FDA to Increase Drug Surveillance & Public Information in New Programs

FDA reform continues in new programs to track drug safety and share data with the public. The FDA has a three part mission but has been criticized in focusing on only one of these.  The missions of the FDA are: 1) To promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach […]

Exclusive New Video of Prize Winning X-Ray Surgery Vision System

Another exclusive docinthemachine first. Here is a link to view the prize winning video of my research on the development of an autofluorescent endoscopy system. The details of the research can be found here. This research was honored with awards at the recent annual meetings of the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), ASRM (Americal […]

Flawed Research: The Hidden Weakness of Peer Review & More Falsified Stem Cells

The point of this post is not about stem cell research it is about flaws in the peer review process.  However, I need to start with a little timely news and some background first. In yet another blow to stem cell research, New Scientist reports today that one of the best-known stem cell papers in the […]

3 New Approvals from the FDA

The FDA has announced 2 new device approvals (and one bonus end the end of the post).  All of these are pretty straight-forward in their uses so I’ll be brief this time! 1) FDA Clears First of Its Kind Suture Made Using DNA Technology The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it has cleared […]

DARPA 2007 Pt2: Major Achievements, Future Plans, & Medical Benefits

As I previously reported, DARPA has announced its strategic plan for 2007.  In this part 2 of my analysis of what their future will bring us, I will summarize their major system achievements to date. No doubt there have beeen hundreds of amazing projects with countless devices that were produced.  Here are the top major […]

Lifeboat Foundation Begins Blog

  I was excited to see the announcement that the Lifeboat Foundation has started a blog which can be found here.  There frst posts incude some excellent commentary on nanotechnology. For those unfamiliar with them, their mission statements sums it up: The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping […]

REVOLUTION-Destop Fabricator: Build Your Own Device Prototype!

Fab4 Fab5FabMed From the Who Needs VC Department comes an amazing development from Cornell.  The Fab @ Home poject has developed a desktop fabricator that will sell for under $2500.  For those of you not familiar with these devices check out the video- they are a marvel to watch! In the past, developing a model of […]

ElectriPlast: Conductive Plastic from CES 2007

The first innovation from CES 2007 that caught my eye is ElectriPlast from Integral Technologies. There is not too much information about this available. In short, it is an electrically conductive plastic resin. Today most electric conductive tools (eg electrosurgical instruments) are made of metal with an insulating covering. They have a limited lifespan and […]

CES 2007 Innovation- Medical Future Tech

  CES 2007 is in full swing in Las Vegas.  As you know thi sis a pure consumer gadget conference.  What’s this got to do with med tech you ask?  Every year there is some new innovative technology shown that I predict could be used to enable some new development in medical tools.  Unfortunately, the […]

New Device Filters Blood- Kills Tumor Cells and Captures Stem Cells

  Stemcapture is a new company commercializing a neat device licenses from the University of Rochester.  As reported in what’s next in health Associate Professor Michael King of the University of Rochester Biomedical Engineering Department has invented a device that filters the blood for cancer and stem cells. When he captures cancer cells, he kills […]