Tag: Diagnostics

Contact Lens Measures Glucose, pH, Lactate in Eye

At Purdue University researchers have come up with a way of reliably attaching thin film sensors and other small electronic devices to soft contact lenses. The capability may allow for real-time, non-invasive measurement of glucose levels, delivery of drugs directly to the eye, and maybe even tracking intraocular pressure. “We developed a ver (Read more...)

Photoacoustic Computed Tomography May Replace Mammographies for Breast Cancer Screening

Though mammography helps to provide early detection of breast cancer, it is a modality that suffers from limitations, particularly in dense breasts. A new technology, developed at Caltech, may have the potential to eclipse mammographies for spotting cancerous lesions. The photoacoustic system sends near-infrared laser light into breast tissue and d (Read more...)

Stretchable, Conductive Hydrogel as a Biomedical Sensor

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed an electrically conductive hydrogel that can flex, stretch, and self-heal when cut and reattached. The versatile material has potential in a variety of applications including wound healing patches, wearable electronics, and touch-sensitive robotics. T (Read more...)

Health Technology Briefs from the ITF Demo Floor

Medgadget was recently invited to attend the imec Technology Forum (ITF) conference in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the highlights of the conference was the demo floor where imec, which is a non-profit R&D innovation organization, had the opportunity to show off some cool technologies from their research teams, spinoff companies, and partner organi (Read more...)

Blood Test for Quick and Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously famous for being a merciless killer, but the reality is that our current inability to diagnose it early is what makes it so intractable. Earlier diagnosis would allow therapies to be initiated before the cancer becomes untreatable. Researchers at University of California, San Diego may have just developed a blo (Read more...)

Advanced Cancer Diagnostics Reduce Frequency of Misdiagnoses: Interview with Precipio CEO Ilan Danieli

According to 2010-2012 data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In all its forms, cancer is known to be a clinically and emotionally challenging disease to manage. Despite the fact that each year 455 men and women per 100,000 patients are diagnosed […]

“Superman Vision” Gets a Boost from Vayyar’s Next Generation Chip: Interview with CEO Raviv Melamed

Earlier this month, Vayyar Imaging, a firm based in Yehud, Israel,  announced the launch of its next generation CMOS System on a Chip (SOC), strengthening the company’s position as a global leader in 3D imaging technology. The new chip covers imaging and radar bands from 3 GHz to 81 GHz and, compared to many similar chips with (Read more...)

“Superman Vision” Gets a Boost from Vayyar’s Next Generation Chip: Interview with CEO Raviv Melamed

Earlier this month, Vayyar Imaging, a firm based in Yehud, Israel,  announced the launch of its next generation CMOS System on a Chip (SOC), strengthening the company’s position as a global leader in 3D imaging technology. The new chip covers imaging and radar bands from 3 GHz to 81 GHz and, compared to many similar chips with (Read more...)

MasSpec Pen Spots Cancer on Surgical Samples

Most people undergoing a tumor excision go in knowing that the entirety of the offending tissue may not be removed successfully. Typically, tumors look just like healthy tissue and it takes quite a bit of time between when a sample is sent to the pathology lab and when the results come in. Therefore, repeat surgeries […]

Biomarker to Differentiate Between Type 1 Diabetes and Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young

Scientists from MedGenome, Genentech and Madras Institute of Technology in India have spotted a biomarker that may help avoid misdiagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in children. Those with Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) have different treatment needs than Type 1 requires, but a genomic analysis like the one done by the researchers can he (Read more...)

Device Provides New Way to Visualize Brain Activity

Researchers at the Rockefeller University have developed a tiny headset that can visualize neurons in the brain turning on and off while a mouse explores its environment, or interacts with other mice. The technique could help scientists to track the interactions between brain cells and learn more about what happens in the brains of people [… (Read more...)

The WAVE Patient Surveillance and Predictive Algorithm Platform: Interview with Mark Koppel, CMO of Excel Medical

Excel Medical, a medtech company based in Jupiter, Florida, has developed the WAVE patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform. The system monitors patient physiological information, such as vital signs, in healthcare facilities. It then aggregates, integrates and displays this data in a variety of formats, including through smartphones, (Read more...)

The WAVE Patient Surveillance and Predictive Algorithm Platform: Interview with Mark Koppel, CMO of Excel Medical

Excel Medical, a medtech company based in Jupiter, Florida, has developed the WAVE patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform. The system monitors patient physiological information, such as vital signs, in healthcare facilities. It then aggregates, integrates and displays this data in a variety of formats, including through smartphones, (Read more...)