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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

New diagnostic platform simultaneously screens for all known pathogenic bacteria

October 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for virulence […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scripps and Nvidia look to apply AI to health data

October 23, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

The Scripps Research Translational Institute and Nvidia are teaming up to apply artificial intelligence to genomic and health sensor data, the organizations announced Tuesday. The goal of the new partnership is to detect and prevent diseases by applying machine learning […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Non-invasive glucose test may offer alternative for painful pricking

October 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Initial results demonstrated that the non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology is similar in effectiveness to a finger prick test. Developed by MIT researchers, the new technology uses a Raman spectroscopy technique to analyse the skin’s chemical composition and extract the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Computational model helps predict immune response in patients undergoing heart surgery

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research team led by Peter Sloot, professor of Complex Adaptive Systems at the UvA, has managed to pinpoint the mechanisms behind the immune response triggered in patients undergoing open heart surgery. The team’s research reveals that by administering supplementary […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tencent to use AI technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease

October 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The partners have also collaborated with Parkinson’s Center of Excellence at King’s College Hospital in London to support their project, reported the BBC. Medopad develops mobile apps to monitor various conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and rare diseases. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Oncologists tout promise of MRI-aided radiation therapy

October 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Integrating magnetic resonance imaging with radiation therapy is gaining attention as a therapy for treating cancer. Experts believe the treatment approach has the approach to extend life expectancy and reduce common side effects that afflict cancer patients. At a recent […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers create biofuel-based sensor to diagnose diseases

October 1, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team from Washington State University (WSU) has developed a new biofuel-based sensor that can be implanted into the body for tracking biological signals in order to diagnose diseases. The sensor has been designed to run on sugar by […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Government Regulators Should Clear The Way For Virtual Colonoscopy

September 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

ON MAY 30, the American Cancer Society announced a change in its guidelines for colon cancer screening (https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21457). The ACS now recommends starting screening at age 45, instead of 50. It made this change because the incidence of colon cancer […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel system uses AI to detect abnormalities in fetal hearts

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tiny sensors can measure dopamine levels in the brain for more than a year

September 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Dopamine, a signaling molecule used throughout the brain, plays a major role in regulating our mood, as well as controlling movement. Many disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia, are linked to dopamine deficiencies. MIT neuroscientists have now devised a […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

AHA voices support for $100M FCC telehealth pilot program

September 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A national hospital organization has voiced its support for a new $100 million Federal Communications Commission pilot program meant to boost the use of telehealth for low-income and rural Americans. The American Hospital Association on Monday sent a comment letter […]


Innovation, Med Tech

General Electric and DARPA partner for diabetes research project

September 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

General Electric (GE) has collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on a $2.9m research project to develop non-drug treatments for diabetes. During the three-year research programme, GE Bioelectronic scientists who specialise in bioelectronic medicine will explore new […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) are developing a fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors. The program uses a unique style to focus on the affected area. In conjunction with an […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers find way to encapsulate micromotors into pills

September 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US researchers have identified a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills to diagnose and treat disease in the human body. The devices are self-propelled microscopic robots the width of a human hair and are designed to perform a wide range […]