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Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on July 9, 2014
By Miguel Angel Torres Tello and Carlos Alfonso Rodríguez SierraMexico is recognized as one of the top Latin American markets for medical devices. But globally, there are still plenty of challenges when it comes to meaningful research and development—and medical device design. To start, Mexi... Continue
From 3-D printed organs to a potential nanotech cancer cure developed by a teenager, MPMN has scoured the Internet to find 10 interesting medtech-related videos.1. All Your Devices Can Be Hacked—Including Your ICD and CarAvi Rubin, PhD, computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University e... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on July 3, 2014
In research that may one day lead to a whole range of diagnostics and therapies, scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have genetically and enzymatically modified red blood cells (RBCs) to carry a range of valuable payloads -- from drugs, to vaccines, to imaging agents – th... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on July 1, 2014
In 2012, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a walking biological robot powered by cells from the heart. The heart cells proved capable of generating movement in the small bio-bots (measuring less than a centimeter in height), but controlling the bot proved difficult... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on June 26, 2014
A step along the road to the restoration of full-fidelity sight was achieved by a team of Stanford researchers who have used the electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object.       ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker... on June 26, 2014
Using a brain chip smaller than a pea, a paralyzed man was able to move his arm. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, OH, was able to move a paralyzed hand—using only his thoughts thanks to a brain implant known as Neurobridge.The technology, developed by researchers at Ohio State... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on June 20, 2014
A device developed by a team of Israeli, American, and British cancer researchers is capable of accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression.The breathalyzer-type tester, embedded with a nanotech chip dubbed the NaNose, can literally "sniff out" cancer tumors. The cancer... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on June 19, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says, “The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is ... aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.”Implantable DARPA micro-electrodes can measure brain activity.As part of the BRAIN Initiative,... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on June 18, 2014
Researchers at King's College London say they have developed a method of repairing teeth that may eliminate the need for drilling and filling, and have established a startup to commercialize their process.The two-step process, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization (EAER), app... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on June 17, 2014
It's a good thing that David Damiano's dad is Edward R. Damiano, PhD, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University.When David, now 15, was 11 months old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Faced with the necessity of managing his son's condition, Damiano senior shifted t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on June 5, 2014
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) have bound bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) to heparin microparticles to achieve 1000-fold-greater concentrations of the bone regenerating growth factor than have previously been reported.The greater concentration is hoped to lead to s... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on May 23, 2014
Healthcare-associated infections have become a serious matter that medical device designers ignore at their own peril—with a recent Harvard Medical School-led study estimating they cost the U.S. nearly $10 billion a year.Worse, the bugs are becoming increasingly difficult to treat, because there i... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on May 21, 2014
<< Previous Photo 5. Suspended Animation"I think this is really the opportunity to replace anasthesia, if you will," Satava said.Brian Barnes at the Institute of Arctic Biology discovered that the Alaskan ground squirrel [shown above] doesn't hibernate because it's cold. "It hibernates because... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on May 21, 2014
<< Previous Photo | Next Photo >>4. Direct Energy Surgery“What comes after robots? The next generation, I believe, is something I call direct energy surgery,” Satava said.It could be intensely focused ultrasound. (Satava showed a research video of a cut blood vessel being sealed... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on May 21, 2014
<< Previous Photo | Next Photo >>3. Plasma MedicineScientists in recent years figured out how to create “cold plasma” that is “low power, without all the fancy other equipment,” according to Satava. The technology didn't exist six years ago.“We now have enormous amounts of free... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on May 21, 2014
<< Previous Photo | Next Photo >>2. 3-D Printing for EverythingSatava suspects 3-D printing might be "more important than the Internet" because it represents not only sending information over long distances, but the potential to transmit information that creates actual things on the end ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on May 21, 2014
<< Previous Photo | Next Photo >>1. Operating Rooms with No PeopleSatava was the surgeon on the team that developed the first surgical robot. He says it’s actually been possible for years to have an operating room with no people in it, only the patient.Robots would not only operate but... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on May 21, 2014
Continue to the Next Photo >>5 Futuristic Military Medical TechnologiesRichard Satava calls himself a “technology harvester” when it comes to his work as a senior science advisor at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.It helps when you’re representing an outfit that knows... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on May 21, 2014
Continue to the Next Photo >>5 Futuristic Military Medical TechnologiesRichard Satava calls himself a “technology harvester” when it comes to his work as a senior science advisor at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.It helps when you’re representing an outfit that knows... Continue