Manchester University researchers have developed a camera that can be used to take 3D colour X-ray images, in near real time, without the need for a synchrotron X-ray source. Imagine the medical possibilities.
UK MIS device company Surgical Innovations has successfully completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership collaborations with both the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford, which the company says will help them to optimise their range of laparoscopic surgery devices.
Scientists at UK’s University of Nottingham may have identified a new class of polymers that could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures by preventing bacterial attachment to their surfaces.
University of Pittsburgh’s cell-free, biodegradable artery graft results in a regenerated artery in 90 days, leaving behind no trace of synthetic graft materials in the body.
A coating of selenium nanoparticles significantly reduces the growth of Staphylococcus aureus on polycarbonate, a material common in implanted devices such as catheters and endotracheal tubes, engineers at Brown University report in a new study.
Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy by Vagus Nerve Stimulation is to be made available in Europe as Neurotech’s unique rechargeable device gains CE mark approval.
Supermaterial Graphene may have found another application as researchers at Princeton University tell us about their new “Tooth Tattoo” capable of detecting tiny traces of harmful bacteria.
So the EU (European Commission) funds a collaborative project to develop a technology that addresses a very real (and rather high profile) clinical need. Collaborating companies benefit and so thrive and employ more people, in so doing addressing the need to do just that. This new continental collaborative concept might just work and if it does everyone’s a winner.
Nanotechnology to combine HA and Growth factors could be the best coating solution for inducing osteo-integration of hip and knee prostheses, trauma products, dental implants.
Top universities really do churn out some brilliant work. In this case Stanford researchers have published on the use of coated gold nanoparticles which selectively find cancer cells and aid in their isolation for treatment, potentially improving accuracy with the benefit of minimising collateral damage and ensuring no cancer remains.
Turmeric is supposed to be good for us, but now its beginning to look like a wonder spice as researchers suggest it can reduce post cardiac surgical incidence of heart attack in a placebo study.
Sounds like a simple idea cleverly executed, which makes University of Limerick researcher Dr Michael Walsh’s claims that this new balloon angioplasty device may advance the technique sound reasonable.
If we can understand how bacteria protect themselves against immune responses and antibiotics, we may be able to work out how to break down their defences or even stop the formation of these so-called biofilms in the first place. Researchers at York University think that’s a possibility.
Hydrogel heal thyself. Californian researchers have taken the hydrogel to the next level with this modified version with “self-healing” characteristics.
Could advances in biointerface technology mean the blind see, the lame walk, and the deaf hear? A new initiative aims to find out.
Engineering Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute create smart sensors which can wirelessly transmit data from Orthopaedic surgery site, but we can’t quite see the applications they see.