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]

Transforming Operating Rooms

November 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

OR of the future
Operating rooms are the heart of any hospital.  Johns Hopkins Hospital has 33 ORs; Mayo Clinic, 87 [MORE]

Improving O.R. Efficiency

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Operating room
Hospitals, particularly those in multiple hospital systems, have tremendous incentive to move surgeries through operating rooms as quickly as [MORE]

Robotic Catheter in the Heart

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic catheter
Robotic catheters have been in use for some time, but this piece describes one, developed at Harvard Medical School, [MORE]

Precision Prosthetics from 3D Printing

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Creating anatomic models
3D scanning and 3D printing are waiting for one more development before moving into clinical grade custom implants [MORE]

3D Printed Sugar-Based Stent

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Disovable stent to aid cardiovascular surgery
With an extruded sucrose material, engineers at the University of Nebraska have created a resorbable [MORE]

Looking Ahead at Surgical Robots

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

2 LB robot operates outside the body
What’s on the horizon for surgical robots? How about these things: more sensitive force [MORE]

AI for Measuring Blood Loss

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Guass uses AI to estimate blood loss
Unless you’re interested in the business side of surgical suppliers, you can skip the [MORE]