LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #ApparelsandAccessories–The eyeglasses market size is expected to post a CAGR of over 7% during the period 2020-2024 according to Technavio
LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today an…
Responders who worked at the World Trade Center site after the attacks on September 11, 2001, have an increased overall cancer incidence compared to the general population, particularly in thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, and, for the first time ever r…
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and ophthalmologists at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai are urging high-risk groups to get comprehensive eye exams for early detection of this degenerative eye disease.
UPMC has implanted the first patient in the United States with a new wireless retinal device as part of a clinical trial aimed at restoring partial sight to patients with advanced age-related macular degeneration, a disease that leads to permanent blin…
When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.
For many people who have hearing problems it is noisy environments, such as busy restaurants, that are their main problem. Hearing aids help somewhat, but even the most advanced ones can’t amplify only single individuals that the user is talking to when there are other speakers nearby. At CES 2020 we ran into OrCam, an […]
At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Omron, a company well known in the medical industry for pulse oximeters and blood pressure monitors, was showing off its latest products geared toward consumer use. We were able to stop by the firm’s booth to take a look at a couple exciting new devices that Omron recently […]
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...)
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new deep learning algorithm, called DOVE, that can improve modelling of proteins and help create new drugs. The human body contains over 20,000 different types of proteins, which interact with each other to enable life as we know it. Currently, protein docking models have been developed to estimate (Read more...)
While at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, we were happy to see Aktiia there. The Swiss company has developed optical blood pressure monitoring technology that has already been tested quite extensively as far as its accuracy (see flashbacks below). We met the co-founder and CEO of Aktiia and here’s what he was able to tell […]
A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes, according to a report published in the journal Foot and Ankle Surgery.
A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and physicians from the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System are emphasizing…
Diabetic patients need to measure their blood-sugar level by drawing blood before and after a meal and it is easy to develop complications due to diabetes.
Our feet are impressively capable, but they’re virtually ignored as a method for interacting with computers and other electronics. Brilliant Sole, a company out of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been developing technologies to allow the feet, via a pair of smart soles, to be used as a controller for other devices. We envision such capabiliti (Read more...)
Bioengineers at UT Dallas with collaborators at UT Southwestern Medical Center were able to create corneal tissue models and utilize them to study how damaged eyes heal. Corneal keratocytes are programmed to assist if the eye is injured. The cornea is composed of threadlike collagen fibrils, arranged in a criss-cross pattern to guide keratocytes to (Read more...)
The Belgian research organization imec has a dear spot in our hearts, as it helps to develop a lot of the technologies that power current and future medical devices (see flashbacks below). At CES in Las Vegas this year, imec’s Chris Van Hoof introduced us to the organization’s somewhat shifting focus toward wearable, ingestible, and, [& (Read more...)
Researchers at ETH Zurich and National University of Singapore have developed a new type of bandage that does not stick to the wound while helping blood to clot beneath it. This is the first time scientists have combined both properties in one material and the capability allows the bandage to promote healing and be easily […]
RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #JPM20–OptiKira, Leader in Unfolded Protein Response Therapeutics to Present at the Biotech Showcase, January 13, 2020