All articles by Chris Lo

  1. Hidden figures: lifting the lid on medical device failure reporting

    For the last year or more, there has been unprecedented global scrutiny around the regulation of medical devices. While pre-market…
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    24 Jun
  2. Israel: a medtech innovation hub for the world

    In the late 90s, Toronto native Dr Morry Blumenfeld was mulling the prospect of retirement after 35 illustrious years at…
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    19 Jun
  3. Is software a blind spot for the medical device industry?

    As the provision of healthcare continues its transition towards preventative care, medical device software and complex algorithms have formed the…
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    1 May
  4. Virtual pain relief: could VR start a rehab revolution?

    Although virtual reality (VR) in various forms has been rattling around the consumer and industrial markets for several decades, the…
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    27 Mar
  5. Roche’s cobas pro: the automated lab

    Behind the scenes at hospitals, health centres and private facilities all over the world, hundreds of thousands of medical laboratory…
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    25 Mar
  6. The high-tech hunt for new biomarkers

    If modern drug discovery is a game of needles and haystacks, researchers need every bit of help they can get…
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    21 Feb
  7. Democratising data: the key to better healthcare?

    In the age of information, it’s easy to forget a time when ‘health data’ was limited to scrawls on paper…
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    11 Feb
  8. Form and function: a revolution in 3D-printed anatomical models

    From the wax and ivory figures of the 18th century to the sophisticated renderings of today, anatomical models have played…
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    23 Jan
  9. The magic touch: bringing sensory feedback to brain-controlled prosthetics

    For centuries prosthetics have been limited to basic attachments replacing missing limbs or extremities, but in the last 20 years,…
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    21 Jan
  10. Inside Costa Rica’s super-sized medical device sector

    For developing nations, perhaps the foremost principle driving sustainable economic success is diversification. Diversified economies are more resilient against downturns…
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    30 Aug
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