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December 2016 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

A suite of sensors can predict heart failure events by detecting when a patient's condition is worsening. Researchers uploaded software to patients’ implanted defibrillators. The software...

A suit fitted with 41 sensors makes it possible to accurately image and analyze the movements of stroke patients. The suit contains the infrastructure necessary to store,...

Researchers have developed a patient-friendly method to determine the severity of heart failure. The quick, noninvasive method is cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital...

Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research that demonstrates how limbs can be controlled via a tiny array of...

A research team has developed a way to build safe, nontoxic gold wires onto flexible, thin plastic film. Their demonstration potentially clears the path for a host of wearable...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing Devices for 3D Printing

A research team has developed a system for custom designing a variety of 3D printed objects with multiple materials. They say the system could be used for practical applications in the medical field such...

Researchers have demonstrated how Microsoft’s HoloLens technology can be used for guiding robots to assist with assembly. Examples of the group’s augmented reality (AR)...

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that aims to illuminate cellular structures in deep tissue and other dense and opaque materials. The method uses tiny particles...

Scientists have developed a new generation of membranes that outperform current dialysis techniques and may ultimately lead to a wearable artificial kidney. The new mixed matrix membranes (MMM)...

A team of researchers has created self-healing slippery surface coatings with medical-grade Teflon materials and liquids that prevent biofilm formation on medical implants while...

A novel device may prove beneficial during electrode and organ transplant procedures. The device uses gold nanowires to manipulate and sense characteristics of individual cells in...

Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, a 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect...

Researchers have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel. The bendable fiber may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
HoloLens Goggles Bring Augmented Reality to Brain Surgery

Surgeons and engineers are working to make emergency neurosurgical procedures safer with the help the HoloLens, a new pair of augmented reality (AR) goggles from Microsoft. The...

A neural interface connected to a robotic arm allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain. By enabling two-way communication...

Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are designed to measure signals created by electrical impulses in the body, such as heartbeats or brainwaves. However, they are...

A new sensor hub integrated as a system-on-chip (SoC) is designed for a broad range of wearable health devices and applications. The SoC combines an unprecedented number of...

A 3D printable ink produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth. This hyperelastic “bone” material, the shape of which can be easily customized,...

Researchers from several US and Mexican institutions are developing a transparent skull implant that will allow doctors to deliver laser-based treatments to the brain on demand and on a...

A new imaging technique has been developed that can help predict who is most at risk for stroke. This breakthrough could lead to better treatment and outcomes for patients with atrial...

MIT researchers have developed a technique for recovering visual information from light that has scattered because of interactions with the environment — such as passing through human...

News: Medical
Building on Success

From its first issue to today, the mission of Medical Design Briefs has been to provide our design engineering readers with information on the latest technology advances in medical devices, instruments, and systems from sources worldwide. With readers at the front end of the product development process, MDB has helped spark...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underground Radar Sheds Light on Post-Katrina Damage

An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

News: Medical
Ultrathin, Flat Lens Captures Chirality And Color

Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Being able to observe and analyze the chirality of an object is very important in numerous fields. However, current chiral imaging techniques to resolve polarization and...

News: Medical
Good News/Sad News

For much of our recent Editorial & Sales Meeting, we discussed trends that we are seeing in the marketplace, in the news, and in discussion with contributors to evaluate coverage for this year and to help sharpen our editorial focus for next year. Manufacturing will continue to see greater coverage as we increase the...

News: Medical
June 2016 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community.

News: Medical
FDA Notes 40th Anniversary of Medical Device Amendments

In 1976, following reports that thousands of women had been harmed by using an intrauterine device for contraception, Congress responded by enacting the Medical Device Amendments, which authorized the FDA to classify all medical devices.

News: Electronics & Computers
UL and VA Sign CRADA for Medical Device Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Washington, DC, and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Northbrook, IL, a global safety science organization, have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for current and emerging medical devices cybersecurity...

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