MedTech

Amazon and Apple Health Clinics

2018 saw Amazon and Apple both announce plans to open health clinics for their employees. These two companies are giants of the technology industry, but they each have very different approaches to doing business. It is, therefore, worth considering each company’s motivations and how this might affect the medical industry...

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Theragnosis: does the patent system account for autonomous treatment in medtech?

If you’ve been following academic and media discussion of medtech innovation over the past year, you’ll likely have detected mounting excitement about the concept of theragnosis. A portmanteau of the words ‘therapy’ and ‘diagnosis’, theragnosis is a recently-emerged field focusing on the combined execution of diagnostic tests and targeted therapy...

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Medtech innovation through the ages – from artificial hearts to artificial intelligence

Healthcare and technology are intrinsically linked. Whether through the development of new drugs or the design and manufacture of more sophisticated devices to examine, diagnose, monitor conditions and administer treatment, technology in one form or another has always been right at the heart of healthcare delivery. Last year the UK...

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Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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Success of AI-driven healthcare depends on robust IP strategies

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is undoubtedly having a moment. It is already transforming fields such as medical imaging where AI revolutionises image analysis, expanding its reach and improving overall quality. With the UK Government planning an AI revolution, healthcare AI start-ups stand to benefit, but only if they place Intellectual...

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