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Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Children's National Health System | News | Comments

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System as part of its second...

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolvable Metal

October 28, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals...

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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

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World's First Biometric Health Monitoring Device

October 28, 2014 10:14 am | by Sensogram Technologies | News | Comments

Most people don’t have the time to measure and record their heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs before and after each workout. SensoTRACK is intended for active people seeking to get the most out of their fitness and well-being routines. It continuously tracks 4 vital signs...

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Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Articles | Comments

Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...

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Savings Comes from Unexpected Places

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by David Morse, General Manager, Tube Hollows International | Blogs | Comments

Cost savings often come from unexpected places. Two examples that come to mind involved the design and processes used to achieve high precision holes in cannulated parts. Tube Hollows International can drill extremely precise holes (as low...

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Precise and Programmable Biological Circuits

October 27, 2014 4:12 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could enable cancer cells to be reprogrammed...

Millions Lost in Unused Medical Supplies in Operating Rooms Each Year

October 27, 2014 4:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins research team reports that major hospitals across the U.S. collectively throw away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care and boost public health in developing countries...

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Synthetic Biology on Ordinary Paper, Results off the Page

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

New achievements in synthetic biology announced by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside of living cells, will dare scientists to dream big: there could one day be inexpensive...

Students Lend a Hand with 3D-Printed Prosthetic

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

For most amputees, the road to a more functional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to a research group at the University of Illinois, that might be changing, which is especially good news for those who are most in need, residents of the developing world...

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DNA-Based Computer Circuits of the Future

October 27, 2014 3:42 pm | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits. The central technological revolution of the 20th century was...

When Hearing Aid Users Listen to Music, Less Is More

October 27, 2014 3:31 pm | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published in the journal Ear and Hearing, suggest...

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Wearable Smart Fabric Measures All Aspects of Physicality

October 27, 2014 11:55 am | by BeBop Sensors | News | Comments

BeBop Sensors, a wearable sensor technology company, recently announced their first product, the BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor, the first and only ultra thin wearable smart fabric sensor that measures all aspects of physicality...

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Nanodevice to Improve Cancer Treatment Monitoring

October 27, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive ...   

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Revolutionary Soft Robotic Systems Under Development

October 27, 2014 10:41 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Revolutionary soft robotic systems, like those needed to build a prosthetic hand with the dexterity of a human hand, will be developed through a formal partnership between Hanyang University and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science...

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