Research and Development

187 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on August 31, 2015
A New Batch of Engineering MemesLast year, we asked our audience to submit quirky comments on life as a medical device engineer. We converted several of them into a meme slideshow feature, which became one of the most popular features on Qmed in 2014. We are looking for new submissions to create a n... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on August 12, 2015
In June, we asked our audience to pick the most promising technological breakthroughs of the first half of the year. Contenders included injectable brain electronics and Terminator 2–inspired 3-D printing. The four technologies featured here won out in the survey. Qmed partnered with the design te... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on August 10, 2015
Although the medical device industry is poised for incredible possibilities, it must be prepared to deal with some growing pains along the way.Lisa WeeksThese are exciting times to be working in the medical technology industry. Scientists are now beginning to create custom human body parts on demand... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on July 24, 2015
Researchers have developed a new handheld ultrasound device that could reportedly accelerate the healing process in skin wounds.The ultrasound device in use (Image courtesy of Sheffield University)Kristopher SturgisScientists from Sheffield University say their low-intensity ultrasound device can re... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on July 20, 2015
U.S. scientists have developed a new wireless brain probe made of soft materials that can simultaneously deliver drugs and lights to the brain to help control neurons. (Image courtesy of of Jeong lab, University of Colorado Boulder)Kristopher SturgisA remote-controlled, next-gen tissue implant ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on July 13, 2015
MIT researchers are using sensors, memory switches, and circuits to enable a common bacterium found in the gut to detect certain diseases and immune disorders. Kristopher SturgisThis MIT illustration shows Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (white) living on cells in the gut (large pink cells coated in mi... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 8, 2015
An ancient art form has potentially solved a major design hurdle for wearable devices. Our readers think it could have a profound effect on medtech. A series of surveys found them picking it as the best technology of the year so far.Chris NewmarkerBinghamton University engineer Seokheun Choi needed ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on July 7, 2015
BIOMEDevice San Jose will include a “Rapid-Fire Pitch Competition.” Here's how you can get in on the action.Qmed StaffThe organizers of BIOMEDevice San Jose are offering a chance for healthcare technology startups to gain publicity by participating in the inaugural “Rapid-F... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on July 7, 2015
A multimillion-dollar DARPA grant to Luke creator DEKA will support research to give Luke wearers the ability to actually feel things.Nancy CrottiDEKA's Luke Arm runs on two different controlling mechanisms. (Image courtesy of DEKA.)A program to develop a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch just go... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on June 29, 2015
You’ve already helped us pick two technologies that could greatly influence medtech in coming years. Now help us pick the most innovative technology to hit the scene in 2015.Chris NewmarkerAnd then there were two. In some ways, it makes sense that batteries and biolimbs would remain after two roun... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on June 26, 2015
The Top 4 Technologies of 2015We already have a sense of which new technologies might have the most profound effect on medtech in coming years. You’ve already helped us pick four technologies. Now help us whittle the list down even more as we pick the most innovative technology to hit the scene in... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker... on June 22, 2015
The Most Impressive Technologies of 2015We already have a sense of which new technologies might have the most profound effect on medtech in coming years. Help us pick the most innovative technology to hit the scene in 2015.We’re starting out with eight technologies facing off in a first round of f... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on June 19, 2015
Although we are only six months into the year, we’re getting a sense of which technologies might be contenders to be the top technologies of 2015. Qmed StaffRather than doing a roundup of finished medical devices, we’ve come up with a list of technologies that could be especially promising for m... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on June 12, 2015
9 Eye-Opening Facts about NASA's Medical TechnologyAmerican astronauts may be hitchhiking with Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station for the time being. But NASA still has extremely ambitious goals, including getting human beings to Mars by the 2030s. Getting back outside low Ea... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on June 11, 2015
Proven Process (Booth #2048) is displaying its catheter insertion robot and pneumatic driver for a totally implantable heart at MD&M East.“The best thing about these devices is that they are designed to make it to market because they improve patient outcomes,” says sales engineer Michael Kan... Continue