The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
Data: News in Numbers
The amount raised by Withings to help bridge the gap between consumer tech and healthcare providers
According to GlobalData, the number of surgical energy devices units in Japan is expected to reach 19,353,968 in 2025
The number of weeks it took Abingdon Health to develop and CE mark its rapid antibody test, a process that would usually take around ten months
Becton, Dickinson and Company has received additional orders from the US and Canada Governments for 177 million syringes and needles to support Covid-19 vaccination efforts.
Medical device deal values dropped 88% amid Covid-19 disruption compared to H2 2019, according to PwC
FDA finalises guidance on multiple-function devices after industry feedback
The US FDA published final guidance explaining its policies and regulatory review practices for multiple-function device products. Such devices have at least one distinct device function plus one other function that is not the subject of a premarket review.
Source: Medtech Dive
Hand-movement sensing bracelet could revolutionise activity tracking
Researchers from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe a lightweight bracelet that can continuously track 3D hand movements could bring activity tracking to the next level.
Kyocera helps develop wearable for remote rehab monitoring
In a study published in the journal Science Advances, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues in Australia identify the missing piece needed to generate high-quality imaging using low-cost MRI scanners, which could expand the role of this powerful technology in medicine.
Source: Medical Express
Royal College investigating failure to take part in landmark NHS probe
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has launched an investigation into its failure to take part in a landmark inquiry that revealed how thousands of women and children suffered avoidable harm from medicines and surgical implants.
Source: The Independent
Embracing Emerging Technologies
7D Surgical‘s MvIGS system uses camera-based technology and machine vision algorithms to increase the precision of imaging technology in brain and spinal surgery.
Nightware is an application on Apple Watch that helps monitor and treat patients suffering from traumatic nightmares.
Iran-based company Pedasys designs and manufactures power-assisted robotic exoskeletons and rehabilitation systems for disabled and elderly patients.
Sweden-based Kry has developed a digital app that allows patients to consult a qualified health professional within minutes, using their smartphone or tablet.
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