The Medical Industry Briefing 

The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month

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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

40 million

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.


A decade-long study has found percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents is as safe and effective as coronary-artery bypass grafting

 Top Stories 

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.

Source: BBC

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.


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.


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.

Pristine Surgical

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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