Medical Devices & Technology


Burns are a major cause of serious soft tissue injury in the United States and around the world. Despite improvements in burn and bandage technology, burns remain a significant cause of hospitalization and death worldwide. In 2015, fire and heat resulted in 67 million injuries resulting about 2.9 million hospitalizations and 176,000 deaths worldwide[1]. The […]

Complex rotating machinery is an integral part of operations across multiple industries including healthcare, medical device, robotics, and traditional manufacturing. Turbomachinery, generators, engines, pumps, servo actuators, and electrical motors all depend on intricate inner mechanisms. Rotating machinery, such as turbomachinery, generators, motors, centrifuges, aircraft engines, pumps and fans, fail often because of bearing defects.  Engines, […]

Fault detection and diagnosis is essential across diverse industries.  They increase safety and reduce costs, replacing current scheduled-based maintenance strategies which cost billions yearly. Dr. Nataraj’s fault detection system invention provides a software-based method for diagnosing the nature and magnitude of faults within dynamic mechanical and electrical systems. The software uses measured data from already […]

Villanova University scientist, Qianhong Wu has developed a novel method to assess the results of a BAFMD test, including a system and device that evaluate the output and results of an FMD process. It produces a diagnostic tool that overcomes the previous issues of interpreting an FMD test. There is significant potential for the tool […]

Scars are an inescapable consequence of surgical wound healing because of normal processes of repair in mammals. For functional and cosmetic reasons, there is great interest in developing tools for non-scarring regeneration of normal tissue after a surgical procedure. While considerable effort has been dedicated to improving suturing and wound healing strategies that reduce scarring, […]