The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products
The number of deaths linked to intragastric weight loss balloons in a report by the US FDA
The UK Government has approved an £8m trial for drones to deliver medical supplies amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Singapore’s medical technology segment rose 6.3% in March with higher export demand for medical devices
European Parliament postpones new requirements for medical devices
To prevent shortages or delays in getting key medical devices on the market, the European Parliament has decided to postpone the application of the Medical Devices Regulation.
Indonesian Government relaxes licensing requirements for medical devices
As part of efforts to combat Covid-19, the Indonesian Governmenthas issued several regulations and policies to relax licensing requirements for the import and production of medical devices.
Source: Chemical Watch
Qatar produces new artificial ventilators to combat coronavirus
Barzan Holding Company, in cooperation with US company Wilcox, is expected to produce 2,000 Savr-Q ventilators a week.
Source: Al Jazeera
Boston Scientific sees April sales cut in half amid Covid-19
Boston Scientific has acknowledged the novel coronavirus' potential to negatively impact first quarter sales by $10m to $40m.
Source: Med Tech Dive
Embracing Emerging Technologies
This Ireland-based start-up is developing innovative minimally invasive technologies to help treat post-surgerycolorectal patients.
Boston-based medical device company X-COR Therapeutics is creating a commercially available CO2 removal device for the treatment of acute respiratory failure.
This New York-based company has created an AI-enabled symptom checking app to provideusers with personalised primary care.
Flatiron Health is creating cloud-based community oncology products to provide practitioners with a shared technology platform.
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