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'Lifelike’ 3D printed spine to help train spinal surgeons
A team of researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae which can act and feel like real bone tissue to help train spinal surgeons before they go into live operations.
Wireless environmental sensors in intensive care units pilot launched
CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is working in partnership with Drayson Technologies to launch the first pilot of wireless environmental...
Selenium Medical receives 2017 Growth Champion award
The Echos magazine and statistic firm Statista have awarded Selenium Medical the distinction of '2017 Growth Champion'.
Notes on a PIP scandal – scrutinising contract manufacturers
In the wake of changes in EU rules concerning the traceability of medical device products, contract manufacturers in the single market look likely to be placed under increased scrutiny...
Medical device manufacturers want more information from FDA about 3D printing
Medical device manufacturers want the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide more clarity on its guidance on 3D printing.
India hopes for medical device manufacturing boom
India’s first medical devices manufacturing park at Nadupuru near the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in Andhra Pradesh has been opened by the state’s Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu.
Manuka honey could be used to keep medical devices free from infection
Manuka honey could be used to help keep internal medical devices such as urinary catheters free of infection, according to new research.
Solvay uses resin for surgical instrument needed for tonsil and adenoid removal
Speciality polymers supplier Solvay announced in mid-2016 that it has facilitated the development of a tissue removal device using its medical-grade resin Ixef Para.
Range of new pacemakers and other devices curb deaths
Medical devices and surgical instruments are improving survival rates through their use of new technology.
New medical device research centre opens in Ireland
A new research centre in Ireland has set its sights on becoming a global research and development hub for the medical 3D printing industry.
Biophotonics and medical engineering take centre stage at Laser World of Photonics
Biophotonics and medical engineering will again be centre stage at the Laser World of Photonics from 22-25 June at the Messe München site.
Roche and Qualcomm collaborate on remote monitoring
Roche and Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life, will collaborate to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients, with the aim of using connected therapy to...
Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue
A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. The technology, called the Missouri...
Carmat’s second artificial heart implant a success
The second recipient of a Carmat artificial heart is ‘living a completely normal life at home’. The 68-year-old left hospital on 2 January after receiving the permanent,...
Bloodstream infection breakthrough speeds up diagnosis time and accuracy
A new bloodstream infection test created by researchers at UC Irvine (UCI) in the US can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients...
Abbott Laboratories to acquire Topera in $250 million deal
US healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to acquire privately held medical-device maker Topera in a deal valued at least $250 million.
Ears to a rosy future for wearable med devices
The ears might be the best place to gather vital signs, including energy expenditure and oxygen consumption, according to an article in the MIT Technology Review. While most...
San Diego Health System advances minimally invasive brain surgery
Neurosurgeons have performed highly complex brain surgery to remove tumours through a small incision, in a landmark procedure in California.The surgeons at UC San Diego Health System...