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Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Revolutionary J-Plasma tool allows surgeons to do more by reducing damage to surrounding tissue

The revolutionary new J-Plasma surgical tool is being used at hospitals around the country for a variety of gynecological procedures. The tool allows surgeons to operate more freely in delicate areas of the body. J-Plasma, created by Bovie Medical, works… Read more →

FDA guidance may increase number of devices with pediatric labels and indications

FDA has tried to tackle the dilemma of off-label use of medical devices in children by giving industry guidance on extrapolating adult clinical data to pediatric use. In early May, FDA released draft guidance, titled “Leveraging Existing Clinical Data for… Read more →

MIT researchers find way to develop implantable devices that can avoid scar-tissue buildup

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by the immune system, which can render them useless.

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New study examines performance of the world’s smallest pacemaker

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found that the transcatheter pacing system (TPS) can be safely and effectively applied in patients with a slow heart rhythm. Early performance results from the international… Read more →

New portable device could test how ‘squishy’ cancerous tumors are

Squishiness has recently been tied to a tumor’s aggressiveness

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes … and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them.

USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument… Read more →

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize awards young student inventors

Quick, write their names down: these kids will be big. On Tuesday, the winners were announced for the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize competition, a national program devoted to finding undergraduate and graduate student inventors in various fields.

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Performance-enhancing wearable hydration sensor provides immediate feedback

A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes. The innovative transdermal sensor is a small device that attaches… Read more →

Tandem Diabetes Care announces release of t:flex Insulin Pump

Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim® Insulin Pump, today announced that it is now taking orders for the t:flex™ Insulin Pump, with shipments planned to begin in June. The 480-unit t:flex… Read more →

Cybersecurity and the artificial pancreas — what are the risks?

An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical supervision. As optimal function… Read more →

Bio-organic device delivers body’s own painkiller to block pain from damaged nerves

A method to treat chronic nerve pain at its source with the body’s own painkillers with no side effects could also be used to deliver other drugs to the brain and to other parts of the body, according to its… Read more →

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