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Autonomous Functional Implants

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People with common form of hearing loss may benefit from hybrid cochlear implant devices

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists… Read more →

Bos Sci’s Lotus heart valve is doing well in Europe

Boston Scientific’s second-quarter performance in its cardiac rhythm management division may have  been underwhelming, but some of its novel products are finding good, early adoption.

One of those is its Lotus transcatheter aortic valve system that replaces the diseased heart… Read more →

Argus II ‘bionic eye’ implanted for first time in patient with AMD

A man with age related macular degeneration has become the first person with the condition to receive an implant to restore his sight.

Ray Flynn, 80, had the Argus II device implanted during a four-hour procedure carried out by Prof… Read more →

The New Gold Standard for Medical Device Performance

It used to be that healthcare delivery was procedure- and fee-for-service-based, with physicians reimbursed for the number of procedures or services they conducted in the medical environment. Today, reimbursement has shifted to an outcome-based model, making the number of procedures… Read more →

What Features Will Next-Generation Medical Devices Include?

We asked medical device designers what concepts they hope to integrate into their products over the next five years. Here’s what they had to say.

Jamie Hartford The highly regulated medtech industry is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies, opting… Read more →

‘Artificial pancreas’ holds promise for easier control of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have created an implantable “artificial pancreas” that they say could eliminate the use of insulin injections and pumps for people with type 1 diabetes.

People with type 1 diabetes have to endure multiple insulin injections daily or use an… Read more →

UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.

The UCLA patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller… Read more →

To be prescribed soon: Implantable drug releasing microchips

Over the past few years we’ve covered Microchips Biotech, an MIT spin-out company that’s developed an implantable technology to release drugs inside the body in a controlled manner. It’s been almost a decade since the technology has had initial development,… Read more →

Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the “bionic eye,” have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease. The findings… Read more →

CoreValve Evolut R Recapturable and Repositionable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Approved in U.S.

Medtronic just received FDA approval and is launching in the U.S. its CoreValve Evolut R transcatheter aortic valve system. The device comes in three sizes (23mm, 26mm, 29mm). The EnVeo R delivery system allows the valve to be recaptured and… Read more →

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