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Pediatric Brain on a Chip Could Enhance the Study of Diseases

December 5, 2014 1:20 pm | by Temple University | News | Comments

In collaboration with CFD Research Corp. in Huntsville, Ala., Temple engineers and neuroscientists are developing a pediatric blood-brain barrier system on a chip, which offers great potential for studying the role of the blood-brain barrier...

The BioDigital Human Comes to Life Across Universal Platforms

December 5, 2014 1:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioDigital, developer of the virtual human body platform, the BioDigital Human, announced today that it is expanding its product offerings to serve the hundreds of millions of Android mobile devices available in the marketplace. Home to more than 1.5 million users...

Out with the Old, In with the New

December 5, 2014 10:48 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

Advances in computer and electrical engineering have been revolutionary over the past few decades, changing the way we live, work and play. From new advances in medicine to automotive technology and biotechnology, electrical and computer engineering...

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3D Organ Printing to Transform Transplants

December 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine's Department of Surgery and Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science have joined forces with a leading three-dimensional biology company to develop 3D printed tissues for transplant research ...

3D Scanning Improves Prosthetic Design

December 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrei Vakulenko, VP of New Markets at Artec Group | Articles | Comments

The medical field has truly started to embrace 3D printing. Scanning the headlines, one finds stories about 3D printing providing a cancer victim a new angle, a 3D printed heart that helped save a baby’s life and more. However, every story that ended with 3D printing...

3-D Printed Heart Could Reduce Heart Surgeries in Children

December 5, 2014 9:45 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

New 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014.1 Dr Verschueren brought 3D printed models...

Friday 5: Connecting Healthcare with TE Connectivity's Thomas Medina

December 5, 2014 9:42 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I foresee a continuous transition from body-worn to body-integrated devices designed to deliver very specific, customized care. Device function will be monitored and controlled remotely, determined via gene-based diagnosis and therapies; and will be...

Trust, But Verify In Order to Comply with UDI

December 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Steve Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, GHX | Blogs | Comments

“Trust, but verify” is my advice to manufacturers seeking to comply with the UDI rule. As a third party submitter that has successfully loaded data into the Global UDI Database (GUDID), I can confidently tell manufacturers, "trust that it...

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This Gel Can Make You Stop Bleeding Instantly

December 4, 2014 12:43 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Forget stitches — there's a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure ...   

Robot Control Theory Could Improve Prosthetic Legs

December 4, 2014 12:37 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Dallas professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk. In research available online and in an upcoming print issue of IEEE Transactions...

Select-Skin RTV Elastomers

December 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Select-Skin RTV Elastomers for applications requiring a skin-like material with tough performance properties. Select-Skin RTV Elastomers are two-component, 1:1 ratio, heat-cured, and addition-cure silicone rubber compounds featuring low hardness (46 – 65 Shore 00), high tear strength, low viscosity, and high elongation. The new material is uniquely engineered and ideal for applicat...

Device-Based Therapy for Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Now Possible

December 4, 2014 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ExThera MedicalCorporation that its Seraph Microbind Affinity Blood Filter (Seraph) removed 99.9% of two Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae ('CRE Superbugs') — E. coli and Klebsiella pneumonia — from blood samples spiked with the bacteria...

POSEIDON Gives People with Down’s Syndrome Independence

December 4, 2014 10:30 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

An ICT research EU project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. Many people with Down’s syndrome face barriers to taking part in community activities the rest of us take for granted....

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IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

December 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California...

Smart Fabric Monitors Wearer's Health

December 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Université Laval | News | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks...

Develop an Internal Team for UDI

December 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Deborah Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Working with industry, we still see a need for more internal conversations among various stakeholders within organizations for an effective rollout of UDI. This is because the regulation has “amended” many existing regulations that will impact...

World’s Fastest 2-D Camera May Enable New Scientific Discoveries

December 3, 2014 1:55 pm | by Tony Fitzpatrick, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture...

See It, Touch It, Feel It

December 3, 2014 1:45 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed an invisible 3D haptic shape that...

3 Questions: Lee Gehrke on a New Paper Diagnostic for Ebola

December 3, 2014 12:16 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Once a patient infected with the Ebola hemorrhagic virus starts showing symptoms, it can take several hours under the best conditions, and up to several days in remote areas, to get diagnostic results using conventional tests, such as identification...

Characterizing Tomorrow’s Medical Devices

December 3, 2014 12:07 pm | by Robert Green, Senior Market Development Manager, Keithley Instruments | Articles | Comments

Accurately measuring the load current of an implantable medical device can be quite a challenge. Although an implantable defibrillator might draw just 0.5 microamps of current in sleep or standby mode, the current draw could jump to 5A or higher...

Brain Representations of Social Thoughts Accurately Predict Autism Diagnosis

December 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Psychiatric disorders — including autism — are characterized and diagnosed based on a clinical assessment of verbal and physical behavior. However, brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience are poised to provide a powerful advanced new tool...

Northwestern Medicine Surgeons First to Treat Brain Tumor Using Adaptive Hybrid Technology

December 3, 2014 11:23 am | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | News | Comments

It started with numbness on the left side of his face. A few months later, Steve Mores couldn't feel his tongue or chew on the left side of his mouth. TV commercials featuring food or even being in a grocery store made him nauseous. A long time drummer...

Green Light from FDA for CT Lung-Imaging Software

December 3, 2014 11:08 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A technology that started in a University of Michigan Medical School lab may soon help lung disease patients around the world breathe a little easier, by helping their doctors make a clearer diagnosis and more individualized treatment plan. Imbio...

Novel Nanoparticle Technology to Be Used to Screen for Ebola Virus in Saliva

December 3, 2014 10:53 am | by George Mason University | News | Comments

Ceres Nanosciences Inc. (Ceres) today announced the commencement of a development program, funded by the Gates Foundation, to use Ceres' Nanotrap particle technology to develop a new method of detecting the presence of the Ebola virus in saliva...

Sale of Three Siemens Healthcare Units Raises Questions About Firm’s IVD Future

December 3, 2014 10:41 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The announced sales of three healthcare units within Siemens Healthcare may indicate the company is looking to expand in non-healthcare areas, says Kalorama Information. Siemens hasn’t announced any further sales. The healthcare market research...

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