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Slug glue has potential to improve medical adhesives
10 April, 2019
The Dusky Arion slug produces a defensive glue that fouls the mouthparts...
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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...

FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) devices, a new generation of implants that could provide users with direct control.

LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their innovations from 24-27 June 2019 on the fairgrounds in Munich. Also awaiting visitors in parallel is a trend...

FDA gives breakthrough designation to new traumatic brain injury device
Friday, February 15, 2019 by The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded breakthrough device designation to a BioDirection’s Tbit System which has been developed to predict positive computerised...

New cybersecurity plan seeks alignment of industry regulators
Friday, February 01, 2019 by The HSCC published a report earlier this week with recommendations for managing the security of medical devices in clinical practice

Brain-computer interface could translate thoughts into speech
Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Neuroengineers from the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the US have developed a brain-computer interface, which can directly...

Barriers to AI in healthcare systems
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Given the effectiveness of AI enabled software in other domains, AI has been introduced into many areas of medicine

Increasing scepticism against robots
Monday, January 28, 2019 by The use of robotics is becoming more common in a number of different industries, with many researchers suggesting that we are on the brink of a robotic era

NUS researchers develop new device to boost muscle recovery
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new medical device which could facilitate faster muscle recovery in post-surgical patients, the elderly...

Soft-bodied robots as a novel method of drug delivery
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Researchers at City University Hong Kong (City U) have just created a tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs which can be directed using magnets to deliver drugs around the body.

New app links pacemakers with smartphones
Saturday, January 19, 2019 by Clinicians have been able to remotely monitor pacemakers for years as a result of rapid developments in near-field and remote wireless technologies.

Call for greater regulation of consumer 'neurotechnologies'
Friday, January 18, 2019 by The marketing of direct-to-consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ can be highly compelling, with promises to improve cognition or read a person’s emotional state

Rise of direct-to-consumer medical devices
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Advances in internet-connected consumer medical devices are improving patient outcomes and lowering costs, according to a recent article published in JAMA.

Fischer Connectors demonstrates its long-term vision for connectivity with breakthrough technological partnerships and cross-market customer applications at Electronica
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Fischer Connectors, the global provider of ultra-reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions, continues to push the boundaries of innovation in rugged miniaturisation,...

Compounding Solutions introduces Defend Rx antimicrobial masterbatch for medical services
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Compounding Solutions LLC, a global leader in custom medical plastics compounding,has recently announced the launch of a new universal antimicrobial masterbatch under the Defend Rx...

'Lifelike’ 3D printed spine to help train spinal surgeons
Thursday, December 07, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by 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
Monday, October 03, 2016 by 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
Thursday, September 29, 2016 by 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.

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