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Foundation Studies Robotic Arm-Wrist Assist Device

MyoPro device

A not-for-profit foundation is evaluating a robotic device to help people with spinal cord injuries regain use of their arm, wrist, and hand after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Foundation Studies Robotic Arm-Wrist Assist Device

Trial Shows Engineered Plant Product Heals Wounds

Tobacco plants

A small-scale clinical trial shows synthetic human collagen derived from engineered tobacco plants promotes closure of lower-limb wounds, often difficult to heal. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Engineered Plant Product Heals Wounds

Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Scott Gottlieb

During his tenure, FDA issued a number of guidance documents outlining regulatory processes and practices that streamline reviews, yet are still dictated by scientific evidence. . . . → Read More: Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

Heart check

Digital stethoscopes combined with artificial intelligence will be evaluated in a clinical study of these technologies to screen for heart valve disease. . . . → Read More: Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

Trial Testing Targeted Solid Tumor Immunotherapy

Alligator head

A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of a cancer therapy that harnesses the immune system, but also works only in the tumor to reduce adverse side effects. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Targeted Solid Tumor Immunotherapy

Skin Bacteria Therapy Tested in Kids with Eczema

Child with atopic dermatitis

A clinical trial is underway testing a form of bacteria sprayed on the skin that oxidize ammonia as a treatment for atopic dermatitis, or eczema, in children and teens. . . . → Read More: Skin Bacteria Therapy Tested in Kids with Eczema

Fox Foundation Supports Parkinson’s Walking Device

VibeForward device

A spin-off enterprise from University of Delaware is developing an electronic vibrating device that fits on the feet or ankles of people with Parkinson’s disease to help them walk. . . . → Read More: Fox Foundation Supports Parkinson’s Walking Device

Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Eye exam

A company developing treatments for inherited eye diseases that replace malfunctioning with healthy genes is being acquired by biotechnology company Biogen. . . . → Read More: Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Wireless Sensors Monitor Newborns in ICUs

Amy Paller and Taschana Taylor

An international team developed two wireless sensors that safely monitor the vital signs of newborn infants in intensive care units, replacing the multiple wired devices used today. . . . → Read More: Wireless Sensors Monitor Newborns in ICUs

Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets

Detect cancer scrabble

Results of a clinical trial show a commercial blood test works at least as well as tissue biopsies for determining precise genetic mutations causing most lung cancers. . . . → Read More: Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets