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April 2019

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Slug glue has potential to improve medical adhesives
10 April 2019 The Dusky Arion slug produces a defensive glue that fouls the mouthparts...

Overhaul for medical devices in Australia
09 April 2019 The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has just...

New route map to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’
05 April 2019 The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in partnership with...

The Global Medical Device Nomenclature is now free available for all manufacturers
04 April 2019 The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), the de facto global...

February 2019

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FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
27 February 2019 The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development...

Man-mimicking machinery for the brain
27 February 2019 A study by Harvard University have designed a probe that looks, acts...

Blood pressure monitors are transforming diabetes treatment
20 February 2019 February is National Heart Month in both the US and the UK, which aims...

LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics
20 February 2019 More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their...

New ‘NHSX’ unit will lead health service digital transformation
20 February 2019 A new government division called NHSX has just been unveiled, and will be...

FDA gives breakthrough designation to new traumatic brain injury device
15 February 2019 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded breakthrough...

FDA clears Tandem Diabetes Care new pump
14 February 2019 The US FDA has granted marketing clearance for the Tandem Diabetes...

Brain Tumour 'Pied Piper' Device Gains Breakthrough Status
13 February 2019 A biomedical tool that tricks aggressive brain tumours into migrating to...

Current Health gets FDA clearance for remote monitoring device
12 February 2019 Current Health, a Scottish OEM, has just secured US FDA clearance for its...

US researchers develop new medical devices for children
08 February 2019 Researchers from Stanford University and the University of...

Call for better regulation of AI-based medical products
08 February 2019 Products based on artificial intelligence should be regulated like drugs,...

New cybersecurity plan seeks alignment of industry regulators
01 February 2019 The HSCC published a report earlier this week with recommendations...

January 2019

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Brain-computer interface could translate thoughts into speech
31 January 2019 Neuroengineers from the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior...

Barriers to AI in healthcare systems
29 January 2019 Given the effectiveness of AI enabled software in other domains, AI has...

Increasing scepticism against robots
28 January 2019 The use of robotics is becoming more common in a number of...

NUS researchers develop new device to boost muscle recovery
24 January 2019 Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a...

Soft-bodied robots as a novel method of drug delivery
23 January 2019 Researchers at City University Hong Kong (City U) have just created a...

New app links pacemakers with smartphones
19 January 2019 Clinicians have been able to remotely monitor pacemakers for years as...

Call for greater regulation of consumer 'neurotechnologies'
18 January 2019 The marketing of direct-to-consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ can be...

The consequences of a no-deal Brexit
15 January 2019 Today MPs in the House of Commons vote on Theresa May’s deal, which...

Rise of direct-to-consumer medical devices
15 January 2019 Advances in internet-connected consumer medical devices are improving...

November 2018

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August 2018

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Compounding Solutions introduces Defend Rx antimicrobial masterbatch for medical services
30 August 2018 Compounding Solutions LLC, a global leader in custom medical...

July 2018

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Medical Technology Ireland
20 July 2018 Medical Technology Ireland returns to Galway Racecourse on 26-27...

December 2017

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'Lifelike’ 3D printed spine to help train spinal surgeons
07 December 2017 A team of researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae which can...

Wireless environmental sensors in intensive care units pilot launched
05 December 2017 CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation...

October 2017

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In vitro devices and the law
31 October 2017 New laws on the use of nanomaterials on in vitro devices have been...

February 2017

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Selenium Medical receives 2017 Growth Champion award
20 February 2017 The Echos magazine and statistic firm Statista have awarded Selenium...

October 2016

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Notes on a PIP scandal – scrutinising contract manufacturers
26 October 2016 In the wake of changes in EU rules concerning the traceability of...

Medical device manufacturers want more information from FDA about 3D printing
25 October 2016 Medical device manufacturers want the US Food and Drug Administration...

India hopes for medical device manufacturing boom
03 October 2016 India’s first medical devices manufacturing park at Nadupuru near...

September 2016

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Manuka honey could be used to keep medical devices free from infection
30 September 2016 Manuka honey could be used to help keep internal medical devices such...

Solvay uses resin for surgical instrument needed for tonsil and adenoid removal
29 September 2016 Speciality polymers supplier Solvay announced in mid-2016 that it...

Range of new pacemakers and other devices curb deaths
28 September 2016 Medical devices and surgical instruments are improving survival rates...

New medical device research centre opens in Ireland
27 September 2016 A new research centre in Ireland has set its sights on becoming a...

March 2015

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Biophotonics and medical engineering take centre stage at Laser World of Photonics
04 March 2015 Biophotonics and medical engineering will again be centre stage at the...

February 2015

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Moderate drinking: not so healthy after all?
11 February 2015

Roche and Qualcomm collaborate on remote monitoring
03 February 2015 Roche and Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life, will collaborate to...

January 2015

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Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue
29 January 2015 A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by...

Carmat’s second artificial heart implant a success
22 January 2015 The second recipient of a Carmat artificial heart is ‘living a...

November 2014

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Bloodstream infection breakthrough speeds up diagnosis time and accuracy
19 November 2014 A new bloodstream infection test created by researchers at UC Irvine (UCI)...

October 2014

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Abbott Laboratories to acquire Topera in $250 million deal
31 October 2014 US healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to acquire...

August 2014

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Ears to a rosy future for wearable med devices
06 August 2014 The ears might be the best place to gather vital signs, including...

July 2014

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San Diego Health System advances minimally invasive brain surgery
24 July 2014 Neurosurgeons have performed highly complex brain surgery to remove...

FDA approves first vital sign sensor for chairs
04 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first sensor...

May 2014

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US software represents leap forward in identifying disease genes
30 May 2014 Scientists in the US have developed software that helps researchers...

April 2014

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US ultrasound device could reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
25 April 2014 US researchers have developed an ultrasound device that could help...

March 2014

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FDA proposes medical device rule to simplify classification process
26 March 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to amend...

Cefaly-Technology develops head band to treat migraine
19 March 2014 Belgium-based Cefaly-Technology has developed a new device that...

February 2014

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Tissue-penetrating light releases chemotherapy inside cancer cells
24 February 2014 Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction...

Medtronic enrolls first US patient in global clinical trial for miniature transcatheter pacemaker system
21 February 2014 Medtronic, Inc has announced the first US implant of the world's...

Stryker snaps up German surgical supplier Berchtold
19 February 2014 Medical technologies firm Stryker Corporation has announced it is...

Qlucore and Nebion collaboration will benefit researchers
17 February 2014 Qlucore and Nebion AG are working together to promote their two...

January 2014

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Close contact with people: service robots in medicine and nursing
31 January 2014 AUTOMATICA, the international trade fair for automation and mechatronics,...

September 2013

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Applied Silicone offers comprehensive material compendia for long-term implantable silicone products
03 September 2013 Applied Silicone Corporation, a global supplier of implantable...

August 2013

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SCHURTER Introduces Hospital Grade V-Lock Cordsets
27 August 2013 SCHURTER Introduces Hospital Grade V-Lock CordsetsV-Lock cordsets...

Kontron reinvents its Panel PC lineup with two new multi-touch, scalable Panel PCs in a widescreen format
27 August 2013 Kontron reinvents its Panel PC lineup with two new multi-touch,...

Kontron SMARC Starterkit offers fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors
27 August 2013 Kontron SMARC Starterkit offers fast entry into the world of embedded...

Kontron’s embedded Mini-ITX motherboard with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor delivers leading-edge performance in compact size
27 August 2013 Kontron’s embedded Mini-ITX motherboard with 4th generation Intel®...

Kontron announces 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor support for a broad range of systems, boards and modules
27 August 2013 Kontron’s four new embedded platform designs improve processing and...

Carclo Diagnostics Soultions
27 August 2013 Mitcham (UK), 19 August 2013: Carclo Diagnostic Solutions Ltd...

April 2013

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Study calls for repeal of tax
12 April 2013 Just a few months after the implementation of the US medical device tax,...

Medical device scorecard launched
12 April 2013 A consortium of healthcare providers from across the US has been...

Glucose meter fault warning
11 April 2013 Diabetics in the UK have been urged to check the blood glucose meters...

March 2013

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Europe split on approvals
29 March 2013 In March the European Commission and Parliament were reported to be in...

Medical devices in pill form
29 March 2013 A team of researchers have announced they are developing what they...



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