Robotic Catheter for Clearing Brain Clots

December 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic guidewire to clear brain clots
“Engineers at MIT have now developed a steerable guidewire that responds to a magnetic field [MORE]

Optical Flow Sensor Measures Blood Flow Velocity

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Probe measures changes in blood flow
Engineers at Australia’s Flinders University have developed a thin catheter that measures small changes in [MORE]

A Self-Propelled Catheter

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic Bronchoscope
The conventional means for looking into lung’s airways is a camera-carrying bronchoscope with additional tools for taking a tissue [MORE]

It Looks Like a Speck of Dust; it is a Catheter Chip for Internal Imaging

April 15, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chip to Visualize Heart in 3-D for Surgery
First, think of an ultrasound device with 56 transmitters and 48 receivers, then [MORE]

Minimally-Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neovasc-Tiara Mitral Valve
Since 2002, heart surgeons have been able to use a catheter in performing aortic valve repair, and since [MORE]

Smart Catheters

January 22, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infections arising from healthcare-associated catheters cause 99,000 deaths in the US annually and an enormous cost for those who [MORE]

“SwabCap” Reduces Catheter-Use Infections

June 14, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Swab Cap
Recalling the old saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the “luer-lok,” between [MORE]

Mapping Heart Activity with a Sensored Catheter

April 26, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multi-sensor Heart Catheter
A stretchable array of silicon sensors that detect temperature and electrical activity in the heart could be [MORE]

Dr. John Simpson-Angioplasty Pioneer

December 21, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

John Simpson, MD, PhD
German physician Andreas Gruentzig invented balloon angioplasty in 1977, but University of Texas physician and bioengineer John [MORE]

“Smart” Neuro-Catheter

May 19, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neuro Tube
University of Cincinnati nanotech engineers have developed an early stage “smart’ catheter that drains cerebrospinal fluid from a brain [MORE]