The Medical Industry Briefin

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

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in Numbers

 185 million

The number of diagnosed prevalent cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes around the world in 2017 according to GlobalData


The amount that a web-based feedback technology known as Outcome Feedback can reduce the probability of deterioration during psychological treatment according to a new study


The number of life science professionals who believe their sector is lagging behind other industries in the development of AI according to a survey from The Pistoia Alliance


Despite the climate surrounding Brexit, recently surveyed ABHI members said the EU remains the number-one priority for the UK’s health tech companies


The amount of health tech 

goods the UK exports to European nations each year


The percentage of all imported health tech used in the NHS that comes directly from the European Union

 Top Stories 

The World Health Organization has published its first ‘Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics’, which outlines a group of recommended in vitro diagnostics to member states for use at various levels of a tiered national health care system.

Source: The World Health Organization

Biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific is planning to donate $1m worth of rapid DNA analysers and related technology to help reunite children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

Source: Medical Device Network

NHS officials in the UK are now planning explicitly for protecting public health in the event of a Brexit no-deal scenario.

Source: The Independent

Blockchain company Guardtime and industry partners Instant Access Medical and Healthcare Gateway have launched the ‘world’s first’ comprehensive blockchain-supported personal care record platform, MyPCR.

Source: Medical Device Network

Embracing Emerging Technologies 

Latex glove manufacturer Hartalega and R&D company Chemical Intelligence UK have launched the ‘world’s first’ non-leaching antimicrobial medical gloves.

Source: Medical Device Network

The FDA has approved a stand-alone prosthetic iris in the US.

This decision could help to improve vision clarity for patients with certain types of eye damage.

Source: CBS News

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a type of personalised machine learning that can help robots estimate the engagement and interest of autistic children during therapy sessions.

source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A research team from the University of British Columbia has developed a ‘smart stent’ that can monitor even subtle changes in the blood flow of arteries, making early diagnosis and treatment possible.

Source: University of British Columbia

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