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UCLA Clinicians 3D Print Heart Models to Prepare for Transcatheter Valve Replacements (VIDEO)

Patients receiving transcatheter cardiac valve replacements tend to be more fragile than those getting open heart surgery. It is particularly important to place artificial valves accurately the first time to achieve optimal hemodynamic...Show More Summary

Scientists Turbo Charge Atomic Force Microscope to Watch Living Breast Cancer Cells

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Changes in the physical properties of individual cells can point to how they’re developing and being influenced by varying chemical compounds and other conditions. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows researchers to measure the viscoelastic...Show More Summary

Planmed Clarity 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Eliminates Blur in 3D Images

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland) has launched its brand new Planmed Clarity 3D mammography system. The device features Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) technology that creates a volumetric 3D representation of the breast tissue. This...Show More Summary

Artificial Platelets Promote Clotting, May Serve as Prophylactic for Soldiers in Battle

Artificial platelets that help with clot formation have been created in the past, but they’ve been limited in their ability to gather around the site where the coagulation cascade is taking place. Instead they tend to begin promoting the clotting process randomly, potentially creating dangerous blood clots. Show More Summary

CorGENIX ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit approved by WHO for emergencies

For the past year and a half, the Ebola virus has affected thousands, claiming over 11,000 lives to date. The disease is now considered contained, and Liberia has been free of cases for seven weeks, until a new case emerged this morning. Show More Summary

Microrobots to Drill Through Blocked Arteries (VIDEO)

Researchers at Drexel University have developed microscopic “swimmers” that may one day be used to break up blood vessel occlusions. Currently, such treatments are done within cath labs, but there’s only a limited number of places in the body that a catheter can be pushed into. Show More Summary

To be Prescribed Soon: Implantable Drug Releasing Microchips

Over the past few years we’ve covered Microchips Biotech, an MIT spin-out company that’s developed an implantable technology to release drugs inside the body in a controlled manner. It’s been almost a decade since the technology has had initial development, but now it may finally see clinical light of day. Show More Summary

3D Printed Heart Model Made from CT Scans and 3D TEEs

The 3D printing of model hearts based on anatomical patient scans can provide surgeons with an intuitive way of studying and planning for an operation. Recently these models have been created using CT scans that can capture the structure...Show More Summary

Pathogen Killing Light Fixture Kills Bugs on Surfaces and in Air

A pathogen-killing light fixture developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland has now been made into a product and is being introduced in hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.The Indigo-Clean, made by Kenall Manufacturing...Show More Summary

A Next Generation Hearing Aid: Interview with Tetsuji Kunishi of DCC KK

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Tetsuji Kunishi, the president of Tokyo-based medical technology company DCC K.K, about his company’s innovative h earing aid technology. Unlike most hearing aids, which rely on air conduction, the DCC K.K.’s PRESTIN hearing aid relies on bone conduction and a technology called Giant Magnetostriction. Show More Summary

Artificial Neurons That Work Like Real Ones to Treat Neurological Conditions, Paralysis

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have reportedly created an artificial neuron that apparently works just like our own living neurons do. It is made of organic bioelectronics and is able to convert chemical signals to...Show More Summary

Microfluidic Device Allows Study of How Individual Cancer Cells are Triggered to Grow

Cancer cells tend to grow in an uncontrolled manner, failing to respond to signaling molecules in the same way as healthy cells do. To help study individual cells’ chemical response to these chemicals, researchers at the University of...Show More Summary

Flexible Wiring to Make Garments Into Body Sensors

Wearable devices for measuring various diagnostic parameters are becoming more common by the day, but researchers at University of Tokyo are looking forward to a time when the very clothes we wear are outfitted with interconnected sensors. Show More Summary

Medtronic Advisa SR SureScan MRI-Conditional Pacemaker Approved in U.S.

The  Food and Drug Administration gave Medtronic approval to introduce the Advisa SR MRI SureScan sing-chamber pacemaker in the United States. The MRI-conditional device comes with a matching 5076 MRI lead, the combination allowing for...Show More Summary

SilvaClean Laundry Treatment Imparts Silver Ions Into Clinical Fabrics

Physician lab coats and patient gowns travel around the hospital, often carrying pathogens along with them. Unlike hard surfaces, fabrics don’t take well to disinfecting wipes and are constantly in close contact with different people and places. Show More Summary

Surgeons Review GoPro HERO 3+ for Use in the Operating Room

We’ve done many product reviews on Medgadget and have read many more on other sites, but the review of the GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition camera by surgeons at the University of Chicago Medical Center and  Pritzker School of Medicine really caught our attention. Show More Summary

Smart Glucose Responsive Patch for Insulin Delivery to Replace Injections

Patients with both type I and type II diabetes keep a check on their blood sugar levels through regular finger pricks and often require regular insulin injections. Apart from being painful and repetitive, injecting the wrong dose ofShow More Summary

Masimo’s MightySat Rx Pulse Oximeter Cleared in Europe

Masimo landed the European CE mark of approval for its new MightySat Rx pulse oximeter to be used in clinical environments. The device, which is available in three versions, features Masimo’s SET Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion...Show More Summary

Philips Lumify, an App-based Ultrasound System

Philips has unveiled a new ultrasound system that uses your own tablet as the display and interface. The Philips Lumify looks just like a typical transducer, but has a micro-USB plug on the far end. You simply download the Lumify app...Show More Summary

Curling Tentacles for Soft Robotic Microsurgery

Researchers at Iowa State University have developed tiny tentacles that can gently wrap around small objects to carefully manipulate them. The technology may find use in robotic surgery as well as reproductive medicine, but for now it...Show More Summary

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