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Laser-Induced Graphene Showing Promise as Implant Material

Scientists from Rice University and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have identified that laser-induced graphene, a material designed on purpose to have imperfections, both prevents the buildup of organic materials on its surface and can be used to electrically kill bacteria that comes in contact with it. While typical graphen (Read more...)

Interview with Dave Liebl, Heraeus Medical Components

Heraeus Medical Components (HMC) is known for its state-of-the-art solutions delivered to the global medical device industry. The company boasts seven production sites across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Central America, designing and manufacturing key components for leading medical devices. Recently, Medgadget readers may have seen the keynote addre (Read more...)

Full Body Optoacoustic Functional Imaging of Small Animals

Researchers working at Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis developed a new photoacoustic technique called single-impulse photoacoustic computed tomography (SIP-PACT) that provides an amazing high resolution look inside small living animals such as mice. Photoacoustic imaging involves shining a laser light into tissue, which (Read more...)

Abbott’s TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled Cleared in Europe

Abbott received Euroepan CE Mark of approval for its TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled for treatment of atrial fibrillation. The device features a pressure sensor that provides feedback on the contact force applied to cardiac tissue, helping to make sure that an appropriate amount of ablation takes place. Coupled with the co (Read more...)

R.I.P. – Scanadu Scout – 01/30/15-05/15/17

The infamous, but greatly-hyped Scanadu Scout prematurely departed this Earth shortly after midnight on May 15 in the year of our Lord 2017, to join the likes of Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone, and the Nintendo Virtual Boy in Gadget Flop Heaven. It was just over 27 months old. The Scanadu Scout was conceived in […]

Biological Supercapacitors to Power Medical Implants

Patients with cardiac pacemakers and other implantable electronic medical devices end up requiring re-implantations when the batteries run out. While we’ve seen the slow but steady progress of battery technology, there’s a great deal of opportunity for harvesting electrical energy from the body and using it to power implants. To this en (Read more...)

Automatic Injectable System for Blood Glucose Control

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may have developed a rudimentary artificial pancreas capable of releasing insulin in response to real-time changes in blood glucose content. Their technique involves attaching a modified form of insulin to glucosamine, a chemical that binds to gl (Read more...)