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Cheap Paper-Based Ship-to-Lab Diagnostic Tests

At Ohio State University a small team of researchers has been working on creating cheap paper strips that could be kept by people at home, used to sample blood in case of disease, and shipped to a lab for diagnosis. The original goal...Show More Summary

Remote Controlled Microbots for Medical Uses Inside Body

Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a technique for building “mobile micromachines” inspired by origami that can be controlled and powered remotely using magnets. Show More Summary

Microneedle Patch for Painless Monitoring of Drug Intake

A collaboration between researchers at the University of British Columbia and Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland has developed a microneedle device for drug monitoring. The device is in a form of a patch that’s stuck onto the skin, painlessly pushing microneedles through to sample the interstitial fluid. Show More Summary

Penumbra’s ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter for Removing Large Intracranial Clots

Penumbra, a big name in ischemic stroke clot removal, is announcing the release of its new ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter. The company calls it its most advanced thrombectomy device, offering advanced tracking capabilities, flexibility to move through challenging vasculature, and a large lumen to grab as much of the clot as possible. Show More Summary

Kinsa Unveils Sesame Street Smart Ear Thermometer

Kinsa has partnered with everyone’s friends at Sesame Street to release an Elmo-themed smartphone-connected thermometer. The ear thermometer is based on Kinsa’s popular flagship device, offering wireless connectivity and ability to track the progress of fevers. Show More Summary

INTRACEPT Nerve Ablation System for Lower Back Pain

Relievant Medsystems obtained FDA clearance for its INTRACEPT intraosseous nerve ablation system. It’s a minimally invasive device that’s used to kill the basivertebral nerve responsible for generating regular pain signals in people with damaged vertebra in the lower back. Show More Summary

New Radioactive Tracer Lights Up Brain’s Connections to Study Disorders

Various brain disorders change the physical nature of synapses in the brain, but this fact has been useless in clinical practice because evaluating these changes could only be done once the patient passes away. Now researchers at Yale...Show More Summary

Tiny Probe for Measuring Temperatures Inside Brain

Scientists at the University of Adelaide and ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics have developed a tiny probe for measuring the temperature inside the brain. As anyone with an extremely high fever will attest to, the brain doesn’t respond well to high heat. Show More Summary

Celt ACD Vascular Puncture Closure Device Coming to U.S.

Vasorum Ltd., an Irish Firm, won FDA approval to introduce its Celt ACD vascular closure device in the U.S. market. It’s already used in Europe to close arterial punctures following both diagnostic and interventional cath lab procedures. Show More Summary

Transparent Skull Implant for Repeat Brain Laser Therapy

Researchers at University of California, Riverside and Mexico’s Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada have been working on confirming the safety and usefulness of their transparent cranial window implant we first reported on a few years ago. Show More Summary

Acclarent’s RELIEVA SCOUT Sinus Dilator Now Available in U.S.

Acclarent, a J&J firm, is releasing in the U.S. its RELIEVA SCOUT multi-sinus dilation system, a balloon sinuplasty device for widening the sinus openings in people with chronic sinusitis. The device uses a flexible balloon that reaches a bit further out from the tip to be able to get deeper into the anatomy. Show More Summary

Chemistry Technique Concentrates Chemo at Sarcoma Tumor Sites

Today’s chemotherapy delivery is poorly targeted, leading to lots of systemic side effects  while often doing too little to attack the cancer itself. Researchers at State University of New York at Albany have now developed a way of encapsulating...Show More Summary

Withings Releases Touchless Temporal Smartphone Connected Thermometer

Withings has announced a new touchless temporal thermometer that also connects to smartphones to keep track of the temperature trends. The user of the Withings Thermo simply holds down its sole button and scans the thermometer across a person’s forehead around the temporal artery. Show More Summary

Medtronic’s New Guardian Connect Smartphone Powered Glucometer

Medtronic won EU approval to introduce its Guardian Connect continuous glucose monitoring system for diabetics taking injected insulin. The wearable stick-on glucometer wirelessly connects to the Guardian Connect app via a Bluetooth, updating the iPhone with the latest readings on a regular basis. Show More Summary

MANTA Large Bore Vascular Closure Device Cleared in EU

Essential Medical, a company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, landed EU CE Mark approval for its MANTA Large Bore Vascular Closure Device, a device designed to improve access site closures following cath lab procedures requiring large openings such as when replacing aortic valves. Show More Summary

Cefaly II, a Smaller Migraine Preventing Nerve Stimulator

A new version of the Cefaly migraine therapy device is coming to market. The Cefaly II is a much smaller iteration of the first FDA-approved device intended to help prevent the onset of migraines. The Cefaly delivers transcutaneous electrical...Show More Summary

Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lenses with Wide Focal Range for Cataracts Approved by FDA

Abbott won FDA approval for the Tecnis Symfony intraocular lenses that are implanted during cataract surgeries. These are the first such lenses available in the U.S. that have a large range of focus and can even help people with presbyopia see things at a close range. Show More Summary

Breathalyzer with Webcam and GPS Cleared by FDA

Compliance testing can be an important part of an alcohol rehab program. There are many alcohol breathalyzers on the market, but they generally require a trusted individual to perform the test to prevent forging of the results. The Soberlink...Show More Summary

Novel 3-D “Smart” Sutures for Wireless Collection of Biological Data

The field of smart wearable systems has just gotten a boost thanks to researchers from Tufts University.  A team of engineers has developed a novel 3-dimensional thread-based diagnostic platform that, when sutured into tissue, collects...Show More Summary

Bayer Unveils Aleve Direct Therapy TENS Back Pain Relief System

Bayer is releasing a new consumer TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) system marketed using a familiar name, Aleve Direct Therapy. Designed specifically to help treat back pain, it sticks to the skin using double-sided gel pads and is operated via an accompanying wireless remote control. Show More Summary

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