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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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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.

Health Organisation

Largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in Boston


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


UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands


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


Second Sight develops, manufactures and markets implantable visual prosthetics