The Week In... Medical Devices (18-22/02)
  • Posted on: 22/02/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Medical Devices (18-22/02)

Could our brains be hijacked in the future? Would a no-deal Brexit disrupt supply of medicines for six months? How popular could becoming an ‘e-patient’ be, and could a news test for sepsis save thousands of lives? Take a look at the top stories making headlines across medical devices this week!  

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 No-deal Brexit could disrupt medicine supplies for 'at least' six months, DHSC admits

'Critical' medicine supplies face a minimum of six months' disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the DHSC has said - four times longer than originally estimated.

 Going digital. Medical devices, Medicine 2.0 and beyond

The digitalisation of everyday life has led to the emergence of e-patients – empowered and eager to engage in their own health matters.

 Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future?

Advances in the field of neurotechnology have brought us closer to boosting and enhancing our memories, and in a few decades we could also be able to manipulate, decode and re-write them. 

Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'

A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers, which they say could save thousands of lives.

Falsified Medicine’s Directive: stamping out the fakes

The FMD DR introduces new safety features to ensure full traceability of any prescription item and make identification of fake medicines easier.


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