Tag: Medicine

Interview with Medtronic’s Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients experiencing kidney failure typically require hemodialysis in order to artificially remove fluid and waste from blood and maintain appropriate electrolyte concentrations. For many patients on hemodialysis, an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created to link an artery to a vein. Veins are too fragile for frequent (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils New RS85 Prestige Ultrasound System

At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and improve diagnostic accuracy. So-called “Crystal Architecture” within the RS85 Prestige r (Read more...)

AI Tool to Predict Checkpoint Therapy’s Effectiveness

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have developed a new computational tool to predict, based on CT imaging, whether lung cancer patients will benefit from immune-checkpoint inhibitor cancer therapy. This is an exciting development for patients suffering from lung cancer, and may one day help inform medical decisions. Currently, there (Read more...)

DNA Circuits to Identify Cancer Cells

Researchers from Duke University have developed a new DNA-based tool to identify cancer cells. Their system is a DNA circuit. DNA binding to specific cell markers produces a signal if and only if two specific proteins are present, helping to improve specificity and reduce false positives in cancer cell detection. The researchers also hope that [&he (Read more...)

Wearable Sweat Sensor to Measure Gout-Causing Compounds

Researchers from Caltech, Peking University in China, Santa Clara University, and University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new wearable sensor that can detect gout-causing compounds in sweat. The device relies on novel laser-engraved chemical sensors to detect gout-causing compounds uric acid and tyrosine at concentrations much lower (Read more...)

Eko Releases New CORE Digital Stethoscope Offerings

Eko Devices just announced it’s releasing the second generation of its popular CORE digital stethoscope technology. The new Eko CORE comes either as an all-in-one digital stethoscope or as an attachment for most existing stethoscopes. This gives nurses and physicians the option to go with Eko’s own stethoscope or stay with one of their (Read more...)

Canon’s New High-End PET/CT Scanner Unveiled

Canon Medical is releasing a new high-end digital PET/CT scanner at the upcoming RSNA conference in Chicago. The Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT combines Canon’s Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner and the SiPM (silicon photomultiplier) PET detector, providing high resolution imaging and easy operator control, according to the company. So far, it is (Read more...)

Siemens Healthineers Unveil SOMATOM X.cite Premium CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance and is releasing its brand new SOMATOM X.cite premium single-source CT scanner. The device, along with a high-end X-ray tube and other enhancements, features the company’s new myExam Companion technology that can intelligently adapt each scan to optimize a number of variables. The system asks a number of (Read more...)

Self-Propelled Enzyme-Coated Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Researchers at Penn State have developed self-propelled liposomes that can migrate towards or away from chemical signals, paving the way for self-directed drug delivery vehicles that can actively target a specific area in the body. The technology may help to enhance efficacy and reduce side-effects of drugs in a variety of applications. Because of (Read more...)

Self-Propelled Enzyme-Coated Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Researchers at Penn State have developed self-propelled liposomes that can migrate towards or away from chemical signals, paving the way for self-directed drug delivery vehicles that can actively target a specific area in the body. The technology may help to enhance efficacy and reduce side-effects of drugs in a variety of applications. Because of (Read more...)

Electrospinning Drug Delivery Bandages Directly Onto Wounds

Electrospinning is a maturing manufacturing technology that is already being used in medicine to produce unusual materials with novel properties. It involves melting a polymer and extruding it through a narrow nozzle, while an electric field is used to pull and spin the polymer into a very fine mesh. When a biocompatible polymer is used, […]

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