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解決高性能 3D 堆疊發熱問題,晶片內建微水道直接注入冷卻液

為了在更小的封裝裡塞入更多電晶體提升運算效能,現今製造商都會利用 3D …

中國 AI 崛起,百度語音助理市佔率料 5 年後超車蘋果、三星

中國全力投資人工智慧(AI)有成,Strategy Analytics 估計,5 年後百度的智慧手機語音助理,在全球市場滲透率將升至第二,緊追 Google。<p>韓聯社、Strategy Analytics 新聞稿稱,今年 AI 語音助理大行其道,每 3 支手機中,就有一支搭載語音助理。2017 年 3 …

Faulty breast implant victims forced to repay compensation

A French appeals court has ruled that a German company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast<p>Dozens of British victims of the PIP breast implant scandal could be forced to pay back compensation awarded to them following the latest French court ruling in the …

Corruption

Mutant Bacteria Will Test You For Disease And Color Your Pee Accordingly

Colorful pee is easy to see<p>From sophisticated imaging tools to cancer-sniffing dogs, researchers are constantly seeking better ways to detect disease, which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment. In recent years, genetically manipulated bacteria seemed like promising indicators, but …

Why do patients suffer scratched corneas during robotic hysterectomies?

About 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year, making the removal of the uterus one of the most common surgeries for American women. Research …

Medicine

Gmate SMART Glucometer for iOS Devices Coming to U.S.

The FDA has given <b>Philosys</b>, a Korean medical device company, regulatory clearance to offer its Gmate SMART glucometer to U.S. diabetics. The device is …

DICOM Grid raises $6M for digital medical imaging platform

X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans often are at the center of medical diagnoses, but in digital form, they’re usually very large and hard to transmit.<p>An Phoenix, Arizona company called DICOM Grid has developed a cloud-based service that eases that pain, providing a way to share images among clinicians and …

KCI settles Wake Forest wound care patent spat for $280M

<b>UPDATED July 1, 2014, with comment from KCI.</b><p>Kinetic Concepts Inc. said it agreed to pay $280 million to settle a patent infringement lawsuit with …

Wake Forest University

QardioArm Ultra-Portable Blood Pressure Cuff Now Available for Purchase

<b>Qardio</b> (San Francisco, CA) received FDA approval and is making its QardioArm blood pressure cuff available in U.S., Europe, and Canada. The device …

ReWalk Exoskeleton System Cleared by FDA for Home Use

ReWalk has come a long way since it was first developed by Dr. Amit Goffer, the Israeli inventor who became quadriplegic after an ATV accident in …

Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor: Product Review

<b>Withings</b> recently released their Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, a device that works with both Android and iPhone devices. I was given the chance to …

Dean Kamen's "Luke Arm," World's Most Advanced Prosthesis, Receives FDA Approval

Dean Kamen’s <b>DEKA</b> Arm System, also dubbed the “Luke Arm,” just received FDA approval through the <i>de novo</i> classification process. We first reported on …

Implantable Vagus Nerve Stimulator to Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is normally treated with drugs, but they often don’t work very well and in many cases patients stop responding to them. Renal …

Google Glass handed out to medical students at UC Irvine

The California school thinks the device will help students with anatomy, clinical skills, and hospital rotations.<p>The fledgling Google Glass is slowly working its way into the mainstream, and one place that people should get used to seeing the device is in hospitals.<p>Several medical institutions have …

Philips takes down Ohio manufacturing following inspection

Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) halted work at an Ohio manufacturing facility after an FDA inspection turned up some concerns with process controls, a …

Manufacturing

Allergan resists $47B offer by swallowing poison pill

Aesthetics products maker Allergan (NYSE:AGN) last night adopted a "poison pill" strategy designed to insulate the company from a surprise $47 …

Biotechnology

Why 3-D Printing Has a Medical Materials Problem

Additive manufacturing, more commonly called 3-D printing, has already demonstrated all kinds of promising medtech uses--from printing tissue to …

ACC 2014 UPDATE: Reaction to Medtronic’s Symplicity renal denervation data

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) revealed the details of a clinical trial of its Symplicity renal denervation treatment for hypertension, but said it still plans …

Biotechnology

FDA approves breakthrough migraine prevention device

FDA regulators today announced landmark approval of a mobile headband-like device indicated for prevention of migraines and migraine pain. The …

Biotechnology

Mainstay Medical launches human trial of pain-relief stimulation implant

Dublin-based Mainstay Medical touted the launch of a new clinical trial evaluating its ReActiv8 implantable neurostimulator at 3 clinical sites in …

FDA says NeoMedix is selling glaucoma device without approval

FDA officials chided medical device maker NeoMedix Corp. for violations of U.S. law, saying that the company is selling its Trabectome device without …

Medical Technology

Jury hits South Korean medical device maker with $25M in trade secret theft case

A South Korean medical device company is on the hook for more than $25 million after a federal jury in Texas found that it misappropriated trade …

Medical Technology

The world we see in the movie Her isn’t far off

Two weeks ago, I watched the movie <i>Her</i> in preparation for an interview by a Brazilian newspaper. I knew I would find something closer to science fiction than reality, but the movie does have a foundation in reality. It was particularly interesting to see that the future depicted in the movie shows a …

Covidien Buys Given Imaging for $860 Million

In an acquisition worth up to $860 million, Covidien is integrating Israeli gastrointestinal devicemaker Given Imaging into its medical device …

Medical Technology

Report shows how the FDA incorporates the two ISO standards in its medical device development policy, how the EU version of the two standards differs …

FDA

High School Student 3D Prints a New Hand for Neighborhood Boy

While pundits and futurists talk about how 3D printing technology will affect our lives, others simply start applying it to address real challenges …

Growing Organs in Space? Scientists Taking Stem Cells to Space Station to Test Their Potential in Microgravity

Stem cell therapy is poised to change how many diseases are treated and even entire organs may one day be grown in labs before surgical implantation. …

Obalon Inflatable Pill System Aims to Offer Benefits of Gastric Bypass without Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery can be beneficial to a lot of overweight people, but surgery is always risky and there is always potential for side effects. A …