News in Numbers


An algorithm developed by FitBit may be able to detect 21% of Covid-19 cases the day before symptoms show, according to data published by the company.


The number of medical technology guidances published by NICE this year, as listed in the organisation’s database.


As of 1 December, the US FDA has recalled 32 medical devices this year, compared to 49 recalls in 2019.


A report from Adroit Market Research forecasts that the medical device cleaning market will hit $3.6bn by 2028.


GlobalData forecasts that the APAC breathing filters and bags market is expected to witness 4% growth through 2030.

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Contact lenses for diagnostic and therapeutic use

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute in Los Angeles, US have developed a hydrogel contact lens that can used for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Source: Terasaki Institute

Study examines role of mobile health technology in monitoring Covid-19 patients

A 60-person task force, including MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers, has published a study reviewing mobile health technologies and examining their use in monitoring and mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: MIT

Sky Medical Technology Ltd named Most Innovative MedTech Company 2020

Sky Medical Technology, a UK-based medical devices company, has announced that has been recognised by the International Life Sciences Awards as the Most Innovative MedTech Company 2020.

Source: Sky Medical Technology

Thousands of US lab results and medical records spilled online after a security lapse

NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password.

Source: TechCrunch

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Through AI and robotics, Mojo is working to improve the technology used during fertility treatment.

Source: Mojo Fertility


This Switzerland-based start-up provides clinically validated tests to help monitor the rehabilitation of patients with arm and hand disabilities.

Source: ReHaptix

Altris AI

Health-tech company Altris Ai has developed a deep learning platform to help clinicians detect retail diseases.

Source: Altris AI


NerveBlox is an AI-driven decision support solution to help anaesthesiologists practice peripheral nerve block.

Source: NerveBlox

Lucira Health

Biotechnology company Lucira Health offers disposable at-home test kits to detect infectious diseases, such as Covid-19.

Source: Lucira Health


US-based company Bloomlife is using technology, data science and medical expertise to address issues in maternal health.

Source: Bloomlife