The medical industry briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
News in Numbers
The UK is set to send 600 pieces of vital medical equipment to India to support the country in its fight against Covid-19.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Brainsway’s three-minute electromagnetic stimulation depression treatment.
University of Birmingham spin-out ChromaTwist has secured £300,000 of seed funding to develop a new class of fluorescent materials for use in bio-sensing and bio-imaging tests.
Israel-based Memic has raised $96m in funding to support it’s surgical robot with a humanoid-shaped arm.
Australia’s extracorporeal membrane oxygenation devices market is set to grow at 6% over the next five years, according to GlobalData.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 patent suggests it could measure ECG or blood pressure
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or other future Samsung foldables could take it to the next level with Apple Watch-like biometric scanners that could measure heart rate and blood pressure, a new patent suggests.
Source: Tech Radar
FDA issues final rule removing certain software from medical device regulations
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rulemaking that eliminates certain software intended to transfer, store or display clinical laboratory tests from being regulated as medical devices.
Study highlights risks of anxiety and depression after cardiac device implantation
Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
Source: European Society of Cardiology
Software spots suspicious skin lesions on smartphone photos
Researchers from MIT have developed a new deep learning tool to more easily identify harmful lesions from photographs taken with a smartphone.
Embracing Emerging Technologies
Babyscripts offers digital maternity care solutions including a remote-monitoring platform that allows providers to virtually connect with expectant and new mothers.
Dadi offers a mail-in male fertility testing service. Once a sample has been collected, the kit is sent off for analysis and a complete medical evaluation is returned to the patient within a 24 hour period.
Iran-based start-up Magicardio has developed a diagnostic tool that uses AI algorithms to help physicians diagnose cardiovascular diseases.
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.