GeekWire – A medical diagnosis can be one of the most terrifying and confusing days of a patient’s life.
Fox News – In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.
CB Insights – Global funding to private medical device companies rose in 2016, reaching nearly $4B in 2016 across 479 deals. The United States receives a lot of attention when it comes to funding medical device startups, but private companies around the world are raising significant rounds.
Engadget – A bionic hand that “sees” objects and instantly decides what kind of grip to adopt has been developed by scientists.
mLIVE – “It is a good time to be at Stryker and a good time to be at Stryker in Kalamazoo,” Kevin A. Lobo said, following the medical technologies company’s 38th annual shareholders meeting Wednesday afternoon in Kalamazoo.
Robohub – On paper, gestures seem like the best form of control for digital devices, robotics, and VR systems of the future. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before we’re ready for large-scale adoption.
MassDevice – Wearable technology is probably one of those things you probably didn’t need but still wanted because people were always talking about the devices. Fitbit, Apple and Garmin are some of the main providers of health and wellness wearables.
Bloomberg – The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
Tincture – Technology has drastically changed the practice of medicine, arguably for the better. However, many would claim that innovation has put a strain on the patient-physician relationship.
Purdue University – Researchers are developing a biodegradable metal orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body.
FierceBiotech – BD has struck a $24 billion deal to buy C.R. Bard. The takeover will strengthen BD’s position in the markets for catheters, pumps and other items while also giving it a bigger presence in fast-growing fields including oncology and biosurgery.
MassDevice – Hydrogels are water-based biomaterials developed specifically for human use, according to a Biomaterials journal article. They are a water-swollen polymeric material that doesn’t change its distinct 3D structure.
3ders.org – A team of researchers from Duke University in North Carolina is developing a novel 3D bioprinting material that could one day be used to create patient-specific cartilage implants.
The Verge – Alphabet’s Google division is, fundamentally, in the business of selling data. That is a useful thing to keep in mind when Alphabet’s Verily comes calling for your medical data.
Fortune – DePuy Synthes, an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and deformities.
Science – Doctors have lots of tools for predicting a patient’s health. But—as even they will tell you—they’re no match for the complexity of the human body. Heart attacks in particular are hard to anticipate. Now, scientists have shown that computers capable of teaching themselves can perform even better than standard medical guidelines, significantly increasing prediction rates.
MassDevice – More than four-fifths of the 100 largest medical device companies in the world saw their stock prices increase during the first three months of 2017. The situation suggests that even with the uncertainty around what the Trump administration in the U.S. is going to do, investors are confident that the future looks bright for the industry.
The Star – The future of medicine has always seemed out there, as fantastical as Star Trek’s fictional “tricorders.” But in the realm of diagnostics, cutting-edge innovation is rapidly drawing this future within arm’s reach of today’s patients, professionals and health-care system.
Using Microsoft’s HoloLens platform, researchers in Oslo have developed a way of turning traditional two-dimensional medical images into 3D augmented-reality models for planning surgery and
A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people