World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+

super-microsurgical intervention

World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+

Surgeons operate on lymphatic vessels of 0.3 millimeters using Microsure surgical robot

Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform. The patient is doing well and the surgeons are enthusiastic. The news of this extraordinary operation has been announced on 27 September, at the 26th World Congress of Lymphology, in Barcelona. Continue reading “World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+”

Artificial Pancreas – “Next Innovation” in Diabetes Care

According to a new research report by RNCOS, titled “Global Insulin Delivery Devices Market Outlook 2018”, the discovery of Artificial pancreas has been described as the next revolution in Diabetes Care. The artificial pancreas substitutes the endocrine functions of a healthy pancreas and automatically controls the blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Continue reading “Artificial Pancreas – “Next Innovation” in Diabetes Care”

CE marking for the world’s first disposable medical diagnostic strip based on a MEMS (VIDEO)

A major step forward in blood testing technology, the North Wales company’s patented, microcantilever sensor technology determines blood clotting speed from a finger prick sample, with results displayed on its compact CoagMax® handheld reader. Continue reading “CE marking for the world’s first disposable medical diagnostic strip based on a MEMS (VIDEO)”

Prototype complete for device that can detect Ebola, HIV within minutes

“Handheld laboratory” QuantuMDx has unveiled a working prototype of its DNA analysis device that can diagnose disease in under 15 minutes. It’s got promising implications in developing nations in particular, helping health workers quickly diagnose and help control disease like malaria, HIV, gonorrhea and Ebola. Continue reading “Prototype complete for device that can detect Ebola, HIV within minutes”

Tiny laser-powered sensor-on-a-chip tests chemical composition of liquids

They are invisible, but perfectly suited for analyzing liquids and gases; infrared laser beams are absorbed differently by different molecules. This effect can for instance be used to measure the oxygen concentration in blood. At the Vienna University of Technology, this technique has now been miniaturized and implemented in the prototype for a new kind of sensor. Continue reading “Tiny laser-powered sensor-on-a-chip tests chemical composition of liquids”