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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

3D modeling of drug resistance could lead to more effective cancer treatment

July 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the research of a University of Akron (UA) scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment. Dr. Hossein Tavana and students in his Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies lab recently developed and patented […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop needle simulator for medical training

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US have created a low-cost needle simulator to train doctors to perform complex and delicate medical procedures. The handheld simulator is intended to provide an alternative for existing training approaches such as mannequins, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments

July 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Organ-on-a-chip systems are emerging rapidly: they will be capable of mimicking the functionality of an entire organ, by using just a tiny part of it on a microchip with fluid channels. Researchers of the University of Twente already booked good […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A.I. startup says it can diagnose patients better than humans can, doctors say that’s ‘dubious’

June 28, 2018

Via: CNBC

Health care start-up Babylon Health has said that its artificial intelligence (AI) is able to diagnose medical conditions as accurately as a doctor, but physicians have called the claims “dubious.” Babylon has created a chatbot that lets you talk with […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears AI technology that evaluates echocardiograms

June 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A medical technology company specializing in applying artificial intelligence to cardiovascular imaging has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its fully automated video clip selection and calculation of left ventricular ejection fraction. The software from San Francisco-based […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

VR Art Reduces Need For Opiods in NY Hospital

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

In Spring 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer patients in the Bronx, NY. The hospital […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers diagnose cerebral palsy using AI and next-generation sequencing

June 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The study, which was recently published in BMC Bioinformatics, was conducted by researchers at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Genome Profiling LLC (GenPro), a biotech start-up from a University of Delaware molecular biologist named Adam Marsh’s company. Symptoms […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop new monitor to track white blood cell level

June 22, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can detect a reduction in white blood cells among chemotherapy patients in one minute without drawing blood. The research, funded by the National Institute […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Telemedicine is a vastly growing and increasingly important element of today’s healthcare system. Real-time care through audio, video, and digital messaging allows for medical professionals to accurately and effectively diagnose symptoms, treat illness or disease, and monitor a patient’s progress […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Robotic system can analyse eye movements to detect Parkinson’s

June 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and start-up AURA Innotive Robotics have developed a new robotic system called OSCANN Desk, designed to accurately analyse eye movements for detecting neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. The fast […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Amazon’s A.I. camera could help people with memory loss recognize old friends and family

June 12, 2018

Via: CNBC

Sachin Solkhan, a veteran software engineer who works with Fidelity Investments, has thought a lot about how technology can help people with dementia recognize their loved ones. So when Amazon launched its DeepLens camera in November 2017, he got the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual surgery: no longer a question of ‘when?’

June 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Could augmented reality (AR) be the next big thing within healthcare? Over the last few years, there has been a wave of startups in the field, focusing on everything from neuro-assistance for autistic people (Brain Power) to easier blood transfusions […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use nanoparticles to detect wound scars

June 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Northwestern University in the US have devised a new approach to predict the formation of heavy wound scars after a surgery or burn. The non-invasive method uses a large number of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New 3D brain organoid may hold potential in drug discovery, disease modeling

May 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling. This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI outperforms dermatologists in diagnosing skin cancer

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Dermatologists are no match for artificial intelligence when it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, according to a new study by researchers in the United States, France and Germany. The international team trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin […]