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157 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on April 22, 2015
Top 10 Star Wars Medical TechnologiesStar Wars fervor is peaking again after release of the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which to date has received nearly 43 million views.We’ll have to wait to see how many people dress as Jedi Knights and Wookiees this Christmas, when the seve... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on April 2, 2015
It turns out that even academic superstars can be bewildered once they start engineering medical devices. Here are some potential answers.Josh Simon, PhDNewly graduated engineers entering the medical device industry should have practical experience, observes Josh Simon, director of business developm... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on April 1, 2015
Magnets could be used to induce long-lasting brain tissue stimulation. Kristopher SturgisA novel method of stimulating brain tissue using external magnetic fields allows for the direct stimulation of neurons. Made possible by the manipulations of magnetic nanoparticles, the method could serve as an ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on March 26, 2015
Medtech Is Getting Tinier: Here Are 5 Recent AdvancesGoogle made waves last year when it announced an ambitious project to develop disease-detecting nanoparticles. But it really is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the way that medtech is turning to tiny solutions to combat the Goliaths o... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on March 17, 2015
Medtronic officials think unlocking the secrets of hibernation could provide insights to better treat heart disease.Nancy CrottiThe black bear, or Ursus americanus (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)Suspended animation might still be the stuff of sci-fi for humans,... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on March 11, 2015
Robert Roche over the past 30 years has witnessed firsthand the consolidation of the medtech industry and a host of advances ranging from new materials to component miniaturization.Qmed StaffBob Roche is the chief operating officer and director at Wytech.Recently hired as chief operating officer at ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on March 10, 2015
University of Pittsburgh researchers combined a computer-brain interface with a flight simulator, with pretty amazing results.Nancy CrottiJan Scheuermann, who has quadriplegia, brings a chocolate bar to her mouth using a robot arm she is guiding with her thoughts. (Photo courtesy of University of Pi... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on March 9, 2015
10 Most Innovative Med Device CompaniesFind out which companies Qmed readers think are the most innovative.Brian Buntz and Chris NewmarkerIs Masimo (Irvine, CA) the most innovative medical device company?The company now leads a poll or Qmed readers.We noticed that a considerable number of the votes ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on March 9, 2015
The 30th anniversary of MPMN happens to roughly correspond to the three-decade information and telecommunications revolution said to begin around 1985, according to one interpretation of long wave theory. Brian BuntzPopularized by the Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev, long wave theory holds that... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on March 9, 2015
Meet ResearchKit—a framework to design apps to find medical study participants and collect information from them.Chris NewmarkerApple’s senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams on Monday showed off partners already lined up for ResearchKit apps. Apple Watch may have scale... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on March 5, 2015
It is hard to pin down which medical device companies are the most innovative in the past decade. Take Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, CA) as an example. The company, which now leads in a survey on that question, is now widely known as the innovator behind the Sapien percutaneous heart valve. But the ... Continue