Technology

EKF Diagnostics moves to Cardiff facility to increase COVID-19 test production

EKF Diagnostics has expanded into new larger manufacturing facilities at Llandough Trading Estate, Cardiff, to increase production of PrimeStore MTM viral transport media, a key component for the COVID-19 testing regime. Med-Tech Innovation

2020 hit mental health hard – in 2021 we must break barriers

Oliver Harrison, founder and CEO of Koa Health, explores how 2020 hit our mental health hard and the barriers we must break down in 2021 to deal with the mental health repercussions of the previous year. Med-Tech Innovation

Connected health player expands offering to support diagnostic services

Connected healthcare specialist Wellbeing Software has expanded its portfolio to include pathology and oncology solutions to support integrated diagnostic services. Med-Tech Innovation

Recyclable visor to fight COVID-19 receives CE mark

A group of nine manufacturers, who developed a new recyclable visor to be used in the fight against COVID-19, have secured CE certification for the product. Med-Tech Innovation

Research project to investigate mental health impact of rare diseases

RBW Consulting is funding a clinical research project in partnership with Rare Disease Research Partners to provide insight into how a rare disease diagnosis can affect the mental health of the patient, their family and carers. Med-Tech Innovation

Sino-nasal treatment device firm closes $25m funding round

Neurent Medical, a company developing treatments for chronic inflammatory sino-nasal diseases, has closed a $25 million Series B financing. Med-Tech Innovation

Transforming the landscape for medtech innovation – COVID-19 and beyond

Neeraj Shah, from the Health Tech Alliance, a coalition of healthtech companies and bodies from across the health system, examines how policymakers can truly transform the landscape for medtech innovation post-pandemic. Med-Tech Innovation

Boston Scientific to acquire Preventice in $1bn+ deal

Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Preventice Solutions, a company which offers a portfolio of mobile cardiac health solutions and services, ranging from ambulatory cardiac monitors to cardiac event monitors. Med-Tech Innovation

Extrusion tooling player releases new series for elastomeric compounds

Guill Tool has introduced the new 500 Series crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment. The 500 Series is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. Med-Tech Innovation

Robotic gamma probe for intra-operative cancer detection gains CE mark

Lightpoint Medical, a medical device company developing miniaturised surgical tools for advanced intra-operative cancer detection, has received CE mark approval for SENSEI, a robotic gamma probe. Med-Tech Innovation

NHNN becomes first NHS hospital to install Olympus ORBEYE

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) has become the first NHS hospital to install ORBEYE. Med-Tech Innovation

Research provides insight into UK patients’ attitude to digital tools

A research report shows that half of older patients in the UK had a better experience with digital tools compared to in-person consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Med-Tech Innovation