Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the company’s Absorb bioresorbable heart stent, making the first-of-its-kind medical device commercially available to treat people with coronary artery disease in the United States.
Absorb is the only fully dissolving stent approved for the … Continue reading
University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus. The $2 testing device, about the size of a soda can, does not require electricity or technical expertise to use. A patient would simply provide a saliva sample. Color-changing dye turns blue when the genetic … Continue reading
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed an innovative cardiac support system in the form of a small ring placed on the aorta. This device is less invasive than traditional methods and avoids problems of hemolysis and the need for regular transfusions because it does not come into … Continue reading
Masimo announced FDA 510(k) clearance for Radius-7® – the first and only wearable, tetherless, noninvasive rainbow® monitor. Radius-7, which connects to the Root® patient monitoring and connectivity platform, is now available in the U.S. with breakthrough Masimo rainbow® technology. With this clearance, Radius-7 with Root now enables noninvasive monitoring of … Continue reading
BioVentrix Inc announced that it has received certification for CE marking its Revivent TC™ TransCatheter Ventricular Enhancement System. Following a myocardial infarction or heart attack, the Revivent TC™ System implants proprietary micro-anchor pairs to exclude scarred myocardium from the healthy tissue of the left ventricle (LV). The restoration of the … Continue reading
The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape of things to come in synthetic biology.
For University of Washington Institute of Protein Design scientists working to invent molecular tools, vehicles, and devices for medicine and other fields, the … Continue reading