The University of Utah named Mark Paul, former Stryker (NYSE:SYK) Neurovascular president, as executive director of its new medical innovation center. Having spent his 36-year career across a range of companies in medtech, Paul is set to take over the University of Utah Health Center for Medical Innovation (CMI). His appointment becomes effective April 1, […]
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6 surgical robots that will surprise you
Researchers around the globe have created surgical robots for solutions to procedures that are generally invasive and time-consuming. Whether its eye surgery or even finding a vein to draw blood, healthcare practitioners face daunting tasks, but robots have made these procedures easier (as easy as the DaVinci makes it look when peeling a grape and […]
Virus-inspired drug delivery system travels cell to cell
Researchers from the University of Utah and the University of Washington have developed self-assembling nanocages that are packaged within cell membranes and exported to travel from cell to cell, delivering therapeutics. The team’s work was published in Nature. The drug delivery system is inspired by a mechanism used by viruses to spread their infectious materials among […]
Handheld brain bleed detector may hit U.S. market in 2012 | MassDevice.com On Call
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Infrascan’s handheld brain bleed detector may be hit the U.S. market as early next year as the company hopes to get the FDA’s okay within the next few months.
The device uses near-infrared imaging to detect bleeds at an injury site within the "golden hour," the period following head trauma when pre-hospital analysis is critical.