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Lung Regeneration: Research on 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar

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Photo: Lung [10/03/2014] In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration, including pioneering discoveries by University of Vermont (UVM) Prof. Daniel Weiss and colleagues, holds promise for this population.Lung Regeneration: Research on 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar - Read more

Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started

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Photo: Human hand touches robot hand [15/01/2014] Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started - Read more

Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens

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Photo: Contact lense [11/12/2013] Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are one step closer to an eye drop-free reality with the development of a drug-eluting contact lens.Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens - Read more

CeramTec: Advanced Ceramic Solutions

Advanced ceramic products from CeramTec are applied as part of medical equipment and play decisive roles due to their superior properties: with their wear resistance, bio-compatibility, hardness and strength, electrical and thermal insulation, thermo shock-resistance and thermal management CeramTec advanced ceramics open up new dimensions in the development of medical devices and equipment.CeramTec: Advanced Ceramic Solutions - Read more

Plastics: Body Automatically Breaks Down Implants

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Photo: Child Fracture [19/09/2013] Researchers from Graz University of Technology, together with colleagues from the Medical University of Graz, Vienna University of Technology and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, have managed to develop absorbable implants to promote bone healing which are broken down by the body. Plastics: Body Automatically Breaks Down Implants - Read more

Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented”

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[02/09/2013] New treatments, devices or materials can potentially revolutionize medical technology. But besides a good network also money and know-how are necessary to turn results of research into a product. An example for successful knowledge transfer is a recent German development. It solved a problem that has been known for decades.Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented” - Read more

Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test

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Photo: Microneedle Patch [28/08/2013] A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test - Read more

Drug Delivery: Less Therapeutic Eye Injections

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Photo: Eye injection [22/08/2013] Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have teamed up with clinicians to create a new drug-delivery strategy for a type of central vision loss caused by blood vessel growth at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.Drug Delivery: Less Therapeutic Eye Injections - Read more

Implants: Biomaterial Could Improve Success

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Photo: Collagen build-up [16/05/2013] Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body’s natural response to attack something in the tissue that appears foreign. University of Washington (UW) engineers have demonstrated a way to prevent this. Implants: Biomaterial Could Improve Success - Read more

New Material: Creating Stronger, More Elastic Hearts

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Photo: Patterned Hearts [30/04/2013] A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human-based materials.New Material: Creating Stronger, More Elastic Hearts - Read more

Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones

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Photo: Implants made of biodegradable polymers [03/04/2013] Researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular.Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones - Read more

The Future of Personalized Implants: Biologized, Adaptable, Biodegradable

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[02/01/2013] The personalization of medical devices is a growing trend and for good reason. With the help of different procedures, researchers design implants and prosthetics that are not just adapting perfectly to the organism, but that can also biodegrade. Yet to what extent is the new generation of these types of medical devices already useful for the patient?The Future of Personalized Implants: Biologized, Adaptable, Biodegradable - Read more

Biopolymer: Interfacing Biological and Artificial Systems

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Photo: Polymer [14/12/2012] In their recently published article researchers from the University of Tokyo describe how developments in synthesis techniques have liberated the polymer MPC’s potential for a huge range of medical and biological applications.Biopolymer: Interfacing Biological and Artificial Systems - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System

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Photo: Damaged and healthy nerves cells [19/11/2012] A biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research

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[06/09/2011] A protective delivery vehicle that shuttles friendly bacteria safely through the stomach to the intestines could provide a major boost for the probiotics industry. The new technology could also be used for the delivery of certain drugs and even increase calcium absorption, according to research at the University of York.Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research - Read more

Research: Germ Reducing Implants

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[14/01/2011] Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research develop materials that will reduce the risk of inflammations after operations or in wounds. To this end, the scientists work in cooperation with nine other research centers and industrial partners in the EMBEK1 project. The project is designed for three years and is funded with 2.8 Million Euro by the European Union.Research: Germ Reducing Implants - Read more

Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial

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[03/03/2010] Screws used in surgical operations are often made of titanium. They usually have to be removed after a while or replaced by new ones. A new biomaterial makes this unnecessary. It promotes bone growth and is biodegradable.Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial - Read more

Stem Cell Growth: Scaffold Provides Biodegradable Structure

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[16/02/2010] Materials scientists have built a three-dimensional scaffold out of a natural material that mimics the binding sites for stem cells, allowing the cells to reproduce on a clean, biodegradable structure.Stem Cell Growth: Scaffold Provides Biodegradable Structure - Read more

Stents: A Coating for Life

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[30/11/2009] Researchers have developed a new patent-pending fibre platform that carries drugs where they are needed, and then dissolves.Stents: A Coating for Life - Read more

Medical Textiles: Fabrics in the Belly

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[01/11/2009] It is not just fashion victims that cherish cotton, viscose and polyester. Also medicine takes advantage of the variability of textile fibres inside and outside the human body. This is one topic of this year's special show MEDICA VISION at MEDICA 2009. Medical Textiles: Fabrics in the Belly - Read more

Substances: Material Rush Hits Medicine (Part 1)

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[15/12/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Bronze Age or Iron Age, gold rush or diamond fever - epochs and phenomena show that man always wanted one thing: material. A huge leap in human development almost always occurs in concordance with the discovery or use of certain materials. That is also true for medicine. Substances: Material Rush Hits Medicine (Part 1) - Read more

Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal

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[01/10/2008] Layer upon layer – this is the central feature of a process called rapid prototyping (RP). The technique originally used by the automobile industry for designing cars quickly is being applied more and more in medical technology. Hearing aids produced with RP are already standard, bone implants are in development. Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal - Read more

MEDICA 2005: from Diagnostics to Treatment

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[08/11/2005] Leica Microsystems Shows its Complete Portfolio for Medical Applications Düsseldorf, Germany. The range extends from specimen preparation, microscopy and image analysis for diagnostic purposes to...MEDICA 2005: from Diagnostics to Treatment - Read more

 
 

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