All articles by Abi Millar

  1. Making robotic surgery safe: why training is key to avoiding tragedy

    In 2015, Stephen Pettitt, a retired music teacher, underwent a pioneering operation – the UK’s first robot-assisted heart valve surgery….
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    10 Apr
  2. Scanning cerebral damage in malnourished children

    During the first few years of life, a child’s brain undergoes an extraordinary process of development. Forming more than a…
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    4 Apr
  3. Exoskeleton evolution: A step in the right direction for patients

    In 2007, the Swiss acrobat Silke Pan was involved in a devastating trapeze accident. Paralysed from the waist down, she…
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    2 Apr
  4. Disposable diagnostics: fighting antimicrobial resistance in the field

    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the defining healthcare challenges of our times. As more bacteria become resistant to the drugs…
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    3 Sep
  5. Tech watch: machine learning in healthcare

    Machine learning has long been touted as the next big thing for healthcare. With countless startups investing in that promise,…
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    16 Jul
  6. Virtual surgery: no longer a question of ‘when?’

    Could augmented reality (AR) be the next big thing within healthcare? Over the last few years, there has been a…
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    7 Jun
  7. Molecular imaging: nipping drug failure in the bud

    Drug attrition is one of the defining problems of the pharma industry. Of the many promising drug candidates that start…
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    22 Mar
  8. Inside Silicon Valley Bank, a support scaffold for med tech innovation

    Nooman Haque, managing director of life sciences & healthcare with Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch, describes the bank’s work with…
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    16 Jan
  9. 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…
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    13 Sep
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