Friday, September 22, 2017

Robots Made of Hydrogels May Help Surgeons Operate on Fragile Tissues

The future of surgery may involve robotic devices that are soft and gentle to prevent unwanted damage, yet strong enough to be able to...

QuiO and MedCrypt Partner to Add Data Security Sophistication to Smartinjector Devices

QuiO’s Smartinjector platform, as covered previously on Medgadget, is poised to become the first set of cloud-connected injectable therapy delivery devices available for in-home use....

Magnet-Powered Implant Releases Drugs in Controlled Fashion

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an implantable device designed to release a drug when triggered by an external magnet. The...

Ultrasound Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Medgadget Interview with Michael Slayton, CEO of Guided...

Guided Therapy Systems (GTS), a company based in Mesa, Arizona, is at the forefront of ultrasonic therapy and imaging. Founded in 1994, GTS is...

Revolutionary New Technique Visualizes Biomolecules Without Crystallization

In the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are describing a...

Medtronic’s Signia Surgical Stapler Measures Tissue Strength to Perfect Staple Lines

Medtronic is releasing a new advanced surgical stapler, the Signia Stapling System, which sports sensors that detect the tissue being worked and adjust its speed...

BIOTRONIK Introduces Its First Stent in U.S.

BIOTRONIK, a company known best for its  implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, has just landed its first FDA approval for a coronary stent. The PRO-Kinetic Energy...

Simulating Blood Flow from Tomo Scans to Prep for Complex Surgeries

Modern CT and MRI scanners can provide a moving image of the heart, but they don’t show the complicated patterns of blood flow in and...

Adaptive Liquid Lenses and Smartphones Shrink Digital Pathology Into a Tiny Portable Device

At Ohio State University researchers have developed a portable pathology slide scanner that uses a smartphone to image, display, and share the scans. Unlike...

Medtronic Unveils New Products for Diagnostic Cath Procedures and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Medtronic is releasing a few new coronary devices, including the new DxTerity diagnostic angiography catheters, DxTerity TRA diagnostic catheters, InTRAkit access kit, and the TRAcelet...

Interview with Dexcom CEO & President Kevin Sayer

For the nearly 21 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, regular and painful finger pricks to monitor blood glucose levels are a fact of life....

MRI Contrast Agent That Turns On at Sites of Disease

At the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea, researchers have developed a new type of MRI contrast agent that only lights up when...

A Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interface for Completely Locked-In Patients: Interview with Dr. Ujwal Chaudhary

Researchers have developed a non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) for completely locked-in patients. This is the first time that these patients, with complete motor...

Cheap Method for Printing Lab-on-Chip Devices Promises Diagnostic Revolution

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a new method of manufacturing lab-on-chip devices that cost only pennies to make, which can be used for...

RJL Systems Launches the Quantum V BIA Device for Body Composition Analysis

RJL Systems, a company based in Clinton Township, Michigan, launched last week the latest successor in their line of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) products,...

New Rapid Technique for Testing Safety of Nanoparticles on Body

Swiss researchers at the University of Geneva and University of Fribourg have developed a rapid technique for evaluating the safety of nanoparticles for the...

Ingestible Medical Devices Powered by Gastric Fluids

Scientists have been attempting to produce practical ingestible electronics for years, and now researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, may have figured...

Positive Animal Trial Results for Reversible Male Contraceptive

Researchers at the University of California have published positive results of a trial in rhesus monkeys for Vasalgel, a long-term, reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive...

DELTA Software Improves Detection of Safety Differences in Medical Devices: Interview with Dr. Frederic...

Researchers are solving the issue of chronic underreporting of medical device adverse events. In the New England Journal of Medicine last month, they described...

Fidmi Medical’s Feeding Tube System Requires Fewer Changes, Easier on Patients

Fidmi Medical, a company based in Misgav, Israel, has developed a new enteral feeding device that overcomes some of the limitations, downsides, and hassles...