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Ava bracelet for future use in pregnancy detection: Interview Special

Ava, best known as the maker of its popular cycle-tracking Ava bracelet, has announced that results from a clinical study indicates that the device’s has potential for future use in pregnancy detection. We spoke with Ava Co-Founder Lea von Bidder.

Non-invasive melanoma detection wins Dyson prize

London - This year's coveted ames Dyson Award has gone to sKan, a low cost and non-invasive melanoma detection device, invented at McMaster University, Canada.

Medical device heals organs with a single touch

Medical technologists have developed a new device that can switch cell function in order to save failing body functions, via a single touch. The device is a Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) and injects genetic code into skin cells.

Star Trek-inspired tricorder can detect and diagnose diseases

Handheld devices similar to the tricorders used by Dr. McCoy to diagnose and treat diseases in the "Star Trek" movie franchise since the 1960s may soon become an essential part of every astronaut's tool kit

Human stomach acid powers tiny medical sensors

Researchers have developed small voltaic cells that are sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The cells are designed to power sensors or as drug delivery vehicles.

3D Printed wheelchairs and other advances announced

3-D printing (additive printing) continues to advance, with the latest round of innovations including a 3-D printed wheelchair. Digital Journal takes a look at the latest 3-D printing news.

Catching cancer early via new implant

A "cure" for cancer remains elusive. However, methods to detect cancer early and to administer treatment continue to advance. The latest is a new implant designed to spot cancerous cells before they develop into tumours.

Plasticizer in new health risk

Medics have connected the plastic softeners in medical tubing to neurological problems in children who have been hospitalized with critical illnesses.

FDA issues Black Box warning for Essure — Lawsuits keep growing

A federal court ruled that 2 cases of women who claim they were harmed by Bayer's birth control device Essure can continue. In the meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" label to warn the public about its dangerousness.

Johnson and Johnson cut 3,000 jobs

One of the biggest healthcare companies in the U.S. has announced a high number of job cuts in its medical device business.

Bone-like material makes for improved medical devices

Scientists have created an approach for fitting medical devices in a better way with biological systems. For this the researchers were inspired by the way bone interfaces with tissues in the human body.
 

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The LifeinaBox app that warns users if the medication is going out of safe storage temperatures.
The LifeinaBox app that warns users if the medication is going out of safe storage temperatures.
Uwe Diegel
The LifeinaBox for digitally controlled safe storage of medicines.
The LifeinaBox for digitally controlled safe storage of medicines.
Uwe Diegel
A water soluble radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag that can melt away in a matter of minutes ...
A water soluble radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag that can melt away in a matter of minutes has been developed in John Rogers' lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US. A transient medical device, exhibited at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2016.
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

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