According to FDA Recall Notice, Medtronic is recalling the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pumps because a software problem may cause unintended delivery of drugs during a priming bolus procedure, used to quickly deliver large dose of medication from the device to the patient’s spine. During this procedure, patients may … Continue reading
Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer and Cheng Sun have teamed up to use 3-D printing to develop flexible, biodegradable stents that are customized for a specific patient’s body.
“Right now, the vast majority of stents are made from a metal and have off-the-shelf availability in various sizes,” said Ameer, professor of … Continue reading
Draper engineers are rapidly moving toward realizing the technology that can provide a natural sense of feeling and proprioception—the ability to process and integrate limb orientation information—to patients who have lost a limb. The implantable device can ultimately allow those with a prosthetic limb a much more intuitive, controlled user … Continue reading
Boston Scientific has received CE Mark for the LOTUS Edge™ Valve System, the company’s next generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology. The LOTUS Edge valve system is indicated for aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered at high risk for surgical valve replacement. … Continue reading
University of Washington researchers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches.
This new “interscatter communication” works by … Continue reading
ReliantHeart’s next-generation aVAD left ventricular assist device has just earned CE Mark approval and implants are set to begin in September.
The LVAD market is going through an evolution right now as major commercial players Thoratec and HeartWare have both been acquired by large medtech companies. Thoratec was acquired by … Continue reading