“I Once Was Blind, but Now I See”

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic cornea
Taking a line from “Amazing Grace,” “Eye surgeons at the Rabin Medical Center in Israel have successfully implanted the [MORE]

Clot Blasters

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanodroplets and US for hard-to-reach clots
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technology for using nanodroplets and an [MORE]

Picosecond Laser Scalpel

February 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Picosecond Laser Scalpel
A surgical laser that cuts and cauterizes is a double-edged tool—expensive, effective but risking damage to healthy tissue [MORE]

Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging Identifies Surgical Margins

December 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cerenkov luminescence imaging in prostate surgery
Cerenkov luminescence is a phenomenon Russian physicist Pavel Cherenkov first observed in 1934 (Nobel Prize [MORE]

The “Mini Me” Surgical Robot

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mini RCM – cutting size of surgical robots
“Teleoperated surgical robots are becoming commonplace in operating rooms, but many are massive [MORE]

Holograms during Heart Surgery

September 22, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hologram display during cardiac surgery
For the first time, a team at Washington University in St. Louis has used a holographic [MORE]

Modeling Blood Flow in 3D VR

July 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

VR for blood flow helps direct stent placement
“Biomedical engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood [MORE]

Printing Tissue Inside a Wound

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Replacing tissue inside wounds
“. . . [R]esearchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a bioprinter that deposits a biocompatible [MORE]

Tactile Enhancement

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tactile enhancement
Chinese engineers have shown how a silvery material used to make an ultra-thin sensor can enhance the sense of [MORE]

A Sealant for Brain Surgery

April 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

LIQOSEAL3 Dural seal from Polyganics
Preventing cerebral fluid from leaking through a sutured dura after an invasive procedure, Dutch chemists at [MORE]

Wound Dressings of “Cell Sheets”

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tailored cell sheet engineering
For surgeries in spatially complex sites such as the middle ear and small intestine, tissue engineers at [MORE]

First FDA Approved Artificial Meniscus

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

NUsurface Meniscus Implant
The NUsurface artificial meniscus (from Active Implants, Memphis, TN) is the first implant of its kind that is [MORE]

An Internal Bleeding Detector

December 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saranas earlybird bleeding detector
During a surgery or transcatheter procedure, a blood vessel might be accidentally nicked, resulting in bleeding that [MORE]

The “MasSpec Pen”

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass spec pen detects cancer
This isn’t what first comes to mind—a mass spectrometer reduced to the size of a pen.  [MORE]