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  • Glucose Fuel Cell to Power Medical Implants
    by Conn Hastings on May 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Scientists at MIT created a glucose fuel cell that is small and powerful enough to conceivably power medical implants using the sugar present in our blood. The ultrathin device relies on a ceramic material as an electrolyte and platinum anodes/cathodes. The researchers were able to place just over 150 fuel cells onto a chip and

  • Smart Stent Monitors Hemodynamics
    by Conn Hastings on May 18, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a smart stent that can monitor hemodynamic parameters. The wireless and battery-free device can transmit the data to the outside of the body, and is powered through a wireless energy transfer system that uses magnetic fields, similar to wireless chargers that are available for many smartphones.

  • Virtual Clinical Trials: Interview with Ivan Jarry, CEO at ObvioHealth
    by Conn Hastings on May 16, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Decentralized and virtual clinical trials are gaining prominence, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic which made it difficult for trial participants to attend in-person appointments. However, conducting clinical trials remotely has a host of potential benefits beyond reducing COVID-19 transmission, including improved patient compliance, real-world data, real-time data, and reduced costs. ObvioHealth is championing this approach

  • Wearable Uses Microneedles to Track Metabolism
    by Conn Hastings on May 16, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego created a wearable device that uses a disposable microneedle patch to continuously sample and analyze interstitial fluid. The wearable can measure glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels, all of which could be useful information for patients with diabetes. The disposable patch is attached to a

  • Advanced Multi-Organ Chip for Personalized Medicine
    by Conn Hastings on May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Researchers at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science developed an advanced organ-on-a-chip system that incorporates heart, bone, liver, and skin tissue in independent niches that are linked with simulated vascular flows. The system even includes immune cells that circulate within the simulated vasculature. The technology represents an advance in organ-on-a-chip systems as it

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