A Clot Timing Chip

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

XaTek clot clip
XaTek, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a handheld device it calls the “ClotChip.”  About the size and shape [MORE]

A Blood Test for Relapsed Breast Cancer

July 30, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mammogram of breast cancer
Dying breast cancer tumors release declining levels of mutant DNA into the blood, unless those tumors are [MORE]

A Human Acellular Vessel (HAV)

July 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Acellular Vessel
Here’s a fascinating new twist on engineered blood vessels.  Researchers at Humacyte, Inc. (Durham, NC), used a biodegradable [MORE]

Force Sensing in Medical Devices

July 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Force sensing technology
This piece from sensor maker, Tekscan, Inc. (South Boston, MA) describes the many applications of force sensing in [MORE]

Injectable Wireless Neurostimulator

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Draper Lab (Cambridge, MA) announced late last year that its engineers had developed an injectable neurostimulator, coated with epoxy, which [MORE]

Biomaterials: Liquid Silk

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pure Liquid Silk – Fibroin
Silk Therapeutics Inc. (Medford, M.A.) is a skin care company at present, using pure fibroin (silk [MORE]

FDA Approved First Artificial Cartilage Implant for Arthritis

August 2, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cartiva Cartilage Implant
Cartiva, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA) has received FDA approval for an artificial cartilage implant in the metatarsophalangeal joint of [MORE]

Implantable Biosensor for Continuous Multi-Sign Monitoring

March 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Profusa Biosensor
Profusa, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) has developed tiny implantable sensors (3-5 mm long, 500 microns in diameter) which can [MORE]

Genetics of Athleticism

February 23, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Make your own judgments about this one: “Athletigen [Halifax, Nova Scotia] analyzes DNA extracted from saliva, and provides the foundation [MORE]

Apple’s Biosensor Ring

December 15, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Apple Biosensor Ring Depiction
Somewhere between rumor and reality, Apple is developing a “ring computing device” that has multiple communications and [MORE]

Artificial Liver

November 4, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artifical Liver
“A novel, human cell-based, bioartificial liver support system is being tested for patients with acute liver failure, often a [MORE]

Evolution of RFID

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hospitals have wheelchairs stolen; nurses might hide an infusion pump so they can find it when needed; expensive surgical [MORE]

Factory-Made Human Organs

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artifical Trachea
Harvard Apparatus Regeneration Technology, Inc. (Holliston, MA) is a spin off from Harvard Bioscience specifically to grow transplantable synthetic [MORE]

Wrist Worn BP Monitor

January 14, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

ViSi Mobile
As one medical automation authority said, “[this device] is a complete wireless ambulatory ICU,” referring to “ViSi Mobile” [MORE]