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New Higher Resolution Electrode Array for Intraoperative Brain Monitoring

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Neurosurgeons operating on the brain often use electrode grids to monitor neural activity and to stay clear of healthy tissue. The technology hasn’t seen much progress over the past couple of decades, but now a team from University of California San Diego and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new electrode array that provides higher fidelity […]

PREVENA DUO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Treats Two Incisions at Same Time

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Acelity, based in San Antonio, Texas, is releasing the PREVENA DUO Incision Management System, a disposable negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system that can be used to manage two surgical incisions at the same time. The company expects the PREVENA DUO to be used post vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction, and ortho trauma procedures that often result […]

Manual Standing Wheelchair Lets Users Control It Whether Sitting or Upright

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) has developed a new wheelchair that allows its users to switch between a sitting and standing positions while retaining the ability to move and steer the chair in any direction. The fully mechanical device uses bicycle chains to transfer power from a tank tread-like push […]

Interview with Rupa Basu, BIOTRONIK’s Senior VP of Marketing, Corporate Accounts and Strategy

Millions of people experience heart rhythm disturbances in their lifetime. This has propelled cardiac electrophysiology to become one of the most innovative fields in medicine today. BIOTRONIK, a privately owned, global company with headquarters in Germany, is one of the leaders in the cardiac rhythm management space. Aside from its European roots, the company has an […]

Manual Standing Wheelchair Lets Users Control It Whether Sitting or Upright

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recently renamed to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, has developed a new wheelchair that allows its users to switch between a sitting and standing positions while retaining the ability to move and steer the chair in any direction. The fully mechanical device uses bicycle chains to transfer power from a tank tread-like […]

EduExo Educational Exoskeleton Robotics Kit Now on Kickstarter

Exoskeletons are an emerging field of engineering that is already allowing thousands of disabled people to regain arm movement and even paralyzed people to walk upright. To help promote the development of new devices and get people excited about exoskeletons, an educational kit is being promoted through a Kickstart funding campaign. The EduExo kit consists […]

Laser-Induced Graphene Showing Promise as Implant Material

Scientists from Rice University and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have identified that laser-induced graphene, a material designed on purpose to have imperfections, both prevents the buildup of organic materials on its surface and can be used to electrically kill bacteria that comes in contact with it. While typical graphene is simply a flat sheet […]

IontoDC Uses DC Electricity to Deliver Drugs Through Skin

Soterix Medical, a company based in New York City, won clearance from the FDA to introduce its IontoDC iontophoresis medication delivery system. Mostly meant for introducing soluble salt ions, but also fentanyl for pain control, into the body, the device relies on battery power to generate low current (up to 2 milliamperes) electricity that with […]

MIT Scientists Develop Microfluidic Device to Screen Biologics for Quality During Production

Biologics, which are drugs made of biochemical compounds produced by living organisms, are becoming more common to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis, and breast cancer. They’re usually...Show More Summary

Hill-Rom’s New Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed Promises Gentle Contact and Air Circulation

Hill-Rom is releasing a new hospital bed designed for patients with serious wounds. The Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed pumps air from below a mattress-like layer of silicone beads, helping to make sure that even the tissue that is contact with the bed receives air circulation while helping to distribute pressure evenly. The company says that […]

Chemical Engineers Help Nanoparticles Better Target Brain Tumors

Getting drugs into the brain by cloaking them within nanoparticles that can sneak through the blood-brain barrier has been the focus of a lot of nanotechnology research over the past few years. There’s quite a bit of progress toward that goal, including some notable successes. Because of this progress, scientists are coming to the realization […]

Live Free or Die: A Look at New Hampshire’s Medical Technology Sector

There’s a lot of reasons you should consider visiting New Hampshire. The 9th state in the Union is picturesque and quintessential New England in its natural beauty and architecture. Lakes, mountains, and a tiny 18-mile coastline dot the state, making it a recreation lover’s paradise. And if retail therapy is more your thing, New Hampshire […]

Nitrite Sensor to Help Asthmatics Detect Onset of Airway Inflammation

The presence of relatively high concentrations of nitrite (NO2?) in exhaled breath may be indicative of the presence of inflammatory processes within the airways, and so measuring it may be an effective way of performing early detection of the onset of the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions. Devices that are able to measure […]

Interview with Harshal Shah, Head of Oncology Drug Delivery at Cambridge Consultants

Thanks to the ongoing advancements in standards of care and gradual improvements in more targeted therapeutics, some argue that cancer is slowly turning into a chronic disease, and with it bringing about a host of new challenges for oncology care. These challenges are also opening up a variety of new opportunities for technical innovations that […]

Myoscience iovera System Cleared for Treating Painful Osteoarthritic Knees

Myoscience, a company based in Fremont, California won FDA clearance for its iovera cryoneurolysis system to be used for symptom and pain relief in the knees arising from osteoarthritis. The company’s so-called Focused Cold Therapy delivery system pumps pressurized liquid nitrous oxide (N2O) to the treatment tip, where it is made to turn to a gas and […]

Optoacoustics May Allow Surgeons See Tumor Margins for Accurate Excisions

While doctors have gotten pretty good at finding and excising tumors, identifying whether they have been removed in their entirety remains a challenge. Histology slides are today’s standard, but processing the tissue, freezing, slicing it, staining, imaging, and analysis take much too long. Patients are often sent home, only to find out later that a […]

Small, Cheap, Disposable Sensors for Detecting Organic Volatile Compounds in Breath

At the University of Illinois, researchers have developed small, extremely sensitive detectors of volatile organic compounds, seemingly capable of sensing such chemicals at concentrations even our noses can’t detect. While there areShow More Summary

Non-Contact Respiratory Rate Sensor Built Into a Cotton T-Shirt

At the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, researchers have developed a respiration sensor built into a t-shirt that can be sampled by a nearby radio device. The idea is that patients in a hospital would wear a lightweight, comfortable shirt that doesn’t have any wires, while their breathing rate would be discreetly monitored in real-time. The […]

Cordis Unveil New Interventional Cardiology Products

Cordis, the interventional vascular arm of Cardinal Health, has announced three new additions to its cardiology portfolio for use in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The new products were on show at EUROPCR 2017 in Paris this week and include the RAILWAY Sheathless Access System and two new percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA) balloon catheters: […]

BrainCool’s IQool Patient Cooling System Cleared in U.S.

BrainCool, a company based in Lund, Sweden, landed FDA clearance to introduce its IQool patient cooling system. Pads filled with BrainCool’s “BCCOOL” non-toxic liquid are placed around the patient’s head and neck, thighs, and the torso, and a programmable chiller cools and moves the liquid through the pads. The pads don’t have any adhesive material […]

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