Markets en "Spinning" a Solution for Tracheal Surgery <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Innovative use of an old technology to solve a new challenge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Macchiarini performed the world’s first transplant of a regenerated trachea in 2008. The patient is still alive today, more than five years later. Green explained that all of the other heart and lung regeneration work at that time was being done on animals. He saw this as a very strong incentive to expand into the regeneration of all types of hollow organs using bioreactive technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Implantables Prototyping Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0000 13631 at Leading the Feedthrough Industry <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Enabling the active implant market to go where no implantable device has ever gone before. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While Morgan Advanced Materials has been developing feedthroughs since the mid-70s, the big push into ever smaller implantable devices really started to surge in recent years. Along with size reduction, Vaillancourt says that they are also seeing a lot of innovations and need for their products in the neuromodulation space.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:28:00 +0000 13621 at Kickstart a Better Night’s Sleep <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Colorado Springs startup is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 in order to produce its Sleep Shepard sleep hat.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Prototyping Markets Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 13591 at Courtesy of Mind Rocket, LLC Getting Inside the Athlete’s Brain <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher takes neurology to the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of the things Kutcher has been teaching for years is concussion as a network injury. When we talk of localizing things in the brain one of the first things we do is try to describe whether it is a focal process like a stroke, a multi-focal process like MS, or is it a diffused process; something that affects the neurons or blood vessels in the brain in a very general way. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Neurotechnology Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:26:00 +0000 13521 at Innovation from Orthopedics to Sports Medicine <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Jerome Canady, Founder of US Medical Innovations, and Mark A. Cleveland, CEO of Swiftwick, discuss their very different, but equally important, products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Canady Hybrid Plasma™ Scalpel (“CHPS”), the first smart multifunctional hybrid plasma device in the world, can control plasma for surgery; for killing tumors, for killing cancer. Swiftwick is a new take on the prosthetic leg that required developing a whole new technology, from the material in the liner sock to discovering manufacturing machinery adjustments that could produce the end product. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Orthopedics Products Electronics Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:51:00 +0000 13511 at Courtesy of US Medical Innovations, LLC TIGR Offers New Alternative for Breast Reconstruction <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Novus Scientific creates a surgical mesh that can provide more stability in breast implants. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Surgery Implantables Prototyping Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:36:00 +0000 13501 at Courtesy of TIGR Matrix Philips Introduces New Ultrasound Machines for Women’s Health <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New ultrasound machines were announced recently at the ISUOG World Congress. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Imaging Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:58:00 +0000 13481 at Oxford Researchers Implement Standards for Fetal Growth and Newborn Size <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The standards for fetal growth and newborn size are now used on every Philips ultrasound system and replace the need for geography-based growth charts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Imaging News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 13471 at <p>Newborn&#39;s head circumference is measured for the study.</p> Courtesy of INTERGROWTH- 21st Project Additive Manufacturing Improves Cranial Implants <div class="field-byline"> Wiebke Jensen, Electro OpticalSystems </div> <div class="field-deck"> Healthcare pioneer CEIT Biomedical Engineering relies on EOS technology for skull prostheses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The basics of medical implant manufacture have been, until recently, control technology, the relevant machine tools, and often manual work carried out during the operation itself. Yet, these technologies can lead to some problems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surgery Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 13421 at Microfluidic Device Gauges Aspirin’s Ability to Prevent Blood Clotting <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that could ease the process of determining a patient’s drug and dosage level. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Cardiovascular Electronics Design-Engineering Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 13391 at