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Conversation starters for the medtech community

Wearable Devices: From Fitness Fad to Clinically Relevant Technology

By Ruben De Francisco Martin and Jan Provoost -
Consumer-oriented wearable devices are inspiring the development of wearables with clinical application. But they need to improve several key areas to make them viable options for remote patient monitoring.

ASTM Invites European Medical Packaging Professionals to Weigh in on Flexible Barriers

By Camilla Andersson -
If you're a European packaging professional who wants to have an impact on the standards the industry observes, now's the time to get involved.

Medtech Start-Ups: Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Electrical Stimulation

By Thomas Klein -
The Dublin-based company Mainstay Medical has developed an implantable device to treat Chronic Low Back Pain using electrical stimulation.

How the $200m Purchase of SmartThings Boosts Samsung’s Medical Device Business

By Bruce Gain -
Samsung’s purchase of U.S.-based SmartThings for an estimated $200 million this month helps to secure Samsung’s presence in the healthcare market by acquiring technologies that enable control of medical devices remotely and other applications.
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Start-Up Develops Advanced Biomaterials for Surgery

By Thomas Petit-Bourg -
A French medtech company based in Lyon manufactures resorbable surgical implants, making things easier for surgeons during operations.
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Medtech Start-Ups: New Generation of Single-Use Video Endoscopes

By Bernard Banga and Nathalie Gnory -
A French start-up develops a range of sterile disposable video-endoscopes that limit the risks of cross-contamination.
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Novel Treatment Destroys Brain Cancer Cells from the Inside

By Adele Graham-King -
Research scientists at the University of Cambridge have used cutting-edge nanotechnology to create a novel approach to the delivery of treatment for one of the most common and aggressive forms of brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme.
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Ceramic Cranial Prosthesis Allows for Custom Fit

By Bernard Banga and Nathalie Gnory -
A new generation of implants designed in Limoges, France, could revolutionise maxillofacial surgery, thanks to rapid prototyping combined with 3-D technology
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What You Need to Know About
 FDA IVD Test Requirements

By Maria Donawa -
European manufacturers of IVD medical devices with CE marking experience may face significant additional verification and validation test requirements when placing their products on the U.S. market.
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What You Need to Know About
 FDA IVD Test Requirements

By Maria Donawa -
European manufacturers of IVD medical devices with CE marking experience may face significant additional verification and validation test requirements when placing their products on the U.S. market.
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