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Gene therapy delivery to the eye: it’s time to focus on the cutting-edge candidates

Apr 30, 2021

The number of effective cell and gene therapies is growing rapidly, especially for treating ocular diseases. However, much less attention has been focused on the critical issue of delivery to the eye. 

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
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Surgical robotics: the earlier you manage risk the longer your runway for reward

Apr 26, 2021

If you’re a surgical robotics start-up, the timing of your risk assessment will determine the level of success you achieve. Andrew Savarese, VP, Surgical Robotics & Advanced Surgical Systems, delves into his deep experience and comes up with crucial advice to make sure you spend the right money once, not the wrong money twice.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
Opinion

Intraocular lens delivery to the eye: the next frontier for innovation

Mar 23, 2021

Intraocular lens (IOL) delivery devices are the next frontier for innovation and differentiation. As the optical quality of the IOL is reaching its apex, there's little room for competitive differentiation in the lens itself. Tim Phillips explores the improvements to IOL delivery devices that could reduce complications, streamline delivery workflow and improve postoperative patient satisfaction.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
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Drug delivery to the eye: overcoming the challenges of intravitreal prefilled syringes

Feb 25, 2021

Intravitreal Injection Syringe: It is merely a pre-filled syringe, but is it?

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
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System architecture – your vital blueprint for success as a surgical start-up

Feb 4, 2021

Now you’ve got a talented team together, surely it’s time to push on to design and build your device? Not quite. In the latest in his series of articles, our VP Surgical Robotics & Advanced Surgical Systems Andrew Savarese explains the crucial importance of system architecture, the vital blueprint for project efficiency… 

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
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Overcoming the regulatory challenges of smart ophthalmic devices

Jan 18, 2021

The ophthalmology world is welcoming a new wave of sophisticated implant technology designed to transform diagnosis and treatment.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Medical device sustainability takes centre stage at DDL2020

Dec 16, 2020

Sustainability emerged as a hot and emotive topic at this year’s Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) conference, read Donal Taylor's thoughts on other key trends that emerged.

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
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Business survival in an age of net zero targets

Dec 14, 2020

Only two companies at the top of the Fortune 500 have survived from 20 years ago. The newcomers have risen by being fleet of foot or riding a financial or technological wave.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

It’s time to start removing the barriers to sustainability in personal drug delivery devices

Dec 9, 2020

Matt Garwood challenges the medical device development status quo. If we embrace a bold, comprehensive response that begins at the concept stage and ends with the device user, it is possible to challenge conventional thinking and change for the better.  

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
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De-risking growth for surgical start-ups

Dec 8, 2020

After a tough year, C-suite executives of robotic start-ups are impatient for rapid progress. Andrew Savarese, VP Surgical Robotics & Advanced Surgical Systems, advocates a strategic, determined, thoughtful approach. Ultimately, he says, the team you assemble will determine your success…

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
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A roadmap is needed to drive improved inhaler sustainability

Nov 20, 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
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It’s the radical innovators who will unlock a sustainable future for medical devices

Oct 9, 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