New research has shown that, by selectively blocking certain immune cells, scientists may be able to prevent the formation of scar tissue on implanted medical devices, which could substantially improve their biocompatibility and extend their functional use.
Advances in technology engineered at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University have improved the efficiency of energy transfers of electromagnetic power through tissue, effectively powering a pacemaker implanted in an adult pig.
By substituting a glass surgical needle for the endoscope, a proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated technology that might lead to a minimally invasive method for imaging deep brain tissue, one that could provide a better understanding of neurological conditions.
Future generations of Siemens Healthineers’ computed tomography (CT) machines will include the only commercially available diagnostic tool capable of collecting fractional flow reserve (FFR) data for coronary artery disease (CAD) non-invasively.
The next generation of AliveCor’s electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices — Kardia Pro — includes an AI platform that allows for earlier detection of atrial fibrillation (Afib), a leading cause of stroke.
Advances in medical imaging could miniaturize MRI-quality technology to the size of a wearable, says tech innovator and co-founder of Openwater Mary Lou Jepsen.
GE Healthcare has acquired UK-based fetal monitoring company Monica Healthcare for an undisclosed amount.
In accordance with the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act, the FDA is compiling a list of class II medical devices that will no longer be subject to premarket notification requirements, or 510(k)s.
A novel oral delivery system could one day offer an alternative to injectable vaccines with a pill-sized device that releases a jet stream of water and vaccine molecules into the inner skin of the cheek.
Zoll Medical, a Japanese medtech specializing in acute critical care, has received FDA approval to begin U.S. distribution of its hospital wearable defibrillator (HWD), a device that can detect life-threatening arrhythmias in hospitalized patients and automatically deliver a shock to the chest.