The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
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
The number of imaging tests reported in England from September 2018 to September 2019
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.
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.
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.
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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