Technology
Oct 13, 2006
Public Citizen, a consumer group, has asked FDA to investigate whether Mentor Corp. (Santa Barbara, CA) suppressed potentially negative data about testing on...
Oct 12, 2006
Two cardiologists, in a guest editorial on the American College of Cardiology Web site, claim that drug-eluting stents are causing 2,160 deaths per year due to...
Oct 11, 2006
Yesterday's FDA Nanotechnology Public Workshop produced much debate about the risks and benefits of nanotechnology and what changes FDA needs to make in order...
Oct 09, 2006
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are developing a vest that uses air pressure to give wearers a hug, bringing a sense of security to those with...
Oct 06, 2006
MRI had been thought to be unsuitable for patients with implanted devices such as pacemakers. But now researchers at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) have...
Oct 05, 2006
Shortly after Becton Dickinson and Co. announced its departure from the $7 billion worldwide blood glucose monitoring market, several companies pounced on...
Oct 04, 2006
Yesterday's New York Times showcased an innovative prosthetic foot that uses artificial intelligence to replace lost muscle function in amputees. The Proprio...
Oct 02, 2006
Artery repair, particularly angioplasty and stenting, has been one of the device industry's most lucrative sources of income. Now, reports the Boston Globe,...
Sep 29, 2006
The Heart Rhythm Society yesterday finalized its recommendations for reforming policies and guidances of implantable heart devices. Most notably, it suggested...
Sep 28, 2006
Is it possible that one day doctors will perform surgery in space? French physicians seem to think so, as a five-man team operated on a patient in nearly...