Medical devices are constantly improving, testing the boundaries of biology and engineering. From diagnostic equipment to joint replacements, eye implants to nerve modulation, advances in biomedicine keep coming.
Companies are closely focused on products that can deliver better, cheaper and more efficient care. Given the oncoming health care reforms, industry is also working with the FDA to streamline what many consider to be an excessively complex approval process. The FDA has unveiled the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a new public-private partnership, in order to develop improved and streamlined evaluation procedures for medical devices.
What are the best emerging technologies? Here are a few of top advances coming down the pike. Read the rest of this entry →