Research and Development

315 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on August 25, 2016
Researchers devise a method that combines ultrasound energy with microbubbles to open up cells to receive therapeutic agents. The invention could lead to new cancer therapies.Kristopher SturgisThe new technique, known as sonoporation, was created by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on August 10, 2016
University of North Carolina researchers think that targeted electrical currents can modulate brain rhythms while you sleep—a discovery that could lead to new treatments for patients suffering from memory loss. Kristopher SturgisWhen it comes to consolidating and storing information in the brain, ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on August 3, 2016
They’re behind innovations in mobile health, diagnostics, exoskeletons, and much more. Meet the medical technology field’s rising stars.Qmed StaffOmron Blauo, 25, started Telescrypts because he wanted people in developing countries to have access to wearable healthcare technology that ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 1, 2016
The manufacturing giant earlier this year started distributing StrongArm Technologies’s ErgoSkeleton equipment. Chris NewmarkerExoskeletons have shown potential for everything from helping disabled people walk to easing weight burdens for soldiers.Officials at manufacturing giant 3M appear to have... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 1, 2016
Verily and GlaxoSmithKline plan to spend up to $712 million over the next seven years on a new U.K.-based venture called Galvani Bioelectronics. Chris Newmarker GlaxoSmithKline and Google's fellow Alphabet company Verily Life Sciences on Monday announced the formation of Galvani Bioelectronics, a ne... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 22, 2016
    Researchers from UC Berkeley have developed a way to coat the threading of clothing with thermochromic paint that can change colors to represent data and information, including health data. It could provide another tool for designers of mobile health devices. (Read the full Qmed s... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 22, 2016
    A Harvard University professor wants build a human heart, so he started out making a “living” stingray robot—about the size of a nickel and powered by rat cells. The small robot is even able to maneuver around obstacle courses with beams of light. So how could this lead to a... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 22, 2016
    Korean researchers recently demonstrated how wire wrap could stop rapid heart beat and restore cardiac electrical function for a rat's heart. The shape-conforming mesh is constructed of silver nanowires embedded in a rubber polymer. It was designed to conform to different hearts' ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 22, 2016
     OneOme (Minneapolis) provides patients with a pharmacogenomic test that then informs their health providers via an algorithm-based clinical decision support, helping the health providers to tailor prescriptions to exactly fit patients' needs. The decision... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 22, 2016
    Prescription drugs customized through genetic testing and a brain implant that enables people with paralysis to regain movement in their limbs are among the additional medical technologies we’ve come across since posting our original list of the 10 most promising medical technol... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on July 19, 2016
Qmed’s sister media outlet MD+DI has a summer reading list for medical device industry insiders.Qmed Staff Summer is a good opportunity to delve into a good read, and MD+DI has some suggestions for medtech enthusiasts. For example, the book n=1 is by a former health system CEO, a former ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
     “Define innovation. I think the broad term innovation hamstrings this question. Large med device companies innovate in different ways than small companies. They innovate in terms of systems, acquisition, and market consolidation. In this sense it's not difficult for them t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
    “It’s cheaper to acquire technology, over R&D in-house.”“Because it’s safer and cheaper to buy a small company, rape it for all of its innovation and then close it down, decimating jobs and careers.”“This is easy to explain. Innovation is creativity that starts w... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
    “The Regulatory and quality groups get so big and conservative that most engineering time is spent managing current product.”“Inherent contradiction: Innovation comes from maximizing variation; QSR compliance comes from minimizing variation.”“Liability associated with po... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
    “Risk is not rewarded. Focus on short term profits.”“The focus is on delivering the next product/release, leaving no time for innovation.”“Short term ROI is always a consideration.”“Failure to fail”“Many innovative ideas come from 'street-smart' people in the fie... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
     “Innovation is a complex process and is at least somewhat unstructured which does not work well in the highly structured large companies.”“Most medical companies have systems in place to evaluate new ideas. I've worked at 3M Medtronic, and Heartware. Small companies ha... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 18, 2016
    Qmed readers explain how big device companies put the kibosh on creativity, and some of their comments will surprise you. Chris NewmarkerQmed industry insider readers had a lot to say when asked why big medical device companies find it so hard to innovate.The survey was ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on July 12, 2016
The technology was created to mimic the placenta in the womb, and has the potential to improve survival rates in the most extreme cases of premature birth.Kristopher SturgisWhile only tried on lambs so far, the University of Michigan researchers think their artificial placenta could do away with the... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on July 12, 2016
Under development and testing for years, the LUKE arm offers amputees revolutionary capabilities.Nancy CrottiIt’s been in the making for years, and now it’s hitting the market: the motorized prosthetic LUKE arm.Developed by inventor Dean Kamen’s DEKA Research & Development Corp. (Mancheste... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 5, 2016
The Wall Street Journal has additional examples of promising medical technologies. We’d like to hear from you, our readers, about what is catching your eye.   Chris NewmarkerUpdated July 6, 2016From human trials getting ready to start on CRISPR gene editing technology to tiny, bioabsorba... Continue