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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Develop First Ultrasound Biosensor
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
Advancements have enabled marker bands to be applied more safely and consistently.
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
The SEER method is 67 times faster than current techniques.
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Overcoming Mediocrity in Cylindrical Laser Processing of Medical Devices

Laser processing has been used for decades to manufacture tubular medical devices, such as stents, valves, and vascular grafts. However, achieving the precision that is necessary for high-volume production is more challenging now than ever before. Driven by growth...

Researchers have developed an ultrasound diagnostic protocol for COVID-19. The protocol was developed in the laboratories of UniTrento with collaboration from a dozen clinical teams in Italy as...

Researchers have described CT imaging features that aid in the early detection and diagnosis of the coronavirus in a study led by Dr. Michael Chung, M.D., assistant professor in the...

Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time....

Scientists have developed live-cell imaging that enables the first visualization of hidden processes in plants. The new technique records movies of fundamental processes in flower development...

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have a clearer idea of what happens in the brain during courtship and mating, thanks to the evolution of an advanced imaging system...

From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From the Editor —The 2019 Products of the Year

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the...

A radical noninvasive technology can be used to diagnose respiratory lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and lung cancer, and potentially fast-track treatments for...

A new MRI tool can identify cases of ovarian cancer that are difficult to diagnose using standard methods. The tool has produced encouraging results in a clinical study and its impact...

Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Real-time medical imaging is enabling new levels of care by providing greater insight and decision support. As the use of video in healthcare increases, system designers are under pressure to...

Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free, ultra-miniaturized endoscope — the width of only a few human hairs — that is capable of producing high-quality images....

Researchers have developed a low-cost, “intelligent” metamaterial that could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, safer, and more accessible to...

National Institutes of Health researchers, along with researchers at Siemens, have developed a high-performance, low-magnetic-field MRI system that vastly improves image quality of the lungs and...

Scientists have developed plastic collimators that can replace their metal analogs used in radiation therapy. The team focused on the exact characteristics of the desired product, its...

Researchers are developing a new imaging technique that can provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using deep learning, a type of...

MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB's design engineering readers.

Researchers have developed a way to enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy up to five times without compromising resolution. This record-fast imaging speed will allow scientists...

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