PEEK-polymer-based dental prosthetics reduce bone loss
The MALO CLINIC, Lisbon, has provided further evidence that compared to metal prosthetics, high-performance polymer-based solutions made using the JUVORA dental disc from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, indicate improved patient outcomes, including three times-less bone loss. The JUVORA disc is constructed from PEEK-OPTIMA, from Invibio.
Bringing notified body auditing and testing together
As the regulatory requirements of the global medical device market are complex and vary between regions, manufacturers are faced with increased product development costs and time to market challenges. Richard Poate of TÜV SÜD explains.
Achieving the right balance in medical innovation
Steve Rogerson reports from October’s Digi Health UK conference in Manchester.
Diagnosing the threat to connected healthcare apps
Dealing with cyber threats has become a standard challenge in any sector, but one of the most alarming possibilities is an attack on medical technology, where the risks make the jump from digital to physical. The potential threat was highlighted recently in research that revealed attackers could potentially access anaesthesia devices due to an apparent security flaw. By Chad McDonald, VP of Customer Experience at Arxan Technologies
New brain stimulation treatment for depression
Some of the UK’s Harley Street outpatient clinics specialising in delivering expert mental health support have partnered with Flow Neuroscience to offer patients a new medically approved brain stimulation headset to treat depression. The type of brain stimulation used in the Flow headset has been shown in independent clinical studies to have a similar impact to antidepressants but with fewer and less-severe side effects.
Hearing aids could lower the chance of dementia and depression
Did you know that almost 1 in 4 people in the United States aged 65–74 have disabling hearing loss? In people over 75, the figure is 1 in 2. Nonetheless, many people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear them. Experts have linked hearing loss to an increased likelihood of dementia, depression and anxiety, walking problems, and falling.
How wearable tech is improving patient outcomes
Technology is revolutionising the healthcare sector, integral to which has been the advances made in the wearables market. Christian Hebenstreit, EMEA SVP & GM, Medidata Solutions explains more.
3D printer brings simulation to functional anatomical models
Stratasys is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer. Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models - the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster.
Insight SiP and CYSEC awarded Eurostars grant MEDICYNE project
Insight SiP and its partner CYSEC have been awarded a research and development (R&D) grant by the Eurostars programme for their MEDIcal CYbersecure NEtwork project (MEDICYNE) proposal to develop an end-to-end secure communications solution for medical IoT devices.
New treatments for hearing loss may be on the horizon
A new genetic study in mice has identified two proteins that help organise the development of the hair cells that pick up sound waves in the inner ear. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, believe that their findings could hold the key to reversing hearing loss that arises from damaged hair cells. A recent paper in the journal eLife gives a full account of the investigation.