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DripAssist Automatic IV Management Solution: Hangout with Beth Kolka

Today at 4:30pm EST we’ll be talking to Beth Kolka of Shift Labs, a company that developed the DripAssist, a device that automates the measurement and delivery rate of IV drugs. It’s designed to be inexpensive and portable for use in...Show More Summary

Researchers Develop New Way to Produce Flexible Electronic Skin Patches

At the University of Texas at Austin investigators have come up with a technique for building flexible electronic skin patches for body monitoring of various electrophysiological signals, as well as skin temperature, hydration, and respiratory rate. Show More Summary

Micro/Optofluidic Chip Detects Ebola Faster, Easier Than PCR

A team of researchers headed by scientists at University of California, Santa Cruz has developed a chip-based device that uses optical detection to spot Ebola and other viruses. The test identifies the RNA of the viral pathogens directly, without having to make DNA copies of the viral RNA as is done for PCR testing. Show More Summary

Prototype Device Allows for Real-Time White Blood Cell Counts Through the Skin, Personalized Chemotherapy

Team Leuko, an international group collaborating between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a handful of centers, hospitals, and foundations primarily located in Madrid, Spain, has developed a device that counts patients’ white blood cells in real-time through the skin (i.e., without drawing blood). Show More Summary

AtriCure’s New cryoFORM Cryoblation Device for Cardiac Arrhythmias Unveiled

AtriCure has released the new cryoFORM cryoablation probe for treating cardiac arrhythmias. The device was developed to be highly flexible for easier passage through difficult anatomy, featuring directed cooling and temperature management that allows for easy release from frozen cardiac tissue. Show More Summary

Live Hangout with Christine King: Paralyzed Man Takes First Steps

In about fifteen minutes we’re hosting a hangout with Christine King of the Department of Neurology at UCLA. Her team was able to restore rudimentary walking to a completely paralyzed man using non-invasive ECG monitoring and muscle stimulation. Show More Summary

Live Hangout with Sina Pourghodrat: Electro-Hydraulic Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools

We’re having another in our series of hangouts with leading researchers working on innovative medical technologies. Sina Pourghodrat of the University of Nebraska, who has been working on electro-hydraulic minimally invasive surgical tools, will be discussing his research and answering our questions. Show More Summary

Deep Learning and Medication Alerts: Interview With Dr. Gidi Stein, CEO of MedAware

The 2015 MedTech Innovator competition has recently announced their coveted 4 finalists. The finalists will compete at the AdvaMed 2015 conference for $300,000 in prizes.  One of the four finalists is MedAware, a unique approach to alerting providers to medication errors. Show More Summary

Neuravi EmboTrap Clot Retrieval Device for Stroke Cleared in Europe

Neuravi, a company out of Galway, Ireland, is releasing a new clot retrieval device for treating ischemic strokes. The minimally invasive EmboTrap is pushed across the site of the occlusion and expanded, with the flared wings grabbing onto the clot. Show More Summary

Robotic Hand Equipped with Stretchable Optical Touch Sensors

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have integrated fiber optic sensors into a three-fingered robotic hand yielding a tactile sensing robotic hand. The underlying hand structure is composed of 3-D printed plastic and each finger has three distinct parts imitating the three phalanges of a human finger. Show More Summary

New Microfluidic Oxygenator Offers Improvements Over ECMO

Lung failure is typically addressed through the use of mechanical ventilation, but potential complications include collapsed lungs, airway injury, and diaphragm atrophy. An alternative is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), where...Show More Summary

Medtronic’s Verify Sacral Neuromodulation Trial System FDA Approved for Basic Evaluations of Bladder, Bowel Control

Medtronic received FDA approval for its Verify Evaluation System to be used for basic evaluations of whether sacral nerve neuromodulation therapy will be effective for regaining control of bladder and bowel function. The Verify is in...Show More Summary

Simple and Cheap Electrochemical Assay to Detect Proteins in Minutes

A quick and simple assay, developed from a collaborative effort between researchers at the universities of Montreal and Rome, could one day allow doctors, or even patients themselves, to carry out diagnosis of various diseases and obtain results within minutes –all at the comfort of their homes and offices. Show More Summary

Watch Medgadget Live This Saturday on’s The New Screen Savers

This Saturday at 3 pm Pacific, our very own editor Scott Jung will be appearing on the Netcast Network‘s The New Screen Savers to talk about some of his favorite health tech gadgets we’ve featured here on Medgadget. The New Screen...Show More Summary

Nanoparticles Made from Platelets Cloak Cancer Drug, Attack Tumors and CTCs

  A couple weeks ago we reported on scientists at University of California, San Diego wrapping polymeric nanoparticles within plasma membranes of blood platelets to cloak them from the body’s immune system. Now researchers at North Carolina...Show More Summary

White Blood Cells to Help Treat Parkinson’s: Live Hangout with Elena Bartakova Tomorrow

In our attempt to get to know the scientists behind the technologies we cover on Medgadget, we are interviewing some of them in Google Hangouts, and we are inviting you to join us. Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30 at 3 pm EST, Elena...Show More Summary

Medtronic MiniMed Connect Monitor for Insulin Pumps and Glucometers Coming to U.S. Market

Medtronic is releasing its MiniMed Connect wireless device to keep a close eye on insulin pumps and continuous glucometers. It connects to Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G with Enlite and MiniMed Paradigm Revel insulin pumps, which themselves connect to glucose monitors to pass that data. Show More Summary

ALS Patients Set New Typing World Record

We’ve been covering the BrainGate neural interface system for a decade already as it’s been implemented to control robotic arms and on-screen cursors to let severely disabled people regain a bit of independence. Now researchers from a variety of academic institutions around the U.S. Show More Summary

Boston Sci Releases Captivator EMR Device for Endoscopic Mucosal Resections

Boston Scientific just unveiled its Captivator EMR device for use in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) procedures. An option over esophagectomies, EMR offers staging and removal of cancerous and pre-cancerous tissue due to Barrett’s Esophagus with the patient free to go home the same day. Show More Summary

Killer Line-up in the Medgadget Hangout Schedule this Week……

by John Bennett MD September 29, 2015 In our attempt to get to know the scientists behind the tech, and devices on Medgadget,we are engaging them in Google Hangouts. Here’ is the schedule this week, starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. EST (sorry West Coasties!). Show More Summary

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