Research and Development

362 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on August 11, 2017
A missile defense algorithm developed for President Reagan's "Star Wars" program is used in the WATS3D biopsy system for detecting pre-cancerous esophageal conditions.Nancy CrottiA study found the WATS3D (Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling with 3D Tissue Analysis) system, made by CDx Diagnostics, to... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on July 28, 2017
Sharklet Technologies has been acquired by a Chinese medical device firm, as it prepares to bring its surface technology into clinical trials.Kristopher Sturgis When it comes to truly unique surface technologies, you needn't look any further than the innovative design introduced by Sharklet Tec... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on July 26, 2017
MIT engineers are working on a new hydrogel that could improve a diverse range of medical devices, including condoms and catheters.Kristopher SturgisMIT engineering students created a gel-like material to coat standard plastic tubes and rubber devices to ease patient comfort.  When it come... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on June 30, 2017
Researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Campinas in Brazil, will use a $3.4 million NIH grant to develop a comprehensive risk calculator to determine which patients will most benefit from epilepsy surgery.Amanda PedersenResearchers are working on a risk calculator, know... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on June 23, 2017
Clothing-like exosuits represent a new class of wearable robots for people with mobility challenges, including stroke survivors.Kristopher SturgisReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of exoskeleton technologies, debuted the latest prototype for a soft suit exoskeleton device that aims to assist stro... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on June 16, 2017
Researchers are developing a tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound waves to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis.Kristopher Sturgis p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #666666; -webkit-text-stroke: #666666} span.s1 {font-kerning... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Daphne.Allen on May 22, 2017
Searching for the most innovative component, software, equipment, or design for your next medical device? We are, too!We're looking for the most innovative products from medtech suppliers at the MD&M East 2017 expo, and we need your help. The following 11 supplier innovations are competing for a... Continue
A new cancer screening technology aims to use nanoparticles as a ‘synthetic biomarker’ to detect ovarian tumors in a simple urinalysis test.Kristopher SturgisThis high-magnification micrograph of an ovarian clear cell carcinoma shows, focally, the characteristic clear cells w... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by amanda.pedersen on April 28, 2017
New York-based RenovaCare has designed a device to treat patients with second-degree burns using their own stem cells.Nancy CrottiRenovaCare is seeking FDA clearance for this SkinGun to spray burn victims with their own stem cells. Patients with severe second-degree burns were able to leave the... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Daphne.Allen on April 27, 2017
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Posted in Research and Development by Daphne.Allen on April 27, 2017
If you'll be showcasing an innovative medtech product or service at the upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing East expo June 13–15 (or at any of its co-located shows), enter our contest for a chance to be included in a special innovation tour for attendees. Entries are due May... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on April 27, 2017
Pediatric researchers design an innovative new fluid-filled device that can mimic the prenatal environment that newborns need for organ development. Kristopher Sturgis Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are developing a womb-like device that has already been tested on f... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Daphne.Allen on April 25, 2017
A new approach to delivering injections could ease administration and open up design possibilities.Daphne AllenDeveloping delivery devices for injectable drugs has never been as challenging as it is today. Thanks to changing healthcare models, a growing number of patients are being asked to self-adm... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on April 25, 2017
A Pennsylvania-based team invented a diagnostic tool inspired by Star Trek and landed millions of dollars to bring it to market. Nancy CrottiFinal Frontier Medical Devices won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE for its DxtER prototype device. A family of engineers and doctors has taken their co... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by MarieThibault on March 30, 2017
Virtual reality is transforming the way we approach healthcare and treat illnesses. Here are just five examples of virtual reality's place in medicine.Marie ThibaultNo, virtual reality isn’t new. But recent advances in technology and more accessible price points have made its fantastical future se... Continue
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