Royal Philips and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have partnered in a 5-year research alliance with a $25 million budget to develop novel product solutions in healthcare and lighting.
An MIT team is developing implants that can withstand attacks from the body's immune system, which generally treats foreign objects as invaders.
Myomo has raised an initial $5 million tranche of a Series B round to help it to market its MyoPro Myoelectric Arm Orthosis. The round was from existing investors and led by Mountain Group.
Germany's Bayer already partners with MIT and Harvard on oncology research, and now the partnership is being upgraded to include cardiovascular genomics and drug discovery. The expansion of the alliance into cardiovascular genomics will be about the search for genetic biomarkers of patient risk or suitability to particular drugs that treat cardiovascular conditions like heart disease.
A team of MIT scientists has designed a new injectable hydrogel made from nanoparticles that could someday be used to hold drugs in the body, treating diseases such as cancer, macular degeneration and heart disease.
Researchers in the lab of MIT's Robert Langer have created a hydrogel that's designed to be much better than current technologies in getting drugs into patients and straight to where they are targeted.
While computers have long since surpassed the capabilities of the human brain in certain areas, people have continued to outperform machines at visual object recognition. Now though, computers may be starting to catch up--and the advance has implications for our understanding of the human brain.
Microchips Biotech says it's ready to send its delivery technology out into the world, this week announcing it has completed development and clinical demonstration of the drug-delivering implant.
Two different groups of investigators say they've found a way to identify a large group of patients that are characterized by a very high risk of developing blood cancers--and their discovery could pave the way to a new treatment approach in oncology.
As the med tech industry casts its eye toward quick, point-of-care diagnostics, scientists at MIT are teaming up with physicians from Harvard Medical School to create new technology that could help distinguish between acute emphysema and heart failure by measuring an individual's breath.