The medical industry briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
News in Numbers
The number of medical device certificates due to expire as a result of the new European Medical Device Regulations in 2024, according to a survey by Team-NB.
Philips and its partners have been awarded $2.8m in US Government funding to assess the viability of a wearable device in the early detection of Covid-19
Researchers at Tulane University, US, have reportedly developed a new Covid-19 saliva test that uses a smartphone to provide results in as little as 15 minutes.
The date that The Global Medical Device Nomenclature Agency welcomed the introduction of the UK-wide Medical Device Information System.
Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have succeeded in setting a new record in X-ray microscopy, achieving a record resolution of 7 nanometres in several different experiments.
Applied DNA-CLEARED4 collaboration for pooled Covid-19 surveillance testing programme
Applied DNA Clinical Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied DNA Sciences, has entered into a reseller and sales referral partnership with US-based health safety solutions provider CLEARED4.
Source: Medical Device Network
Spider-Man-style medical gun spins out 'skin substitute' for burns
Doctors in Europe and Israel have begun using a medical gun that spins out a protective web to cover burns and wounds, hoping the breathable “skin substitute” will help patients recover without the need for painful bandage changes.
Source: The Guardian
Pulse Oximeter Devices Have Higher Error Rate in Black Patients
A study showed that the devices, which measure oxygen levels in the blood, were three times more likely to give misleading readings among African-American patients.
Source: New York Times
NFL player-backed implant to fix ACL tears gets FDA De Novo
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised a resorbable implant under the De Novo premarket review pathway that fills the gap between the torn ends of a patient’s anterior cruciate ligament, one of the most common knee injuries in the US.
Source: Med Tech Dive
Embracing Emerging Technologies
Neurogene is focused on developing life-changing genetic medicines for patients and their families affected by rare, devastating neurological diseases.
AI Talos is an artificial intelligence-guided decision-making support solution that assists thermographers in predicting breast cancer.
Source: AI Talos
Formerly known as Care Monkey, this Australia-based company has developed a digital forms, medical and communication platform.
US-based company Nines is a tele-radiology and artificial intelligence startup. Its product NinesAI is FDA-cleared to triage time-critical, life-threatening indications of mass effect and intracranial hemorrhage.
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.