Author: Medgadged

Wireless Lumee Oxygen Platform Cleared in EU

The European Union cleared Profusa’s Wireless Lumee Oxygen Platform, a system designed to measure tissue oxygen levels in patients with diseases such as peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia. The wired version of the Lumee was cleared in Europe back in 2016 and the new device fundamentally works the same. It consists of a [&hel (Read more...)

BioSticker FDA Cleared for Month-Long Vitals Monitoring

BioIntelliSense, a Silicon Valley firm, won FDA clearance for its BioSticker wearable sensor and the company is also releasing its Data-as-a-Service platform. The BioSticker can track heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body position, sleep status, and activity levels, as well as provide a high-resolution gait analysis, fall detection, (Read more...)

Credit Card Sized Diagnostic Lab Plugs into Smartphone

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a tiny portable diagnostic device that can detect the presence of specific pathogens in a saliva sample, and relay the results to a doctor when plugged into a smartphone. The device can potentially diagnose a wide array of diseases, including malaria, HIV and Lyme disease, and could [&helli (Read more...)

4D Printing to Make Barbs for Microneedle Arrays

Microneedle arrays are promising as a way to help heal wounds, administer drugs, and sense a variety of biomarkers of health and disease. Because of their tiny size and smooth surface, microneedles don’t stay put in the tissues they’re attached to and tend to fall off if not kept in place by some means. Now, […]

SELUTION SLR Drug Eluting Balloon Cleared by EU

MedAlliance, a Swiss company, won the EU CE Mark clearing its SELUTION SLR sirolimus-eluting balloon for use in treating peripheral vascular disease. This is the first CE Mark that the company has received and the clearance applies to SELUTION SLR devices in sizes from 2.0 x 20mm to 7.0 x 150mm. MedAlliance’s technology allows sirolimus, [&he (Read more...)

Patch Automatically Delivers Insulin as Blood Glucose Rises

New technology has been making an impact on how diabetics control their blood sugar levels. A combination of a wearable glucometer and insulin pump, connected via a smart control mechanism, can function as an artificial pancreas, but researchers at University of California Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, and MIT have created and now test (Read more...)

Handheld 3D Bioink Printer for Wound Healing

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a handheld 3D printer that can deposit a stem cell-loaded bioink onto wounds, such as burns, to promote tissue healing. The device acts like a paint roller, and a clinician could use it to deposit the biomaterial in even stripes on a wound surface. A recent study […]

SAFIRA Lets Lone Anesthesiologists Administer Regional Blocks

Medovate, a two-year-old UK firm, is bringing its SAFIRA regional anesthesia system to the United States. The SAFIRA (Safer Injection for Regional Anesthesia) allows anesthesiologists to deliver regional anesthesia (block) without relying on an assistant to actually inject it at the right pressure. Regional anesthesia procedures currently demand on (Read more...)

Serenno System Unveiled for Continuous Kidney Monitoring

Serenno Medical, an Israeli firm, has unveiled its Sentinel automatic device for monitoring and detecting kidney damage. Designed for use within the hospital, the Sentinel works by continuously measuring urine output and volume to help detect cases of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). These days, nurses typically manually measure the amount of urine a pat (Read more...)

Biorobotic Hybrid Heart to Help Develop New Cardiac Implants

Prosthetic heart valves, ventricular assist devices, and other cardiac implants go through an extensive research and development process, followed by testing on animals before human trials. There is no machine that simulates the function of the heart with any sufficient accuracy for comprehensive use by device designers, but researchers at MIT are (Read more...)