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Autonomous Functional Implants

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Insulin production controlled by acid sensor implant

ETH Zurich researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel have developed an implantable device that precisely monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin if acidosis becomes a risk.

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Will human factors engineers have a role in medtech’s future?


As autonomous, intelligent medical devices that effectively manage chronic conditions without constantly reminding patients of their disease become reality, will human factors engineers still be needed?

As patients and caregivers become key stakeholders, human factors engineering and user-focused methods… Read more →

More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist

A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that 25 percent of patients over 60 years old have lost all of their teeth. It’s estimated that 63% of all American adults… Read more →

SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves receives FDA approval

SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall™ valves, giving the company control over the last key component to manufacture the Total Artificial Heart.

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UH Case Medical Center implants new type of cochlear device in patients with hearing problem

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is the first in Cleveland to implant a new type of cochlear device for adults who have lost the high frequency range of their hearing, but have retained the low frequencies with or without… Read more →

Wireless eye implant continuously measures intraocular pressure

Measuring a person’s intraocular pressure (IOP) can help diagnose and monitor glaucoma, but just like blood pressure it varies and can be subject to the “white coat effect.” Continuous monitoring of IOP to detect spikes is practically impossible when using… Read more →

Codman Neuro introduces new ENVOY Guiding Catheters for neurovascular procedures

Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of the ENVOY® DA XB Distal Access Guiding Catheter and the 7F ENVOY® Guiding Catheter for neurovascular procedures.

The announcement was made here at the Society… Read more →

Boston Scientific’s Agent Drug-Coated Balloon Gets Green Light in Europe

Boston Scientific just announced that it received the European CE Mark of approval for its Agent Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter. The device is intended to treat new small vessel narrowings as well as in-stent restenosis.

The device is essentially the company’s… Read more →

Medtronic’s PRESTIGE LP Cervical Disc System Now Available in U.S. (VIDEO)

The FDA has given Medtronic approval to bring to market its PRESTIGE LP Cervical Disc System, an implant intended to treat single-level diseased discs, whether from radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. The device is an unpgrade to the PRESTIGE disc the company… Read more →

Southampton heart patients use world’s first mobile pacemaker station


Heart patients in Southampton are the first in the world to use a new mobile station to assess their pacemakers without the need for a nurse, doctor or visit to hospital.

The hi-tech CareLink Express, which is currently based… Read more →

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