Tag: Vascular Surgery

Innovation, Medical Devices

3D Printing Strong, Flexible, Biodegradable Stents

October 20, 2016

Via: Medgadget

Vascular stents typically come in a number of different lengths and diameters. The physician implanting these chooses which would best fit individual patients, but often the available sizes are not ideal for certain cases. Researchers at Northwester University turned to 3D […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

New Steerable Cardiac Catheter Reaches Challenging Targets

August 9, 2016

Via: Medgadget

King’s College London researchers have prototyped a new steerable cardiac ablation catheter technology and worked with Cambridge Design Partnership (Cambridge, UK) to develop it into a device that’s ready for testing. Read More on Medgadget

Innovation, Med Tech

Microrobots to Drill Through Blocked Arteries (VIDEO)

July 1, 2015

Via: Medgadget

Researchers at Drexel University have developed microscopic “swimmers” that may one day be used to break up blood vessel occlusions. Currently, such treatments are done within cath labs, but there’s only a limited number of places in the body that […]