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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Portable device could be used to treat Parkinson’s disease

Among other things, one of the symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease is an impaired sense of balance. Although this typically isn’t very responsive to medication, Swedish scientists at the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy are developing an alternative treatment –… Read more →

New device offers a simpler and potentially less expensive way to detect DNA and other biomolecules

A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan.

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New device holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy for non-healing fractures

A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopaedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. UC Davis surgeons plan to launch a… Read more →

Intact Medical clinches new FDA clearance to preserve breast biopsy specimens

Intact Medical Corporation (Framingham, Mass) won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Intact excision system to be used to preserve removed breast tissue of up to 30mm in diameter. Once the area is prepared, the wand is inserted through a 6mm-8mm… Read more →

MID completes enrollment in STASIS trial of Permaseal

Micro Interventional Devices, Inc. (MID) has completed enrollment in its Secure Transapical Access and Closure Study (STASIS). STASIS is a non-randomized, multi-center, CE-Mark study, evaluating the safety and performance of Permaseal™ the world’s first automated direct myocardial ventricular access and… Read more →

Enteromedics clinches FDA approval for nerve stimulator to treat obesity

EnteroMedics, a company out of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that its Maestro VBLOC vagal blocking therapy system can now be made available in the U.S. for people on the front lines of the war with obesity. The device intermittently blocks vagus… Read more →

Medtronic announces clinical trial to evaluate cryoballoon ablation as first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation

Medtronic, Inc., has announced the initiation of a randomized clinical trial in Europe to assess the benefits of ablation using the Medtronic Artic Front Advance(TM) cryoballoon as a first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. While medication is currently considered… Read more →

Medtronic and Covidien Shareholders Bless $43B Merger

Only the High Court of Ireland remains to weigh in on the merger between Medtronic and Covidien.

On Tuesday, Medtronic and Covidien shareholders approved various proposals cementing the $42.9 billion deal between the two prominent medical device companies on either… Read more →

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Next Generation Neural Implants Let Mice with Spinal Cord Injuries Walk Again (VIDEO)

While we already know how to stimulate the brain and spinal cord to treat various neurological conditions, implants that actually work over long periods without damaging nearby tissue have been notoriously difficult to produce. Now scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de… Read more →

Tandem’s new t:flex insulin pump with huge reservoir

Tandem Diabetes Care (San Diego, CA) just announced that the FDA has given clearance to its t:flex insulin pump. Having the largest insulin store of any system available, the t:flex is aimed at diabetics who consume greater quantities of insulin. The reservoir… Read more →

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