Traditional implants in the gastrointestinal tract are meant to pass through a patient’s system, delivering a drug in short bursts or recording the health of a patient’s colon. But in recent years, scientists have sought after ultra-long lasting ingestible devices that can deliver drugs for several weeks in a patient’s GI tract. Lyndra, Inc., a start-up […]
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have developed the means to wirelessly power electronic devices that stay in the digestive tract indefinitely. The team suggests that these devices could be used as sensors in the GI tract or carry drugs to be delivered over […]
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital joined the Inspire trial of the regenerative spinal scaffold it’s developing. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is running a study of the neuro-spinal scaffold, an implant that’s designed to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting after acute spinal cord injuries. The 13th procedure in the trial, performed at […]
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham & Women’s Hospital have developed a technique to deliver strands of RNA to colon cells using bursts of ultrasound waves. The team’s technique turned down the production of a protein involved in inflammatory bowel disease in mice. The paper, which was published in Gastroenterology, described a simple […]
Researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital have developed electrically activated gold nanoparticles that can bore holes into cells’ outer membranes and allow DNA, RNA and proteins to pass through carrying their cargo. The team’s work was published in Advanced Functional Materials. The team tested its technique using a DNA vaccine against hepatitis C in a mice model. […]
Brigham and Women’s Innovation Hub (iHub) and Evidation Health said today they are collaborating to study the impact that digital health interventions have on clinical and economic outcomes. The groups hope to quantify the impact of digital health solutions across a range of therapeutic areas using Brigham and Women’s clinical expertise and Evidation Heath’s efficient, direct-to-patient […]
(Reuters) — The quality of outpatient care hasn’t changed much in the U.S. over the past decade, despite a variety of local, regional and national efforts to encourage improvements, a study suggests. “Overall, the quality of outpatient care has remained largely flat; there are some areas of improvement, but we also see areas of decline,” said […]
JenaValve tapped a medtech veteran with a string of successful exits behind him as interim chairman & CEO, replacing another medical device vet, David Drachman, after just 7 months.
The U.S. Dept. of Defense awarded a pair of grants worth $1.9 million to AxoGen and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in support of their efforts to develop tools to aid in peripheral nerve surgeries.