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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Heart Hospital of Austin becomes first facility in Texas to implant CardioMEMS HF System

On Sept. 24, 2014 Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring… Read more →

Covidien Expands Lineup of Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Devices

Covidien announced that the FDA has cleared three additional sizes of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Devices, allowing surgeons to use them for a greater variety of procedures and patient sizes. These are the only cordless ultrasonic dissectors available on… Read more →

3D-printed syringe pumps could cut the cost of scientific research

Used in laboratories to administer small amounts of liquid for drug delivery or chemistry research, syringe pumps can cost research labs hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But researchers from Michigan Technological University have now created an open-source library of… Read more →

Fast release drug delivery capsule launched by Medimetrics

Medtech innovator Medimetrics continues its expansion into the global medical devices sector with official recognition of its full design and product development capabilities and the launch of a new, fast release, drug delivery capsule. Medimetrics has newly achieved a certification… Read more →

Medtronic launches SEEQ(TM) wearable cardiac monitoring system in United States

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQL(TM) Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help detect and diagnose the cause of irregular heartbeats… Read more →

Validating the medical device laser welding process

In the medical device world, laser welding encompasses a wide range of applications and part sizes. However, when laser-welding process cannot be fully verified, FDA requires that manufacturers validate them. This article illustrates the necessary steps that manufacturers must take… Read more →

Blood-cleansing biospleen device developed for sepsis therapy

Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient’s blood—often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by… Read more →

Wearable vapor sensor can ‘smell’ diabetes

A wearable vapor sensor could monitor diseases such as diabetes and hypertension by picking up airborne biomarkers exhaled or released through the skin. “Each of these diseases has its own biomarkers that the device would be able to sense,” says… Read more →

Vital Connect HealthPatch MD continuous vitals monitor cleared for home use

Vital Connect (San Jose, CA) just announced that the FDA cleared its HealthPatch MD sensor for monitoring patients while they’re at home. The device sticks to the chest and continuously records a one lead ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory… Read more →

New wireless monitoring sensor helps doctors and patients manage heart failure problems

Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor. Cardiologists at WVU Healthcare’s Ruby… Read more →

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