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Overhaul for medical devices in Australia
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has just announced plans to overhaul the regulatory system for medical devices in the country to improve patient safety.
New route map to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’
The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has just launched a report of the MedTech landscape aimed...
The Global Medical Device Nomenclature is now free available for all manufacturers
The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), the de facto global standard for identifying the world’s millions of medical devices, has been made freely available to all...
FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) devices, a new generation of implants that could provide users with direct control.
Man-mimicking machinery for the brain
A study by Harvard University have designed a probe that looks, acts and feels like a real neuron so that the brain does not identify it as a foreign object and try to attack it
Blood pressure monitors are transforming diabetes treatment
February is National Heart Month in both the US and the UK, which aims to raise awareness of the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease. High blood pressure is a major...
LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics
More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their innovations from 24-27 June 2019 on the fairgrounds in Munich. Also awaiting visitors in parallel is a trend...
New ‘NHSX’ unit will lead health service digital transformation
A new government division called NHSX has just been unveiled, and will be led by its own chief executive tasked with accelerating digital transformation of the UK NHS.
FDA gives breakthrough designation to new traumatic brain injury device
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded breakthrough device designation to a BioDirection’s Tbit System which has been developed to predict positive computerised...
FDA clears Tandem Diabetes Care new pump
The US FDA has granted marketing clearance for the Tandem Diabetes Care’s pump, which can deliver insulin under the skin in both children and adults
Brain Tumour 'Pied Piper' Device Gains Breakthrough Status
A biomedical tool that tricks aggressive brain tumours into migrating to an external container rather than in the brain has been designated a “breakthrough device” by the FDA
Current Health gets FDA clearance for remote monitoring device
Current Health, a Scottish OEM, has just secured US FDA clearance for its AI enabled, wearable, remote patient monitoring device.
US researchers develop new medical devices for children
Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco in the US have partnered to drive development of new medical devices for children
Call for better regulation of AI-based medical products
Products based on artificial intelligence should be regulated like drugs, and those that are deemed unsafe should be removed from the market, according to a new report from the Academy...
New cybersecurity plan seeks alignment of industry regulators
The HSCC published a report earlier this week with recommendations for managing the security of medical devices in clinical practice
Brain-computer interface could translate thoughts into speech
Neuroengineers from the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the US have developed a brain-computer interface, which can directly...
Barriers to AI in healthcare systems
Given the effectiveness of AI enabled software in other domains, AI has been introduced into many areas of medicine
Increasing scepticism against robots
The use of robotics is becoming more common in a number of different industries, with many researchers suggesting that we are on the brink of a robotic era
NUS researchers develop new device to boost muscle recovery
Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new medical device which could facilitate faster muscle recovery in post-surgical patients, the elderly...