The Medical Industry Briefin

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

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The number of software-related medical device recalls in the US in 2018


Italian certification company IMQ has become the fourth notified body designated under the European Union Medical Device Regulation


The number of accredited EPR suppliers added to the NHS England and NHSX Health Systems Support Framework’s Lot 1 list


Devices for diabetics hold more than 20% of the wearable medical devices market


India’s electronic health record market is set to grow at a CAGR of 5% through 2025

 Top Stories 

 Dementia app aims to spark chats about the disease

Dementia First Hand is a new virtual reality app which aims to educate people about and raise awareness of dementia.

Source: BBC

 Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain's blood vessels

Engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain.

Source: Science Daily

 Will disposable colonoscopy devices replace reusables?

A team of Johns Hopkins data researchers is studying the economic and safety implications associated with the devices used to perform colonoscopies.

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine

 FDA clears Biobeat's wearable watch and patch

The US FDA has granted a 510K clearance for Biobeats’s patch and watch for non-invasive cuffless monitoring of blood pressure in hospitals, clinics, long-term care and at home.

Source: Cision

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Adapttech’s Insight technology uses laser scanning, wearable technology and a mobile app to make it faster and easier to correctly fit lower-limb prosthesis

RT Safe

Using RT Safe’s solutions, radiotherapists can trial personalised treatments on a life-size 3D-printed version of a patients head.


Munich-based Mecuris enables CPOs to create and customise unique orthotic and prosthetic products together with their patients.

AbiliTech Assist 

AbiliTech Assist provides functional assistance and support to patients with neuromuscular arm weakness.

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