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Asian manufacturers wear testing offered by Lucideon & Hong Kong standards and testing center collaboration

Asian manufacturers wear testing offered by Lucideon & Hong Kong standards and testing center collaboration

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has announced that it has extended its collaboration agreement with the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) to include wear testing of orthopaedic hip and knee implants. [More]
Graphene-based electrodes could be safely implanted in the brain

Graphene-based electrodes could be safely implanted in the brain

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon - with neurons, or nerve cells, while maintaining the integrity of these vital cells. The work may be used to build graphene-based electrodes that can safely be implanted in the brain, offering promise for the restoration of sensory functions for amputee or paralysed patients, or for individuals with motor disorders such as epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. [More]
UI researchers uncover how cancer cells form tumors

UI researchers uncover how cancer cells form tumors

Two University of Iowa studies offer key insights by recording in real time, and in 3-D, the movements of cancerous human breast tissue cells. It's believed to be the first time cancer cells' motion and accretion into tumors has been continuously tracked. [More]

Audiologists investigating impact of remote care on cochlear implant users

Audiologists from the University of Southampton are investigating how a new patient-centred approach can help cochlear implant users manage their own care programme. [More]
Centinel Spine reports FDA clearance and first surgical implantation of ALTOS system

Centinel Spine reports FDA clearance and first surgical implantation of ALTOS system

Centinel Spine, Inc., announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of ALTOS, a posterior cervical thoracic stabilization system indicated for use in either the lateral masses of the cervical spine or the pedicles of the cervical-thoracic spine. The first surgical implantation of the ALTOS system was performed by Gery Hsu, MD, CRMC Medical Associates, Coffeyville, KS on January 4, 2016. [More]
Scientists develop wireless brain sensors

Scientists develop wireless brain sensors

A team of neurosurgeons and engineers has developed wireless brain sensors that monitor intracranial pressure and temperature and then are absorbed by the body, negating the need for surgery to remove the devices. [More]
New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

Radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography is low for the majority of women, but risk is higher in women with large breasts, who received 2.3 times more radiation and required more views per examination to image as much of the breast as possible compared to those with small or average-sized breasts. [More]
Occlutech's Atrial Septal Defect Closure Device approved in Japan

Occlutech's Atrial Septal Defect Closure Device approved in Japan

Occlutech, a leading innovator of implants to treat structural heart disease today announced that it has obtained Japanese MHW approval for its dedicated Atrial Septal Defect Closure Device. The device is a specifically designed implant indicated for the minimally invasive closure of Atrial Septal Defects, ASD. [More]
Biennial mammograms starting at age 50 very safe for women

Biennial mammograms starting at age 50 very safe for women

In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research showed increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure. [More]

Bio2 Technologies receives 510(k) clearance from FDA for Fusion Implant system

Bio2 Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Fusion Implant system for interphalangeal fusion, fracture repair and osteotomies of the toes, fingers and other small bones in the presence of appropriate immobilization. [More]
Interpretation of images starts in the retina

Interpretation of images starts in the retina

Tübingen researchers have shown that image processing in the eye is more extensive than previously thought. They investigated the channels that transmit information from the eye to the brain. [More]
Cleanliness validation for medical devices webinar hosted by Lucideon

Cleanliness validation for medical devices webinar hosted by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, is hosting a webinar entitled “Validation and Quality Assurance of Medical Device Cleaning Processes” at 3pm (UK time) on Thursday 28th January 2016. [More]
New model provides images of single cell with micrometer resolution

New model provides images of single cell with micrometer resolution

Thermal properties of cells regulate their ability to store, transport or exchange heat with their environment. So gaining control of these properties is of great interest for optimizing cryopreservation -- the process of freezing and storing blood or tissues, which is also used when transporting organs for transplants. [More]
Presence of myopia significantly affects muscles used in focusing lens of the eye

Presence of myopia significantly affects muscles used in focusing lens of the eye

The presence of myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye--a finding with important implications for the development of "accommodating" implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can adjust to different visual distances, reports a study in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
New mathematical models shed light on complex interactions of stem cell function in neural tissue

New mathematical models shed light on complex interactions of stem cell function in neural tissue

New research has shed light on the complex interactions of stem cell function and molecular diffusion in neural tissue, which may explain many phenomena from stem cell differentiation to the formation of the cortex of the brain. While researching new methods of reconstructing 3D neural tissue and neural pathways in the brain and spinal cord, Dr. Richard McMurtrey devised new mathematical approaches for understanding the concentration of nutrients within the 3D tissue constructs and how this could affect tissue growth. [More]
Australian researchers develop new technique to combat chronic bacterial infections in hospitals

Australian researchers develop new technique to combat chronic bacterial infections in hospitals

One of the scourges of infections in hospitals – biofilms formed by bacteria that stick to each other on living tissue and medical instruments, making them harder to remove – can be tricked into dispersing with the targeted application of nanoparticles and heat, researchers have found. [More]
REGENSCIENTIFIC obtains CE-mark for Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant

REGENSCIENTIFIC obtains CE-mark for Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant

REGENSCIENTIFIC announced today that it has received the CE-mark (CE 630688) for the Renú Soft Tissue (Volumizing) Implant for Lipoatrophy, Vocal Fold Insufficiency and Soft Tissue Augmentation. [More]
Instratek announces record revenue growth for 10th straight year and release of ToeTac implant

Instratek announces record revenue growth for 10th straight year and release of ToeTac implant

Instratek, a privately held medical device company focused on minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and extremity implants, announces record revenue growth for the 10th straight year. The company recorded solid year over year revenue growth of its extremity endoscopy business and extremity implants, including the recently released nitinol fixation staple, STAPiX. [More]

Penile prostheses benefit men with erectile dysfunction

Most men who receive penile prostheses are very satisfied with the implants, indicating that the intervention is a valid treatment for erectile dysfunction. [More]
Study reveals how MGCs dispose waste that obstructs normal physiological processes

Study reveals how MGCs dispose waste that obstructs normal physiological processes

If rubbish is too big and unwieldy for normal household waste, its removal becomes the job of specialized experts. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now discovered, in cooperation with colleagues from the UK, how large, fused cells help our body to deal with bulky items that may otherwise obstruct normal physiological processes. [More]
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