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These Tiny Motor Innovations Could Be Big for Medtech | Qmed

These Tiny Motor Innovations Could Be Big for Medtech | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Advances in materials and propulsion methods are allowing for such wonders as tiny bio-compatible motors that could deliver drugs in a highly targeted fashion, or nanomotors that could etch out nanoscale electronics.

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Nanostructured fabric could protect women against pregnancy and HIV

Nanostructured fabric could protect women against pregnancy and HIV | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Scientist have created a dissolvable fabric that could be used by women for protection against unwanted pregnancies and HIV.
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Textiles have a growing role to play in the healthcare and wellness sector. They can be readily adapted with new materials, weaves (or non-woven), coatings and additions (such as sensors). This nanostructured fabric is just one indication in this growing field.

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Med tech at the interface of nano and medical implants

Med tech at the interface of nano and medical implants | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Interfaces form a fertile ground for innovation, and engineering surfaces at the nanoscale can offer a boost to implantable medical devices.

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10 Nanotech Breakthroughs You Should Know About | Qmed

10 Nanotech Breakthroughs You Should Know About | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified.
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Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics

Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

A University of Washington bioenginee has produced paper-based diagnostics using plain paper. Treated paper can be used to do medical tests. Here, a biomolecule printed in the pattern of the UW mascot binds to a toxic molecule, showing that the toxin is present.

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