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The number of medical device certificates due to expire as a result of the new European Medical Device Regulations in 2024, according to a survey by Team-NB.


Philips and its partners have been awarded $2.8m in US Government funding to assess the viability of a wearable device in the early detection of Covid-19

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Researchers at Tulane University, US, have reportedly developed a new Covid-19 saliva test that uses a smartphone to provide results in as little as 15 minutes.


The date that The Global Medical Device Nomenclature Agency welcomed the introduction of the UK-wide Medical Device Information System.

Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have succeeded in setting a new record in X-ray microscopy, achieving a record resolution of 7 nanometres in several different experiments.

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Applied DNA-CLEARED4 collaboration for pooled Covid-19 surveillance testing programme

Applied DNA Clinical Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied DNA Sciences, has entered into a reseller and sales referral partnership with US-based health safety solutions provider CLEARED4.

Source: Medical Device Network

Spider-Man-style medical gun spins out 'skin substitute' for burns

Doctors in Europe and Israel have begun using a medical gun that spins out a protective web to cover burns and wounds, hoping the breathable “skin substitute” will help patients recover without the need for painful bandage changes.

Source: The Guardian

Pulse Oximeter Devices Have Higher Error Rate in Black Patients

A study showed that the devices, which measure oxygen levels in the blood, were three times more likely to give misleading readings among African-American patients.

Source: New York Times

NFL player-backed implant to fix ACL tears gets FDA De Novo

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised a resorbable implant under the De Novo premarket review pathway that fills the gap between the torn ends of a patient’s anterior cruciate ligament, one of the most common knee injuries in the US.

Source: Med Tech Dive

Embracing Emerging Technologies 


Neurogene is focused on developing life-changing genetic medicines for patients and their families affected by rare, devastating neurological diseases.

Source: Neurogene

AI Talos

AI Talos is an artificial intelligence-guided decision-making support solution that assists thermographers in predicting breast cancer.

Source: AI Talos


Formerly known as Care Monkey, this Australia-based company has developed a digital forms, medical and communication platform.

Source: Operoo


US-based company Nines is a tele-radiology and artificial intelligence startup. Its product NinesAI is FDA-cleared to triage time-critical, life-threatening indications of mass effect and intracranial hemorrhage.

Source: Nines

Lucira Health

Biotechnology company Lucira Health offers disposable at-home test kits to detect infectious diseases, such as Covid-19.

Source: Lucira Health


US-based company Bloomlife is using technology, data science and medical expertise to address issues in maternal health.

Source: Bloomlife