Category Archives: medical devices

Canadian Invents Device to Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breath

Interesting story about a Canadian man suffering from cystic fibrosis who patented a device that helps him breath. His patents for a “chest vibrating device” include US7416536 (B2) and CA2563723 (C). Medical devices are a bit more challenging to commercialize because they … Continue reading

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Medical Innovators: Michael E. Debakey

Dr. Michael DeBakey, a heart surgeon who invented dozens of medical procedures, devices and instruments, died this weekend at age 99 after a extremely long and productive career. (He continued practicing medicine well into his 90s.) While in medical school … Continue reading

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2007 Lasker Awards

The 2007 Lasker Awards, sometimes called “America’s Nobels”, were announced on Sept. 15. The Lasker Award for Outstanding Basic Medical Research was awarded to Dr. Steinman of Rockefellar University for his discovery of dendritic cells, a type of immune cell … Continue reading

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