By Craig Townsend, Director of Healthcare at 42T
July has seen a heatwave move across most of Europe with record temperatures being recorded in multiple countries. Deling with the heat is not easy, especially in countries used to much lower temperatures. It’s safe to say, getting a good night’s sleep hasn’t been easy!
There are a number of health conditions which have made dealing with the heat even more problematic, such as endometriosis, the focus of this month’s Women’s Health spotlight.
Endometriosis is a condition which affects roughly 10% of women and girls of reproductive age globally. But how can the medical devices industry help those with endometriosis?
There are all kinds of opportunities for innovative technologies to make a real difference to patients’ health and wellbeing. Possibilities include devices or apps to monitor symptoms, alleviate pain, or aid fertility. Given the struggles that many women have with lengthy diagnosis and treatment pathways, technologies that enable sufferers to take control of their condition could be a huge opportunity.
Position: Principal Consultant
Joined the team in: March 2013
Specialism: David’s a mechanical engineer who spent a decade developing bespoke test and assembly automation, in diverse fields ranging from motor winding to asthma inhaler manufacture.
Fun fact: Keen cyclist and enjoys live music (children and pets permitting)
How has healthcare changed since the pandemic and what can we expect to see this year? Where should money be invested? What do the economics of healthcare look like in 2022?
Here’s a detailed introduction to who some of the regulators are, what they look for, how devices are classified and some steps to take in approaching a submission. Plus some of the pitfalls!
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