Design & Development News

  1. Trice Medical’s Disposable Needle With Integrated Camera Gains FDA Clearance

    Trice Medical announced today that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for mi-eye 2, a disposable needle with a fully integrated camera that enables physicians to use advanced diagnostic imaging to visualize joint injuries in their clinic.

  2. Verily, UCLA’s Wearable Microscope Tracks Biomarkers Beneath The Skin

    A wearable microscope designed by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Verily Life Sciences is capable of detecting trace amounts of fluorescent biomarkers beneath the skin. Researchers said the technology could continuously monitor a panel of biomarkers and assist patients with the at-home management of chronic conditions.

  3. New Robotic Surgery Platform Latest To Offer Tactile Response

    A new surgical robot allows surgeons to “feel” their way through a procedure with a haptic feedback system. According to scientists at Deakin University and Harvard University, the HeroSurg system provides both tactile sensation and HD-quality 3D imaging for greater confidence and accuracy than is possible with current robotic laparoscopic systems.

  4. Holst Centre, imec Announce SOC Sensor Hub For Healthcare Wearables

    World-leading research and development center for nano-electronics and digital technology, imec, and Holst Centre (established by imec and TNO), recently announced a new sensor hub integrated as a system-on-chip (SoC) intended for a broad range of wearable health devices and applications.

  5. FDA Approves Medtronic's “Artificial Pancreas” For Type 1 Diabetes

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic's "artificial pancreas" device, the MiniMed 670G, the first hybrid closed loop system that automatically monitors blood glucose and provides appropriate insulin doses with minimal user input.

  6. “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  7. GE Healthcare Launches Its First Healthcare Accelerator For Emerging Markets

    GE Healthcare is earmarking $50 million to fund five.eight, its first healthcare accelerator, which will support startups that develop promising, low-cost medtech technologies specifically designed for emerging markets.

  8. BrainScope’s Hand-Held Device Diagnoses “Full Spectrum” Of TBI, Headed To U.S. Market

    BrainScope — a medtech specializing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnostic technology that is backed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)— has announced FDA clearance for Ahead 300, a hand-held medical device capable of objectively assessing the likelihood of TBI. 

  9. NIH-Funded Closed-Loop Device Controls Blood Pressure In Emergencies

    Scientists from the University of Texas in Arlington (UTA) have received a $440,670 National Institute of Health (NIH) grant for the continued development of a “closed-loop” blood pressure neurostimulation device for the cardiac care environment.  

  10. Robotic Nanofish Could Enable More Efficient Drug Delivery, Nanosurgery

    An international team of scientists has taken its inspiration from fish in designing nanorobotic technology. The group’s tiny swimming robots, which are controlled by external magnetic fields, could be used in medical applications, such as minimally invasive surgery, drug delivery, or single-cell manipulation.