Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed nanodiscs that deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine to treat colon and melanoma cancer in mice. The team’s work was published in Nature Materials. “We are basically educating the immune system with these nanodiscs so that immune cells can attack cancer cells in a personalized manner,” senior author James Moon said […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A team of University of Michigan students built an online compendium of innovative medical devices "designed for use and/or implemented within resource-limited settings."
The database, intended for health care providers in developing countries, already contains more than 100 devices, including a pedal-powered nebulizer, wax-filled sleeping bags for warming infants and a salad-spinner centrifuge for blood samples.
The University of Michigan won a 2-year $2.2 million award from the FDA to support more than 40 ongoing projects aimed at developing medical devices for children.
"This award will give us a great opportunity to meet our vision of creating a long-term sustainable effort in pediatric device development under the umbrella of the U-M Medical Innovation Center," pediatric surgeon Dr. James Geiger said in prepared remarks. "We are humbled to receive this award."
University of Michigan Pediatric Device Inventors Awarded Funds to Design Child-Specific Medical Devices
$2.2 million FDA grant designed to create safe solutions for medical problems in children
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Adapting adult medical devices to be used for children is a common but often problematic practice across U.S. hospitals.