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.

Artificial lungs as organ replacement

DFG priority program funds four MHH projects with 1.6 million euros. For people with severe lung diseases, transplantation of a healthy organ is often the only chance of survival. But…

Microneedles are promising devices …

– for painless drug delivery with minimal side effects. A recent study from the University of Helsinki monitors the breakthrough progresses in the development of microneedles for immunotherapy and discusses…

World’s first fiber-optic ultrasonic imaging probe for future nanoscale disease diagnostics

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the…

Start of the Fraunhofer High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering in northern Germany

The High-Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering was launched. With a focus on personalized implants and respiratory systems as well as individualized pharmaceutical production, the goal is to create a…

A modular building platform for the most ingenious of robots

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a system with which they can fabricate miniature robots building block by building block, which function…

Better hearing with optical cochlear implants

Imaging techniques enable decisive step toward development of novel hearing prostheses. Understanding spoken words, developing normal speech – cochlear implants enable people with profound hearing impairment to gain a great…

Patching up your health

Researchers at Osaka University and JOANNEUM RESEARCH develop ultrathin self-powered e-health patches that can monitor a user’s pulse and blood pressure, which may lead to new flexible motion-based energy harvesting…

21st century medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics

Modern medicine needs better quality samples than traditional biopsy needles can provide, ultrasonically oscillating needles can improve treatment and reduce discomfort. The diagnosis of diseases like cancer almost always needs…

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity

Researchers used nanophotonic technology to develop a brain-implantable tool that can aid in the optical imaging of brain activity. Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within…

Unlocking richer intracellular recordings

CMU/ITT researchers develop novel microelectrode platform to access and record intracellular activity. Behind every heartbeat and brain signal is a massive orchestra of electrical activity. While current electrophysiology observation techniques…

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