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Covidien Releases Two-Year Study Results Demonstrating Sustained Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Technology

May 22, 2014 2:19 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien’s Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE...

Nasal Spray May Soon Replace the Pill

May 22, 2014 9:26 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Every time we have an infection or a headache and take a pill, we get a lot more drugs than our body actually needs. The reason is that only a fraction of the drugs in a pill reaches the right places in the body; the rest never reaches its...

Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

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World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor for Drug Delivery

May 21, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature...

Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

May 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah | News | Comments

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering student Nate Rhodes decided to come up with a solution. Along with a few classmates, he developed a...

New Technology Supports Diabetic Patients and Their Doctors

May 21, 2014 10:05 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Diabetes affects around 10% of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients...

A Way to Detect Low Blood Sugar and Stop Insulin Delivery During Sleep

May 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

New research could soon make it easier for people with type-1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep, says a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist who led the study. In a large trial conducted in patients’ homes in the United States...

Drug-Eluting Stent Keeps Pathway Open for People with Severe Lower Extremity Disease

May 15, 2014 2:40 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Lack of blood flow to the lower extremities can cause severe leg cramps and foot pain in those who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD). A new drug-eluting stent is bringing relief to those patients by opening up severely clogged...

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SFC Fluidics Developing Smaller, Disposable Insulin Patch Pumps

May 14, 2014 12:08 pm | by SFC Fluidics Inc. | News | Comments

Arkansas company and strategic partner secure over $2 million to help commercialize automatic insulin pump and suite of groundbreaking microfluidics devices. A new disposable insulin patch pump, smaller than any pump currently on the market...

Using Nature as a Model for Low-Friction Bearings

May 14, 2014 11:31 am | by Forschungszentrum Juelich | News | Comments

Lubricants are required wherever moving parts come together. They prevent direct contact between solid elements and ensure that gears, bearings, and valves work as smoothly as possible. Depending on the application, the ideal lubricant must...

MEMS-Based Micro-Needle Nominated for Medical Design Excellence Award

May 14, 2014 11:13 am | by DebioJect | News | Comments

A team comprised of CEA-Leti, Debiotech SA, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Mecaplast SA is a finalist in the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards. They are nominated for a MEMS-based micro-needle that allows pain-free...

May 2014 Digital Edition

May 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer...

Flexible Electronics that Change Shape Inside Body

May 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels...

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CE Mark for Elixir Medical’s Fully Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System

May 13, 2014 11:52 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of product platforms that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced that it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark approval for its DESolve 100 Novolimus...

Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9.

May 9, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the...

New Method Sneaks Drugs into Cancer Cells Before Triggering Release

May 9, 2014 10:49 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release. The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its...

Chemotherapy Timing Is Key to Success

May 9, 2014 10:44 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT researchers have devised a novel cancer treatment that destroys tumor cells by first disarming their defenses, then hitting them with a lethal dose of DNA damage. In studies with mice, the research team showed that this one-two punch...

Home Health Market Soars as Medical Providers Seek to Cut Costs

May 9, 2014 10:25 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide revenue for home...

Researchers Use DNA to Build Tool that May Literally Shine Light on Cancer

May 8, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells...

Scientists Create First Living Organism with Added Pair of DNA

May 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural...

Disposable Timer Could Be a Nurse’s Best Friend

May 6, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their...

Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

Clinicians Favor ON-Q for Post-Op Pain Management

May 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by I-Flow | News | Comments

I-Flow LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q* Pain Relief System (ON-Q*), today announced the full findings of a Frost & Sullivan white paper, which, per Frost and Sullivan’s market research, demonstrates...

Developing Electronics on the Basis of Molecular Stretchiness

May 5, 2014 11:10 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function. Today's flexible electronics are already enabling...

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