Author: Medgadged

4D Printer to Create Synthetic Biological Surfaces

Researchers at the City University of New York and Northwestern University have developed a printer capable of creating highly detailed surfaces precisely loaded with a variety of organic and biological molecules. The technology allows the researchers to create objects that resemble the surfaces of living cells, something that may prove extremely u (Read more...)

Symmetry VNS Wins EU CE Mark for Difficult-to-Treat Depression

LivaNova announced today that Symmetry, a device for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, has received CE Mark approval for difficult-to-treat depression. Symmetry is a small device that stimulates the vagus nerve to improve symptoms of depression and quality of life. After surgical implantation, the device regularly sends mild electric pulses to (Read more...)

Phagenyx Helps Treat Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can dramatically decrease a person’s quality of life and lead to poor nutritional intake. Neurological oropharyngeal dysphagia is due to damage to the nerves that control the muscles related to swallowing, often caused by strokes or other neurological conditions. The Phagenyx System is a neurostimulation d (Read more...)

Contact Lenses to Correct Color Blindness

Deuteranomaly is a color blindness that causes green light photoreceptors to react to redder light. Red objects seem greener for patients with the condition, but it has been known for a while that blocking some of the light in the red color range can improve proper color perception. There are glasses that do this, a […]

Masimo Receives FDA Approval for Continuous RRp Monitoring

Masimo announced that it received FDA clearance for continuous RRp (respiration rate from the photoplethysmograph) monitoring with its with Rad-97, Radical-7, and Radius-7 Pulse Co-Oximeters. Usually, monitoring respiration rate involves manually counting breaths with a timer or using chest straps that need to be fitted. The newly-approved Mas (Read more...)

Tivic Wins EU Clearance for ClearUP Sinus Relief Device

San Francisco-based Tivic Health announced that the company has received CE Mark approval in Europe for ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, a small handheld device that can temporarily relieve allergy-related sinus pain, pressure, and congestion. ClearUP is a small handheld device that delivers a proprietary microcurrent waveform that stimulates s (Read more...)

Table-Top Robot Uses AI to Make Blood Draws, Insert Catheters

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a robot that utilizes artificial intelligence, along with near-infrared and ultrasound imaging, to automatically make blood draws and insert catheters in small blood vessels. The device could take the guesswork out of blood draws, which are frequently challenging when performed manually, and reduce t (Read more...)

Cardiovalve Wins FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement System

Cardiovalve announced that it received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement System. The company also received approval for an Early Feasibility Study of the device for tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation indications. The Cardiovalve transcatheter system is designed for treatment of mitral a (Read more...)