Research and Development

128 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on November 26, 2014
A number of universities and startups in Europe are stepping up to the challenge of combatting the Ebola outbreak in Africa, according to a recent report on Qmed's sister media site European Medical Device Technology.The goal is devices that provide faster and more effective diagnosis. Examples incl... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on November 25, 2014
Coolest Technologies of 2014There are technology breakthroughs, and then there are jaw-droppingly amazing technology breakthroughs.We at Qmed have seen plenty of incredible technologies come across our radar this year. Here are 10 that especially impressed us:Image derived from Radiohead stage-light... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 24, 2014
The fight against the Ebola virus will get $5.7 million to boost production and evaluation of convalescent plasma and similar products, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The effort will also evaluate drugs, according to a statement by the foundation. Related Slideshow: 10 Ebola... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on November 21, 2014
From wireless prosthetics that can grip and move, to advanced prosthetic limbs that can mimic the sensation of human touch, the research into high-tech prosthetics has really taken off in the past few years. Lately, much of the focus has been centered around powered prosthetics, and a recent study t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 14, 2014
Eric Stone vividly remembers the pain and anxiety of receiving multiple needle sticks when he was hospitalized as a child with Crohn’s disease.Stone has gone on to co-found a company that has invented a needle-free blood draw device. The device would reduce pediatric patients’ needle sticks to t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on November 13, 2014
A new Ebola treatment device known as the Aethlon Hemopurifier is scheduled to begin U.S. clinical trials by the end of this year, after receiving the green light for trials from the FDA. The device received significant backing following news of a German patient suffering from Ebola that was declare... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on November 12, 2014
10 Crazy Medtech Ideas That Could Disrupt MedicineGoogle’s founders like to hype the company’s ethos around “moon shots” and “big bets.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently made a “call for crazy ideas” related to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Glob... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on November 6, 2014
Brain interface technology has long since been considered the ultimate user interface experience, giving us the power to control computers and mechanical systems with thought alone. While we still have a ways to go before we see a truly noninvasive, long-lasting brain interface device, we are seeing... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 29, 2014
Today the Cleveland Clinic announced its annual list of top medical innovations that are most likely to have a major impact on patient care in 2015. Among the various breakthrough technologies is a mobile stroke ambulance, a new quick and painless blood-testing method, and the world’s first dengue... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 25, 2014
Recently, a patient from North Carolina became just the seventh person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implant activated to help restore his vision.In a news release from Duke University, the world was introduced to Larry Hester, a patient  suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative e... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on October 17, 2014
The 5 Next Big Things in Medtech, According to YouQmed readers have some clear opinions when it comes to which devices and technologies will be the next big thing in medtech.  Read on to find out the top choices among 140 respondents to a recent survey. Refresh your medical devic... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 14, 2014
Prosthetic technology has made some rather large strides over the years, enabling amputees to adapt more and more to the world around them. Recently, all the buzz has been over developing prosthetics that can restore the ability to touch and feel. It was with this in mind, that Stanford engineers re... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 10, 2014
One of the greatest challenges facing amputees is not only the missing limb, which can be remedied with any simple prosthetic, but the absence of touch and sensation within the prosthetic. Recently, researchers at a university in Ohio developed a new prosthetic system that enables amputees to experi... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on October 9, 2014
10 Ebola-Fighting TechnologiesWhen Steve VanRoekel, White House chief information officer, departed for West Africa last month to coordinate President Obama’s efforts to battle Ebola overseas he said in a statement, “Technology is not the solution to this extremely difficult task, but it will be... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Anastasia Thrift on October 7, 2014
After Ebola hit U.S. soil September 30, interest in the disease reached a new fervor. The virus is notorious for the severity of its symptoms, which can include internal and external bleeding and prove fatal for many patients. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), no proven treatment for... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Anastasia Thrift on October 2, 2014
Swiss researchers have created a way to precisely control the motor functions of paralyzed individuals through spinal stimulation, Science Translational Medicine reports.The paralyzed rat could walk on its hind legs with support of its upper body. Grégoire Courtine, MD, of the Center for Neuroprost... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on September 23, 2014
A new “biospleen” device being developed by scientists at Harvard University may help Ebola patients, according to a recent Washington Post article.Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering developed the blood-cleansing device to combat sepsis. More than a d... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on September 16, 2014
In an age where technology continues to shrink, we constantly search for new ways to better fit devices into our purses and pockets, around our wrists and strapped to our heads. It wasn’t until recently we began exploring the possibilities of implantable technology, and with that came what might b... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on September 15, 2014
How Bionic Interfaces Are Becoming a RealityFrom using thoughts to move a paralyzed hand again to nearly effortless use of robotic prosthetics, bionics are becoming more of a reality. Here’s why.Updated September 25, 2014From improved brain-computer interfaces to a bionic arm prosthesis that reads... Continue