Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and University of California (UCLA) in the US have developed a new flexible sensor skin to allow robots or prosthetics to sense vibrations and shear forces.
Implantable visual prosthetics maker Second Sight Medical Products is set to conduct a clinical study of its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in better-sighted retinitis pigmentosa (tunnel vision) patients.
Biotech firm Dante Labs has introduced its next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology-based Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) for the screening of the most common chromosomal abnormalities before birth.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Royal Philips’ new eL18-4 PureWave linear array transducer, which offers a complete solution for the detection of abnormalities in small organs close to the skin through an ultrasound exam.
Medtronic has partnered with US-based Mercy’s IT division Mercy Technology Services to co-develop a new data sharing and analysis network to gather clinical evidence required for medical device development, safety and patient access.