The Brexit threat: should UK medical device regulation align with the EU?
With Brexit just around the corner, a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called on the UK to align its medical device regulation with that of the EU to reduce the risk of losing export business and jobs. Abi Millar takes a look at its recommendations and asks what can be done to secure future business for the sector.
Medical Technology: Issue 3
In this issue: Securing the future of the UK medical device sector after Brexit, artificial intelligence for brain scan analysis, voice recognition technology for clinical trials, plus the latest market insight and comment from GlobalData.
August’s top stories: CUHK’s EBV-DNA analysis for NPC, Fresenius Medical's $2bn acquisition
A new Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) study indicated possibility of plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA analysis to detect early asymptomatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and Fresenius Medical Care entered an agreement to purchase US-based firm NxStage Medical for $2bn. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from August 2017.
July’s top stories: Samsung’s new full-body CT scanner, Cardinal’s $6.1bn deal with Medtronic
Samsung NeuroLogica launched a new mobile, portable full-body computed tomography (CT) scanner, BodyTom Elite, and Cardinal Health concluded the purchase of Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency business from Medtronic for $6.1bn. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from July, 2017.
e-ASPECTS: accelerating the stroke pathway
Oxford-based Brainomix has launched new imaging software which uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret brain damage in stroke victims from CT scans. With trials of the technology underway in UK and European hospitals, we find out more from Brainomix chief technology officer Eric Greveson.