Medical Devices

Wearable Device Detects Stroke in Seconds

A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.

Mark Crawford
May 07, 2018
Wearable Device Detects Stroke in Seconds

A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.

Mark Crawford
May 07, 2018
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Podcast: George Church on Portable Genome Monitoring, Aging, and More

Harvard professor George Church discusses advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies for which is he is so well known.

May 07, 2018
Mini Robot Fills Esophageal Gap

Pierre Dupont and other researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital developed a small implantable robot that could help save babies born with esophageal atresia and other diseases.

John Kosowatz
April 09, 2018
Putting Skin in the Game

This “skin on a chip” bioreactor can help researchers study and treat keloid disease and other forms of extreme scarring.

John Kosowatz
January 16, 2018
Robot Helps Doctors Perform Delicate Microsurgeries

A new robot helps surgeons suppress tremors during reconstructive microsurgeries and allows more of them to perform those delicate tasks.

Theresa Sullivan ...
January 08, 2018
Podcast: Microchips Spur Atherosclerosis Research

Tony Kim of Georgia Tech discusses his use of microchips and nanomaterials in atherosclerosis research.

December 12, 2017
Podcast: Microchips Spur Atherosclerosis Research

Tony Kim of Georgia Tech discusses his use of microchips and nanomaterials in atherosclerosis research.

December 12, 2017
Graphene Hits a Nerve in Neuroscience

Graphene-based neural sensors are showing promise in the treatment of brain disorders and injuries.

Michael MacRae
November 27, 2017
Graphene Hits a Nerve in Neuroscience

Graphene-based neural sensors are showing promise in the treatment of brain disorders and injuries.

Michael MacRae
November 27, 2017
Soft Robotics Target Hand, Finger Rehab for Stroke Patients

A soft robotic device being developed by researchers could give patients a quicker boost toward manipulating their fingers to hold and grasp items.

John Kosowatz
November 13, 2017
New Elastic Glue Seals Lung Punctures Without Sutures

An elastic glue made from a chemically modified naturally elastic protein can seal lung punctures without sutures. It can work alone or prevent leakage in conventional surgeries.

Melissae Fellet
November 13, 2017
Surface Coatings for Biomedical Technologies

Risk of infection continues to be an issue across the healthcare arena. A Frost & Sullivan industry research study published in May 2017 reported that global revenue in the antimicrobial coating materials market stood at $700 million in 2016, and is poised to reach $1.1 billion by 2021.

October 24, 2017
Surface Coatings for Biomedical Technologies

Risk of infection continues to be an issue across the healthcare arena. A Frost & Sullivan industry research study published in May 2017 reported that global revenue in the antimicrobial coating materials market stood at $700 million in 2016, and is poised to reach $1.1 billion by 2021.

October 24, 2017