The Week In... Medical Devices (28/11-01/11)
  • Posted on: 01/11/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Medical Devices (28/11-01/11)

A new healthtech research institute is to launch in Manchester, a molecular diagnostics player raises £12.3m to develop an instrument-free portfolio, Siemens acquires Corindus Vascular Robotics, and can Alexa be trusted with our health questions? 

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New healthtech research institute to launch in Manchester

A consortium led by The University of Manchester is launching a new multimillion-pound research institute called The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology.

Debate: can Alexa be trusted with our health questions?

In July, the UK National Health Service announced it has teamed up with Amazon to make NHS-verified health information searchable by voice on the company’s Alexa home assistant. The move could make it easier for users to access reliable answers to their questions, but does this come at a cost? 

Molecular diagnostics player raises £12.3m to develop instrument-free portfolio

Sense Biodetection has raised £12.3 million to develop its portfolio of instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests.

Expanded ABHI US Accelerator provides a hit for UK Healthtech 

The ABHI US Accelerator continues to provide a compelling offer to UK companies, with 20 businesses already committed to join the 2020 cohort.

Siemens acquires Corindus Vascular Robotics for $1.1B

Siemens Healthineers announced Tuesday (29th) it completed its acquisition of Corindus Vascular Robotics.

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