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Category: Medical Devices


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Self-moisturizing smart contact lenses

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accelerate vision beyond natural human capabilities. They are being developed for a wide range of applications from non-invasive monitoring to vision correction to augmented reality display. “Although there have been many recent […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Predicting influenza outbreak using Fitbit wearable technology

January 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The rise of wearable technology, such as fitness trackers, has given unprecedented access to real-time data that could be leveraged to predict the next influenza (flu) outbreak. In the US, approximately 7% of adults and approximately 20% of children are […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 25% in deal activity in November 2019

December 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 60 deals worth $1.08bn were announced in November 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 80 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 47 deals which accounted for 78.3% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA approves Aptar’s acute repetitive seizures treatment device

December 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aptar Group’s Unidose Liquid System to treat acute repetitive seizures in those with epilepsy. Claimed to be the first and only nasal rescue treatment for seizures, Aptar’s Unidose Liquid System is […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Artificial neurons could replace lost or damaged brain cells

December 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An international team of researchers has developed artificial neurons that could be implanted in the brain to repair the damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. The silicon chips, which behave like biological neurons, only need 140 nanoWatts […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Amazon Alexa will now remind you when to take your pills

November 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

Now that Amazon has put Alexa devices into millions of homes, the company is seeking ways to make the gadgets more useful. Starting this week, the voice assistants will be able to remind people when to take their medications. Amazon […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry deals in October 2019 total $762.12m globally

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked a decrease of 65.1% over the previous month and a drop of 83.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.55bn. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.9% over the […]


Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

No-deal Brexit and the medical device industry: what to expect

September 24, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Considering the sheer scale of the sector, talk of border delays, technical hold-ups and stockpiling bodybags hasn’t exactly painted a hopeful picture of the situation, and the overarching impact of no-deal on medical devices could be huge. The UK has […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 19.7% in deal activity in August 2019

September 23, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 61 deals worth $2.02bn were announced in August 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 76 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 47 deals which accounted for 77.05% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple’s new Research app to serve as platform for three medical studies

September 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Several major academic and healthcare institutions are partnering with Apple to leverage a new app for medical research intended to reach more participants than has previously been possible. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced on Tuesday that three medical studies […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel self-monitoring solution can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma

September 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

First neuromodulation device for heart failure gains FDA approval

August 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device, Barostim Neo, is designed to activate the body’s natural blood flow regulation to treat these conditions, and can be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. It gained approval through the premarket (PMA) pathway, and has already received a […]