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Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Teleflex Percuvance Percutaneous Surgical System used on first patient

Teleflex just announced that its brand new Percuvance Percutaneous Surgical System has been used for the first time in a surgical procedure at Cleveland Clinic. The device allows the use of a 2.9 mm shaft to operate 5 mm interchangeable tools and… Read more →

A closer look at the device reprocessing guidance

After digesting last week’s final FDA guidance on medical device reprocessing, stakeholders discussed their impressions of the agency’s recommendations. A lawyer points out a new quirk manufacturers will need to consider, while a patient advocate explains why he believes the… Read more →

Nuvo’s Ritmo Beats and PregSense wearables provide continuous pregnancy monitoring

You might remember Nuvo from its prenatal music system released back in 2010, but the company’s latest efforts, known as the Ritmo Beats and PregSense, are decidedly more ambitious. The two products are aimed at consumer and medical users respectively,… Read more →

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have developed a targeted… Read more →


Will this wearable device kill the computer mouse?

The first computer mouse debuted in the late 1960s, and for years surprisingly little changed in terms of how most people interfaced with computers. Now, Canadian startup Thalmic Labs hopes to disrupt the paradigm of human-computer interaction (HCI) with Myo,… Read more →

Pregnancy belt for lifelogging in the womb

Talk about early adopters. The next generation could start lifelogging even before they are born. A wearable device lets expectant mothers listen in on their developing baby’s heartbeat and movements continuously, rather than just when she goes into the… Read more →

Designing and manufacturing biopharma delivery devices

In recent years, demand has increased in the medical industry for drug-delivery technologies. In the case of biopharmaceuticals, or biologics, designers and manufacturers of delivery devices face the challenge of acquiring the in-house expertise required for designing, developing, and producing… Read more →

Smart bandage spots bedsores before they are even visible

Pressure ulcers are difficult to manage because patients develop them at different rates and by the time you spot one, well, it’s already an ulcer. Researchers at UC Berkeley have now created a flexible sensor that, when applied to the… Read more →

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient’s temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a… Read more →

Why medical device designers should care about fasteners

Fasteners come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, but for medtech applications, they must all offer corrosion resistance, strength, and holding power.

Granted, fasteners aren’t the sexiest components in the world. But try building a single piece of… Read more →

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