The Medical Industry Briefing
The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month
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.
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.
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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