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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Nanorobots hold great potential in the field of medicine. This is largely due to the possibility of highly-targeted delivery of medical payloads, an outcome that could lessen side effects and negate the need for invasive procedures. But how these microscopic… Read more →

Airing, a Hoseless Micro-CPAP, Hoping to Become a Reality

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is typically treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP), which normally involves a bedside pump pushing air into the lungs via a hose connected to a face mask. Sleeping like this can be terribly uncomfortable… Read more →

2015 MDEA winners: Implant and tissue replacement products

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The Kiva Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment System, manufactured by Benvenue Medical (United States), treats vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis and cancer by leveraging minimally invasive access to expand within the vertebra into a cylindrical structure that stabilizes fractures and help prevent… Read more →

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Injectable electronics holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases

It’s a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel – electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis.

It sounds unlikely, until… Read more →

Cyberonics AspireSR vagus nerve implant adjusts therapy to prevent epileptic seizures

The FDA granted Cyberonics (Houston, Texas) approval to introduce the AspireSR vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy generator for controlling seizures in people with epilepsy. This is the only VNS device that can adjust its neurostimulation in response to changes in… Read more →

Physicians at UH Case Medical Center implant revolutionary device to treat right ventricular heart disease

University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute were the first in the state of Ohio to implant a revolutionary device to treat right ventricular heart disease.

The Impella RP, made by Abiomed, addresses an… Read more →

Study explores ‘laser welding’ for sealing corneal transplants

Some 30,000 years ago, prehistoric man wielded animal bones as needles to suture otherwise lethal wounds. This tactic has been used, and improved upon, over time and remains the basis of surgical procedures conducted today. Even with radical new surgical… Read more →

Researchers propose MRI-powered millirobots for minimally invasive medical procedures

Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

The researchers described the work in a paper presented this week during ICRA, the conference of… Read more →

Optical sensor to offer non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure

 

Dr Justin Phillips has been awarded £46,000 to develop an optical probe that could allow doctors to continuously and non-invasively measure intracranial pressure (ICP) in trauma victims

“This is an optical sensor so it will work on infrared light,”… Read more →

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 →

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