medical devices
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2018
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2018
A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s <em>BRCA</em> Test
Opinion: No, FDA Didn’t Really Approve 23andMe’s BRCA Test
Cecile Janssens | Mar 19, 2018
Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.
The Child Hatchery, 1896
The Child Hatchery, 1896
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
The incubator exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries publicized the care of premature babies.
Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
Abby Olena | Feb 9, 2017
An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.
Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices
Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices
Abby Olena | Jan 6, 2017
A new fabrication strategy enables scientists to manufacture fully biocompatible, implantable medical devices. 
Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting
Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting
Kerry Grens | Sep 19, 2016
Expanded US Health and Human Services rules will require the results of more human studies to be made public.
New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2016
Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2016
The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.
Device Trials Go Unpublished
Device Trials Go Unpublished
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.