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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

Digital design for clinical trials: the challenges of stress measurement

11th January 2019

Clinical trials are vital for informing pharmaceutical companies about drug action and efficacy, and for demonstrating the safety of new drugs. However, they can be notoriously expensive, time-consuming to conduct, and the commercial...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)
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)
Whitepaper

Generic inhalers: beyond reverse engineering

11th December 2018

Many of the dominant pharmaceutical companies operate partly, or wholly, in the generic drugs market. In 2016, the generics divisions of Teva, Mylan and Novartis all reported revenues in excess of $9bn with the top ten manufacturers...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

An analytical model for skin/light interaction

4th December 2018

From cosmetics to melanin detection, an analytical model of how light interacts with skin opens a pathway to simplifying the design of low cost sensors.

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • 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)
Opinion

Next generation Elpenhaler® development

20th November 2018

Elpenhaler® is ELPEN’s propriety classic DPI device, developed to administer various medications for the treatment of asthma and COPD (Figure 1). Each dose of medication is packed into the blister of an alu-alu strip..

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Connected drug delivery devices: the reality of design and development

14th November 2018

Connected drug delivery products (Drug delivery devices with attached/incorporated capability that includes connectivity to wider digital services) continue to be a driving force in medical devices. In this whitepaper...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Imagine what your skin would say if it could talk...

13th November 2018

How you look is a complex interaction between the light that falls on your skin and how in interacts with different skin constituents. Our new whitepaper outlines an analytical model for light-tissue interaction that allows...

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
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

Apple's Watch Series 4 - a demonstration of their new relationship with the FDA?

12th October 2018

The Apple Watch 4 moves into new territory – that of a medical device. Recognised by the FDA under the pilot of the FDA’s pre-certification program.

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Embedded software
  • Strategic advice