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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Sham-controlled trial of deep brain stimulation treatment for depression fails to show efficacy

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend to even the basic… Read more →

Tiny remote controlled implant releases drugs into brain

The blood-brain barrier is a picky bouncer, preventing most therapeutic compounds from crossing its barricades. To get around this challenge and to be able to treat a variety of neurological conditions, researchers from Washington University​ in St. Louis and the… Read more →

Next-generation tissue implant allows neuroscientists to wirelessly control neurons inside the brains of mice

A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue… Read more →

The New Gold Standard for Medical Device Performance

It used to be that healthcare delivery was procedure- and fee-for-service-based, with physicians reimbursed for the number of procedures or services they conducted in the medical environment. Today, reimbursement has shifted to an outcome-based model, making the number of procedures… Read more →

What Features Will Next-Generation Medical Devices Include?

We asked medical device designers what concepts they hope to integrate into their products over the next five years. Here’s what they had to say.

Jamie Hartford The highly regulated medtech industry is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies, opting… Read more →

GlySure Continuous Intravascular Glucose Monitoring System Cleared in Europe

GlySure Limited, an Abingdon, England firm, received European regulatory approval to introduce its Continuous Intravascular Glucose Monitoring System (CIGMS). The product is intended for close monitoring of glucose levels in ICU patients and will initially be rolled out to leading critical… Read more →

New guidelines recommend brain stents to fight strokes in certain patients

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks.

For the first time, new guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association… Read more →

A stretchy mesh heater for sore muscles

If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury. But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Korean Scientists at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute… Read more →

Proteus swallowable smart pills FDA approved to measure medication adherence

Proteus Digital Health won FDA approval for what the company calls “the only device with an FDA-sanctioned claim for measuring medication adherence.” Proteus technology, the development of which we’ve been covering for a number of years now, uses tiny… Read more →

Implantable microfluid system can efficiently stabilize intraocular pressure

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable microfluid system that… Read more →

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