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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Heart failure patients and their families helped to reduce salt intake with electronic monitoring device

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Family Sodium Watcher Program (Family SWAP) focuses on a… Read more →

MOCAheart device hopes to help track cardiovascular health

Consumer ECG devices have been around for a few years now, helping to detect cardiac arrhythmias in everyday situations. Now a new device is coming out via Kickstarter that aims to provide an altogether different assessment of one’s heart and… Read more →

Medical device cybersecurity: Five questions the industry needs to ask now

Connected medical devices are opening up new possibilities for patients and providers—and introducing new risks to patient safety, data privacy, and IP protection. At Black Hat 2014, held in Las Vegas in August, the Medical Device Security Roundtable attracted more… Read more →

microneedle

Potential new treatment for two major eye diseases using tiny needles

Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world’s leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization.

The microneedles, ranging in length from 400 to 700… Read more →

Worldwide market for catheters to reach $42.5B by 2020

The global market for catheters is expected to reach $42.5 billion by the year 2020, according to a new research report. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 7.5% between 2014 and 2020, the report published by Allied Market… Read more →

Applying critical dimensions to medical device design and development

When developing medical device products and the parts that comprise them, engineers must usually decide what elements of the design are critical to function and, therefore, what dimensions require closer attention during manufacturing. There are many names for such dimensions,… Read more →

Tiny battery is made from lots of even tinier “nanopore” batteries

As electronic devices continue to get smaller, one question becomes increasingly pertinent – how will we power them? Well, smaller batteries would seem to be the most obvious answer. With that in mind, researchers at the University of Maryland have… Read more →

Stealth 360º Orbital Atherectomy System for PAD cleared in Europe

Cardiovascular Systems (St. Paul, Minnesota) won the CE Mark to begin introducing its Stealth 360º Orbital Atherectomy System to the European market. Intended for clearing plaque out of peripheral arteries, the device spins a rod with an attached scraper which,… Read more →

Robotic micro-scallops can swim through your eyeballs

Designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body) is all about simplicity. There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention… Read more →

Covidien HawkOne atherectomy device cleared by FDA for PAD

Covidien received FDA clearance for its HawkOne atherectomy device that’s intended for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The HawkOne features a newly designed cutting mechanism for removing of all types of intraarterial plaque. “Covidien is committed to being the clear… Read more →

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