Ultrasound Otoscope

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Advanced ultrasound otoscope
Diagnosing a middle ear infection with the traditional otoscope has its limitations.  For a more accurate image, researchers [MORE]

MEMS Soft Robots

March 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Modular soft robotic microdevices
In this piece, engineers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne describe this technology for manufacturing soft [MORE]

Tracking “Smart Pills”

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Illustration of ATOMS
Remember the “submarine” that travels through the blood stream in the 1966 movie, Fantastic Voyage? That fantasy actually [MORE]

Miniature Ultraviolet-Visible Light Spectrometers

September 27, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Analytical UvVis
Our most faithful correspondent, Dr. Don Nagy, sent this piece about the engineering issues in miniaturizing spectrometers which researchers [MORE]

Silicon Photonics and Optical MEMS

May 17, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Silicon Photonics
Engineers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (“A*STAR) are working on environmental microsensors that rely on photonics [MORE]

The Microfluidics “Revolution”

March 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Droplet Chip Photo Wang-Lab- JHU
By now, bio-medical laboratories should have moved to storage their mass spectrometers, flow cytometers, and blood [MORE]

Soft Robotic Microsurgery

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

The next generation of surgical robots will have means for finer control in delicate procedures. To that end, engineers at [MORE]

Wirelessly Powering Electroceutical Devices for Pain Relief

August 26, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical Chip for Power Transfer
As an alternative to large batteries which need to be replaced, as with pacemakers, Stanford engineers [MORE]

GE’s Research on Neural Implants

August 26, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wireless Brain Implants for Paralysis
Neural implants that allow paralyzed people to “think’ their way to movement have been in the [MORE]

Multi-Test Lab-on-a-Chip

July 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multi Lab-on-a Chip
This piece announces computer aided design software, developed at Michigan Technological University, which is a necessary step before [MORE]

Powering Deep Tissue Microimplants

July 8, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wireless Power Transfer to Implants
While this piece is only a link to a PNAS article, it reports an important development [MORE]

MEMS Switch for Ingestible Devices

June 17, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Coto Technology RedRock MEMS Reed Switch
Reed switches are small electrical devices made of two metallic prongs inside a sealed glass [MORE]

Novel Microparticles with Segmented Surfaces for Different Applications

May 5, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Complex Particles with Chemically Different Segments
A more effective anticancer chemotherapy would, at once, specifically target a cancer cell, penetrate its [MORE]

New Device for Detecting Eye Diseases

February 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography is a technology that bends infrared light in examining eyes for such things as [MORE]