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How Everyday Technology Can Improve Healthcare: An Interview With Samsung CMO Dr. David Rhew

If Apple Watch, a Google “smart contact lens”, and IBM Watson are any indication, the tech giants have a significant interest in healthcare. Samsung is no exception. As the largest consumer electronics company in the world, Samsung products touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Show More Summary

HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device Cleared by FDA to Repair Aortic Valves

BioStable Science & Engineering, a company based in Austin, Texas, won FDA clearance for its HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device. Having received the CE Mark clearance last year, the company has already begun distributing the device in a few specialty European centers. Show More Summary

Cameras and Eyetrackers to Study How Kids With Cochlear Implants Learn

At the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center scientists are working on figuring out how young deaf kids adjust to their new cochlear implants and how they utilize the technology to study the world around them. While the devices liberate...Show More Summary

Heart Sleeve Helps Heart Pump Blood: Interview with Harvard’s Ellen Roche

Heart failure is a very common clinical condition, afflicting millions of patients worldwide, and its prevalence is expected to further increase in the near future. Unfortunately, there are limited treatment options for advanced heart failure and the overall prognosis remains poor. Show More Summary

Solar-Powered Touch-Sensitive Electronic Skin for Next Generation Prosthetics

At the University of Glasgow in Scotland, researchers have developed a way of creating touch sensitive artificial skin that, as an added bonus, is also photovoltaic and therefore self-powered. This is a surprising development, as prosthetics typically consume a lot of energy and are always powered by an external source such as a battery. Show More Summary

Smartphone System for Counting Sperm, Measuring Their Motility at Home

At-home male fertility tests typically only let users count the number of sperm in a sample, but another important characteristics that usually only labs measure is sperm motility, or how energetic the sperm cells are as they move around. Show More Summary

BIOTRONIK Releases New Line of MR-Conditional Pacemakers, CRT-Ps

BIOTRONIK is releasing a new line of MR-conditional pacemakers, the smallest the company has produced, and new quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P). The Edora devices allow patients to receive MRI exams, as...Show More Summary

Novel Flexible Glove-Based Biosensor for Detecting Organophosphates

Organophosphates are toxic chemicals used as pesticides in agricultural practice and as nerve agents in biological warfare. Exposure to organophosphates can cause severe illness or death if appropriate safety measures are not taken.Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Detection Using Ultrasound: Interview with Dr. Georgia Giakoumis Spear, NorthShore University Health System

Detecting breast cancer is of vital importance in terms of treating it early and effectively. Mammography is the gold standard in routinely screening women for breast cancer. However, in a subset of women with dense breast tissue, mammography doesn’t work as well as one would hope. Show More Summary

Medtronic’s New CoreValve Evolut Pro Transcatheter Aortic Valve Approved in U.S.

Medtronic received FDA approval for its CoreValve Evolut Pro transcatheter valve for implantation into symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too fragile for open heart surgery. The self-expanding valve is based onShow More Summary

Stretching Cells with Laser Pulses

The establishment of cell culture systems opened the door to an unparalleled revolution in biomedical science, but this common lab practice remains drastically artificial and is often not translatable to real-life in vivo systems. This...Show More Summary

Interview: Medstro Pioneers Online Platform Accelerating Healthcare Innovation and Collaboration

Medstro, an online community site for physicians, medical students, and healthcare innovators recently announced passing the milestone of 100,000 registered users – less than three years since it was founded by CEO, Dr. Jennifer Joe, MD and co-founder and COO, James Ryan. Show More Summary

Touch and Sound Replace Sight to Let Blind “See” Computer Screens

At Purdue University researchers are working on developing technology that would allow blind people to get a sense of what is displayed on a computer screen. The technology relies on hearing generated sounds and holding onto a force-feedback pen, similar to those common in table-top 3D visualization setups. Show More Summary

GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Procedures Gets FDA Approval

W. L. Gore & Associates, better known simply as Gore, received FDA approval and is making available in the U.S. its for its GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis with Controlled Expansion. It’s intended for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic...Show More Summary

ARTIS pheno, Siemens’ New Flagship Angiography C-arm Cleared by FDA

Siemens won FDA clearance for its new ARTIS pheno robotic angiography C-arm. The system is essentially an upgraded version of the company’s Artis zeego (even the capitalization of the name has changed), sporting a zen40HDR flat panel detector and GIGALIX X-ray tube. Show More Summary

Light Used to Activate Select Proteins Inside Living Cells

At the University of Alberta in Canada, researchers have devised a way of activating proteins inside a living cell using a beam of light. This will allow scientists to study how the activation of certain proteins affects the functionality of a cell. Show More Summary

Integra’s CUSA Clarity Neurological Tissue Ablation System Unveiled

Integra LifeSciences of Plainsboro, New Jersey is releasing its new CUSA Clarity, an ultrasonic ablation system intended for neurosurgical applications that is both FDA and CE Mark cleared. The device offers some improvements over the...Show More Summary

Robotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland

Robotic surgical assistants, most famously the da Vinci surgical system, have become commonplace in many hospitals. Robotics has the potential to give surgeons the dexterity, patience, and sensitivity that humans can never achieve with their own hands. Show More Summary

New Test Identifies Blood Type in Seconds

Scientists working at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China have developed a technology to quickly identify a blood sample’s blood type. It relies on using antibodies that target A and B antigens that give blood its type, and a dye that is activated when the antibodies are in attack mode. Show More Summary

First Implantable Pump Delivers Drugs Directly Into Brains of Epileptic Patients

Flowonix, a company out of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, and Cerebral Therapeutics of Aurora, Colorado, have announced that the Prometra II infusion device they jointly developed has been installed in the first patients in a clinical trial....Show More Summary

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