The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
3M has filed five additional lawsuits in a string of price-gouging suits against vendors who allegedly offered nonexistent N95 respirators to emergency officials.
Last month, the US returned 29,500 coronavirus tests that were found to be invalid after problems at a UK facility led officials to send tests abroad for analysis.
The amount that Zimmer Biomet has agreed to pay Conformis to settle patent disputes over the latter’s knee and hip replacement products.
The forecast CAGR of the European Medical Device market between 2020 and 2025.
Microfluidic test for viral antibodies takes just 20 minutes
Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a microfluidic test that can detect antibodies against a viral infection. The device can provide a result in as little as 20 minutes and requires only two microliters of serum to run.
Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'
Facial recognition has been added as a way of logging in to an NHS app that lets people order prescriptions, book appointments and find healthcare data.
Fidget spinner for rapid detection of urinary tract infections
A multidisciplinary and international team of Korean and Indian researchers have recently developed a fidget spinner-based device to detect UTIs from urine samples.
Embracing Emerging Technologies
This London-based company uses 3D printing to reduce the time it takes to produce a medically effective orthosis for patients around the world.
The EndoMaster EASE System is a robotic-assisted system that can effectively remove gastro-intestinal tumours endoscopically without the need for surgical incisions.
India-based company Dozee manufacturers a contactless and non-intrusive health monitor that can track heart and respiratory health, sleep quality and stress recovery.
Osimis uses open source software to build innovative collaboration tools for medical imaging.
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