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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA comes under fire for rapid Apple Watch approvals

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s quick approval of new mobile medical apps designed for the Apple Watch is raising eyebrows among FDA observers who say the tech behemoth got preferential treatment. Last week, the FDA granted—in two separate letters dated […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

September 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices. The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers devise iPhone app to monitor blood pressure

September 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The app, which eliminates the need for special equipment to check blood pressure, leverages the optical and force sensors that are available in smartphones to enable ‘selfies’. Furthermore, the app utilises the ‘peek and pop’ feature of the iPhone to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop new testing device to better diagnose dizziness

September 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable health technology: fads or the future?

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the wearable health technology market continues to grow it can be hard to distinguish the trendy consumer devices from those with useful medical applications. From the debate over smart watches to the latest wearable MRI scanner, here’s a roundup […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable electronic device could stop epileptic seizures

August 31, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team comprised researchers from the UK’s University of Cambridge and France’s École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM. During the study, the researchers directly implanted a neurotransmitter into the brain of mice. The device was tuned to deliver a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device Inspired By E-Cigarettes

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nebulizers are cumbersome, to put it mildly. A nebulizer is a toaster-sized device to deliver medication in the form of air particles. Users plug the machine into a wall socket and insert a medication, often albuterol, which is aerated into […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Mobile heart monitor proves effective in detecting atrial fibrillation

August 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Study results suggest a new device, coupled with smartphone technology, can accurately and effectively detect atrial fibrillation. The KardiaMobile Cardiac Monitor from AliveCor, which records a rhythm strip using a smartphone app that enables patients to securely send their data […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA approves device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

August 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a device that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain for the treatment of a common mental illness. The procedure, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, was approved by the FDA as […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Phonak’s new smallest and most discreet Virto B-Titanium hearing aid

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium shells are 15X stronger and 50% thinner. A thinner shell allows for deeper placement in the ear canal, resulting […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA clears mobile contraceptive app for women

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A federal agency has approved an app that analyzes a woman’s basal body temperature and identifies when ovulation has occurred. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the app as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy. Called Natural Cycles, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop smart wristband to monitor health condition

August 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a smart wristband that uses a biosensor technology to monitor personal health conditions. The plastic wearable device can count particles and is expected to help in tracking the blood cells. It can be […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New device uses single drop of blood to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury

July 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Falling whilst skiing, tumbling down the stairs or getting hit on the head can cause symptoms such as blurred vision, vomiting, loss of consciousness or memory for about 30 minutes. There is then a risk of mild cerebral trauma, which […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott initiates clinical study of Tendyne device in US

July 30, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has launched a clinical trial of its investigational Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) device in the US to treat patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). Designed for MR patients who need a minimally invasive replacement valve, Tendyne allows repositioning […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA approves continuous glucose monitoring system

June 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to the first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor that can be used by adult users with diabetes to regularly measure their blood sugar levels for as long as […]