Medical Devices

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
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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
Instant Cancer Check Identifies Cancer in Seconds

Identifying cancer early is a crucial step toward effective treatment. But the current detection method is slow and may not be accurate. A new handheld device may make detecting cancer quicker and more accurate.

Meredith Nelson
October 16, 2017
New Wound Care Product Offers the Next Step in Healing

A new wound dressing fights infection and uses human cells to regrow tissue without scarring.

Cassie Kelly
October 09, 2017
Improved Brain Imaging Eliminates Inaccuracies

A new technology's integrated software system reduces the usual unhelpful variations in tumor measurement and could well translate to more lives saved, say its developers.

Stephanie Stephens
October 02, 2017
Podcast: Computational Modeling and Cardiovascular Biomechanics

A manufacturer would never dream of creating a new airliner or vehicle part without first going through rigorous computational modeling. Prof. Alison Marsden, Stanford University, says this is how bioengineers should think and work as well, specifically when operating on our most vital organ, the heart.

October 02, 2017