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What are the major medical device markets? Find out here. Our news and videos focus on essential sectors, including prosthetics, drug delivery, and rehabilitation.

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INSIDER: Medical

An implant allows neuroscientists to activate or inhibit specific spinal-cord neurons by applying light at a specific wavelength. It will give researchers insight into...

R&D: Energy
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
R&D: Wearables
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
INSIDER: Medical

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms...

INSIDER: Medical

A flexible polymer composite microneedle array can overcome the physicochemical bacterial biofilm present in chronic, nonhealing wounds and deliver both oxygen and...

INSIDER: Medical

Tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled with rotating magnetic fields can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow, and deposit substances at precise...

INSIDER: Medical

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

News: Medical

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The...

R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
R&D: Design
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Technology Leaders: Design
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Features: Materials
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using a new minuscule device, researchers can implant insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Medical
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.
From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn why the global market for medical device technologies is projected to grow from $605.7 billion in 2020 to $796.9 billion by 2025.
News: Medical

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker – a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing...

Products: Materials
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
UC San Diego engineers wants to know: How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation?
INSIDER: Medical

A team of has demonstrated how adding brain stimulation evokes tactile sensations that make it easier for the operator to manipulate a brain-controlled robotic arm. In their experiment,...

INSIDER: Medical

Using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology, newly developed exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own....

INSIDER: Medical

A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in vascular sutures can be loaded with therapeutic drugs and implanted in the body, where mechanical forces...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.

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