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Poll finds NHS patients would rather be assessed by AI than wait weeks

The study conducted by medical diagnostic company Skin Analytics found that 84% of patients were comfortable having their lesions photographed and assessed.

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Silicones in critical care: Six life-sustaining applications for medical-grade silicone

Medical-grade silicone is making a difference to patient comfort and safety across every area of healthcare, including these six lifesaving and life-sustaining applications.

Medical Device Network Review 2023

As the year draws to an end the Medical Device Network looks back at some of the biggest events of 2023 in the medical device industry.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals received UK approval for world’s first CRISPR drug treatment

According to GlobalData, the global cell and gene therapy market is expected to reach $80bn by 2029.

Sanofi makes $140m deal for AI drug discovery

The collaboration between Sanofi and Aqemia is not just a financial transaction; it signifies a broader shift in the industry towards embracing AI.

Integrated operating rooms and the benefits they provide

Stryker is the market leader in this segment as many of its robotic surgery suites require these features to function.

Micro Medical completes enrollment for stent pivotal trial

The device, which is already CE marked, could join a US vascular stent market expected to reach $2bn by 2033.

GIE Medical enrols first subject in trial of drug-coated balloon

Individuals aged 22 years or older who do not respond to traditional dilation are eligible to participate in the study.

BD receives clearance for new blood collection device

The less invasive device obtains blood samples through a simple fingerstick.