September 26, 2023


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Synchron says study shows safety of its brain-computer interface implant


  • Why Automate? Justification and Impact Explained

    Do you want to integrate automation into your manufacturing process but you’re unsure where to start? Maybe your biggest hurdle is justifying the costs associated with the change. Effectively communicating the reasons why and the ROI to all stakeholders in this major shift is a necessary starting point. Justifying the Need to Automate Increased production… […]

  • Ultrasonically welded flow sensor critical to success of Hamilton Medical ventilator design

    The disposable sensor monitors ventilation of critically ill patients with high precision. Didier Perret, Emerson Hamilton Medical (Bonaduz, Switzerland) produces intelligent ventilation solutions for intensive-care units and critical-care transports. To meet the exploding demand for ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton Medical established a new ventilator production site in Reno, Nevada, with the support of… […]

  • A Case for Tungsten Cable: Motion Control in Surgical Robots

    Among the most common tungsten cable constructions used in surgical robotics include 8×19, 7×37, and a 19×19 configuration. 8×19 tungsten mechanical cable comprises 201 tungsten filaments, while 7×37 includes 259, and lastly, 19×19 possesses 361 helically stranded wires. And although stainless steel serves a number of applications, including numerous medical and surgical devices, there is… […]

  • Dymax to exhibit at MD&M West

    Dymax announced today that it will exhibit at MD&M West from April 12-14 in Anaheim, California. Torrington, Connecticut-based Dymax specialists will be present in booth 1901 to discuss and demonstrate an array of the company’s light-curing technologies, including See-Cure and Ultra-Red fluorescing. The company will also be presenting a first-of-its-kind 2000-MW series of adhesives formulated… […]

  • GripAble picks Medline for exclusive U.S. hand therapy product distribution

    Medline has inked an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with GripAble, the developer of a two-in-one hand and arm function assessment and training device. The GripAble Pro was designed to help therapists serve more patients more efficiently in neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics, hand therapy and other applications. The device connects to a tablet app and tracks grip… […]

  • New CEO and CFO take over at bone-cutting robot maker AOT

    Advanced Osteotomy Tools (AOT) announced that Elmar Zurbriggen will become CEO and Peter Oprandi will become CFO effective tomorrow. Basel, Switzerland–based AOT developed the world’s first certified surgical device to cut bone with a laser. The system is called CARLO, for Cold Ablation Robot-guided Laser Osteotome.  “Elmar and Peter have both gained decades of experience… […]

  • Aidoc’s AI-powered X-ray system cleared to detect collapsed lungs

    Aidoc said today it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for AI-powered X-ray detection of pneumothorax, also known as a collapsed lung. It’s the latest indication for New York-based Aidoc’s triage and notification system, which has already been FDA 510(k) cleared for flagging suspected intracranial hemorrhage, large vessel occlusions, acute cervical spine fractures, pulmonary embolism, incidental… […]

  • Synchron says study shows safety of its brain-computer interface implant

    Four ALS patients with a Synchron Stentrode brain implant had no serious adverse events one year after their procedure, which allowed the paralyzed patients to control a computer for online shopping, banking and text communication without using their hands or voice for input. New York-based Synchron said this study demonstrated the safety of its brain-computer… […]

  • FDA proposes new cybersecurity, supply chain and inspection laws for medical device manufacturers

    The FDA today offered a slate of proposed laws for Congress to consider along with the agency’s $8.4 billion budget request for fiscal year 2023. The legislative wish list includes several proposals that would affect medical device developers, manufacturers and distributors, including cybersecurity requirements for medical devices, mandatory supply chain reporting, remote inspections for FDA-regulated… […]

  • FDA’s $8.4B budget request includes supply chain, pandemic prep and cancer funding

    The FDA today said it wants a $2.1 billion funding bump as it released details of its $8.4 billion budget request for fiscal year 2023, which starts Oct. 1, 2022. The budget request includes full funding of the agency’s fiscal 2022 budget request, plus new programs and initiatives that would affect medical device developers and… […]

  • Key Tech names next CEO as co-founder plans to retire

    Key Tech co-founder Jenny Regan plans to retire as CEO of the product development firm at the end of August, making way for VP of Strategy Alex Flamm to take her place. Regan has been CEO since she and her co-founders launched the Baltimore firm in 1998. The company said it now has 75 interdisciplinary… […]

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