All articles by GlobalData Healthcare

  1. AI in healthcare: Should ‘medical machines’ be allowed to teach themselves?

    The rise of AI in healthcare brings with it a whole new set of questions when it comes to the…
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    16 Apr
  2. Treating depression with brain implants

    One of the most common psychiatric disorders is major depression and it is a leading cause of disability among North…
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    29 Mar
  3. What loose coatings mean for medtech

    Recent deaths associated with catheter coatings are indicative of a larger issue with coatings on medical devices, causing complications for…
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    28 Mar
  4. Can the Apple 4 smartwatch save lives?

    The smartwatch is the next step in wearables tech, after the smartphone; but can a smartphone save a life? The…
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    28 Mar
  5. HeartMate 3 pump technology passes with flying colours

    Results from a clinical trial have revealed that Abbott’s HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) demonstrated superiority over the…
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    27 Mar
  6. What the promise of smart glasses means for the visually impaired

    Over the past few years, there has been increasing interest in smart glasses. Companies such as Google have released its…
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    25 Mar
  7. Paclitaxel-coated devices under close watch by FDA following long-term, follow-up data

    The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) recently announced that its preliminary review of long-term, follow-up data of people with…
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    25 Mar
  8. What does the anti-vaxxer movement mean for the vaccination market?

    Vaccination is the world’s most effective method of preventing infectious disease. It was pioneered in 1796 by the English doctor…
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    19 Mar
  9. Expanded indications for Pipeline Flex are good news for wide-neck aneurysm patients

    In February, Medtronic’s Pipeline Flex flow diversion device won expanded FDA approval to treat small or medium wide-neck aneurysms in…
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    13 Mar
  10. Butterfly Network: a household ultrasound or just another point-of-care device?

    The global market for hand-held ultrasound systems is estimated to be worth over $400m, with the devices in demand for…
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    13 Mar

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Rolf Rihs Q&A: Automation solutions for the production of disposable medical devices

Mikron Automation

Rolf Rihs has been working at assembly system manufacturer Mikron Automation for nearly 17 years. Over that time, he has…
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