The Week In... Medical Devices (23-27/03)
  • Posted on: 27/03/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Medical Devices (23-27/03)

Car firms are producing face masks and ventilators to help with the Coronavirus outbreak, North Yorkshire medical devices company secures NPIF investment, and a glucose monitor that checks levels without breaking the skin is in clinical trials.

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Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies

Car firms are answering calls from governments to help make more ventilators and face masks to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.

New medical devices firm secures GBP650k NPIF investment

A new medical device supplier which aims to offer UK hospitals the latest innovations from around the world has secured a GBP650,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Glucose monitor using irradiated light reaches clinical trials

A glucose monitor that checks levels without pricking the finger or otherwise breaking the skin is currently in clinical trials.

Government chooses design of ventilators that UK urgently needs

The government has chosen the medical ventilators it believes can be rapidly produced to equip the NHS with 30,000 machines needed to cope with an upsurge in Covid-19 patients.

Graphite nano platelets can prevent infections from devices - research suggests

Graphite nanoplatelets integrated into plastic medical surfaces can prevent infections, killing 99.99% of bacteria which try to attach, according to research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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