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Autonomous Functional Implants

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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 →

Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor approved by FDA for use with Nucleus 22 Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor for use with the Nucleus 22 Cochlear Implant, giving those who… Read more →

Stirling expert-led team to pioneer hearing aid that can ‘see’

A next-generation hearing aid which can ‘see’ is to be developed by a University of Stirling Computer Scientist-led multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians.

Designed to help users in noisy environments, the device will use a miniaturised camera that can… Read more →

Hybrid tissue-engineered valves may expand options for heart valve surgery patients

Researchers have created a new heart valve that combines a patient’s own cells with metal alloy for a more durable replacement with potentially fewer complications, according to an article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

S. Hamed Alavi, PhD, and… Read more →

Physicians at UH Case Medical Center implant revolutionary device to treat right ventricular heart disease

University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute were the first in the state of Ohio to implant a revolutionary device to treat right ventricular heart disease.

The Impella RP, made by Abiomed, addresses an… Read more →

What Can Medtech Manufacturers Gain from Electroplating?

An additive manufacturing process, electroplating can be used to manufacture devices used in a host of procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries.

An electroplating process from ProPlate atomically bonds metal directly to each catheter braid–pic crossing, fusing them together. By fusing… Read more →

New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Little Girl

Jiya Bavishi was born deaf. For five years, she couldn’t hear and she couldn’t speak at all. But when I first meet her, all she wants to do is say hello. The 6-year-old is bouncing around the room at her… Read more →

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