1. cageymaru

    Genentech Clinical Trials Are Using Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons

    Genentech has started a clinical trial for an eye implant, the size of a grain of rice, that will treat wet age-related macular degeneration by continuously releasing a drug to treat the disease. More than 1 million people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease. Genentech has invested...
  2. cageymaru

    The Apple Watch ECG App and Other Health Monitoring Assistants Are Live

    Apple has been granted De Novo classification by the FDA for the Apple Watch Series 4. This certification as a unique device allows Apple Watch customers running watchOS 5.1.2 access to features that enable the detection of irregular heart rhythms. Consumers will be notified when the PPG-enabled...
  3. cageymaru

    Novarad OpenSight Augmented Reality System Receives FDA Approval for Medical Use

    The Novarad OpenSight Augmented Reality System has been granted FDA approval for medical use in pre-operative surgical planning. This is the first time that the FDA has issued a 510(k) clearance for a medical device using Microsoft HoloLens technology. The OpenSight AR System renders 2D, 3D...
  4. DooKey

    Computer Program Finds New Uses For Old Drugs

    Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts...