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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Acoustic technique developed to detect knee osteoarthritis

A revolutionary medical technique using sound waves to identify osteoarthritis in the knee has been developed by researchers.

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body.

Microphones are… Read more →

Michigan students develop screening tools for heart and lung disease

Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week.

Ilina Krishen became… Read more →

Smart sub-dermal implants could control your life

For the dermatologically virginal, the idea of enduring the painful process of getting a tattoo might be enough to make your hair stand on end. Nevertheless for all technophiles and tattoo fans, there might soon be a less arduous and inky… Read more →

Could Bucking Medtech Industry Trends Be Good Business?

Teleflex CEO Benson Smith thinks so. While other companies are worried about providing hospital solutions and appealing to payers, Teleflex is continuing to focus on making medical devices that make sense for physicians.

A key trend in medtech today is the… Read more →

FDA Panel Gives Cautious Endorsement To Novel Boston Scientific Device

The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices advisory panel gave an extremely cautious endorsement on Wednesday to Boston Scientific’s Watchman device, a novel catheter-delivered left atrial appendage closure device for people with atrial fibrillation. They signaled that although they thought the device should be made… Read more →

AMR Sensors: Tackling Position Sensing in Medical Device Applications

In a range of medical device applications, anisotropic magnetoresistive sensors exhibit several advantages over reed switches and Hall effect sensors.

Position sensors can play a big role in the durability and longevity of medical device and healthcare systems. Such sensors… Read more →

Arizona resident receives donor heart transplant after living with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the “tin man,” has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director… Read more →

FDA Guidance On Medical Device Cybersecurity: Too Little Too Late?

CTO and co-founder of LogRhythm, an independent security intelligence company. He has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken an important step forward in better protecting patients and their data with the… Read more →

Barostim neo electrical stimulator approved for heart failure in Europe

CVRx, a company out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, received CE Mark approval for its Barostim neo System that’s intended for heart failure patients with an “ejection fraction ≤ 35% and a New York Heart Failure Classification of III without restriction on QRS… Read more →

Study demonstrates longer-term benefits of Lung Flute for COPD patients

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute-, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by smoking, COPD, which… Read more →

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