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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Bionic Skin, Science Fiction or Real?
As the intersection of medicine and technology continues to blur the line between science fiction and real world science, a recent innovation in Tokyo has stirred excitement among medical professionals around the world. Takao Someya, a scientist at the University of...
May 26, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Measure Blood Alcohol with a Fitness Tracker Like Device
A company that makes portable blood alcohol testers has won a national prize for a wearable version that looks like a fitness tracker and delivers results in near-real time. The San Francisco company, BACtrack, will receive $200,000 from the National...
May 26, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
St. Jude Medical Stroke Prevention Device Recommended for FDA Approval
A group of doctors convened by the Food and Drug Administration decided Tuesday that a new St. Jude Medical heart device to prevent strokes appears safe and effective, after more than 13 years of U.S. clinical research for the Minnesota-invented...
May 26, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
A slick way to test artificial hip and knee joints
A new study suggests that natural proteins can be used to effectively test new replacement hip and knee joints in the laboratory. The work could help with improving design in order to reduce wear and tear and increase the lifespan...
May 25, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Woman Hacks Medical Device and Makes an Artificial Pancreas
Algorithms are boring until your life depends on them. People with Type 1 diabetes use algorithms all day long. They perform mental calculations to manage their blood-sugar levels, which are measured by hand with a finger prick, or with a...
May 25, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
B Braun to Pay $7.8M for Selling Contaminated Syringes
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania drug and medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay up to $7.8 million for selling contaminated syringes, federal prosecutors say. B. Braun will avoid criminal charges in exchange for implementing procedures to improve oversight...
May 25, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Blind Mom Sees Unborn Baby Through 3D Printed Ultrasound
These days, most expectant parents take for granted that they’ll get a first glimpse of their unborn child through an ultrasound months before the baby actually arrives. For many moms-to-be, it has become a cherished part of the bonding process....
May 24, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Announces Launch of Spine Essentials
Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of the Spine Essentials, a platform of spinal implants and instruments to make cervical spine fusion surgeries more efficient and to help hospital systems manage costs while ensuring quality, according to a company release. “Health...
May 24, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Bone Cement Leaks into Bloodstream and Causes Clotting
Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on...
May 24, 2016
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