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Internal Bone Lengthening Device Developed at University of Texas El Paso

At the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso orthopedist Dr. Amr Abdelgawad, with help from Noe Hernandez of Carnegie Mellon University, has invented a bone lengthening implant which can be  used to lengthen the bones of young children. Show More Summary

EDDA Receives FDA Clearance for IQQA-Guide Intra-operative 3D Navigation System

EDDA Technology has received FDA clearance for IQQA-Guide, an intra-operative 3D navigation system for thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic surgery. Patient-specific anatomic models are extracted from multi-modality images and utilised for on-the-fly 3D navigation during surgery. Show More Summary

Touring CLEMI: Latin American Training Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

On a recent visit to Bogota, Colombia we were invited to check out the CLEMI center (Centro Latinoamericano de Entrenamiento en Cirugía Mínima Invasión) just outside the city where surgeons from around Latin America and beyond come to advance their minimally invasive skills. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley 3D Printing Low Cost Custom Prostheses for Growing Kids

Engineers at the CITRIS Invention Lab at UC Berkeley are studying how 3D printing can be used to develop custom prosthetic devices for people with unique challenges. Children, for example, can quickly outgrow any device, so being able...Show More Summary

Roche’s New VENTANA HE 600 Automated Staining System

Roche released its new VENTANA HE 600 hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) tissue staining system, a fully automated device that aims to prevent human errors while increasing operator safety. The machine adds ready-to-use reagents automatically onto every slide without the lab tech having to deposit alcohol or deionized water. Show More Summary

Olympus VISERA 4K Endoscopy System Provides Unprecedented Detail During Laparoscopic Surgery

Olympus has recently launched the VISERA 4K UHD surgical endoscopy system across Europe. Six years ago we already reported on the first laparoscopic surgery being performed in 4K using an experimental setup, but it has taken a while for components to be reduced to the size needed for regularly usable laparoscopic cameras. Show More Summary

Microwave Excitation Generates Ultrasound to Detect Tumors Deep Inside Body

Stanford researchers working on technology for detection of buried plastic explosives may have come up with a way of spotting tumors deep within the human body. The technology works by delivering microwaves toward the area being analyzed, exciting the tissue so that it in turn emits ultrasound waves. Show More Summary

Olympus EZDilate Multi-Stage Endoscopic Esophageal Balloon Dilator Unveiled in U.S.

Olympus is releasing the newly FDA cleared EZDilate multi-stage endoscopic balloon dilator, a device designed predominantly to be used for esophageal dilations. The balloon is compact during the delivery stage and the soft distal tip of the device should allow for easy access through difficult strictures. Show More Summary

Cybathlon 2016, a Competition of Smart and Powered Prosthetic Devices (VIDEO)

ETH Zurich is getting ready to host the first Cybathlon, a sports competition in which disabled people can use advanced assistive devices to overcome a variety of challenges. There will be special racing courses designed to test outShow More Summary

St. Jude’s Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Pain FDA Approved

St. Jude Medical is releasing in the U.S. a new MR-compatible, upgradeable, and recharge-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system following FDA approval. The Proclaim Elite SCS for chronic pain is programmable using an Apple iPad mini tablet by connecting to it via Bluetooth. Show More Summary

TU Delft: Developing Surgical Tools for Snaking Through The Body

On a recent tour of medtech scene in Holland, we stopped off at TU Delft where teams of professors and graduate students are designing tools to improve how various surgical techniques are performed. Just like we are at Medgadget, the folks at TU Delft believe that technology defines what clinicians are actually able to do. Show More Summary

How Ergomotion Technology is Changing Hospitals

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest in the nation. That is in part due to the industry embracing new technology. The healthcare industry values efficiency and tends to be at the cutting edge of technologies that often make their way to a consumer level. Show More Summary

Ingestible Sensor for Measuring Heart Rate and Breathing Rate

Researchers at MIT are developing an ingestible electronic sensor that can measure a patient’s heart rate and breathing rate. Current methods to monitor vital signs require physical contact between the device and the skin or at least constant nearby presence to the patient. Show More Summary

Boston Sci’s WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure Approved in Europe

Boston Scientific won CE Mark approval and is reporting first implantations of its new WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device. The implant is completely repositionable and removable, and is based on the original popular WATCHMAN, a device that’s been extensively used for LAAC procedures. Show More Summary

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Using Microsoft Kinect 3D Camera

Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLI) is a common laboratory technique used in the life sciences for analyzing samples based on how long fluorescent light is generated after the sample is illuminated. Because the time frames involved are extremely short, the illumination has to be very quick and the detectors quite sensitive. Show More Summary

Hangout at 2pm with Roger Smith, PhD on Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery Curriculum

Today we’ll be hosting a hangout with Roger Smith, PhD, CTO of the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, who will be discussing the FRS curriculum for standardizing robotic surgery. The hangout will appear at this very page at 2 pm EST....Show More Summary

Eyes-On Wearable Ultrasound and IR Glasses for Easy Venipuncture, Maybe Much More

Evena Medical, a Roseville, CA firm, is releasing an ultrasound and near-infrared device for vein viewing that clinicians can simply wear like a pair of bulky glasses. The Eyes-On glasses apparently use Epson‘s Moverio technology that displays an image laid over the wearer’s field of view. Show More Summary

Tiny iViz Ultrasound from FUJIFILM SonoSite Approved by FDA

The FDA gave FUJIFILM SonoSite clearance to bring to market its compact iViz ultrasound system that can fit inside a scrubs pocket and carried around the clinic throughout the day. The device is intended for abdominal, cardiac, lung, and OB exams, having a 5.1 MHz transducer that can penetrate down to about 32 cm. Show More Summary

Carnegie Mellon’s Prosthetic Leg Control Software Modeled on Natural Reflexes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have been studying the way that humans and other animals use their muscles in order to better control powered prostheses. Today most prosthetic legs can’t compensate for unexpected changes in terrain, bumps against stationary objects, and common stumbles we’ve all been victims of. Show More Summary

Boston Children’s Teams Up with Hollywood FX Firm for Surgical Simulation

Boston Children’s Hospital has teamed up with a Hollywood special effects firm to improve how surgeons learn to perform challenging surgeries. Fractured FX normally works in film, but has considerable experience with making models of patient organs, as can be seen on The Knick series on Cinemax. Show More Summary

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