The Medical Industry Briefing 

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

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The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in South Korean is set to expand the scope of AI-based medical devices from 11 to 153 items.


A new fund launched by Accelmed to invest in early-stage, pre-revenue medical devices and digital health startups in Israel and around the world.


NeoGenomics has reported 51% revenue growth to $105m in the third quarter.


The amount of hospitals in North America that have biomedical devices on the wireless network, according to Extreme Networks.


X-rays miss up to 23% of incidences of lung cancer in the UK, according to a review published in the British Journal of General Practice.

 Top Stories 

 Research team develops pacifier to real-time monitor glucose levels

A team of researchers has developed a pacifier-based biosensor that tracks real-time glucose levels in saliva, in a move that could make it easier to diagnose diabetes in babies.

Source: Med Tech News

 J&J reports rising success rate in robotic surgery clinical trial

J&J reported that investigators at five sites successfully used the robotic bronchoscopic system to localize targeted pulmonary lesions in 96% of cases.

Source: Med Tech Dive

 India’s plan to bring all medical devices under one regulatory framework 

India’s recent draft notification to bring all imported and locally-made medical devices under single regulatory framework and a compensation plan for patients affected by faulty devices will boost credibility, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Source: GlobalData

 MedRhythms launches post-stroke walking rehabilitation device trial

MedRhythms, a US-based digital therapeutics company, has launched its five-site randomised controlled trial (RCT) at rehabilitation hospitals and research centres to examine a post-stroke walking rehabilitation device.

Source: Medical Device Network

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Brazilian-based company TNH Health has created a chatbot, dubbed Vitalk, which can communicate with users about their health concerns via Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, web channels, SMS and Android and iOS.


Meds²Go develops innovative cooling containers for people who use temperature-sensitive medicines.


This wearable device and analytic system remotely monitor patient vitals using biosensors and AI to detect cardiac events with 99.63% accuracy.


London-based Arthronica is a SaaS platform to remotely diagnose arthritis using laptop/smartphone cameras combined with AI-powered software.

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