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Inflatable Penile Prosthesis FDA Approved for Ectopic Placement

April 24, 2015 10:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Coloplast, a leading medical device company, announced it has received approval from The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for changes in labeling of the Titan Inflatable Penile Prosthesis...

Might Consumer and MedTech Collaborations Win the Day?

April 23, 2015 2:31 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

While the traditional medical device OEMs are still focused on improving technologies and making...

Osiris BioMed 3D Wins NYC Inside 3D Printing Expo Startup Competition

April 21, 2015 9:01 am | by Osiris BioMed | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D won MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Expo’s Startup Competition held...

Device Control at Your Fingertips

April 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

There’s an interesting underlying paradox in device development – the more functions a gadget is...

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3D Printed Heart Model Helps Toddler to Breathe Easier

April 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, who used a full-color 3D printed...

Cold Plasma Device Used In World's First Surgical Procedure To Kill Cancer Tumor Cells

April 16, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A surgical team coordinated by the US Medical Innovations, LLC (USMI) family of companies, completed the world's first clinical procedure using cold plasma for the selective killing of cancerous tissue at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton...

3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants Made in Real-Time Mid-Surgery

April 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Osiris Biomedical, LLC | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D has been selected to compete in MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo’s Startup Competition on Thursday April 16th at 11:45am at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the...

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Solution-Grown Nanowires Make the Best Lasers

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13...

3 Keys to Medical Device Development Excellence

April 13, 2015 11:29 am | by Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Some of the future-looking technological developments in medicine, including surgeries enabled by virtual reality, remote surgery, needle free treatments and even electronic aspirin, all have the same mission in mind – to deliver the highest level...

3D Images that You Can Feel

April 10, 2015 3:20 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Unfortunately, the laws of physics aren’t too keen on holographic projections being composed of actual touchable matter. The British company Ultrahaptics seems to have found a way around this. They’re developing a prototype for haptic technology...

Making Tumors Glow

April 10, 2015 9:37 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Videos | Comments

Distinguishing a cancerous tumor from healthy tissue during surgery is a difficult undertaking. While MRI scans can be used prior to surgery to reveal tumor boundaries, once the surgery has begun, surgeons must rely on their hands and eyes to...

Photos of the Day: Training Young Physicians in Robotic Surgery

April 10, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and Surgical Science Laboratory are holding UCLA’s first-ever, grand scale robotic surgical training sessions. In this photo, instructors monitor trainees in robotic surgery...

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How Robots Can Help Build Better Doctors

April 7, 2015 3:11 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must be experiencing pain. The doctor's trauma team examines the patient's pelvis and rolls her onto her side to check her spine. They scan the patient's...

Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations

April 7, 2015 8:54 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its second annual list of the...

Disaster Expo Shows Innovations in Thriving Japan Industry

April 7, 2015 8:44 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products...

Patented Surgical Instrument Allows Surgeons to Obtain Real Time Biopsies

March 30, 2015 11:35 am | by New York College of Health Professions | News | Comments

New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College's Intellectual Properties policy. This patent...

Recipe for Antibacterial Plastic: Add Egg Whites

March 30, 2015 8:59 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures...

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Google Developing Surgical Robots

March 27, 2015 3:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Google-brand robots may one day be the most high-tech item in the operating room. Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership with Google on March 26 in which Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon will work alongside Google developing an advanced...

Enhancing Your Perception Through a Vest

March 26, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Employing motors similar to those used in cell phones, this vest offers sensations to a person’s back based on the inputs provided. As illustrated through the video, that input can be generated by sound, news feeds, stock market data, or...

Direct Brain Communication with Carbon Nanotubes

March 26, 2015 9:29 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from a neuronal network...

Now Available On-Demand! MDT Live: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 25, 2015 1:23 pm | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Stratasys, Inc. | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology...

Device Protects Nerve Tissue During Bowel Surgery

March 25, 2015 10:32 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage. Now scientists have developed an assistance system that warns surgeons about the risk of inflicting possible injury during operations in the pelvic area...

Improving Cellular Response to Intervertebral Fusion Surgery Materials

March 24, 2015 8:40 am | by Peter Ullrich, CEO, Titan Spine | Blogs | Comments

Intervertebral fusion surgery poses a uniquely challenging situation in the spinal medical device market. Ultimately, it is the only place in the body where physicians aim to hold apart two bones (the vertebral bodies) and then induce them to fuse...

New Surgery Simulators Made by 3D Printing Pioneers

March 23, 2015 3:46 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Virtual reality training simulators may be able to provide surgeons with the next-best experience save actually operating on a patient. 3D Systems has released two new modules for its Simbionix Anthro Mentor arthroscopic training simulator: a hip...

Benefits Seen for First-in-Field Brain Shield Used with TAVR

March 21, 2015 9:11 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive scores at discharge, according to preliminary findings from a small...

3D Printing Medical Devices in Just Minutes

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Today, I was honestly flabbergasted over what crossed my path. In a TED video, I watched as Joseph DiSimone, CEO of Carbon3D, spoke about a new approach to 3D printing that didn’t involve layer after layer of 2D printing being performed to create a 3D part...

6 Ways Electrical Engineers Have Changed the Face of Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:48 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

One of the most prominent industries to benefit from the aid of electric engineering is the field of medicine. With more intelligent innovations regularly being made, doctors and medical professionals are able to work with stronger and more...

Photos of the Day: How Electrical Engineers Are Impacting Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:35 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems...

Warming Blanket to Maintain Surgery Patients' Body Temperature

March 16, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has launched a new Snuggle Warm poncho-style convective warming blanket to help maintain a patient’s body temperature before, during, and after surgery. The...

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