The Medical Industry Briefing 

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

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Akili Interactive’s EndeavorRX has made history as the first-ever FDA-approved prescription video game.


Last year, the number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office in the field of medical technology showed 0.9% growth compared to the previous year.


The healthcare analytics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26% from 2020 to reach $84.2bn by 2027.

14.2 million

According to Action on Hearing Loss, by 2035, around 14.2 million people will have hearing loss across the UK.


The telehealth market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 28% during the period 2019–2025.

 Top Stories 

Self-driving hospital beds in development to protect staff from Covid-19

UK engineering firm DCE has received £50,000 in State funding to explore the feasibility of applying its tech to hospital beds.

Source: Telegraph

Laser-welded sugar: Sweet way to 3D-print blood vessels

Rice bioengineers showed they could keep densely packed cells alive for two weeks in relatively large constructs by creating complex blood vessel networks from templates of 3D-printed sugar.

Source: Rice University

 Kyocera helps develop wearable for remote rehab monitoring

The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Medical Hospital is working with Kyocera to be able to deliver rehab therapy to patients during Covid-19.

Source: Medgadget

 Medtronic's brain-reading stimulator nets FDA approval

The US FDA has approved Medtronic’s latest deep-brain stimulation implant, featuring the ability to read, capture and transmit a patient’s brain signals during therapy.

Source: Fierce Biotech

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Agamon is an AI-powered intelligence platform that can access high-quality data and insights on radiology, decision support, and digital imaging.

Navi Medical Technologies

Navi Medical Technologies develops Neonav - ECG tip location system designed specifically for babies and infants.

Care Dash

CareDash was created in 2016 as a solution for patients looking for transparent and trustworthy information about healthcare providers, practices, and hospitals in their area.


EyeControl is a solution for locked in patients, that allows them to communicate using eye movements only.

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