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Opinion

Delivering personalisation in consumer skincare needs radical innovation

25th September 2020

We’re only just smoothing the surface of consumer skincare product personalisation. The current trend for products to be curated, customised or even bespoke to some degree, is simply the start. 

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Engineering the future of innovations in oncology

27th August 2020

This paper highlights macro and micro factors affecting oncology and proposes a partnership-driven framework to catalyze innovation for oncology-focused biopharma – as well as the role that select high-impact technologies will have on the on the entire value-chain of cancer research and care delivery. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
  • Dispense
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Could a radical approach to mass screening conquer COVID this winter?

27th November 2020

The next step in the fight against coronavirus looks set to be mass screening of whole cities and towns. Symon Cotton, Head of Life Sciences at Cambridge Consultants, believes that so-called multipool screening could make all the difference to the success of this approach during the current second wave of the virus.

  • Dispense
Opinion

A roadmap is needed to drive improved inhaler sustainability

20th November 2020

Metered-dose inhalers account for 3.5% of the UK National Health Service’s carbon footprint and are tagged as a carbon hotspot. But there is no reason that sustainability has to come at the cost of clinical benefit. 

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Mixing it up – a possible way to provide COVID-19 testing for all

26th October 2020

Symon Cotton explores the use of pooled testing techniques for deploying mass Covid testing.  

  • Bioinnovation
Opinion

Shooting for the moon: how to test 10 million samples for COVID-19

23rd October 2020

In September the UK government announced Operation Moonshot – to deliver the mass screening of 10 million samples for COVID-19 every day. Andrew Goulter takes a pragmatic look at five key areas of focus if we are to increase screening efficiency and capacity. 

  • Dispense
Opinion

Is Rust the next weapon in medical implant cybersecurity?

20th October 2020

Ryan Chaves explores some of the approaches currently being used – or considered – to address concerns over the cybersecurity of implanted medical devices.

  • Digital health
  • Digital security
Opinion

Designing a sustainable patient experience 

16th October 2020

“You mean you just want me to throw all that packaging away? There’s enough waste here to fill three trash cans!” The fact that we repeatedly get feedback like this during patient interviews these days highlights just how important the environmental impact of a product has become.

  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Uncertainty is the new certainty as Brexit influences medical device regulations

15th October 2020

With fewer than 100 days of the Brexit transition period remaining, it’s clear that medical device manufacturers will need to respond efficiently to the new regulatory developments. Sara Dodd looks at the unfolding new regulatory landscape.

  • Project management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

It’s the radical innovators who will unlock a sustainable future for medical devices

9th October 2020

Despite intense media focus and impassioned societal debate, meaningful progress on climate change is a glacially slow business - this is particularly true in the medical device sector. Dan Cowen explores how radical technological innovation is the way forward.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Biometrics and security – how to get it right

9th October 2020

Biometrics are becoming increasingly commonplace tools in User Access Control (UAC) systems. Fingerprint scanners are now present in even mid to entry-level smartphones – putting this technology firmly at, well, our fingertips.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Digital services
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Food, sustainability and COVID drive a sense of urgency at SynBioBeta 2020

6th October 2020

James Hallinan's takeaway from SynBioBeta 2020: Synbio is growing up and getting ever more relevant to the everyday. 

  • Bioinnovation