People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Lead author Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Ph.D., said the results from the Diabetes Heart Study-Mind (DHS-Mind) suggest that CVD is playing a role in cognition problems before it is clinically apparent in patients.
Using a novel genetic 'editing' technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients.
Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Bioengineers are interested in finding innovative ways to grow new cartilage from a patient’s own stem cells, and, thanks to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, such a treatment is a step closer to reality.
Obesity surgery worked much better at reducing and even reversing diabetes than medication and lifestyle changes in one of the most rigorous studies of its kind. But the researchers and others warn that possible serious complications need to be considered.
SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Publication of Postmarket Surveillance Safety Data on First 5,319 Patients Treated with iFuse Implant SystemJune 5, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced today the publication of the iFuse Implant System's@ postmarket surveillance safety data for the first 5,319 patients treated.
Evergreen Medical Technologies Launches Integrated Lead to Pulse Generator Interconnect System for Implantable NeurostimulatorsJune 4, 2013 8:31 pm | by Business Wire | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | News | Comments
Evergreen Medical Technologies has launched the Encompass Lead-Interconnect System, the first pretested integrated lead-interconnect system designed for implantable neurostimulator pulse generator (IPG) devices. The Encompass, enabled by Bal Seal Engineering’s SYGNUS® implantable contact system and Company’s premolded 16-channel header technology, saves development time and costs for neurostimulation device companies.
A tough operating environment is no match for Ashcroft’s A Series pressure switch. All 316 stainless steel construction, a weatherproof IP67 enclosure and an operating temp from -40°F to 212°F make this compact switch the ideal choice for a wide variety of industrial and OEM installations.
Portescap has introduced the P532 series disc magnet step motor with encoder. This integrated solution delivers a best-in-class power rate and acceleration to outperform standard Brushless DC motors in a wide range of applications where closed loop performance is needed.
KNF Neuberger OEM self-priming micro-diaphragm liquid transfer pumps offer design engineers a unique combination of performance and application flexibility in a remarkably small package – as small as 1.5” in length. They are rated to operate continuously against pressures as high as 87 PSIG...
Seika Machinery has announced that several of its McDry Ultra-Low Humidity Storage Cabinets are ideal for medical device applications. The McDry DXU models maintain one percent RH levels and the MCU models maintain three percent RH levels.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic-assisted solutions for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee implant system.
Surgical robots are becoming more of a standard in operating rooms. As such, device designers are going to need to understand the motion control technology that makes them function. This article looks at the “sheet music” that offers the guidance to the “conductor” who is instructing the “instruments.”
The medical device ecosystem is changing dramatically from stand-alone “device + patient + physician” in the clinical environment to include access and mobility outside the four walls of the hospital. Every medical device manufacturer should consider developing a strategy around how mobile connected health will affect their business models and how they will play in the evolution of the market.
A hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode could open the new way for flexible displays, solar cells, and even electronic devices fitted on a curvature substrate such as soft eye contact lenses, by the UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) research team.
Prometheus, the mythological figure who stole fire from the gods, was punished for this theft by being bound to a rock. Each day, an eagle swept down and fed on his liver, which then grew back to be eaten again the next day. Modern scientists know there is a grain of truth to the tale, says MIT engineer Sangeeta Bhatia: The liver can indeed regenerate itself if part of it is removed.