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Becoming Cyborg: 10 Amazing MedTech Inventions


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Some of the best developments from 2015:

Google contact lens with wireless chip and glucose sensor

Intarcia’s insulin implant successful phase III trial

iLet Bionic Pancreas

Organs-on-Chips include the heart, liver, lungs and gut

Carmat’s Artificial Heart – uses biological tissues and adapts to blood pressure

Bionic Eyes

SmartBone artificial bone substitute

3D Printed Protheses

Organovo – bioprinting tissues layer by layer

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Boston University

Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts


Company creating living platforms that emulate the complexities of human biology


Biomedical company focused on research, development and production of medical devices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine


3D Cell-Based Solutions for Drug Discovery.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in Boston


Company that offers OrganoPlates and develops human tissue and disease models.

Open Bionics

UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands


Research lab that designs and creates functional human tissues using proprietary three-dimensional bioprinting technology

Pixium Vision

Company specialized in neuromodulation to restore a form of prosthetic vision to compensate for blindness.

Second Sight

Second Sight develops, manufactures and markets implantable visual prosthetics

University of Cambridge

Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Wyss Institute

Research institute focused on developing bioinspired materials and devices

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