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Surgical Robots-on-a-Chip


A new wave of surgical robots inspired by biological systems is the focus of many 
current research initiatives. Paula Gomes of Cambridge Consultants charts developments and considers the designs of future robotic devices. ... read more >

Injecting Innovation into Healthcare


Stephen Browning of the Technology Strategy Board explains how the Small Business Research Initiative is building long-term partnerships between small businesses and public sector healthcare to create new products, and outlines the projects that are currently open for applications.... read more >

The EU unitary patent regime: An update on progress


Although we still cannot be certain, it seems likely that the long- awaited unitary patent system for the European Union will finally come into being, though probably not until 2015 at the earliest. If this radical change to the European patent landscape does indeed finally happen, what will it mean to applicants? ... read more >

Silicon Nitride Technology


Bryan McEntire of Amedica describes the beneficial properties of silicon nitride for 
use in spinal and orthopaedic reconstructive surgery, and its potential in applications such as hip and knee replacements, dental implants and suture anchors.... read more >

Direct Pulse Oximetry of Cavities and Organs


Professor Panicos Kyriacou of City University London talks about new pulse 
oximetry optical and fibre optic sensors that have been developed for a variety 
of in vivo applications, and the results of clinical trials.... read more >

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