A new research study on the penetration mechanics of the beetle penis – its bending stiffness gradient compounded by its soft tip – could actually hold some promise in the medical-device realm of catheter design to further the understanding in erectile dysfunction.
It was a bad week for medical ethics. First, Martin Shkreli and his company Turing raised the price of a generic drug for Toxoplasmosis 50 fold simply because he could. Now a California company is selling an unapproved diagnostic test kit for early detection of cancer by claiming that it is not a diagnostic kit after all.
(From Priorities Vol. 8, No. 2, 1996) FYI: What is a Medical Device? -- medical (download)