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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the medical device developments editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Spin doctor
09 June, 2021
When spider webs get inside, our first impulse is to clean them away. But...
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Make it wearable 09 June, 2021 Whether the technology monitors, manages or stimulates, someone’s probably trying to make it into a wearable – and the market is booming in line with the rise in telemedicine. Abi...

The inside story 09 June, 2021 Neuromonitoring and neuromodulation technologies combine practical tools for patient care with what often seem like plot points from science fiction, and are on their way to erasing...

Prove your metal 09 June, 2021 Increasingly, the medical device industry is turning to metal injection moulding to manufacture small complex components. If anyone happened to miss that, the past 18 months have...

Future shock 09 June, 2021 AI and machine learning have promised to transform medical device manufacturing for years – but, stymied by challenging data, it’s only recently being embraced by the biggest names in...

Affirmative action 09 June, 2021 It’s finally here: the FDA’s action plan for regulating medical devices employing AI/ML. Monica Karpinski investigates the key legal, practical and ethical challenges the FDA needs...

Brave new world 09 June, 2021 Many of the most impressive and distinctive capabilities of medical and consumer wearables come down to the way they implement photonics. Elena Beletkaia, project leader at the...

AI in a small way 09 June, 2021 Small and powerful as they may be, smartphones can’t be implanted in patient’s bodies and, though it’s a little less impossible, strapping them to every surface in a manufacturing...

Waste not, want not 09 June, 2021 The health sector is responsible for an estimated 4.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions – the vast majority of which originate in the supply chain. One of the easiest ways to...

Outside the box 09 June, 2021 By paying closer attention to how patients and practitioners interact with packaging, researchers are finding answers to some long-standing medical conundrums, improving healthcare...

Go live – with a digital twist 09 June, 2021 Before the pandemic, the medical device industry’s calendar revolved around physical events, where companies exchanged ideas, discussed trends and built relationships. Former...

At your fingertips 09 June, 2021 Prosthetics might be the among the original medical wearables, but technological advances haven’t necessarily made them more popular. What’s holding them back? Tim Gunn asks Max...

A seismic shift 09 June, 2021 After years of fevered speculation, and maybe even a few weeks of planning, OEMs awoke on 26 May 2021 to find that the EU’s new Medical Device Regulation had become legally...

Hindsight is 2020 09 June, 2021 Covid-19 has exposed undeniable vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain. Natalie Healey explores how the pandemic will change the way health systems procure equipment in the future...

Better together 09 June, 2021 Microfluidics requires high levels of expertise, so simplifying it would promote its broader use in healthcare and life sciences. Integrated machine learning and AI could allow people...

Break a sweat 09 June, 2021 Silicone is beloved by medical device designers for its biocompatibility, but there are reasons why people are not all coated in plastic. Even if it’s only applied to the skin,...

New dimensions for 3D printing 09 June, 2021 In the booming market for implanted devices, 3D printing is an increasingly popular fabrication method, but researchers are looking beyond its cost-efficiency and speed to see how it...

A total meltdown 09 June, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the pharma sector’s dependence on the cold chain for vaccine distribution. Hundreds of thousands of cold storage devices are being used to...

Body positive 25 November, 2020 For all their life-saving potential, the silicon electronics found in medical devices don’t work inside the human body, so they have to be encased in rigid metal shells. What’s more,...

Under the microscope 25 November, 2020 Academic research into the technology of microfluidics suggests that it offers huge potential for point-of-care diagnosis of disease. So why has the research so far not been...


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