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New home-based brain stimulation treatment for depression
11 June, 2019
An at-home, medical-grade brain stimulation headset has just launched in...
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New technique will help experts make heads or tails of male fertility
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by A new way of analysing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing

Bayer and Foundation Medicine partner on cancer companion diagnostics
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by Bayer has partnered with Roche’s molecular information company Foundation Medicine to develop and commercialise next-generation sequencing (NGS) based companion diagnostics to treat cancer

Audit finds Australian patient data vulnerable to cyber attacks
Monday, June 03, 2019 by an audit has concluded that patient data within the health system in Victoria, Australia, could easily be breached.

Canada raises regulatory fees for medical devices
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Health Canada, the regulator for human and veterinary drugs and medical devices, has raised its fees for the regulation of devices and drugs to reflect the complexity and costs of...

Stretchable electronics
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Stretchable electronics is a promising new technology for next-generation wearable devices, according to a review published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

RAPS Launches Europe Conference as European Regulatory Environment for Medical Products Faces Sweeping Changes
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) will hold its inaugural RAPS Regulatory Conference – Europe 2019 at the Radisson Blu in Brussels, between 13 and 14 May.

New MRI technology could measure brain function in milliseconds
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Scientists have developed a new technique able to measure brain function in milliseconds using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Known as magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)

Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy using smartphone AI
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre have shown that a smartphone which combines high-quality retinal imaging with artificial intelligence (AI) is able to...

Transvaginal surgical mesh banned by the FDA
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered manufacturers of transvaginal surgical mesh to halt sales and distribution in the country following safety concerns.

Working out makes hydrogels perform like muscle tissue
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by MIT researchers have found a way to give synthetic hydrogels a suite of human skeletal muscle characteristics

FDA warning against unregulated devices for concussion
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Last week the FDA warned against using medical devices purported to assess head injuries, stating that only five companies are cleared to market such devices in the US and that...

Breath biopsy for cancer diagnosis
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by A new device has been developed that can diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage, increasing the likelihood of treatment being effective

Slug glue has potential to improve medical adhesives
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Dusky Arion slug produces a defensive glue that fouls the mouthparts of any potential predator. Two new studies reveal more about how this glue achieves its strong sticking power...

Overhaul for medical devices in Australia
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has just announced plans to overhaul the regulatory system for medical devices in the country to improve patient safety.

New route map to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’
Friday, April 05, 2019 by The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has just launched a report of the MedTech landscape aimed...

The Global Medical Device Nomenclature is now free available for all manufacturers
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), the de facto global standard for identifying the world’s millions of medical devices, has been made freely available to all...

FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) devices, a new generation of implants that could provide users with direct control.

Man-mimicking machinery for the brain
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by A study by Harvard University have designed a probe that looks, acts and feels like a real neuron so that the brain does not identify it as a foreign object and try to attack it

Blood pressure monitors are transforming diabetes treatment
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by February is National Heart Month in both the US and the UK, which aims to raise awareness of the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease. High blood pressure is a major...

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