Medical Devices

Researchers in Ireland have taken a major step forward in the battle against medical implant infections.
by IOP Publishing
10:46am
6.20.2017
The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide...
by David Callahan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:31am
5.18.2017
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Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:15pm
5.12.2017
Scientists have designed a supercapacitor that could make pacemakers and other instruments safer and more durable.
by Meghan Steele Horan, UCLA
9:56am
5.12.2017
Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on a 3D metal printer.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:06am
5.3.2017
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Stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements were backed by members of the European Parliament this week.
by European Parliament
10:05am
4.12.2017
Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and a host of other telltale signs of disease without invasive tests.
by American Chemical Society
11:24am
4.6.2017
Glass can bend over and over again on a nanoscale.
by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University
12:55pm
3.27.2017
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Researchers use novel low-power laser etching technique based on recycled CD player to make polymer waveguides.
by The Optical Society
10:23am
3.23.2017
The discovery is a step towards developing new preventive strategies that could have a direct impact on the recovery of patients in the immediate aftermath of a surgical operation.
by Trinity College Dublin
12:00am
3.21.2017
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Rapid glucose measuring and precise multistep drug delivery.
by Kim Carol, Institute for Basic Science
11:27am
3.14.2017
The new antimicrobial silicone could prove extremely useful both for household and medical purposes.
by Kaunas University of Technology
10:31am
2.28.2017
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Microfluidics, electronics, and inkjet technology underlie a newly developed all-in-one biochip that can analyze cells for research and clinical applications.
by Stanford University
12:15pm
2.7.2017
A new technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
1:29pm
1.27.2017
The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus, and other infectious conditions.
by University of Central Florida
12:03pm
1.24.2017
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Medical implants like stents, catheters, and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection — a perpetual problem for many patients. Engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, “superhemophobic” titanium surface that’s extremely...
by Anne Ju Manning, Colorado State University
11:25am
1.19.2017
System holds promise for the study of biological systems, biosensors, and bio-hybrid devices.
by University of Maryland
10:39am
1.18.2017
Bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes — no electricity required.
by Kris Newby, Stanford University
10:12am
1.17.2017
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A new technique uses biomaterials to make complex devices that could be used for many implantable applications, including drug delivery and stents.
by Holly Evarts, Columbia University
10:53am
1.9.2017
Tattoos aren’t just for body art. They can have medical applications, too.
by American Chemical Society
10:30am
12.27.2016
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More effective than existing microfluidic devices, the breakthrough technology paves the way for clinical development of simple blood tests for many cancers.
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute
11:20am
12.19.2016
The method, which is at the proof of concept stage, consists of a simple imaging technique and an innovative material to coat the prostheses.
by Ioana Patringenaru, UC San Diego
10:16am
12.15.2016
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It’s only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle...
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:12am
12.12.2016
Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that overcomes the limitations of previous models of this key system and have used it to study brain inflammation, dubbed the “silent killer” because it doesn’t cause pain but contributes to...
by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University
12:14pm
12.7.2016
The biomedical device mimics the human skin's elastic properties and sensory capabilities.
by Emil Venere, Purdue University
10:54am
11.17.2016
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New documents offer assistance to those in the medical device community.
by Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg
1:27pm
11.16.2016
Researchers have built a machine that sends messages using common chemicals. Among many potential applications, this system could relay secret messages or allow tiny devices to communicate inside the human body.
by Taylor Kubota, Stanford University
12:48pm
11.15.2016
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