Research and Development

137 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on February 26, 2015
30 Years of Milestones That Mattered for MedtechMPMN has seen plenty of amazing developments over its 30 years of existence. Everything from rapid prototyping to PEEK to the smartphone has helped spark new innovation in the med device industry.To commemorate MPMN’s 30th year anniversary, we are pr... 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
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on December 1, 2014
A new technology known as VetiGel could transform how medical professionals treat wounds and address situations involving serious bleeding. The product was developed by Joe Landolina, founder and CEO of Suneris, the company now preparing the technology for the open market.The VetiGel technology at w... Continue
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