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Patient successfully implanted with eye-pressure sensor during clinical study

A patient has been successfully implanted with an eye pressure sensor for monitoring glaucoma provided by Implandata during its clinical study. The ophthalmic medical device company is conducting the study, named ARGOS-SC01, to validate the Eyemate-SC sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure. Implandata is currently expanding its study by including the Ophthalmic Clinic…

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Media investigation into faulty medical implants raises concerns

Concerns have been raised about a number of faulty medical implants potentially harming patients, a media investigation has found. An investigation from 58 media organisations including BBC Panorama, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Guardian and the British Medical Journal has led to calls in changes of the rules regarding implants. The investigation was prompted…

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Boston Scientific reaches £3.3 million agreement to acquire BTG

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG, which develops and commercialises products used in minimally-invasive procedures targeting cancer and vascular diseases, as well as acute care pharmaceuticals. The deal is worth approximately $4.2 billion (£3.3 billion) and has been approved by the boards…

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Hacking Healthcare: Protecting patients’ privacy

Hospitals and healthcare providers are under increasing attack from cyber criminals looking to extract valuable medical records. Jesper Johansson, CISO at Yubico looks at what they should do to keep the hackers out.  Medical records are now more sought after by hackers than financial data. According to The Independent, patient information can be worth ten…

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Google Cloud based analytics platform developed for medtech products

Google is partnering with connected products designer Flex on a cloud-based platform for medical device analytics. Designed by Flex and announced ahead of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, BrightInsight is a platform built on Google Cloud that can aggregate data and provide real-time information for connected medical devices. Kal Patel, senior…

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