issue 4 // November 2017
issue 5 // January 2018
Securing the safety of devices connected to the Internet is a paramount for developers of connected medical devices. The integrity of a device’s software not only protects the device itself, but also the patient relying on the device. We explore the challenges in securing medical devices and find out how manufactures can meet them.
MED-EL recently launched what it calls the world’s first cochlear implant powered by wireless charging, while Cochlear has teamed with Apple to make the first “made for iPhone” cochlear implants using a sound processor that allows direct streaming from Apple devices. We take a look at the technology behind these new products.
We also review a recent breakthrough in nanokicking technology which has enabled researchers to grow three-dimensional samples of mineralised bone from human mesenchymal stem cells for the first time without typical osteoinductive media, and find out what it could mean for the potential culture of cellularised bone grafts.
As always, we also round up the latest news from the medical device industry, and get comment and analysis from GlboalData’s healthcare analysts on market dynamics, product innovation, regional developments and regulatory issues.
Group Editor | Susanne Hauner
Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun
Writers | Elly Earls, Chris Lo
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Lead Designer | John Hammond
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West
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