Research and Development

347 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by MarieThibault on March 16, 2017
Researchers leading the pioneering fields of bioelectronic medicine, neurotechnology, and neuromodulation have big dreams for the future.During the 2017 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, leaders from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the Massachusetts Institute of... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on February 27, 2017
Real-world experience with Medtronic's Solitaire stent retriever in patients suffering acute ischemic stroke shows the device can perform just as well in the real world as it did in four separate clinical trials.Amanda PedersenRegistry data presented at the International Stroke Conference showed Med... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on February 17, 2017
Bryce Rutter, founder and CEO of Metaphase Design Group, keeps a running list of statements he calls "innovation killers."With more than 15 years of design consultancy experience, Bryce Rutter knows a thing or two about innovation. This month at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, Rutter, founde... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on February 10, 2017
A panel of product design experts discuss the importance of front-end research and the reality that what people say they do often differs from how they really behave.Amanda Pedersen As an expert in integrating research, ergonomics, and design into new product development, Bryce Rutter knows all... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on January 11, 2017
Using the same mechanical principles that makes a whirligig toy spin, Stanford bioengineers developed human-powered blood centrifuge using just 20 cents of paper, twine, and plastic.Amanda PedersenManu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, designed a hand-spun centrifuge tha... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by MarieThibault on December 21, 2016
New data published from a small clinical trial with the bionic pancreas from Beta Bionics shows therapy with the device offers good control over blood glucose levels with little patient input required.Marie ThibaultThough diabetes device technology has improved markedly in recent years, patients sti... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on December 15, 2016
Researchers show that people can control a robotic arm with their minds.Amanda PedersenA study participant, fitted with a specialized brain cap, learns to move a robotic arm with his mind Dr. Seuss taught young readers the endless possibilities of an active imagination with his classic story, â... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by MarieThibault on December 12, 2016
The EYE-SYNC medical device from SyncThink will be used to learn more about sub-concussive impacts and their effect on eye movement.Marie ThibaultIf a player takes a hard hit to the head during a football game, everyone immediately worries about a concussion. However, those same concerns don’t typ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 14, 2016
A paralyzed Dutch physician implanted with Medtronic devices was able to operate a speech computer by imagining using her fingers. Nancy CrottiAn implanted brain-computer interface that utilizes Medtronic components has allowed a paralyzed woman to communicate using only her thoughts.Researcher... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Maureen Kingsley on November 11, 2016
The company's focus is on a specific technology that would help enable a true artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients. Maureen KingsleyBD last year announced a partnership with Medtronic that created a MiniMed Pro-set using BD’s existing FlowSmart techno... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Maureen Kingsley on November 9, 2016
Advanced software algorithms guide the autonomous vehicle, which could have applications in hospitals, retirement homes, and elsewhere.Maureen KingsleyThe latest entry to the growing fleet of driverless vehicles is the autonomous mobility scooter, developed jointly by MIT’s Computer Science and Ar... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 8, 2016
French medtech firm Pixium announces the first successful implantation of its 150-electrode bionic vision system, with the person receiving the implant reporting that he can see light again.Nancy CrottiA retinitis pigmentosa patient in London was the first to receive Pixium Vision’s Iris II, a 150... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Maureen Kingsley on November 1, 2016
The patch, which seems particularly effective in young children, “trains” the immune system to tolerate higher doses of peanut protein with no reported major side effects.Maureen KingsleyAn ongoing clinical trial of a wearable skin patch to treat life-threatening peanut allergy is looking promis... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 10, 2016
Scientists in California and Mexico have developed a novel transparent skull implant that could enable laser-based treatments for brain disorders.Kristopher SturgisA new collaboration of researchers known as “The Window To The Brain” research team has developed a new transparent skull implant th... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 6, 2016
The ultrasound treatment brought a 25-year-old brain injury patient back to full consciousness. Kristopher SturgisA new study out of UCLA has shown promise with ultrasound techniques that use sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the brain’s central core for processing information, known... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 4, 2016
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researchers are testing induced hypothermia as a way to save trauma patients' lives. The new method could give doctors more time to stop bleeding and minimize brain damage, but better devices and techniques are needed.Kristopher SturgisThe U.S. Department of D... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on September 30, 2016
University of Minnesota researchers have bioengineered blood vessels with the potential to grow and continue developing after being placed inside people.Kristopher SturgisUpdated October 3, 2016University of Minnesota researchers say they were able to bioengineer blood vessels in a lab from a postna... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on September 28, 2016
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $60,800Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide): 8.2%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 10,894Tuition: $45,016Recent Qmed stories about MIT research:These 3-D Printed Polymers Have Shape-... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on September 28, 2016
    University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $62,000Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide): 57.2%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 41,946Tuition: $10,410Recent Qmed stories about University of Wisconsin research:This Sensor Can See in t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on September 28, 2016
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $62,500Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide): 12.5%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 24,832Tuition: $47,668Recent Qmed stories about Penn research:New Gene Editing Tool Moves to Human Trial TAVR ... Continue