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  • Interview with Medtronic’s Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae
    by Medgadget Editors on December 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients experiencing kidney failure typically require hemodialysis in order to artificially remove fluid and waste from blood and maintain appropriate electrolyte concentrations. For many patients on hemodialysis, an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created to link an artery to a vein. Veins are too fragile for frequent access, but arteries are too […]

  • Liver Chip Avoids Animal Testing, Makes Drug Research Easier, Faster
    by Medgadget Editors on December 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Low liver toxicity is a major hurdle that drug candidates have to demonstrate before they are used as therapeutic medications. This testing is usually performed using animals, including rodents and dogs, with livers that aren’t quite like ours. Animal studies are useful, but they often result in misleading information, which may not be realized until […]

  • Robotic System for Deep Endovascular Instrument Guidance
    by Conn Hastings on December 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Researchers at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory in Canada have developed a new method to guide endovascular instruments into complex vascular structures that were hitherto inaccessible to endovascular surgeons. The technique involves moving the patient and the endovascular instrument using a robotic platform within a magnetic field. Endovascular surgery has enabled minimally invasive approaches for […]

  • Samsung Unveils New RS85 Prestige Ultrasound System
    by Medgadget Editors on December 5, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and improve diagnostic accuracy. So-called “Crystal Architecture” within the RS85 Prestige relies on Samsung’s established […]

  • Silicon Chips as Artificial Neurons
    by Conn Hastings on December 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK have developed low-power silicon chips that mimic the electrical activity of neurons. This breakthrough could enable the small chips to function as artificial neurons in numerous implants and medical devices, and the technology has significant potential in treating a wide range of chronic diseases, including neurodegenerative […]

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