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September 12, 2017updated 23 Feb 2022 6:00am

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.

By Callum Tyndall

Welcome to the new issue of Medical Technology. Download our app to read it on the iPad. You can also your free copy in our web viewer.

A new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called on the UK to align its regulation of medical devices with EU regulation to avoid the risk of losing export business and jobs after the country leaves the EU. We ask what the British government and medical device industry can do to address potential regulatory clashes and secure future business for the sector.


We also speak to the developers of new imaging software that uses artificial intelligence to speed up diagnosis of brain damage in stroke victims from CT scans and take a look at new applications for voice recognition technology in the clinical trial space.

And, as always, we round up the latest market insight and comment from GlobalData’s healthcare analysts.

In this issue:

Insight: Markets The risks of rushing through approvals, growth in small joint replacements, and more. Read the article.

Insight: Deals A joint venture for endoscopy innovation and a $2bn deal in the home dialysis sector. Read the article.

Insight: Products The future of the sigmoidoscope and new concerns over proton pump inhibitor safety. Read the article.

Insight: Regulation Are new regulation updates in Europe and the US ahead of the game or lagging behind? Read the article.

Insight: Regional India’s price cap on knee replacement implants may threaten innovation. Read the article.

The Brexit Threat 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 asks what can be done to secure future business for the sector. Read the article.

Accelerating the Stroke Pathway Oxford-based Brainomix has launched new imaging software which uses artificial intelligence to speed up diagnosis of brain damage in stroke victims from CT scans. Chris Lo finds out more from Brainomix chief technology officer Eric Greveson. Read the article.

Voice Assistants for Clinical Trials A new research collaboration aims to improve both data collection and patient engagement in clinical trials by harnessing the power of voice recognition. Elly Earls finds out more. Read the article.

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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.

Emerging and developing economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia represent significantly underserved markets for healthcare products and services, including medical devices. Bryan Wyatt, global head of medical technology & healthcare at Cyient, explores key considerations for international device makers looking to enter these markets.

As always, we also round up the latest news from the medical device industry, and get comment and analysis from GlboalData’s healthcare analysts on market dynamics, product innovation, regional developments and regulatory issues.

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