The Medical Industry Briefing 

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

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The number of medical devices recalled by the FDA in 2019, up from 32 recalled in 2018


The global Coronary Guidewires Market size is projected to reach $594.8m by 2026 according to a report published by Fortune Business Insights


The surgical robots market is expected to witness 24.4% CAGR from 2019 to 2025

45.2 million

The number of imaging tests reported in England from September 2018 to September 2019


The University of the West of Scotland has revealed a £12m thin films laboratory at its Paisley campus

 Top Stories 

 A hybrid heart could solve organ transplant crisis

A soft robotic heart designed by a team of Dutch scientists could end the need to donor transplants. The proposal has been shortlisted by the British Heart Foundation as part of a scheme to encourage innovative approaches to curing heart conditions.

Source: Telegraph

 World’s first integrated digital health system

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Babylon are launching a ten-year partnership to develop a new healthcare delivery model of ‘Digital-First Integrated Care’, for 300,000 people across Wolverhampton and its surrounding areas.

Source: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

 3D-printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

A prototype for the first 3D-printed, sensor-operated prosthetic arm designed for toddlers under two years-old has been developed by engineers at University of Lincoln, UK.

Source: University of Lincoln

 Glasgow wins £8m medical technology R&D project

EnMovi, the latest venture from US company OrthoSensor has chosen Glasgow to develop its wearable orthopaedic sensors and associated data analytics.

Source: Herald Scotland

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Polish start-up StethoMe offers an AI-powered wireless stethoscope that uses sound analysis to support the diagnostic process.

NOW Technologies

Hungary-based medtech startup, NOW Technologies, develops and manufactures smart electric wheelchair control systems.


Founded in 2017, this deep learning start-up specialises in computer vision software for medical for medical imaging.


Oura is a wearable ring device that tracks the users health data, including sleep, heart rate, respiratory rate, and physical activity.

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