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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Robot octopus arm could lead to safer surgery

Italian researchers have taken their inspiration from nature to develop a robotic arm for surgical applications.

The device, which mimics the behaviour of an octopus arm, has been designed to enable surgeons to easily access remote, confined regions of the… Read more →

Hearing Test to Measure Intracranial Pressure Non-Invasively

Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring is a rather invasive procedure requiring a burr hole in the skull, while intermittent readings could involve spinal taps. There’s now a promising sign that all that may be about to change, as researchers at Boston… Read more →

Monteris Medical launches probes for minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy system

Monteris Medical (Plymouth, MN) has launched two new reduced diameter mini-probes for its NeuroBlate minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool. The new probes will be highlighted during the 83rd American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting,… Read more →

ResMed launches Lumis series of noninvasive ventilation devices to manage respiratory stability of patients

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today announced its Lumis™ series of noninvasive ventilation devices that combine personalized, simplified therapy with powerful wireless connected care capabilities. The Lumis series builds upon ResMed’s legacy of innovation as a new option for patients with respiratory… Read more →

Tips for award-winning medical device design

One of the best parts of my job is getting to attend the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) jurors’ weekend each February.

We round up a team of 12 esteemed engineers, designers, and clinicians—luring many of them to our office… Read more →

Say goodbye to ouch with painless patch measles vaccine

Measles has been in the news lately because many people choose not to have their kids vaccinated. Yet, there are many more folks around the world who would love to have the vaccine available but don’t because of lack of appropriate… Read more →

MelCap Electronic Pill to Help Treat Obesity, Eating Disorders

MelCap Systems is an Israeli firm that may offer a new way of treating obesity and other eating conditions using a swallowable electronic pill. The technology is still in development, but the company already received a patent for its pill… Read more →

Bioness StimRouter Minimally Invasive Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System

The FDA recently approved the implantable StimRouter peripheral nerve stimulation system from Bioness, a Valencia, California firm. We just got exclusive images of the product, including the lead implant, the pulse transmitter, and the wireless remote control.

The lead is… Read more →

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 →

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