Medical Technology – Issue 4
In this issue: The world's smallest surgical robot, designing medical devices for emerging markets, tackling drug adherence with connected technologies, and the latest comment and analysis from GlobalData's healthcare team.
Surgical robotics: small is beautiful
British company Cambridge Medical Robotics is setting out to launch the world’s smallest surgical robot and take on a multi-billion dollar industry dominated by an American goliath. We speak to co-founder and CEO Martin Frost about the Versius robotic system for universal minimal access surgery, and the company’s plans for carving out a niche in the rapidly growing market for surgical robotics.
Silk could soon be used to repair damaged spinal cords
For the half a million people who are affected each year, spinal cord injury can be life-changing. It can lead to loss of movement and sensation, can alter bladder control and sexual function, and can cause pain.
Disposable devices take the lead in negative pressure wound therapy
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), sometimes referred to as topical negative pressure therapy or vacuum-assisted wound closure, is an advanced wound management technology that is being used in the treatment of both acute and chronic wounds.
Bright sparks: the electroceuticals generating potential
If remembering to take your medication is a constant grind, or you suffer from severe side effects, you might be tempted to ditch the pills altogether. So how about having your body’s neural circuits modified by an electronic implant instead?