Medical Engineering



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Stanford engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement

In an article published online June 3 by the journal Nature, a team of electrical engineers and neuroscientists working at Stanford University propose a new theory of the brain activity behind arm movements.

Patterning graphene with DNA

Folded DNA templates allow researchers to precisely cut out graphene shapes, which could be used in electronic circuits. Read >>

Canon’s new CR-2 Plus AF digital non-mydriatic retinal camera features four automatic functions, delivers improved operability

Canon’s new CR-2 Plus AF digital non-mydriatic retinal camera, successor to the well-received CR-2 Plus (released in October 2011), enables examinations without the use of pupil-dilating eye drops. Incorporating a dedicated digital SLR camera unit, the device makes possible high-quality imaging performance despite its compact, lightweight body design. Read >>

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, study says

Bioengineers have developed a biological transistor made from DNA and RNA that allows them to compute inside a cell to study or reprogram what happens in a living system Read >>

Canon announces four new wireless digital radiography systems featuring Non Generator Connection mode

Affordable and simple-to-use, Objet30 OrthoDesk conveniently fits on a desktop in any lab, With industry-leading precision, it enables orthodontists to create accurate, smooth, orthodontic models more easily than ever before. Now orthodontists can automate the entire workflow from CAD file to model fabrication, significantly accelerating production times and increasing capacity. Read >>

Aspect Imaging Announces LumiQuant™ for Tomographic Quantification of Luminescence using the ICON™ Compact High-Performance MRI Platform

The LumiQuant solution enables researchers to generate 3D luminescence data co-registered with MRI, representing a novel path forward in multi-modal tomographic imaging. LumiQuant leverages a multi-modality cassette that allows a mouse to be imaged in an optical instrument and then moved and imaged in the Bruker ICON compact MRI without perturbation. Read >>

ZEISS introduces new family of OCT products

Modernized new OCT platforms span full spectrum of multi-modality imaging for glaucoma and retinal disease Read >>

GPS for the brain: UGA researchers develop new brain map

University of Georgia researchers have developed a map of the human brain that shows great promise as a new guide to the inner workings of the body's most complex and critical organ. Read >>

Stanford engineers develop high-resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today's instruments. Read >>

Stanford psychologists uncover brain-imaging inaccuracies

Traditional methods of fMRI analysis systematically skew which regions of the brain appear to be activating, potentially invalidating hundreds of papers that use the technique. Read >>

densys3D set to launch a next-generation intraoral scanning solution

densys3D's MIA3d Intra-oral scanner enables dentists to capture a complete intraoral situation directly in the mouth and save it as a highly accurate 3D digital model. This omits the taking of impressions and related disadvantages such as inaccuracies, material costs, impression retakes and manual handling. Read >>

Technion Scientists Develop a New Approach for Artificial Stimulation of Blind Retinas

Method is based on optogenetics – a newly developing area in neuroscience, and is a first step towards non-invasive sight restoration in cases of degenerative retinal diseases Read >>

New Medical Light Source using NTT's Communication Laser Technology

NTT-AT has developed this product using the same technology employed in the manufacture of an electro-optic crystal called KTN developed for use in telecommunications by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation Read >>

JOINING TECHNOLOGIES CERTIFIED TO ISO 13485 STANDARD FOR MEDICAL DEVICE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Joining Technologies is one of very few welding service companies who have met the rigorous ISO 13485 medical device standard, setting it apart from other welding houses. Read >>

ZEISS Introduces New Release of Ophthalmic Data Management Software and Glaucoma Management Application

Eye care professionals can now interactively review visual field data away from the instrument and combine structural and functional information for increased practice efficiency. Read >>

Illuminated Scalpels: How Lasers have Impacted the World of Medicine and Optical Surgery

Lasers are leading the way today in the surgical field, making procedures using the beams quicker and safer than traditional surgeries. Indeed, lasers have impacted the world of medicine as they are regularly used in such medical and health specialties as cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. Therefore, about Read >>

Advanced brain investigations can become better and cheaper

An important method for brain research and diagnosis is magnetoencephalography (MEG). But the MEG systems are so expensive that not all EU countries have one today. A group of Swedish researchers are now showing that MEG can be performed with technology that is significantly cheaper than that which is used today Read >>

NIST Patent Could Give 'Lab on a Chip' Technology Long Shelf Life

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if your doctor could perform this analysis in moments, right before your eyes? That’s the promise of “lab on a chip” technology, and researchers are working on a variety of fronts to remove technical roadblocks. Read >>

JPK reports on the use of AFM and single-cell force spectroscopy at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University, Denmark

The interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) was formed by various research groups at Aarhus University together with groups from the Faculty of Science at Aalborg University. Read >>

Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues

Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, MIT and Harvard Medical School (HMS) engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create three-dimensional brain tissues in a lab dish. Read >>

Waterloo researcher​s create world's largest functionin​g model of the brain

A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain. It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans. Read >>

3-D Dentistry

A Caltech imaging innovation will ease your trip to the dentist and may soon energize home entertainment systems too. Read >>

Stanford scientists develop new technique for visualizing blood flow

Stanford scientists have developed a new technique for watching blood flow in living animals. It involves carbon nanotubes and lasers, and will allow researchers to better study arterial diseases and therapies. Read >>

Medigus announces development of an optical zoom component for its microcameras.

The component is intended for use inter alia with Medigus' 1.2mm diameter microcameras; the total diameter of an optical system consisting of the microcamera together with the zoom component is only 3mm. Read >>

New Microscope System Leica DM4000 B LED for Biomedical Research

Superior Image Quality with LED Illumination and Intelligent Automation Read >>

CONNECTICUT SPRING & STAMPING TO FEATURE TIGHT TOLERANCE SPRINGS AND STAMPING CAPABILITIES AT MD&M MINNEAPOLIS

CSS will also showcase their metal stamping expertise in the medical device arena. Drive channels, jaws, surgical staples, and titanium clips are just of few of the many components CSS has produced for assemblies used in handheld devices. Read >>

art photonics has presented at IFPAC-2012 in Cortona, Italy

Acetone spectra measured at iS5 with standard Diamond accessories iD5 and Diamond ATR-probe of 1,5m length are almost identical. Thus new ATR-probes open broad range of new applications for FTIR-DTGS spectrometers Read >>

Stanford biologists watch RNA fold in real timey

Using optical tweezers and sub-nanoscale precision, Steven Block and Kirsten Frieda follow the process – and the consequences – of RNA folding. Read >>

Stanford researchers create tiny, wirelessly powered cardiac device

Stanford electrical engineers overturn existing models to demonstrate the feasibility of a millimeter-sized, wirelessly powered cardiac device. The findings, say the researchers, could dramatically alter the scale of medical devices implanted in the human body. Read >>

Carnegie Mellon University's Shawn Kelly Develops Novel Technologies To Restore Vision

Kelly Recognized for Innovative Work To Combat Macular Degeneration Read >>

Canon makes full-fledged entry into optical coherence tomography market

With launch of first Canon-brand OCT fundus-examination device Read >>

New device to remove stroke-causing blood clots proves better than standard tool

SOLITAIRE, recently approved by the FDA, is inserted into a blocked artery with a thin catheter tube and then compresses, traps and removes clots. Read >>

Stanford researchers produce first complete computer model of an organism

A mammoth effort has produced a complete computational model of the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, opening the door for biological computer-aided design. Read >>

Seeing Inside Tissue

Caltech researchers develop technique to focus light inside biological tissue Read >>

Preventing diabetes: Yale researchers measure loss of human pancreas cells

A Yale University-led research team has developed a way to measure the loss of insulin-producing islet cells in the human pancreas. Read >>

Trifocal intraocular lens for enhanced intermediate vision

Carl Zeiss introduces the first trifocal preloaded true-MICS IOL Read >>

Scientists develop new technique that could improve heart attack prediction

First use of PET and CT to look at disease processes leading to heart attack. Read >>

Their own devices

MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center aims to connect microelectronics with new health‑care tools. Read >>

New Canon RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer features improved operability, facilitates fast, easy examinations

The RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer is capable of automatically measuring not only the refraction and radius of curvature of the cornea, but also such information as the refractive condition of short-sighted, far-sighted and astigmatic eyes, and the corneal curvature. Read >>

GE Unveils First Intelligent Motion Correction for High Heart Rate Cardiac CT

New Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition designed to overcome Cardiac CT’s foremost challenges. Read >>

Swimming through the blood stream: Stanford engineers create wireless, self-propelled medical device

Powered without wires or batteries, it can propel itself though the bloodstream and is small enough to fit through blood vessels. Read >>

Academic and Industry Leaders Team Up To Develop Next Generation Medical Imaging Technology

Veo is GE’s new CT image reconstruction technology that provides high quality diagnostic images at unheard of low dose levels. Read >>

UCLA engineers create cell phone-based sensor for detection of E. coli

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new cell phone–based fluorescent imaging and sensing platform that can detect the presence of the bacterium Escherichia coli in food and water. Read >>

Standards for Medical Device Products - ROFIN Supports Validation of Welding Processes for Approvals

Hand-held laser are much used in the production of medical device products due to their flexibility in use. The process validation as required by the FDA authorities makes specific demands to manual and semi-automated welding processes. Read >>

Micro-Cutting Stents Using Fiber Lasers

Micro-cutting stents is one of the most demanding manufacturing applications in the medical device industry. With tube diameters between 1mm and 10mm and a wall thickness of around 100µm, precision cutting is essential. Read >>

Optical Oxygen and pH Sensors for Monitoring of Food and Fermentation Processes

Novel fiber optic chemical sensors are non-intrusive, provide real-time monitoring Read >>

GE Healthcare Introduces Innova* IGS 630 Biplane Interventional Imaging System with Next Generation of 3D, Advanced Applications

Imaging excellence, dose management and enhanced user experience enable clinical confidence during interventional neuroradiology procedures Read >>

Philips’ innovations at RSNA 2011 shape the future of imaging

Royal Philips Electronics is demonstrating how the company’s unique approach to radiology, Imaging 2.0, has turned insight into innovation to deliver greater collaboration and integration, increased patient focus and improved economic value. Read >>

Redesigned Scale Objective Lens from Carl Zeiss for Brain Research

Imaging to depth of 5.6 mm in brain tissue now possible. Read >>

Teledyne DALSA Features Latest Medical Imaging Technology at RSNA 2011

Xineos ™ - 1313 - Next Generation CMOS Flat Panel for Fluoroscopy and Cone Beam CT Dental Imaging Read >>

Extremely smooth and incredibly clean

Nanotechnology supports hygiene in the OR Read >>

URMC Receives Patent for Implantable Diagnostic Technology

The URMC technology consists of a chip that holds the potential to identify – faster and more accurately – physiologic and chemical changes in the body. Read >>

Given Imaging Announces New Data Underscore Value of ManoScan(TM) AR in Patients With Incontinence

New ManoScan(TM) AR 3D Allows Better Characterization of Anorectal Function Read >>

GE set to revolutionize imaging of live cells with launch of super-resolution imaging system

New technology will accelerate scientists’ understanding of disease mechanisms at the molecular level Read >>

The Swiss watch that saves lives. The first-ever emergency-call watch.

The first-ever emergency-call watch – a Swiss technology breakthrough Read >>

A Hormone Ensures its Future

In a study published recently in Developmental Cell, a team of scientists led by Dr. Gil Levkowitz of the Weizmann Institute has revealed the exact structure of one crucial brain area in which biochemical commands are passed from the brain cells to the bloodstream and from there to the body. Read >>

New Leica M822 Ophthalmic Microscope

Excellent Results in Cataract Surgery Due to Innovative Dual Illumination Read >>

Caltech Neuroscientists Find Normal Brain Communication in People Who Lack Connections Between Right and Left Hemispheres

Caltech Neuroscientists Find Normal Brain Communication in People Who Lack Connections Between Right and Left Hemispheres Read >>

OPMI 1 FR pro Surgical Microscope – Reliable and Efficient

A surgical microscope focused on the rapidly emerging economies Read >>

Leica Microsystems Introduces New Transmitted-Light Bases for Stereomicroscopes

Excellent Illumination for Documentation of Single Cells to Screening of Whole Animals Read >>

Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® 3D Surgical Reach Worldwide Agreement

Advancing 3D Visualization for Microsurgery Applications Read >>