Kristopher Sturgis

How Magnetic Pulses Are Lifting Moods

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on May 15, 2017
FDA cleared a new transcranial magnetic stimulation device for adults with major depressive disorders.Kristopher SturgisFDA cleared the MagVita TMS system with MagPro R20, developed by MagVenture Inc., for adults with major depressive disorders who have not responded to traditional antidepressant dr... Continue

Meet the Bot That Could Slither Through Your Gut

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on May 12, 2017
Medrobotics receives FDA clearance to market its steerable robotic surgical platform for colorectal surgeries in the U.S. Kristopher SturgisFDA cleared Medrobotics' Flex Robotic System for colorectal procedures. Medrobotics Corp. is taking its Flex Robotic System to places no other steerable ro... Continue

Is This a Better Way to Find Ovarian Cancer?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on May 1, 2017
A new cancer screening technology aims to use nanoparticles as a ‘synthetic biomarker’ to detect ovarian tumors in a simple urinalysis test.Kristopher SturgisThis high-magnification micrograph of an ovarian clear cell carcinoma shows, focally, the characteristic clear cells w... Continue

How a Womb-Like Device Could Save Premature Babies

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on April 27, 2017
Pediatric researchers design an innovative new fluid-filled device that can mimic the prenatal environment that newborns need for organ development. Kristopher Sturgis Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are developing a womb-like device that has already been tested on f... Continue

Could One Test Help Combat a Massive Problem?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on April 21, 2017
MeMed Ltd has been awarded a $9.2M Department of Defense contract to support a rapid point-of-care test designed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, ultimately helping to mitigate the misuse of antibiotics.Kristopher SturgisMeMed's second-generation point-of-care test is designed ... Continue

Glaukos Eyes Early Promise in New IOP Sensor

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on April 13, 2017
Glaukos Corp., known for developing innovative new technologies designed to treat glaucoma, has acquired a new early-stage sensor technology from DOSE Medical, dubbed the intraocular pressure sensor system.  Kristopher Sturgis Glaukos Corp. continues to establish itself as a leader in the ... Continue

How Nanoparticles Could Help Destroy Tumor Cells

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on March 31, 2017
Updated on April 3, 2017, to include interview comments from the researcher leading this study. Researchers devise a new strategy that involves tethering hundreds of nanoparticles to individual tumor cells to make them more vulnerable to drug treatments.  Kristopher Sturgis A new stud... Continue

Could MRI Take Robotic Medicine to the Next Level?

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on March 15, 2017
Researchers are developing tiny MRI-guided robots that could someday be used to deliver drugs or to self-assemble to form interventional tools for more targeted treatment options. Kristopher SturgisResearchers in Houston are working on a new approach to drug delivery using MRI-guided mini ... Continue

How Graphene Could Enable Cheap Diagnostic Devices

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on March 10, 2017
Researchers found a way to capture and analyze individual blood cells that could be used to make a variety of diagnostic devices for as little as $5 each.  Kristopher SturgisMild heating of graphene oxide sheets makes it possible to bond particular compounds to the sheets' surface. These compou... Continue

Cell-Infused Wearable Sensors Aim to Detect Infection and Disease

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on February 22, 2017
A new "living material" is designed with live cells that can be genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals, bacteria, and possibly even biomarkers for disease. Kristopher SturgisShown are the cell-infused sensors in glove and bandage form.A group of engineers and biologi... Continue