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MANMADE BIOARTIFICIAL ORGANS ON HORIZON — Medtronic Eureka

In the not-too-distant future, manmade organs could transform the lives of patients whose kidneys, pancreas or lungs are failing. That’s the hope of Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis, from the Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands…

INNOVATIVE DEVICE TO TREAT MITRAL REGURGITATION — Medtronic Eureka

Cardiac surgeons at the University of Bonn have invented a new device for treating mitral regurgitation, which they hope could save lives in the future…

ELECTRONIC SKIN TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE — Medtronic Eureka

A new form of ‘electronic skin’ promises to bring about significant progress in medical fields from cardiology to neurology. The ‘skin’, which has also been compared to a ‘temporary tattoo’, is the brainchild of Prof. Yael Hanein from the Micro and Nano Systems Laboratory at Tel Aviv University’s School of Electrical Engineering…

LEADLESS MINIATURE PACEMAKER REVOLUTION — Medtronic Eureka

Technological advances are giving cardiologists better tools and making treatment safer for heart patients. That was the headline news from this June’s Cardiostim conference, where cardiologists from around the world gathered to discuss the latest innovations in their field…

SMART SURGICAL TOOLS — Medtronic Eureka

Researchers at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College, London are developing a new generation of minimally invasive surgical robots. Dr. Robert Merrifield, who helps run the research facility, explains that minimally invasive surgical robots are now widely used for routine surgery and cutting-edge projects are opening up dramatic new possibilities.  

INNOVATION TRENDS FOR 2016 — Medtronic Eureka

What medical technology innovations can we expect to see in 2016? We assessed where research trends might take us this year, from connected health to implantables, 3D printing, robotic exo-skeletons, brain-computer interfaces, drone healthcare, diagnostic technology, smart pills and personalised genomics.  

SALIVA TESTING REVOLUTIONISING CANCER DIAGNOSTICS — Medtronic Eureka

“Our lab is truly excited,” says Dr. David Wong. And they have good reasons to be. The UCLA scientist and his team believe that a new, non-invasive and highly accurate way of detecting cancer is just two years or less away. The revolution in cancer diagnostics is all down to that most humble of bodily […]

TRANSCONTINENTAL ROBOT ASSISTED TELESURGERY — Medtronic Eureka

In 2001, surgery had a man-on-the-moon moment. In New York City, an endocrine surgeon sat down at a robotic console and operated on a patient, removing his diseased gallbladder. What was so special about this? The patient was thousands of miles away in Strasbourg, France. It was called Operation Lindbergh and the world had seen […]

METABOLIC MEDICINE BRINGS NEW HOPE TO HEART FAILURE PATIENTS — Medtronic Eureka

Despite years of research, heart failure is still a condition that strikes fear into patients and their loved ones. It remains associated with a high risk of death, and until now we have had no perfect methods of assessing which heart failure patients are at the highest risk. That’s why a new discovery from Johns […]