Super-strong surgical tape detaches on demand

Removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: medicine research medical-devices mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf civil-and-environmental-engineering

Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

Nuclear scientists and biomedical researchers team up to investigate whether treatment with gamma radiation could make N95 masks more reusable.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 10, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic health-care research medical-devices school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology collaboration materials-science-and-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes nuclear-science-and-engineering

Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: imaging research medical-devices mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes lincoln-laboratory

A new way to mend a broken heart | MIT News

“Therepi” device attaches directly to damaged heart, enabling delivery of medicine from a port under a patient’s skin to augment cardiac function.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 12, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  medicine  disease  research  medical-devices  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology  biological-engineering  health-sciences-and-technology  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  bioengineering-and-biotechnology

MIT linQ welcomes IDEA² Global teams for 2018 | MIT News

Seven-month program includes 14 international groups, who are convening at the Institute to develop new biomedical technologies.

Eric Norman | MIT linQ • mit
June 4, 2018 ~3 min

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“Living drug factories” may one day replace injections | MIT News

Startup develops implantable, encased cells that live in the body and secrete insulin and other therapeutics.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  medicine  diabetes  startups  pharmaceuticals  research  medical-devices  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  koch-institute  health-sciences-and-technology  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  chemical-engineering

Plug-and-play diagnostic devices | MIT News

Modular blocks could enable labs around the world to cheaply and easily build their own diagnostics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  health  medicine  health-care  research  medical-devices  school-of-engineering  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  diagnostic-devices

Giving everyone a window into the human body | MIT News

Startup’s low-cost, portable scanner generates clinical-quality ultrasounds on a smartphone.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  physics  health  imaging  startups  health-care  medical-devices  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  computer-vision  mobile-devices  iphone-android-smartphones

Just what the doctor ordered | MIT News

Class brings together MIT students and clinicians from local hospitals to design medical devices that address real-world health needs.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Feb. 5, 2018 ~6 min

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Understanding and treating disease | MIT News

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing new and innovative ways to improve health care.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Feb. 2, 2018 ~12 min

Tags:  medicine  cancer  health-care  disease  medical-devices  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  technology-and-society  health-sciences-and-technology  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  drug-delivery  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  microfluidics

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