Tighter medical device regulation could not have prevented the PIP breast implant scandal, according to a UK regulatory lawyer.
The new UK life science strategy and NHS innovation review, launched by the Government this month, has been praised by the UK medical technologies sector for its promotion of innovative research and the rapid uptake of high-value technologies.
Industry association Eucomed has proposed a new unified regulatory framework for medical devices across Europe.
A cardiac pacing system designed for safe use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans has been implanted in UK patients for the first time.
Michael Huggins, former North America President of bone implant specialist Synthes, has received a nine-month sentence for his role in an unauthorised clinical trial of bone cement that caused three human deaths.
Intensive control of type 1 diabetes to maintain near-normal blood glucose levels halves the long-term risk of kidney disease, according to a US trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The British Standards Institution (BSI) is strengthening its presence in the German medical devices market by rebranding EUROCAT, the German medical devices Notified Body and Test House owned by the BSI Group, as BSI Healthcare Germany.
A new point-of-care ultrasound system could help to guide clinicians during acute care procedures such as regional anaesthesia, pain medication delivery and examination of critically ill patients.
Telehealth Solutions has launched a new managed telehealth service in the UK that has the potential to transform the treatment of serious long-term conditions.
Philips Healthcare UK has donated two Intellivue MP5 monitors and associated kit to the surgical charity Medical Missions for Children (MMFC).
A 30-year-old property developer has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with an innovative Bluetooth-enabled leg prosthesis.
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