Futurism, a journal that discusses up-and-coming science and technology that can impact the future of the field, tweeted an article that discusses the latest breakthrough in the medical device industry. Biomedical engineers and material scientist have collaborated to create a “superhemophobic” treatment that can be applied to titanium to repel any liquid. This could revolutionize medical implants.
VeinViewer, a product created by Christie Medical, makes veins visible using infrared light from an LED. This has the ability to make blood drawing more efficient, by allowing medical providers to easily locate the target vein that may have otherwise been obstructed by poor lighting or dark skin tones. Check out Christie Medical here.
Biocartis, a Belgian company specializing in the personalization of medicine by integrated molecular diagnostics won the Galenus Prijs for the most innovative medical device with their NRAS-BRAF Test. The test detect mutation directly from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue, that may be indicative of a predisposition towards colorectal cancer. The results take 2 hours to obtain, however only 2 minutes of hands-on time.
The WannaCry ransomware attack, not only affects enterprise and personal computers but medical devices as well. Radiology equipment infected with the virus become completely unstable. The degree and the severity of the ransomware attack is still unknown for medical devices.