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Autonomous Functional Implants

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Implanted device shows potential as alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation.… Read more →

Artificial semiconductor wireless retina already proving itself in lab study

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Newcastle University have created a proof of concept artificial retina that may one day help treat a number of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration. The device is made… Read more →

World first, as patient receives an implanted pump system to manage pleural effusions

Swiss company’s innovative technology enables the automated management of excess fluid around the lungs for the first time ever.

Sequana Medical AG, a private Swiss medical device company with innovative fluid management technologies, has announced a world-first, as a patient… Read more →

Peter Munk Cardiac Centre surgeons successfully implant novel heart device

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure.

Performed on October 31, 2014, the… Read more →

A high-resolution interface reveals the brain storms of people suffering seizures

On his cell phone, Jonathan Viventi, a biomedical engineer at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, displays what looks like a meteorologist’s map of a fast-moving storm: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue patches swirl in ominous, complex patterns.… Read more →

Innovations in ICD Technology Reduce Risks for Patients

Determining treatment options for patients suffering from cardiac conditions is rarely a simple process. Physicians are daunted by devices and recommendations that weigh clinical benefits and risk—often one benefit at the expense of another. Single- versus dual-chamber implantable cardioverter devices… Read more →


Implantable device remotely releases therapeutic drugs, on Earth or in orbit

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device’s effectiveness will… Read more →


Corneal implants might make reading glasses obsolete

For Lori Bandt, who works as a medical technician and an EMT in a suburb of Madison, Wis., the print on vials of medication has become so difficult to read that if she forgets her reading glasses she has to… Read more →

Tackling blindness, deafness through neuroengineering

The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth $3.6 million for five research projects. This… Read more →

Tiny, Sound-Powered Chip May Serve as Medical Device

Medical researchers would like to plant tiny electronic devices deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain. But so far engineers have been unable to make such devices small and… Read more →

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