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CanGaroo ECM Envelope Bioscaffold Holds Cardiac Implants, Turns Into Vascularized Tissue

Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can cause significant damage to nearby tissue, while afterwards the implants can move around, causing more problems. CorMatrix, a company that develops novel biomaterials,...Show More Summary

Hansen Medical Magellan Transport System

Hansen Medical has received the final clearance necessary from the FDA to introduce the Magellan Transport System for its Magellan robotic arm. The device allows a single clinician to move the robotic arm, which is used for intravascular...Show More Summary

Masimo rainbow DCI-mini Hemoglobin Spot-Check Sensor Cleared in Europe, Japan

Masimo has received European and Japanese regulatory approvals to introduce the rainbow DCI-mini non-invasive hemoglobin (SpHb) sensor. Intended for infants and small kids weighing 3 to 30 kg (6.6 lbs to 66 lbs), the sensor connectsShow More Summary

FDA Clears SHILLA Growth Guidance System for Children with Severe Scoliosis

Children with early onset scoliosis can have a few difficult years growing up, as regularly scheduled surgeries are necessary to adjust the spine to keep up with growth. Dr. Richard McCarthy, an ortho surgeon at University of Arkansas...Show More Summary

Smartphone App May Detect Neonatal Jaundice

Engineers and physicians at the University of Washington have developed an app called BiliCam that can detect jaundice in newborns using just a smartphone’s camera and flash plus a color calibration card the size of a business card. Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin resulting from an excess amount of bilirubin in the blood. Show More Summary

Tiny, Battery Powered Real-Time PCR Machine for DNA Field Testing

Commercial PCR machines are getting smaller and cheaper all the time, and we just covered a new device that costs only $6,000 and requires little technical training to run. Now we learn of a new device developed at University of Otago...Show More Summary

Primerdesign Releases genesig 16, World’s Cheapest Real-Time PCR Machine (VIDEO)

Primerdesign, a company out of Southampton, UK, is releasing the world’s cheapest real-time PCR machine, the genesig q16. The q16, at only $6,500, is designed for use with the company’s kits that include over 400 different tests, including tests for infectious disease screening and food and water safety testing. Show More Summary

First FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Polymeric Implants for Facial Reconstruction

Oxford Performance Materials out of South Windsor, Connecticut received the first FDA clearance for a 3D printed polymeric implant for facial reconstruction. The OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device (OPSFD) is uniquely manufactured for individual patient anatomies using MRI or CT scans as templates. Show More Summary

Echelon Flex GST Stapling System with Gripping Surface Technology

Ethicon, a division of J&J, will be unveiling its brand new laparoscopic ECHELON FLEX GST System which consists of the ECHELON FLEX Powered Plus Stapler and the ENDOPATH ECHELON Reloads with Gripping Surface Technology (GST). The device...Show More Summary

A New Implantable Intraocular Pressure Sensor to Help Monitor Glaucoma

Diagnosing and monitoring the development of glaucoma involves taking regular measurements of patients’ intraocular pressure (IOP). This is typically done in a clinical setting with readings taken weeks or months apart, a problem since...Show More Summary

MicroVention’s LVIS and LVIS Jr. Stents FDA Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysms

The FDA has given MicroVention, a division of Terumo, approval for the company’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.). The self-expanding nitinol stent, which comes with its own delivery mechanism, is used to repair brain aneurysms. Show More Summary

Nipro TRUE METRIX Glucometers FDA Approved

Nipro Diagnostics out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida won FDA clearance of its TRUE METRIX Self-Monitoring glucometer and the TRUE METRIX PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system. Nipro is the largest maker of store branded diabetes...Show More Summary

Intravascular Device for Delivery of Engineered Cells Might Help Avoid Coronary Bypass Procedures

Stem cell and genetic therapies are already helping to fight a number of diseases, but using them to treat conditions in areas where there’s constant blood flow is difficult. Things get washed down the stream before they get a chance to establish and deliver therapy. Show More Summary

Philips Lifeline App Can Help You When You’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up (VIDEO)

Many years ago everyone young and old learned that one day you can fall and not be able to get up. Custom devices have been sold for use at home that can call emergency operators that would summon help. These days nearly everyone itShow More Summary

Non-Invasive Brain Acoustic Drug Delivery

Dr. Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia University has shown for the first time that the size of molecules crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) can be manipulated through acoustic pressure generated by an ultrasound beam. Show More Summary

World’s First 3D Printed Vertebral Implantations

Advancements in 3D printing has allowed for progress to be made in the field of biomedical engineering. In the world, there have been hip and knee replacements made with 3D printing; however, this is the first time that an artificial vertebral body has been 3D printed to be used in humans. Show More Summary

IP Gloves Help Prevent Spread of Infection Thanks to Clever Trick (VIDEO)

Medical gloves are a great way to help prevent the spread of infection from person to person within clinical environments, but traditional gloves are are difficult to take off without contaminating the wrists in the process. A new product...Show More Summary

Withings Aura Sleep Assist System Now Available for Purchase

Having unveiled its Aura sleep system at CES in January of this year, Withings is now making the innovative product available for purchase. The Aura includes a sensor that’s placed under the mattress capable of continuously monitoring the person’s heart rate, breathing, and movement while sleeping. Show More Summary

Desorption Electrospray Ionization for Brain Tumor Identification

NBIB-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient method for screening brain tumors. The method uses a technique called Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI MS) to screen for 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), a metabolite which is formed from a mutation in the brain tumor inducing gene IDH. Show More Summary

Medtronic’s Viva CRT-P with AdaptivCRT Approved in U.S.

Medtronic‘s Viva cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker (CRT-P) received FDA approval for use on appropriate patients with heart failure or atrioventricular (AV) block. The device made its debut in Europe earlier this year, featuring...Show More Summary

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