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Medicated adhesive patches have become a preferred method of delivery for everything from nicotine to hormones to motion sickness medication. Drexel University researchers are trying to expand the possibilities of this system — called transdermal delivery — with the help… Read more »
A bandage-like patch of polymer microneedles developed by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland may be a painless and safe way for doctors to test for drugs and some infections in the future, thanks to work supported by the… Read more »
We’ve been covering Abbott‘s MitraClip mitral valve repair system since 2004, when it was still a product of Evalve Inc. of Redwood City, CA. After a rocky regulatory path, in March the FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel recommended approval of the… Read more »
Surgeons working on the heart in a minimally invasive fashion have to do quite a bit of interpolating and imagining of where their instruments are in relation to the anatomy and how that anatomy is different from that of other… Read more »
Cancerous tumors can shed cells that travel through the blood stream and create new cancerous growths. These seed cells can be very difficult to detect, but Stanford scientists are developing a noninvasive method using a mini-microscope that could find… Read more »