Author: Medgadged

Red Blood Cells Made Into Drug Delivery Devices

Many of the existing diseases that strike us are poorly treated not because effective drugs don’t exist, but because there’s no reliable way of delivering the drugs to their intended destinations. Anyone following this publication will be familiar with the dozens of types of synthetic vessel that scientists have created to ferry drugs t (Read more...)

PENTAX Releases IMAGINA LED Powered Endoscopy System

PENTAX is releasing its IMAGINA Endoscopy System in the U.S., having just received FDA clearance for the GI imaging platform. The endoscope sports two powerful and long lasting LEDs at the tip that do not require regular replacement, unlike traditional bulbs that can be costly to regularly swap for new ones. Given enough procedures, a […]

CES 2020: HeartHero, an Affordable At-Home AED

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. People who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate impla (Read more...)

FlexIt Makes Gyms Easily Accessible to Anyone

Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent a wide variety of health problems, but not everyone is willing to sign up for a gym membership. The way that most gyms are currently operated is that you either sign up for a membership for a year or two, or you simply don’t […]

TriNav System Uses Pressure to Push Drugs into Solid Tumors

TriSalus, a Denver, Colorado firm, is launching a new solid tumor infusion system to target hepatocellular carcinoma, liver metastases, and other tumors. The TriNav Infusion System features the company’s SmartValve and Pressure-Enabled Drug Delivery (PEDD) technologies to get more of the tumor killing drug inside the diseased tissue. The trea (Read more...)

CES 2020: Sensoria Health’s Total Knee Replacement Tech

Total knee replacements (arthroplasties) have become some of the most common surgeries performed in hospitals these days. To achieve optimal results the implants themselves have to be well engineered and manufactured, and follow-up monitoring and therapy have to be done properly. Sensoria Health, an Italian company, has developed a number of techno (Read more...)

CES 2020: ReliefHeat Smartphone Controlled Heat Pad

Many people with back pain make use of heat pads and other heating devices to relieve some of the discomfort they’re feeling. This typically requires being tethered to a wall outlet for power. ReliefHeat is a battery powered device, the booth for which we discovered at CES 2020, that can be worn throughout the day […]

HealthChampion Digital Platform at CES 2020

Though CES in Las Vegas is an annual show of the latest gadgetry that companies around the world have been developing, there are also other players that are trying to make an impact in their own ways. We ran into one of the co-founders of HealthChampion, a Chicago-based digital health platform that is working on […]

InterStim Micro Neurostimulator and SureScan MRI Leads Cleared in Europe for Incontinence Control

Medtronic won EU regulatory clearance to introduce its InterStim Micro neurostimulator and InterStim SureScan MRI leads. The devices are used to deliver sacral neuromodulation therapy to treat overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. The InterStim Micro is a much tinier version of Medtronic’s InterS (Read more...)