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While the rest of us are still looking at a future where we can print our own custom coffee mugs, some folks are already busy printing replacement body parts to save newborns from serious congenital conditions. Garrett Peterson was born… Read more →
Prosthetic heart valves, due to the continuous stress they’re subjected to, have a limited lifetime and may even require replacement once worn out. The problem is that after implantation the patients who wear these valves don’t get any younger, but… Read more →
Neovasc (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that its still investigational Tiara transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis has been implanted in a human patient for the first time. The device was designed specifically to treat mitral regurgitation. Once implanted, it’s made to… Read more →
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
It’s far from the only lab in the world that is pursuing the futuristic idea of… Read more →
Cell electrospinning is an unrivalled technology for building 3D structures that mimic native tissue.
Functional synthetic tissues are used for repair, replacement and rejuvenation of damaged or ageing tissues and organs. Historically, scaffolds have been used as substrates on which cells are seeded… Read more »
In addition to highlighting how engineering is benefiting medicine and biology, it will also shine a light on how the engineers are transforming the industry. These efforts span the entire spectrum of Engineering Science; indeed systems engineering is of increasing… Read more »
As part of its mission to promote access to the arts and sciences, the Royal Albert Hall is playing host venue to a historic event on Monday 21 April 2014, celebrating the future of medicine and healthcare, and hosted by… Read more »
Latest research from UKTI* shows that Britain is a great place to be doing business in the medical technology sector:
• 3300+ medical technology companies
• 75,000+ sector employees, growing at 4.5% pa since 2010.
• £17.6bn combined turnover, growing… Read more »