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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Medical Device Designed by Student Wins Fast Company Award
A student-designed medical device to diagnose pneumonia has been named the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards. The device, called Tabla, was created by Adam Rao, a medical student at UCSF and a student in the UC Berkeley/UCSF...
September 14, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
$35M Grant Provides Texas A&M to Develop Cutting Edge Tech for Underserved Populations
Backed by a $35 million federal grant, Texas A&M University System is leading a group of academic partners, private companies and federal agencies in a quest to develop cutting-edge, affordable technologies for underserved populations suffering from diabetes and heart disease. The prestigious award...
September 13, 2017
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Robotics and Virtual Reality Will Dominate These 3 Medical Niches First
We’re no stranger to robotics in the medical field. Robot-assisted surgery is becoming more and more common. Many training programs are starting to include robotic and virtual reality scenarios to provide hands-on training for students without putting patients at risk. With all of...
September 13, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medical First: Robot Operates Inside Human Eye
In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the...
September 12, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Australian Government Invests AU$13 Million into MedTech
The Australian government has announced that it is investing AU$13.3 million into medical technologies to help people living with severe mobility issues and chronic back pain. The AU$500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) will invest AU$5 million into Rex Bionics for the development...
September 12, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Warning from FDA: St. Jude Pacemaker Vulnerable to Hackers
When Vice President Dick Cheney asked his cardiologist to replace his WiFi-connected pacemaker with one without internet capability in 2007, assassination through medical device hacking seemed far-fetched. But this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that almost half a million pacemakers made by Abbott are vulnerable to hackers. The...
September 7, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Hiring a Healthcare Cybersecurity Pro? What You Need to Look For
Healthcare has special challenges securing information and devices. The consequences of a successful hack can be, at their worst, extreme results on people’s health and well-being. Medical records are worth more on the black market than identity data, and thus make health records...
September 5, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
A Medical Device Accelerator is Moving into City Garage
A medical device manufacturing center with room for early-stage companies is slated to move into City Garage this fall. The 10,000 sq. ft. space within the Port Covington innovation hub will house manufacturing operations for Indianapolis-based Engineered Medical Systems, as well as an accelerator to provide...
August 31, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medrobotics Announces World’s First Robotic-Assisted Scarfree™ Colorectal Surgery 
RAYNHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that Dr. Vincent Obias, Director of Robotics and Professor of Colorectal Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital, successfully completed the world’s first colorectal surgery with the Flex Robotic System. Dr. Obias removed...
August 31, 2017
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