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  • A Tubular Success

    Stent materials have evolved dramatically over recent years, now offering almost limitless possibilities. Where is the technology now and where will it be in the not-too-distant future? Dr Nick West...

  • Look into a Robotic Future

    A pioneering research team has discovered a new type of motor to carry out MRI robotically. Professor Dan Stoianovici explains the principle behind 'MrBot'.

  • Control With Care

    Efficient and simple technology can improve patient comfort and care, with hospital beds being no exception. Dr Subha Kumpaty explains some revolutionary engineering that allows both carer and patient control...

  • Under the Influence?

    Freebies from drug and device companies may have a biased effect on which treatments physicians choose to prescribe. Thomas C Novelli of the MDMA examines how a recent proposal of...

  • A Strong Bond

    Joining different components and materials together to create one final product can be incredibly tricky. Professor Mehdi Tavakoli looks at the role adhesives play in the medical device market, as...

  • Blood-Borne Concerns

    For over a decade healthcare providers have been looking at ways to improve the safety of blood transfusions. The vCJD outbreak in the UK led to many readdressing their donation...

  • Phase out the Fakes

    Medical counterfeiting globally is rife, with only a fifth of countries having strict regulations to prevent forgery. Jayant Singh of Frost & Sullivan examines the reasons why such a practice...

  • Age-Defying Implants

    As living standards in the developed world continue to improve, so too does life expectancy. Lorrie Kelly talks to some experts about how the changing lifestyles of a rapidly ageing...

  • An Extraction Evolution

    The number of cardiac device implants is continuing to rise. Barry Norlander of Cook Medical outlines current treatments and best-practice lead extraction techniques and technology.

  • All in the Mind

    A man/machine fusion may seem like pure fantasy, but an astonishing new breakthrough could lead to its reality. Steve Coomber talks to Dr Justin C Sanchez of the University of...

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