Regenerating Bones with Beer
Researchers have developed biocompatible materials to be
used as support for bone regeneration from food industry
waste, mainly bagasse (residue) from beer brewing. These new
materials can be considered as an alternative to the prosthesis
made from processed sheep bones or synthetic materials which
are more expensive and more harmful to the environment.
The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’
On this episode of the Pulse, we’re
checking out Apple’s Health, developing
sperm-inspired microrobots, wearing the
Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage
from fat tissue.
Why Remote-Controlled Birth
Control Will Be the Next Big Thing
In the midst of the Hobby Lobby court
case decision and other conversations
about birth control, there has been an
announcement about an advancement
in contraceptive technology. This is a
pretty unique technology that would
allow the woman to turn the device on
or off, depending on if she was looking
to have a child or not.
Percentage of accuracy of a breathalyzer
type test for the detection of lung cancer.
New Technology to Remove
When a large blood clot
was discovered attached
to the end of a catheter
inside the right atrial
chamber of a patient’s
heart, doctors faced a daunting challenge.
U.S. dollar value of the deal that would
likely make Medtronic the largest medical device manufacturer in the world
following its acquisition of Covidien.
Haptic Device Simulates the
Feel of Breasts
This doesn’t concern a
certain less-than-repu-table industry (banking $100 billion+
annually) or Japan’s general proclivity
for weirdness. Actually, the ability to
simulate the tactile sensation of soft
breast tissue could have important
What 3D Printing Means
Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications,
but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed
prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-print-
ed plastics are being used for medical
tools and devices, models for surgical
training, and even lightweight, cost-ef-ficient implants and prosthetics.
@Johan_Goris A Curriculum for Medical Device Progress http://t.co/AHOVeF21W7
Need for similar educational programs in Europe on Med Tech regulatory & CE!
@Jalpa7777 Way to go Google, apps
with google glass use makes more
sense! Thanks for change in
@KRxLife ‘Heartless’ Patient Discharged
from Hospital with a @SynCardia Total
#Artificial #Heart Awaits a heart #donor