Healthcare technologies currently move across a frictionless border between the UK and the EU, bringing benefits for manufacturers and patients on both sides. Elly Earls finds out what needs to happen to maintain the smooth trade of medical goods after Britain leaves the EU.
Innovations in accessibility, often achieved first in the mobile tech space, are filtering into the medical sector, opening eyes – and, literally, ears – like never before. Elly Earls looks at a cochlear implant powered by wireless charging and the world’s first ‘made for iPhone’ sound processor.
A group of scientists in Scotland have found that giving stem cells a miniscule, ultra-precise ‘kick’ can turn them into bone cells. Elly Earls meets one of the researchers behind the innovation to find out about the technology’s applications for healing bone fractures.