Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Smart Surgical Knife Almost Instantly Sniffs Out Cancerous Tissue

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Where there's smoke, there's data. That realisation led Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London to invent the iKnife. The device is based on old-school electrosurgery technology, which uses an electrical current to rapidly heat tissue while minimising blood loss. In the process, the tissue is vapourised, producing smoke, which is traditionally ...

Ultrasound Tool Improves Treatment and, Potentially, Device Design

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

A new technique for quickly mapping the intensity and distribution of ultrasound waves may be a boon for manufacturers who want to test the effect that device design changes have on intensity distribution. The tool was developed at the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) initially to help improve the quality ...

Higher, Faster, Farther: Olympic Games Serve as Testing Stage for New Medical Devices

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Without the latest in medical device technology, the Olympic Games would be unthinkable. So far, this year's Olympics in London have seen great athletes, world and olympic records but also disappointments and injuries. It's all part of the game. But the Olympics also serve as a stage for employing and ...

Twelve Predictions for Medical Electronics in 2012

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_26293" align="alignright" width="82" caption="Simon Harris, Senior VP, InMedica"][/caption] Amid the flurry of year-end lists and predictions that have landed in my inbox in the past few days, 12 Predictions for 2012 in the Medical Electronics Industry from market research firm InMedica caught my eye. It's a mixed bag—what isn't these ...

Microneedle Technology Promises Pain-free Insulin Injections

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Researchers at ASTI Corp., a Japanese manufacturer of automotive electronics, and Hamamatsu University School of Medicine (HUSM) have co-developed a prototype microneedle system that could provide diabetics with pain-free insulin injections. It can also be used to administer vaccines. Made of a durable and biodegradable polyglycolic acid resin, the device prototype ...

Medtech Week Recap: Japanese Professor Demonstrates Robotic Avatars

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Today at Medtech Week Recap, we don't only look back at the past week, but also ahead into the future of medical technology, which is starting to look fascinatingly similar to a science fiction movie. In a concept similar to the technology illustrated in the Avatar movie, a Japanese researcher ...

Cavitation for Sale

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Isis Innovation Ltd, which facilitates technology transfers from the University of Oxford, has announced the availability of cavitation-based technologies that enhance real-time 3-D mapping, temperature detection and control during therapeutic ultrasound. Applications include cancer treatment and drug delivery.

Technology Turns Cheap Cell Phones into Stethoscopes

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

A new kit developed by British and South African researchers enables people to record and analyse their heart sounds with a cell phone and send the recordings to their doctor, according to a University of Oxford press release. Thomas Brennan of University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science and Bongani Mayosi ...

Medtech Week Recap: The Need to Encourage Medical Innovations…and Curb Technology Use

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Last week, a blog post on Medtech Pulse discussed a recent article in New England Journal of Medicine about the need for medical device innovations in low- and middle- income markets. While we often think of medical innovations as cutting-edge technology, in these markets it can mean medtech products that ...

EC-Funded Project To Develop Miniaturised RF Microsystems for Body Area Networks

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A European Commission—funded project, WiserBAN, is focused on developing miniature RF microsystems for wireless Body Area Networks (BAN). The project concerns the extreme miniaturisation and the reduction of power consumption of wearable and implantable BAN devices.

New Microscope Has a 46-Inch Touch Screen Display

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A giant-sized multitouch microscope has been developed by Finnish researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland in collaboration with the Finland-based company MultiTouch. The innovation is based on two technologies: web-based virtual microscopy and a large touch screen display.

CEA Leti and IPDiA Form Common Lab

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

CEA Leti and IPDiA have formed a common lab to capitalize on their complementary expertise in miniaturization and 3D integration on silicon.