A University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue - something that conventional methods cannot do.
Stunning three-dimensional images of fat cells, the first of their kind, are the latest tactic in the ongoing fight against the global obesity epidemic. A movie, produced by The Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, is part of a new report that reveals the inner workings of fat tissue in mice.
A team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, led by Professor Ryan Donnelly, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology are developing a new type of skin patch (microarray patch) that administers drugs directly into the bloodstream through thousands of individual "microneedles" which are being tested as a possible answer to the antibiotic resistance crisis.
A group of researchers at Osaka University developed a synthetic tissue using synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treating damaged cartilage, which had previously been incurable and had no effective therapies.
Bionic reconstruction, whereby a patient's lifeless hand is replaced by a mechatronic hand, restores hope following accidents. However, not everyone is suitable for this programme – certain psychological preconditions must be fulfilled.
Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor developed at TU Eindhoven is just as precise as the normal tabletop models used in scientific labs.
Ginolis, a global supplier of production automation and dispensing solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Darwin Microfluidics, an online supplier of microfluidic kits, products and...
Anetic Aid is a British company that has been designing, supplying and supporting equipment for a wide variety of clinical environments since 1977. Renowned for innovation and high quality, it listens...
Using the specialist expertise that has won them a worldwide reputation for rubber product design and engineering, UK-based Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) has just supplied the watertight neck...
Image: Radiologist monitors a CT examination in front of a screen; Copyright: panthermedia.net/alexei171
Medical radiation is a double-edged sword: from a diagnostic perspective, it allows us to look inside the human body, while it can also be used to treat cancer. However, each use exposes patients to radiation, which in turn can pose health risks and should, therefore, be avoided. This is where the European joint research program MEDIRAD comes in.
The trend towards miniaturization is progressing in medical technology. This in turn also means that electronics must be adapted to size relations, for example of implants. Smaller structures and components are in demand as never before. Thus, the demands on the technology and production simultaneously grow.
Suppliers presented themselves from their best side again at COMPAMED 2017
The smallest components – medical technology requires smart solutions – are still rapidly advancing
A total of 780 exhibitors from 35 countries, even greater international participation and almost 20,000 trade visitors – COMPAMED, the leading trade fair for suppliers of medical technology products and services that is always staged in parallel to the world's largest medical trade fair, i.e. MEDICA (more than 5,100 exhibitors from 66 countries, which in 2017 ran from 13 to 16 November) maintains its heading towards success. The fact that the supplier sector for the medical technology industry remains optimistic about growth is without a doubt a contributor to its success. Digitisation and miniaturisation are currently the most important drivers that are pushing progress in micro-technology as well as other areas rapidly forwards.