Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering at UCSF and Technical Director of The Kidney Project, and his research partners have developed an artificial kidney constructed of semiconductor silicon wafers that remove waste and toxins from the blood and a cell therapy unit that replicates other kidney functions. Their prototype, powered entirely by blood pressure, filtered blood and created urine in a pre-clinical trial.
Connected devices already enable remote patient monitoring by collecting real-time data, such as injection date and time. With time, these benefits are likely to grow. Following are three areas where manufacturers are exploring new uses of digitalization in drug delivery to better understand the needs of patients and healthcare professionals and create more effective devices.
The acquisition brings MAXIS’ expertise in pre-clinical engineering, design validation and verification, regulatory affairs, field clinical services, and trial management to Avania’s contract research and MedTech development capabilities.
“This report validates the broad applicability—and true value—of computational modeling and simulation as a critical engineering discipline. Tangible cost, quality and performance improvements are being realized by the early adopters.”
On the journey to full-scale production for medical devices incorporating optics, a series of steps early in the process can make all the difference for successfully launching new products and introducing next-generation upgrades. This article discusses four considerations for a successful product launch.
A global pandemic is still upon us, but that certainly does not mean that healthcare technology innovation is standing still. To help the medical device industry look to the future and prepare, experts from regulation and academia alike are bringing attention to the acceleration and pitfalls of innovation.
The shift towards more home-based and distance-care may further change in a post-COVID environment.
As an essential material that creates an intimate connection between the device and its user, and is paramount to functionality, the consideration of adhesives should be brought in at the beginning of the design process.
The industry struggles with various unknowns that impact efficiency, quality, and as a result, finances. This article reviews some of these challenges and how to overcome them.
By examining the larger user experience involved in the microfluidics process, we can identify issues, and design these experiences to reduce the potential for user error, improve outcomes and create a simpler, more accessible process.