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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Minimally Invasive Therapies

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DARPA Sponsors New Self-Administered Pain-Free Blood Testing Tech

Blood draws typically require trained professionals to perform and can be both frightening and painful to patients. Tasso, Inc., a spinoff of the Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison, has developed a device that can be applied by the patients themselves to nearly… Read more →

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Wearable Device Slows Deadly Brain Tumors

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and more than 80… Read more →

Clot removal device results in dramatically improved outcomes in acute ischemic stroke, study finds

In patients with acute ischemic stroke who received a clot-busting drug, removing the obstructing blood clot with a stent retriever device significantly reduced post-stroke disability and increased the number of patients who were independent in daily function after three months,… Read more →

Startup Takes On Medtronic’s CoreValve TAVR System

Direct Flow Medical, which has developed a metal-free TAVR product, is taking on Medtronic in a bid to prove that its TAVR technology is better.

Many covet a piece of the pie in transcatheter aortic valve replacement for patients with severe… Read more →

Columbia licenses exclusive worldwide rights to novel intra-vaginal ring technology

Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) (“Columbia” or “the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for women’s health, has licensed exclusive worldwide rights to a novel intra-vaginal ring (“IVR”) technology for the delivery of one or… Read more →

New stent retriever device reduces stroke damage

Elizabeth Celli was experiencing a moderate-to-severe stroke when she arrived at Loyola University Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

Mrs. Celli was weak on her left side, had difficulty speaking and was unable to walk. But after being treated with a new… Read more →

Laura De Laporte receives ERC grant to develop minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach to develop… Read more →

MIS TLIF surgery results in less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery

A minimally invasive spinal fusion back surgery results in less blood loss, less postoperative pain, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery and return to work.

Rather than cutting through paraspinal (back) muscles, the surgeon spreads and dilates… Read more →

REZA BAND, a noninvasive device for laryngopharyngeal reflux, FDA OK’ed

Somna Therapeutics (Germantown, WI) won FDA clearance for its REZA BAND UES Assist Device, a product developed to fight symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) without resorting to surgery or drugs. It works by applying pressure to the cricoid cartilage area right below… Read more →

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Exotic Micropumps and Gels Offer Hope for Hearing Disorders

Now Hear This: Researchers at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have fabricated and tested a simplified micropump and used it to demonstrate the flow of fluid into and out of the device, the ability to store drug in a reservoir… Read more →

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