Medical Engineering

The development of medical equipment, products and technical procedures is characterized by high research and development costs in a variety of fields related to the study of human medicine.

innovations-report provides informative and stimulating reports and articles on topics ranging from imaging processes, cell and tissue techniques, optical techniques, implants, orthopedic aids, clinical and medical office equipment, dialysis systems and x-ray/radiation monitoring devices to endoscopy, ultrasound, surgical techniques, and dental materials.

Safe, patient-friendly implants for personalized therapy

Implants can actively support the body, as in the case of pacemakers, neuro-prostheses or cochlear implants. In the future, active implants will be smaller, less energy-intensive and, above all, more…

Label-free intraoperative histopathology of surgical specimen

Cancer diagnosis is confirmed through histopathology by removing a part of the tissue in question after conducting imaging tests such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, or endoscopy. Based on this clinical…

Lung model proves viability of spectroscopy technique

Lung model mimicking complex anatomy may enable air volume assessment. Take a nice, deep breath. Now imagine your lungs: myriad airways like branches, each with tiny alveoli like leaves. This…

Needle-free COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

A needle-free COVID-19 vaccination could be possible, with University of Queensland scientists successfully protecting mice from the virus by administering a US-developed vaccine candidate with a ‘patch’. The University of…

Wanted: Corrosion

Bone screws and plates that dissolve on their own after a broken bone has healed promise to be of great benefit – they could save some patients from having to…

Ear sensor enables safe telemedical care for COVID-19 risk patients

Telemedical monitoring more reliable than self-assessment. Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission…

Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes, according to a study…

New wireless photoelectric implant controls the activity of spinal neurons

This technology will give researchers insight into how the nervous system works and the chance to develop new ways of treating neurological disorders. Grégoire Courtine doesn’t hesitate to use the…

A 3D printed vaccine patch offers vaccination without a shot

Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill develop microneedle vaccine patch that outperforms needle jab to boost immunity. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North…

Deep learning enhances cancer diagnostic tools

Researchers at the Beckman Institute Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory applied deep learning to polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography to better detect cancer. Yi “Edwin” Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer…

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