Medical Inventions

Externally Powered Prosthetic Vascular Graft Monitor

Prosthetic vascular grafts are now common implants that surgeons have gotten pretty good at performing. Nevertheless, complications do arise and the newly implanted grafts often get damaged or occluded, requiring a surgical redo.

Tiny Wireless Under-Skin Implant for Continuous Blood Analysis

A Swiss team from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a tiny implant that can monitor the concentration of a number of proteins and organic acids in the body while transmitting that information to an external device.

SynCardia 50cc Total Artificial Heart Wins FDA HUD Designations for Children and Small Adults

SynCardia, maker of the Total Artificial Heart, has announced the development of and two FDA Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designations for the smaller 50cc version of the mechanical heart.

Medical breakthroughs on the horizon for 2013

Medical research is an ongoing, ever-challenging process, filled with endless peaks and valleys of success and failure. 

A Robot Surgeon

The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offers a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

Synergy Blood Pump from CircuLite Gets IDE Approval to Begin Clinical Trial

CircuLite (Saddle Brook, NJ) won the go ahead from the FDA, in the form of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), to begin a clinical trial of its SYNERGY Circulatory Support System.

Oxford Performance Materials Now Able to 3D Print 75% New Skulls

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) out of South Windsor, CT has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new OsteoFab 3D printed cranial device.

Best Medical Inventions of All Time

Inventions in the Medical Field

The 10 Greatest Medical Inventions of the last 50 years

Saving millions of lives around the world, preventing the spread of disease, allowing for more accurate diagnosis, and enabling better patient care are just some of the great benefits medical inventions and technologies have made on our world.

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