The Medical Industry Briefing 

The latest news, approvals and clinical trials you need to know about this month

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Approximately 100,000 deaths in the UK are caused by acute kidney injury each year


The global cast elastomers market is estimated to cross $1.5bn by 2024, according to new insight by Zion Market Research


The medical device contract manufacturing market is expected to hit 10.6% growth rate to 2024


The average number of minutes it took for the Streams app to warn front-line clinicians if a patient showed indications of acute kidney injury during a trial at London's Royal Free Hospital


Maquet/Datascope is recalling a reported 22,853 allintra-aortic balloon pumps due to a potential battery failures

 Top Stories 

 Top China medical device manufacturer risks getting too pricey

Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, one of the biggest companies listed on southern China’s tech-heavy stock exchange, is a fast-growing Chinese medical device maker that is grabbing market share from the likes of General Electric Co. and Siemens AG.

Source: Bloomberg

 Chemical widely used in medical plastic alters heart function in lab tests

The chemicals that make flexible plastic medical devices may be changing transmission of the electrical impulses that help keep the heart pumping, according to new research.

Source: American Heart Association

 Tests on plastic material 'way less' thorough than on washing machine 

Chartered chemist Dr Chris DeArmitt has blasted the use of the plastic mesh in surgeries which have impacted the lives of thousands of women.

Source: Sky News

 Study finds worrisome increase in medical imaging during pregnancy

Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography CT scans, which expose mothers and foetuses to radiation.

Source: News Medical

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


FeelTect delivers a connected health solution for measuring and monitoring sub-bandage pressure during compression therapy, primarily in the treatment of venous leg ulcers.

Kite Medical 

Kite is the first non-invasive, radiation-free system to detect and monitor kidney reflux in children.

munevo DRIVE  

munevo DRIVE is a smart glass application that uses built in sensors to translate head movements into control signals for electric wheelchairs.


The NU-RISE system provides a real-time radiation dose monitoring system that helps doctors to target cancer cells without exposing patients to unnecessary radiation.

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