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  • Red Blood Cells Made Into Drug Delivery Devices
    by Medgadget Editors on January 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Many of the existing diseases that strike us are poorly treated not because effective drugs don’t exist, but because there’s no reliable way of delivering the drugs to their intended destinations. Anyone following this publication will be familiar with the dozens of types of synthetic vessel that scientists have created to ferry drugs to tumors, […]

  • FDA Clears Morph DNA Catheter to Guide Cell Delivery into Heart Tissue
    by Medgadget Editors on January 17, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    BioCardia, a Silicon Valley firm, won FDA clearance for its Morph DNA catheter, a device developed to help with delivery of the company’s CardiAMP cell therapy into the heart. CardiAMP involves depositing a patient’s own bone marrow cells into heart tissue, with the intention of jump starting the body’s natural healing processes to reverse previous […]

  • Fluorescent Tags That Can’t Be Copied to Verify Authentic Drugs
    by Medgadget Editors on January 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Sales of counterfeit drugs are disturbingly common around the world. Some patients end up not receiving necessary treatments, while others are harmed by ingesting whatever substances are inside the fake pills. Researchers at Purdue University have now come up with a way to tag medications so that forgers can’t do the same to their fakes. […]

  • Abbott’s Low Dose Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain: CES 2020
    by Medgadget Editors on January 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Abbott is a giant medical technology company, but it kept understated at CES. We had a chance to learn a bit of what the company is doing at the world’s premiere gadget conference, which is the Proclaim XR low dose neuromodulation implant. The Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulator can run for ten years using its […]

  • PENTAX Releases IMAGINA LED Powered Endoscopy System
    by Medgadget Editors on January 16, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    PENTAX is releasing its IMAGINA Endoscopy System in the U.S., having just received FDA clearance for the GI imaging platform. The endoscope sports two powerful and long lasting LEDs at the tip that do not require regular replacement, unlike traditional bulbs that can be costly to regularly swap for new ones. Given enough procedures, a […]

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