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3D printing moves to bigger and better things

3D printing is quickly developing into a viable method of manufacturing, but it still faces challenges in terms of overall volume of production. 3D Systems, a Rock Hill, South Carolina-based provider of 3D printing systems, has released its Figure 4 production platform, which the company claims can rapidly increase output, including those applications in the healthcare industry.

Nano-implant spies potential to fight blindness

Living in the dark is the reality of patients who have lost their sight due to macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetes. Engineers from the University of California, San Diego and Nanovision Biosciences have developed a nanotechnology implant with wireless electronics to bring blind patients into the light. 

Rockefeller professor receives grant to research on rare liver cancer

Head of the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics at Rockefeller University Sanford Simon, PhD, has received a $600,000 grant by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) to develop a therapy for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease is most common in adolescents and young adults who typically have no history of liver disease.

Are you sitting down? Stand up for in-office productivity

Autonomous, a producer of standing desks, has developed a SmartDesk to get people on their feet and moving.

Facebook is using artifical intelligence to stop suicide

With artificial intelligence, Facebook is working with its users to report and, hopefully, prevent suicides.

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation, prevent dehydration

Graphene-coated contact lenses developed by Korean researchers prevent dehydration and protect wearers from electromagnetic radiation.

Numotion releases standing wheelchair

Numotion, producers of complex rehab technology (CRT), have released the Tek RMD in the United States, which allows wheelchair-bound patients to stand.

ClearDATA houses apps, protects patient data

ClearDATA, providers of secure cloud platforms, has announced its Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to assist health IT and DevOps departments in securely and effectively deploying individual applications on a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA)-compliant cloud.

The MediMixer eases struggle in children taking medication

Improving medication adherence is hard enough for adult patients—a fussy child can make the whole process that much more difficult. MediMixer aims to smooth providing children with their medication and end the back and forth between child and caretaker.

4 drug-delivery innovations from industry gathering in Paris

This year’s Pharmapack show in Paris offers the chance to learn about several new drug-delivery solutions aiming to satisfy patient wants and needs.