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145 Research and Development Articles
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
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on February 26, 2015
30 Years of Milestones That Mattered for MedtechIt's hard to fathom that something as ubiquitous as the microprocessor was just starting to be used in medtech, back in 1985. Chris Newmarker and Brian BuntzUpdated March 3, 2015MPMN has seen plenty of amazing developments over its 30 years o... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on February 20, 2015
The prominent journal has published an article questioning the uptick of stealth research.Brian BuntzTheranos (Palo Alto, CA), a secretive blood testing firm, and its 30-year-old CEO, have received a flurry of positive press attention recently, but a prominent medical journal raises questions regard... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on February 6, 2015
Soft robotics, armed with tiny flexible grippers, could be used for scores of medical applications, including biopsies, drug-delivery, and diagnostics.Kristopher SturgisPhoto of the star-shaped grippers that could one day be used to take biopsies.Robotics have unquestionably revolutionized the manuf... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on January 26, 2015
High-risk investments can yield high returns. And such projects are exactly why MIT has set up the Amar G. Bose research grant. The university wants to help fund potentially revolutionary research pursuits that might sound too good to be true and, as such, might encounter difficulties in attracting ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on January 14, 2015
As any diabetic knows, pricking your finger repeatedly for a blood-glucose test is not exactly a fun ordeal. Thankfully, researchers are working on an alternative method that will be completely painless and needle-free, a rub-on temporary tattoo.The ultrathin, flexible device was created by Joseph W... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on December 23, 2014
5 Top Medtech Trends for 2015Here at Qmed, we are discovering new medical device trends and technologies all the time. Here are five top trends that we bet will gain momentum in 2015.Image derived from HDWContinue >> Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on December 18, 2014
This robotic arm used at the University of Pittsburgh offers ten dimensional control of hand movements. Jan Scheuermann, a patient with longstanding quadriplegia, has managed to control a robotic arm with a range of complex human hand movements using a brain–machine interface, according to a story... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on December 8, 2014
Before coming to medtech, Steve Axelrod, PhD, started out as an elementary particle physicist. Now, his interest is in developing technology to help people with gastrointestinal disorders, a problem affecting as many as 1 in 4 people. “I have a strong personal connection here,” Axelrod explained... Continue