The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
UK-based Formula One teams have joined forces with ‘Project Pitlane’ to help scale the production of existing ventilator designs
Additional ventilators will be needed in the UK to cope with the expected peak of Covid-19 cases in April
Consumption of face masks in France had soared from four million to more than 40 million per week according to a speech by French President Emmanuel Macron
The number of days it took to transform East London’sExCeL conference centre into the UK’s largest hospital, dubbed NHS Nightingale.
3D-printer owners rally to create NHS face masks
Some 1,400 3D-printer owners have pledged to use their machines to help make face shields for the NHS. Started by palliative-medicine doctor James Coxon, the 3DCrowd UK group is now looking to recruit more volunteers.
EU regulators to propose 1-year MDR delay
In the UK, a new bill which aims to improve regulation for medical devices and ensure patient safety, as well as allow hospitals to develop personalised medicines has come into effect.
Source: MED TECH DIVE
UK considers app to track coronavirus patients
The European Commission is working on a proposal to delay enforcement of the EU Medical Device Regulation by one year.
Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US
Russia has dispatched a cargo plane with masks and medical equipment to the US after Donald Trump accepted an offer of humanitarian aid from Vladimir Putin to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: THE GUARDIAN
Embracing Emerging Technologies
AristaMD is a US-based company that aims to improve patient outcomes and streamline access to care with its eConsult platform.
Private medical device company ShiraTronicsis focused on commercialising novel neuromodulation technologies to treat debilitating migraine headaches.
US company Pristine Surgical has developed a single-use visualisation platform for surgical and diagnostic rigid endoscopic procedures.
India-based company Morphle provides software products and solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of pathological workflows.
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