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Wearable sensors detect components of sweat
22 August, 2019
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Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) de Lausanne are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve

A new nanomaterial for medical devices
Friday, July 12, 2019 by In order to create new medical devices, researchers are turning to nanomaterials, which are manipulated on the scale of atoms or molecules and exhibit unique properties.

Medical device notified body ceases operation in the UK
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by In the event that the UK leaves the EU in a ‘no-deal’ scenario at the end of October this year, UK Notified Bodies will lose their designation under the Medical Device Directives

Social robots can help hospitalised children
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of social robots used to support children in hospital. Many hospitals provide interventions in paediatric units run by healthcare professionals

Using laser light to detect tumours
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by It can be up to four weeks before patients know whether the entire tumour was removed during cancer surgery. However, a new team of scientists from Jena have developed a...

Wearable devices for those with mobility issues
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by A new research project by scientists from the University of Bristol will help thousands of people with mobility issues

Virtual biopsy' device to detect skin tumours
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new ‘virtual biopsy’ device which can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth...

New home-based brain stimulation treatment for depression
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by An at-home, medical-grade brain stimulation headset has just launched in the UK, claiming to offer an alternative to pharmacological treatment for depression.

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...

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