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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Breathe Technologies receives CE Mark approval for Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) system

Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, has announced that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, enabling the company to market and sell… Read more →

Non-invasive delivery of drugs for effective pain relief

Individuals who are squeamish about injections or are looking for a way to let collagen penetrate deeper into the skin may soon have a solution that is faster, more effective and painless. The key lies in a small adhesive patch… Read more →

Non-invasive brain acoustic drug delivery

Dr. Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia University, has shown for the first time that the size of molecules crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) can be manipulated through acoustic pressure generated by an ultrasound beam.… Read more →

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Laser device detects blood glucose levels without the finger-prick

Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic’s life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, researchers at Princeton University have developed a non-invasive way to test… Read more →

ProMedica participates in innovative research into development of non-invasive treatment for BPH

ProMedica is participating in innovative research into the development of a safe, non-invasive treatment for BPH or enlarged prostate. BPH can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. The HistoSonics,… Read more →

A Safety Improvement for Laparoscopic Surgery and Other Medical Specialties

All any surgeon wants in the operating room is for the surgery to go as smoothly and successfully as possible. Although laparoscopic surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgery (MIS), there is still some risk, such as accidentally over-puncturing and… Read more →

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First North American Child Treatment with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Bone Tumor (VIDEO)

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is quickly gaining momentum as an upcoming tool for incision-free noninvasive surgery. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids, Toronto, Canada) and Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto, Canada) have treated the first pediatric patient in North America for a bone tumor using… Read more →

Noninvasive optogenetics potentially promising for human applications

Optogenetics, which lets scientists control brain activity by shining light on neurons, involves light-sensitive proteins (to suppress or stimulate signals within cells) and—traditionally—a light source implanted in the brain. But a new molecule is the first to enable… Read more →

Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU

Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU (VIDEOS) by Editors on Jul 31, 2014 • 3:00 pm

Vittamed out of Carlisle, MA received European CE Mark approval for its non-invasive intracranial pressure meter and non-invasive cerebrovascular autoregulation… Read more →

Covidien’s Emprint Ablation System with Thermosphere Technology predicts results of energy delivery

Ablation of tumors is a powerful way of fighting cancers, but it can be very difficult to destroy target tissue without also cooking away a good deal of the healthy material around. Different types of tissues are affected by RF… Read more →

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