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BIOTRONIK landed FDA approval for the world’s only implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) capable of producing an ultra-high energy electrical shock immediately on the first discharge. Defibrillators have capacitors within them that store an electrical charge that is originally siphoned from… Read more →
There are already beverage cans that contain chemically-activated chilling modules. Now, three students from Houston’s Rice University are working at applying the same principle to hypodermic needles. Instead of keeping the medication in the syringe cool, however, the idea is… Read more →
Imagine being able to see in black and white or with an Instagram-like filter, or to have what you see through your eyes transmitted wirelessly, simply by swallowing a pill. Or imagine having vision so sharp and accurate that your… Read more →
A nanofibre thread designed for use in medical sutures could enter clinical trials later this year in surgery to repair injured shoulders.
The thread, known as Bioyarn, has been developed by researchers at Oxford University. They hope to begin testing… Read more →
Injecting a mini diagnostic lab into your body may make the time-consuming trial-and-error approach used to find the right cancer drug a thing of the past. Two devices – one already tested in a handful of people – promise to… Read more →