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

177 million

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

 Top Stories 

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.

Source: Forbes

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

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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