Painful Shots
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
The new device automatically manages glucose levels and delivers needed insulin quickly.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.
The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
Alternative treatment uses light-activated drug to coat an angioplasty balloon.

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