Intelliconnect make the right medical connections
Intelliconnect is now working with 19 NHS trusts supplying high quality connectors, adaptors and cable assemblies for radiation detection equipment as diverse as imaging equipment and RF Ablation. Intelliconnect have a very wide range of UK designed and manufactured, high quality, very competitively priced medical grade Triax connectors available from stock.
3D ‘micro-printed’ needles can deliver drugs
Researchers at the University of Akron, USA, and the University of Texas, USA, have developed a new technique to produce a 3D ‘micro-printed’ array of needles which are capable of drug delivery. The pain-free drug delivery device would allow drugs to diffuse within the body as the biomaterial device degrades, offering treatments for a wide range of diseases, including melanoma cancers.
Personalised heart models for surgical planning
Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
Imaging method could stratify head & neck cancer patients
Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy.
ISO-compliant clean room produces sterile medical cabling
Molex has announced that it operates a fully ISO 146441-1:1999 Class 8-certified clean room, satisfying strict particulate contamination levels specified by ISO-compliant requirements. Located in Thailand, the facility has less than 100,000 particulates (equal to or more than 0.5μm) per cubic foot of air and manufactures a variety of ISO 13485-compliant medical cables and surgical cables used in operating theatres, hospitals, laboratories...
Silicon chip etched with grooves drives cardiac stem cells
Scientists have shown that they can drive cardiac stem cells to become heart muscle cells using a silicon chip etched with grooves.
Health app wins ARM smart product design competition
A new device to help tackle sleep apnea has claimed first prize in the ARM Smart Product Design Competition. The Apnea Observer was designed by developer Clemente di Caprio from Rome, Italy, who has been awarded $5,000 to help advance his prototype. Sleep apnea affects up to a quarter of the general population, according to the British Journal of Anaesthesia, with 90% of sufferers remaining undiagnosed. If left untreated, this chronic sleep condi...
Award for new tumour mapping process
A university researcher has been given a prestigious award for her pioneering work on the production of a computer algorithm to precisely pinpoint the location and size of cancerous tumours in the human body.
Artificial pancreas works for length of entire school term
An artificial pancreas given to children and adults with type 1 diabetes going about their daily lives has been proven to work for 12 weeks, meaning the technology, developed at the University of Cambridge, can now offer a whole school term of extra freedom for children with the condition.
3D-printed microfish deliver drugs & remove toxins
Using an innovative 3D printing technology they previously developed, nanoengineers from UC San Diego have manufactured multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots - called microfish - that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. According to the researchers, these proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of 'smart' microrobots that have diverse capabilities s...