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Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Webinar

The future of surgical robotics: will you be part of it?

20th September 2018

Surgical robotics will have a prosperous short-term future, with most key players expected to introduce laparoscopic surgical robotic systems by 2020. By 2030, the convergence of several technology opportunities, including...

  • Robotics
Opinion

Product development guidelines for consumer healthcare vs. regulated medical products

5th April 2019

Consumer healthcare device or regulated medical device? The distinction is becoming more complex, fortunately there is FDA guidance on how to navigate these pathways

 

  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Report

Surgical navigation: democratizing surgery by 2030?

17th January 2019

Cambridge Consultants recently brought together some of the brightest names and biggest companies in the medical device industry, to explore how surgical navigation can democratize surgery in the future and to envision the surgical navigation ecosystem of 2030.

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
Opinion

Bringing desirability to medical devices

19th December 2018

The recent launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest example of a device developed by a traditional consumer product company making a well-publicized entry into the patient-facing medical device market. Patient-facing devices...

  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

My first home ECG measurement - thanks, Apple!

12th December 2018

Apple just released the software to enable taking a home ECG on the Watch 4. I tried it out! Will this impact our health?

  • Digital health
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Revolutionising clinical trials: creating a reliable and non-invasive stress monitoring system

28th November 2018

The rising cost of clinical trials (CTs), coupled with the commercial risks of failure, mean it’s increasingly important to harness the power of real-world data to inform effective trial designs, better understand outcomes and maximise the likelihood of clinical success...

  • Digital health
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Overview of robotics in neurosurgery

23rd October 2018

Advances in 3D imaging, in combination with maturing robotics technology, has resulted in several FDA approved neurosurgical robotic systems on the market today. These systems allow surgeons to make...

  • Robotics
Opinion

Alarms in critical care

15th October 2018

Anyone who has spent time in a critical care environment will be familiar with the sound – amongst the backdrop of clinical conversation, busy movement of people and the hum of machinery is a chorus of ‘pings’ and  ‘bleeps’ demanding...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Current progress with the Digital Health Software Pre-Cert Program

19th July 2018

The FDA is changing what is regulated and what not, and how.  New openings are arising out of the shift in this line.  In additional, medical devices are no longer just ‘devices’; Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is a whole...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
Peer reviewed research

Efficiency and power limits of electrical and tendon-sheath transmissions for surgical robotics

29th June 2018

Our vision about the future of surgical robotics includes the extension of the minimally invasive benefits of surgical robotics - increasing dexterity with reduced trauma and reduced healing time - to more surgical procedures...

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
Opinion

Finding bugs fast: microbial testing for cell and gene therapy

13th April 2018

I’ve just got back to the office from a very interesting workshop looking to address the challenge of delivering rapid microbial testing in cell and gene products...

  • Sensing
  • Synthetic biology