Browsing Category: Personalized Medicine

Implant + wearable to track neuromodulation effectiveness

Medtronic is linking its implanted devices with Samsung’s phones and tablets to better monitor the effectiveness of neuromodulation technologies.  (Click to view Samsung release.) Those with implanted neurostimulators, which  send electronic signals to targeted areas of the brain to block symptoms, can have a more active role in the management of their diseases.  Parkinson’s, essential tremor and […]

Implant tests cancer drugs to optimize treatment

MIT’s Oliver Jonas, Robert Langer, and colleagues have developed an implantable device that allows doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. The tiny device can carry small doses of 30 drugs. After implanting it in a tumor and allowing the drugs to diffuse into the tissue, researchers can measure how effectively each destroys a […]