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Orbit Subretinal Delivery System for Gene Therapy: Interview with Mike Keane, CTO of Gyroscope Therapeutics
Orbit Subretinal Delivery System for Gene Therapy: Interview with Mike Keane, CTO of Gyroscope Therapeutics

clockTuesday September 22, 2020

Gyroscope Therapeutics, a retinal gene therapy company, has developed the Orbit subretinal delivery system (SDS). The technology is designed to deliver therapies to the retina without the need for invasive procedures, such as vitrectomies, which involve removing the gel-like substance within the eye, or retinotomies, which involve making a hole in the retina. The company […]

CRISPR-Based Assay for Rapid and Inexpensive Malaria Testing
CRISPR-Based Assay for Rapid and Inexpensive Malaria Testing

clockTuesday September 22, 2020

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a rapid, inexpensive, and very sensitive malaria test that harnesses the power of CRISPR. The new technique does not require complicated sample preparation or processing, and it could allow for rapid on-site testing in low resource regions, aiding the campaign to eliminate malaria. Determining where malaria is […]

Philips Azurion Lung Edition for High Precision Bronchoscopy Procedures
Philips Azurion Lung Edition for High Precision Bronchoscopy Procedures

clockTuesday September 22, 2020

Philips has just unveiled its Azurion Lung Edition system that combines a number of technologies that improve how minimally invasive procedures in the lungs are performed. The system relies on Cone Beam CT imaging, to provide a high resolution 3D view of the lungs, along with X-ray guidance for clear awareness of the anatomy being […]

EchoNous KOSMOS 3-in-1 Ultrasound, Electronic Stethoscope, and ECG Helps with COVID-19
EchoNous KOSMOS 3-in-1 Ultrasound, Electronic Stethoscope, and ECG Helps with COVID-19

clockMonday September 21, 2020

EchoNous, a developer of novel ultrasounds, has found a way to leverage multiple critical clinical technologies within a single device. The result is KOSMOS, a handheld 3-in-1 device consisting of an ultrasound, electronic stethoscope, and an ECG, all linked via artificial technology. When COVID-19 was hitting NYC earlier this year, EchoNous was able to use […]

Intestinal Organoids Mimic Human Gut
Intestinal Organoids Mimic Human Gut

clockThursday September 17, 2020

Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed a mini intestine on a chip that closely mimics the morphology and cellular composition of the small intestine. The device could be useful for advancing personalized medicine, drug screening, and even paving the way for researchers to grow new tissues and organs in […]

Wireless EEG for Fast Prep and Easy Use: Q&A with Aswin Gunasekar, CEO of Zeto
Wireless EEG for Fast Prep and Easy Use: Q&A with Aswin Gunasekar, CEO of Zeto

clockTuesday September 15, 2020

Electroencephalography (EEG) devices are incredibly helpful in diagnosing and monitoring certain brain disorders, such as epilepsy and strokes. However, they are not particularly user-friendly or convenient, with specialized technicians performing time consuming procedures, such as skin preparation, to get patients ready to undergo the procedure. A combination of messy gels and wires also makes for […]

LightForce Orthodontics, Maker of 3D Printed Braces, Raises $14M Series B
LightForce Orthodontics, Maker of 3D Printed Braces, Raises $14M Series B

clockTuesday September 15, 2020

The orthodontics market is expected to realize significant growth in the coming years with projected growth to $9.72 billion by 2026 ($4.06 billion in 2018). Technology advancement in the industry has largely been driven by invisible, clear aligners that can be removed for eating and cleaning. Aligners progressively reposition teeth through controlled force without the […]

ReStore Exosuit Shows Positive Trial Results for Stroke Rehab
ReStore Exosuit Shows Positive Trial Results for Stroke Rehab

clockTuesday September 15, 2020

Soft exosuits that provide assistive force during movement could be a game changer for patients with mobility issues. Such devices can help enhance rehabilitation and assist patients while they perform everyday tasks. The idea with such technology is that the soft suit feels almost like a piece of clothing and applies force gently and evenly […]

Graphene Facemask to Deactivate Coronaviruses and Bacteria
Graphene Facemask to Deactivate Coronaviruses and Bacteria

clockMonday September 14, 2020

Researchers at the City University of Hong Kong have developed a face mask containing laser-induced graphene that can kill bacteria and has demonstrated potential in deactivating coronaviruses. The graphene layer has antibacterial properties and can generate heat when exposed to sunlight, which may underlie its ability to deactivate coronaviruses. The researchers hope that such masks […]

Artificial Iris Inside Smart Contacts Corrects Vision Disorders
Artificial Iris Inside Smart Contacts Corrects Vision Disorders

clockFriday September 11, 2020

The pupil of the eye allows light to reach the retina, and a number of vision disorders are related to irregularities in the iris that surrounds the pupil. People with aniridia, for example, have some or all of the iris missing, exhibiting a large pupil that results in unfocused vision. Now, a collaboration between Imec, […]

Oxygen-Releasing Bioink to Enhance Cell Survival in 3D Printed Structures
Oxygen-Releasing Bioink to Enhance Cell Survival in 3D Printed Structures

clockThursday September 10, 2020

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles, California have developed an oxygen-releasing bioink that may be useful in 3D printing bioengineered cell constructs. This can help live cells to survive in limited oxygen environments, such as those that exist inside of 3D printed devices, in the first days after implantation. Developing […]