Earlier this year, it was revealed that US FDA has monitored its own scientists, and especially scientists critical of the agency. New details continue to emerge. An agency contractor accidentally posted secret medical device information online, the New York Times reported.
How FDA Dumped Device Secrets in Cyberspace (MD+DI)
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have won a £1.2 million grant for nanomaterial research. The research could transform the healthcare industry, according to a university press release. The project will focus on the development of medical polymer-based nanocomposites for use as surgical implants. These implants would eventually break down in the body and could replace metal implants in bone surgery, among other applications.
Engineering the ‘smart healthcare’ of the future (the University of Nottingham)
A bioresorbable stent developed by Reva Medical (San Diego, CA, USA) has passed clinical tests in Brazil, with no patients reporting major adverse coronary events.
Bioresorbable stent passes clinical tests in Brazil (PlasticsToday)
Researchers from North Carolina University have developed highly conductive and stretchable conductors that could be used to create stretchable electronics.
Creating Elastic Conductors from Silver Nanowires (Medtech Pulse)
Pete Madson, a Vice President at Worrell Inc., offers advice on how to develop a strategy for the Chinese medical device market in this MedCity article.
Three concepts that device firms interested in China should commit to memory (MedCity News)