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Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer

Sep 18, 2018 Japan
Scientists have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which could better treat cancers in delicate organs.
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A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

Sep 10, 2018 United States
Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle.
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Electric stimulation treats eye disease

Electric stimulation treats eye disease

Aug 22, 2018 Korea
A medical device company with a new approach treats eye diseases by stimulating the optic nerve of the cornea with neuromodulation.
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Sensors are the stars of the Show

Sensors are the stars of the Show

Aug 21, 2018
Sensor technology is a key piece for a number of applications including robotics, Internet of Things, consumer electronics, smart city/home, smart factory, etc. Sensor innovation is often an important motivation within various industries.
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Researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung

Researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung

Aug 3, 2018 United States
A research team have bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs with no medical complication.
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Biomaterial helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice

Biomaterial helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice

Jun 1, 2018 United States
New stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains, hinting at what may someday be a new therapy for stroke in people.
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Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people

Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people

May 11, 2018 Sweden
A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed using cheap and widely-available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists of tiny pixels like a digital camera sensor on a nanometric scale. Researchers hope that it can restore sight to blind people.
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Trial of first bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Trial of first bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Apr 4, 2018 United States
A pilot trial for patients with drug refractory rheumatoid arthritis in the U.S. The multi-center study, "A Randomized Controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Neurostimula- tion Using a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," assesses the safety and efficacy of a proprietary bioelectronic device in adult patients with RA who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents.
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Tissue engineering - growing cells in three dimensions for the advance

Tissue engineering - growing cells in three dimensions for the advance

Jan 8, 2018 Worldwide
Tissue engineering, broadly described as the combination of cells, engineering methods and biochemical factors to create living biological tissue, is a fast-growing field that has the potential to significantly accelerate the advancement of medicine.
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electroCore completes $70 million series B funding round

electroCore completes $70 million series B funding round

Dec 7, 2017 United States
electroCore, a U.S.-based bioelectronic medicine healthcare company advancing better patient therapies through superior approaches to neuromodulation, has announced it completed its Series B financing that has brought in just over $70 million of capital to the company.
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Glucose Testing: Such a Sweet Business Model?

Glucose Testing: Such a Sweet Business Model?

Dec 4, 2017 Worldwide
As the point-of-care biosensor market is expected to expand to $33 billion by 2027, investing in the right technology and business model now is paramount to success over the next decade.