December 2020

Respiratory devices have been thrown into the spotlight over the past few months. But, while mainstream attention is directed at ventilators, asthma inhalers have also been the subject of controversy after new research uncovered a link between reliver inhalers and asthma attacks. We track the history of asthma inhalers to find out what went wrong. Plus, we find out how technology is helping to improve communication in clinical settings.

Also, our writers go head to head to debate whether biobanks should release data to patients, find out how roboticist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan is using technology to overcome the physical setbacks of motor neuron disease, and ask if med tech needs a materials revolution.

Plus, we speak to Novartis Foundation head Dr Ann Aerts about developing medical AI capabilities around the world, take a look at LexaGene’s new genetic testing platform, and find out how technology is helping doctors to treat syncope.


Editor | Eloise McLennan

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun
Writers | Chloe Kent, Natalie Healey, Abi Millar, Chris Lo, Allie Nawrat, Dr Roberto Liddi
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