All articles by Fi Forrest

Senior writer at VMS, GlobalData. Previously feature writer at Just Style. TABBIE Honourable Mention winner. BA (Open) in English | BSc (Hons) in Geosciences. Also a graphic designer with certificates in Digital Marketing and Social Media. Lives by the beach.

Fi Forrest

Medical device outsourcing: Advantages of working with a small contract manufacturing organisation

Working with a smaller contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) has its advantages. In particular, fully customised service, nimble response times, and an excellent relationship with a company that understands your business.

How an innovative new bioreactor is using ultra-fine filters to increase T-cell production

Cell therapies and regenerative medicine have enormous potential to change the way we treat patients and deliver health care, but the production of cells on a reproducible commercial scale poses a challenge.

Medical membranes and microfiltration: Applications, challenges, and predictions

The use of medical membranes is growing. Using the latest technologies and materials, membranes are increasingly being applied in areas such as tissue engineering, advanced drug delivery systems (DDSs), microfluidic devices, and microfiltration.

Next-generation medical devices: 3D printing with medical-grade silicone

The integration of silicones with 3D printing brings ground-breaking possibilities for personalised and more sustainable medical devices such as prostheses, anatomic models, and the latest diagnostic innovations.

Designing medical devices: Properties and advantages of using metals and alloys

Metals, with their strength and durability, are still regarded as the go-to material for many medical devices. Advantages of using…

Designing custom catheters: Challenges and solutions

Catheter tubes have many uses in healthcare. They can be inserted into the body intravenously to deliver fluids and medication,…

A new era in diagnostics: The growing demand for POC testing

Analysts at GlobalData predict that the market for point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices will reach $297.6bn by 2023, a growth of…

Wearables: managing complexities in data privacy and consent in healthcare tech

Wearable medical devices and fitness apps collect valuable, and very personal information about their wearers. Once collected, how is this data kept safe and what measures can companies take to put the consumer in control, while meeting data protection regulations and achieving their business goals?

Cardiovascular disease: Surgery trends and developments

The rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease due to an aging population is boosting demand for surgical procedures. According to the…

Using wires in orthopaedics: Benefits and latest advancements

A surgical technique in use for over a hundred years, using wires and pins to hold fractured bones in place…