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BBSRC Video on Microneedles for Drug Delivery

Queen's researcher, Ryan Donnelly,  wins BBSRC Innovator of the Year for his development of microneedles, giving a great example of BBSRC research supporting medtech and drug development....

Electronic smart pump to revolutionise heart treatment, with 3D printing one of the enabling technologies

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have developed a world first electronic smart pump to increase the survival chances of victims of chronic...

Smart wireless sensor technology is latest patent milestone

Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University have developed new electromagnetic wave sensors that can be woven into any garment as a way to continually monitor a patient’s vital signs such as...

An advanced prosthetic hand that costs $1000

British engineer Joel Gibbard is working to make advanced prosthetic hand technology available for the target of price of $1,000.  Based on a design of the prosthetic...

Partners needed for a R4SME Project on wireless sensing for urinary catheters

The KTN is currently looking for a telecoms company that might be interested to be involved with a R4SME  project . The project is looking at creating a...

Flexible sensors may help to improve brain implants and treat disease

Researchers in New York have developed an implantable electrode array integrating ultra-thin, flexible silicon transistors. It is capable of sampling large areas of the brain using very little...

Active implantable medical devices: winning the power struggle

This article reviews developments in powering implantable electronic medical devices. Size, weight and volume are important but the major challenge is providing power in a way that causes least...

Asia Pacific orthopedic biomaterials market to grow to $1.3 billion by 2016

In a new report the Millennium Research Group predicts that the Asia Pacific orthopaedic biomaterials market, comprising hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation and bone graft substitutes, will...

China's five-year plan for medtech industry: best is yet to come

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a new Five-Year Plan for the Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries, setting out key objectives...

Decoding Brain Waves Could Lead To Communication With Patients Unable To Speak

Neuroscientists may one day be able to eavesdrop on the constant, internal monologs that run through our minds, or hear the imagined speech of a stroke or a locked-in patient with inability to...

Medical Scanning May Be Revolutionized By T-Rays, Offering Star Trek-Style Technology

Scientists have developed a new way to create electromagnetic Terahertz (THz) waves or T-rays - the technology behind full-body security scanners. The researchers behind the study, published...

Adaptable Decision-Making In Bacteria Communities Inspires Robotics Researchers

Much to humans' chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult...

Innovative Sensor Signal Processing - SBRI Competition

The Centre for   Defence   Enterprise is seeking applications that deliver   Innovative sensor signal processing for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and...

Are you seeking funding or investment to develop your early-stage medical technology?

In the current economic climate, good research is not always enough to get new medical technologies into the health arena. Increasingly, funding bodies and...

NICE Diagnostics Assessment Programme

NICE have issued the first draft guidance for public consultation. The draft guidance concerns the EOS 2D/3D x-ray imaging system. The consultation document is available from ...

Prince Salman Award for Disability Research

The General Secretariat of the Prince Salman Award for Disability Research is extending invitations to academic, health, social, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and societies in...

Taking Medical Sensing Technologies to Market

‘Taking Medical Sensing Technologies to Market’ is to be held on 11 May 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. This event builds upon a study that investigated the challenges...

Wellcome Trust and Dept of Health: Joint Funding Initiative

The Wellcome Trust runs a joint funding initiative with the Department of Health. The  Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF)  aims to stimulate the creation of innovative...

Identifying Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies: Challenges and Strategies, 26 October 2010, University of York

Diagnostic test studies are receiving increasing attention, but are challenging to identify efficiently and reliably.  As well as health care professionals seeking information on best...

Role and significance of In Vitro-Diagnostics in the health care systems of the future

Presentations from the meeting "Role and significance of In Vitro-Diagnostics in the health care systems of the future"  - international expert meeting / June 16th &17th, 2010...
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Identifying Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies: Challenges and Strategies, 26 October 2010, University of York

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BBC: Hope over pain relief implant which uses Wii technology

  A new type of pain relief implant for chronic back and leg disorders which uses...

Public consultation on the revision of Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices

The European Commission has now formally launched their public consultation on the revision of...