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PROPEL Contour Steroid Releasing Implant for Chronic Sinusitis FDA Approved

20 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Intersect ENT of Menlo Park, California has received FDA approval for its PROPEL Contour steroid releasing sinus implant, which is indicated for treatment of chronic sinusitis in the frontal and maxillary sinuses. Besides providing structural integrity, it reduces the need for orally administered steroids and only supplies them where needed. Show More Summary

Scaffolds Covered in Stem Cells and Silver Ions to Prevent Osteomyelitis

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. A team of researchers from University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina...Show More Summary

New Way of Generating 3D Images May Prove Valuable in Clinical Practice

Doctors are some of the biggest consumers of 3D visualization because every CT and MRI scan is a volumetric data set. So far, viewing the data in 3D has typically required a special set of glasses or meant that the person had to keep...Show More Summary

Nuance Shows Off Florence Voice-Driven Virtual Assistant for Physicians

The Amazon Alexa and Google Home virtual voice assistants have become suddenly popular among consumers wishing to know the weather, to set cooking timers, and to ask facts about the world. In medicine this capability may be more than...Show More Summary

Launch of Azurion: Philips’ Next Generation Image-guided Platform

The Azurion system builds on Philips’ many decades of imaging expertise combined with a growing integrated therapy portfolio, enhanced by the 2015 acquisition of Volcano. It is is expected to form the core of Philips’ integrated image-guided systems including vascular surgery, cardiology, oncology, and neuroradiology. Show More Summary

Vortex Unveils VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System for Easy Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells

Vortex Biosciences of Menlo Park, California just launched its VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System, a device that automates the extraction of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood. The filter-free technology is based on microfluidic chips with a series of connected boxes linked by narrow channels. Show More Summary

New Technique for Cheaper, More Efficient Single Cell Sequencing

Single-cell sequencing has shown a lot of promise in identifying genetic differences between cells in a given tissue sample. It is particularly useful for understanding heterogeneity and evolution in resected tumors, and is increasingly used for improving precision medicine approaches. Show More Summary

Nano Thread Enables Scientists to Extend Length of Brain Implant Efficacy

Researcher Dr. Luan and his interdisciplinary team from the University of Texas at Austin have developed an ultra flexible nanoelectronic thread (NET) that has the potential to offer a new type of the long-term neural implants. Neural probes are used to directly measure or even stimulate electrical activity in specific regions of the brain. Show More Summary

FlexDex Minimally Invasive Surgical System Used in Real Operations (video)

FlexDex, a new minimally invasive surgical tool system that we’ve grown quite fond of, has now been used for the first time in a number of operations at Michigan Medicine. We tried the FlexDex ourselves during a visit to the company’s...Show More Summary

FlowAid FA100 Contracts Calf Muscles to Stimulate Increased Blood Flow, Now FDA Cleared

FlowAid Medical Technologies, a company based in New York City, won FDA clearance for its FA100 Sequential Continuous Contraction Device (SCCD). It’s designed to help promote blood circulation, reduce swelling, prevent atrophy, and lower the chances of venous thrombosis in post-surgical patients by electrically stimulating the calf muscles. Show More Summary

Jabra’s Elite Sport Earbuds Review

Liberating. Jabra’s Elite Sport true wireless earbuds are truly liberating. I no longer have to worry about a tangle of wires in my workouts. Nor do I have to worry about sweat contaminating and damaging my gear – they’re waterproof and are backed by a three-year “sweat proof” warranty. Show More Summary

New Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold from Meril, an Indian Multinational

Meril, a large Indian medical device firm, has developed a drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold, which looks like a stent but that eventually and slowly degrades is washed away by the body. The MeRes100 is made of PLLA coated...Show More Summary

Adaptive Virtual Reality Headset for People with Common Vision Disorders

Virtual reality headsets are expected to become very popular in the coming years. IMAX is even opening up theaters dedicated to this medium. A problem is that VR headsets are optimized for people with perfect vision, so those that wear glasses can have a lot of discomfort during long VR sessions. Show More Summary

TinyLogics Memo Box Mini: A Mini Medgadget Review

The goal of every effective consumer medical product is to be that perfect balance of attractiveness, simplicity, and practicality. Even modernizing something as basic as a pillbox requires seamless integration and minimal distraction to effectively and consistently improve medication adherence. Show More Summary

Individual Control of Magnetic Micromachines Within The Body

Magnetic micromachines can be delivered into the body and then controlled externally using a magnetic field. Such micromachines could be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to a specific location in a minimally invasive manner or control adaptive implants. Show More Summary

Clarius Wireless, Handheld Ultrasounds Cleared in Europe

Clarius, a company based in British Columbia, Canada, received European CE Mark approval for its wireless C3 and L7 ultrasound scanners. These devices are highly portable, battery powered, and use an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet for displaying the scans. Show More Summary

DNA Computer Can Sense Multiple Antibody Inputs, With Potential for Smart Drug Delivery

Researchers at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands have developed a DNA computer that can respond to the presence of specific antibodies and make calculations, with the potential for intelligent drug delivery in the future. Show More Summary

Cheap Ultrasensitive HIV Sensor to Help Screen Virus in Poorer Places

At the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, researchers have developed a tiny, cheap, portable sensor potentially capable of detecting HIV in people within a week of infection. These days nucleic acid amplification is the clinical standard, but it’s too expensive for many places around the world. Show More Summary

Common Sensing and Welkin Health Partner to Launch Health Coach-Driven Insulin Adherence Program [Interview]

At Medgadget we cover a lot of companies that either build medical hardware or create software platforms and tools for healthcare. But what happens when you align medical hardware from one company with complementary software from another to work in tandem? Arguably the best of both worlds. Show More Summary

Masimo MightySat Rx Oximeter Cleared in Europe to Measure Breathing Rate

Masimo has announced that European regulatory authorities have given clearance for its MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter to be used to measure the respiration rate of patients, in addition to all the other measurements it performs. Show More Summary

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