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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the medical device developments editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Body positive
25 November, 2020
For all their life-saving potential, the silicon electronics found in...
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Under the microscope 25 November, 2020 Academic research into the technology of microfluidics suggests that it offers huge potential for point-of-care diagnosis of disease. So why has the research so far not been...

A helping hand 25 November, 2020 After years of tinkering with 3D printers to create artificial tissue, researchers across the world have engineered a range of different bioinks that could function as anything from...

Spread your wings 25 November, 2020 Humans rarely look to insects for advice on hygiene, but then we don’t have wings studded with bacteria-killing nanopillars. Since they first took notice of such biological...

Test, test, test 25 November, 2020 Pressure to accelerate development and meet large-scale demand has led to a string of Covid-19 testing controversies and sparked widespread debate about regulators...

Shaking the supply chain 25 November, 2020 The successes and challenges faced by original equipment manufacturers amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been attributed almost equally to their reliance on contract manufacturers and...

Personal space 25 November, 2020 Still blushing from the Covid-19 spotlight, which swung their way when the rest of the industry realised they were able to continue their work as if nothing had changed,...

Licence to print 25 November, 2020 Struggling with unprecedented demand, hospitals the world over have begun printing their own PPE – but with worries from regulators and technical glitches, it’s unclear if 3D printers...

Photonics of the future 25 November, 2020 European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) members encompass the entire value chain for laser and photonics related technologies, which are increasingly indispensable to the...

Control the flow 25 November, 2020 For all the research into microfluidics in healthcare, there’s been comparatively little innovation in actually moving liquids on the smallest scales. Most of the time, that...

The future of printable electronics 25 November, 2020 It’s easy to envisage what the term ‘printable electronics’ might mean but, until recently, the practice it described didn’t look much like the picture in anyone’s head. Now, however,...

Under the spotlight 25 November, 2020 There has been a surge in illicit products linked to Covid-19 as counterfeiters seek to capitalise on the fears of the public. Irenie Forshaw talks to Jay Kennedy, assistant professor...

India makes the leap 25 November, 2020 Indian manufacturing’s response to Covid-19 has shown the country’s potential to become one of the world’s top five medical device producers. Even so, though ‘Make in India 2.0’ aims...

Step by step 25 November, 2020 Mark Whalley, head of manufacturing at Sky Medical Technology, has more than 30 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. After joining Sky in 2013, he was tasked...

In the face of DNA 25 November, 2020 To many, DNA origami has the potential to radically alter drug delivery and diagnostics, but it needs to start having a practical impact first. By ‘folding’ strands of DNA into a...

PPE for the planet 25 November, 2020 Several months into the worst pandemic in living memory, fears of spreading infection have largely overridden environmental concerns about plastic waste. Anna Demming reports on some...

Sterilise and protect 25 November, 2020 With the closure of three sterilisation plants, the US faced a potentially life-threatening shortage of medical devices before the Covid-19 outbreak even happened. Andrew...

After the crisis 25 November, 2020 With all the explosions and collapses in demand precipitated by the pandemic, the medical device market is beginning to look like a war zone. Kevin Stout, executive director of...

Remote yearning 25 November, 2020 With the in-person events industry reeling and its future uncertain, Tim Gunn talks to Joe Hage, chairman of the Medical Devices Group, and Todd Grimm, an AM industry adviser on the...

Post-pandemic revolution 20 November, 2020 If industry 4.0 is going to live up to any of the hype, it will need to show that, rather than simply improving efficiency on good days, it can make a real difference when things are...


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