Research and Development

104 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 6, 2014
5 Animal-Inspired Medtech BreakthroughsPeople used to define progress as human beings overcoming nature and creating something superior to what the natural world offers. But a funny thing has happened in recent decades: Innovators have figured out that nature can actually school people on a thing or... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on August 5, 2014
On the heels of Google’s founders downplaying the importance of healthcare to its business, the company has all of a sudden announced an ambitious project to analyze the genetic and molecular data of ultimately thousands of people.Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the project was Go... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on August 4, 2014
Researchers in Taiwan have developed a wearable optical pupil-reading device prototype that may open the door to early detection of a common neurological condition found in those with diabetes, known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy.The condition can be a serious complication for those suffering fro... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 1, 2014
Robotics not only has the potential to restore lost limbs to people—but also enhance the limbs we already have.That is one of the intriguing takeaways from a recent innovation out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It’s a robot worn around the wrist that works as though it was two extra f... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 30, 2014
Top Medtech Breakthroughs of JulyFrom using Google Glass as a neural interface to utilizing heat-seeking missile technology for malaria detection to fly-inspired hearing aid technology, there were plenty of amazing medical technology breakthroughs to report on in July.Read on to find out more: ... Continue
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