Kristopher Sturgis

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

New Magnetic Implant Offers Controlled Drug Delivery

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on February 21, 2017
Canadian researchers have created a new implantable device that can be triggered to release drugs by passing a magnet over the device outside the skin. Kristopher SturgisShown is an image of the magnetic implant next to the Canadianone-dollar coin. A new implantable drug delivery device wa... Continue

U.S. Panel Supports Use of CRISPR to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on February 21, 2017
The National Academy of Sciences has become the first major institution to endorse the use of gene-editing technology in human embryos to prevent the birth of children with serious diseases.Kristopher SturgisA diagram of the CRISPR prokaryotic viral defense mechanism.The National Academy of Sciences... Continue

Could This New Device Help Heroin Addicts Kick The Habit?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on February 2, 2017
An Indiana court becomes the first in the U.S. to offer a new drug treatment program for offenders addicted to heroin that features a device that eases the pain of heroin withdrawal.  Kristopher SturgisSee how the Neuro-Stim System Bridge from Innovation Health Solutions works Greenwood Ci... Continue

Microscopic ‘Submarines’ Could Treat Stomach Disease

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on January 31, 2017
Researchers have designed tiny micromotors that can independently navigate through the stomach neutralizing gastric acid before releasing drugs at a desired pH level.Kristopher SturgisThis graphic demonstrates how the tiny submarines work to neutralize gastric acid in the stomach.Delivering drugs to... Continue

Bionic Eye Receives Approval for Trials in UK

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on January 4, 2017
A life-altering bionic eye device that could partially restore eyesight for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa has received NHS approval in the UK.Kristopher SturgiseThe National Health Service (NHS) in the UK announced last week funding for a new trial that will enable 10 patients who suf... Continue

What Does It Take to Design a Tricorder?

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on December 19, 2016
As the two finalist products in Qualcomm's Tricorder XPRIZE competition advance to consumer testing, the teams that developed them shed light on what it takes to bring Star Trek technology to the real world.Kristopher SturgisThe DxtER prototype was one of two medical Tricorder concept... Continue

AdvaMed Goes Digital

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 13, 2016
The medical technology trade group announced this week the launch of a new sector within the association, known as AdvaMed Digital, that will provide specialized expertise to companies in the flourishing digital health sector.Kristopher SturgisMedical technology trade association AdvaMed announ... Continue