• 27 April 2017

    Brexit impact on drug device combinations

    As the UK commences negotiations to leave the member states of the EU (colloquially known as “Brexit”), the European Commission has been swift to remove items from negotiating table.

  • 25 April 2017

    A peek into the future of knee replacement

    There are three potential strategies that medical device companies can adopt to drive value in joint replacement procedures: capital equipment-focused, commodity-focused, and patient-specific innovation.

  • 20 April 2017

    Liquid biopsy: cancer diagnosis made simple

    Dr Philip Mack recently presented data in the Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual meeting suggesting liquid biopsy detected cancer mutations in 85% of all advanced tumours...

  • 12 April 2017

    Sleep: the key to a longer life

    We all know that getting a good night’s rest is important, but recent studies have shown skimping on sleep could shorten your lifespan.

  • 2 April 2017

    Tilapia skin bandages: ingenious or fishy?

    Burn care has made strong progress in recent decades, with improved survival and quality of treatment. However, there are many challenges that overshadow the successes, including inflammation, infection, wound coverage...

  • 31 March 2017

    China’s two invoices system: boon or bane for MNCs?

    To improve transparency in healthcare costs and eliminate excessive profit margins associated with multi-tier distribution networks, China launched a “two invoices” system in pharmaceuticals and medical devices distribution on a...


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