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A team of researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae which can...
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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...
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.
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.
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...
FDA approves first vital sign sensor for chairs
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first sensor to monitor heart rate, respiratory and movement monitors in a chair.
US software represents leap forward in identifying disease genes
Scientists in the US have developed software that helps researchers and clinicians identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before.
US ultrasound device could reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
US researchers have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify potentially life-threatening arterial plaque.
Cefaly-Technology develops head band to treat migraine
Belgium-based Cefaly-Technology has developed a new device that embraces transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) technology to prevent migraine – a technique more...
Tissue-penetrating light releases chemotherapy inside cancer cells
Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programmes of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre (JCCC) have developed an innovative...
Medtronic enrolls first US patient in global clinical trial for miniature transcatheter pacemaker system
Medtronic, Inc has announced the first US implant of the world's smallest pacemaker: the Micra(TM) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS).
Stryker snaps up German surgical supplier Berchtold
Medical technologies firm Stryker Corporation has announced it is purchasing German company Berchtold Holding AG for $172 million.
Qlucore and Nebion collaboration will benefit researchers
Qlucore and Nebion AG are working together to promote their two products, Qlucore Omics Explorer and Genevestigator, which together address complementary use cases.