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One-Year Data for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

March 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Study results of one-year data for more than 12,000 patients who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States show an overall one-year death rate of 23.7 percent and a stroke rate of 4.1 percent, according to a study...

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Stents Market to Reach More Than $10.6 Billion in 2019

March 14, 2015 8:30 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on stents, there has recently been several innovations and developments expected to influence the market, particularly with bioabsorbable stents. The stents market is predicted to grow by a compound annual...

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FDA Approves CPR Devices that May Increase Chance of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

March 14, 2015 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people whose hearts stop beating (cardiac arrest). The devices may...

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3D Printer for Molecules Opens Access to Customized Chemistry

March 13, 2015 4:27 pm | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology...

Photos of the Day: Top 5 Devices from ExCel Wearable Technology 2015

March 13, 2015 4:06 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I'm personally beginning to yawn and glaze over at every new announcement of the next "innovative fitness tracker/health monitor/attempt to keep up with the Apple Watch." But these wearables are far from ordinary - here are five that certainly...

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Conductivity Sensing I/O Board

March 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Mosaic Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This tiny 2" by 2.5" board is a member of the Wildcard series of mezzanine boards that connect to Mosaic embedded computers, microcontrollers and instrument controllers. The Conductivity Sensing Wildcard is a precision instrument for measuring the electrical conductivity of ionic solutions...

Photo Etching: Stimulating Innovation in Medical Product Design

March 13, 2015 11:26 am | by Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro | Precision Micro, Ltd. | Articles | Comments

Across industry, there is a concerted and accelerating trend towards miniaturization, and nowhere more so than in the medical device sector, where demand for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment devices is growing exponentially...

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'Nomogram' Predicts Liver Cancer Recurrence in Transplant Patients

March 13, 2015 11:02 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA transplant researchers have developed a novel method to more accurately calculate the risk of disease recurring in people with liver cancer who have undergone a liver transplant. The approach gives physicians a new tool to help make...

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Nanoparticles Provide Implant-Free Magnetic Brain Stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:52 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety...

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Necklace and Smartphone App Can Help Track Food Intake

March 13, 2015 10:45 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A sophisticated necklace developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science can monitor food and drink intake, which could help wearers track and improve their dietary habits. The inventors of the...

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Südtec

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | Events

Südtec is a free to attend international exhibition for advanced manufacturing solutions, it is a unique event attracting global device manufacturers to source new technologies and innovations. If you work in a high-tech business and have a requirement for high-quality technical services...

Don't Make the Same Device Design Mistakes

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by Michael Appel, M.D., Anesthesiologist, INCOSE | Blogs | Comments

We must not only anticipate any new hazards, but must also carefully consider the common underlying risks that have already been identified in previous devices. Using more than just a hypothetical risk process, we need to evaluate known problems...

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'Iron Man' Delivers Boy a Real Bionic Arm

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday, the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working...

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Genome-Editing Technology Kills Lymphoma Cells

March 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy. Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were able to kill human lymphoma...

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Immune System-in-a-Dish Offers Hope for "Bubble Boy" Disease

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID–also known as “bubble boy” or “bubble baby” disease...

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