Current Headlines

  1. “Lung Flute” Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier
    9/30/2014

    A new device from University of Buffalo (UB) researchers provides long term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) benefits when used over a 6 month period. The simple device promises to improve quality of life for those suffering from this prevalent disease. 

  2. DARPA Seeks To Combine X-Ray And Neutron Radiography
    9/30/2014

    Portable neutron imaging is a target development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the effort could extend and improve imaging in the field. While X-rays have their strengths, neutron imaging could provide a new level of visualization beyond current radiology methods.

  3. Implantable Pulley Could Mechanize Human Hands
    9/29/2014

    By testing a new robotic system on cadavers, Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have successfully demonstrated the efficacy of an implantable pulley system for restoring function to hands that have suffered nerve damage. The novel device may also be useful for other joints in the body.

  4. “Nano Rockets” Could Magnetically Release Therapeutics
    9/29/2014

    Self-propelling “nano rockets” for therapeutic transport within the body have recently been shown to open and close under magnetic stimulation. These incredible nanovesicles could potentially drive themselves to a location then release therapy when signaled to do so.

  5. Boston Scientific Loses Patent Litigation, To Pay $308M
    9/29/2014

    Boston Scientific recently lost its patent licensing case against the principal inventor of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and was ordered to pay his estate millions in lost royalty fees and damages.

  6. ‘Skin-Like’ Photonic Device Monitors Cardiovascular Health
    9/26/2014

    Heart problems may now be monitored in real-time using a new high-resolution technology that is low-cost and virtually undetectable. These are only a few benefits of the novel advance from University of Illinois researchers.

  7. Paralyzed Rat Walks Again Thanks To Electrical Stimulation
    9/26/2014

    Completely paralyzed rats can be made to walk again using newly developed control systems from Swiss researchers. The game-changing technology may begin clinical trials as soon as next summer.

  8. Medtronic-Covidien Merger Likely To Proceed, Despite Tax Changes
    9/26/2014

    After the U.S. Treasury recently announced new tax rules that would make it harder for U.S. companies to consummate tax inversion deals, Medtronic and Covidien said they are still going ahead with their planned merger.

  9. Final FDA Guidance Details Custom Device Exemptions
    9/26/2014

    Fresh guidance from the FDA details exemption processes to traditional approval requirements for manufacturers of custom medical devices.

  10. New “Muscle-On-A-Chip” Could Enable Patient-Specific Asthma Treatments
    9/25/2014

    Current methods of testing asthma drugs are often poor predictors of how they will perform in humans. To provide a tool for testing these drugs, Harvard researchers have developed a bench top test that uses human cells and may be more accurate than current methods.

Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Get the latest medical device industry news, insights, and analysis delivered to your inbox.
By clicking Sign Me Up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.