October 2022

By Craig Townsend, Director of Healthcare at 42T

Movie inspiration meets medical innovation

Happy Halloween! I love this time of the year. Not just because of the free candy, but there’s something strangely medical about Halloween.

To celebrate the spooky season, I always embark on a movie marathon and each year I will watch a different film series. It was during Friday the 13th –  The Final Chapter (ironically named since there has been 8 subsequent films since) that I started thinking about the special effects and in particular creating blood and skin substitutes. So I decided to take a deep dive and explore the world of artificial blood and skin for medical applications in this month’s article!

Movie prosthetics

Read the article here


Meet: Shreeya Patel

Shreeya Patel Consultant at 42 Technology

Position: Engineer

Joined the team: Sept 2022

Specialism: Shreeya holds a Master’s in Product Design Engineering from Loughborough University

Fun fact: You’ll often find her knitting in cafés or in a museum with her sketchbook

Find out more about Shreeya


And in case you missed these insights …

Improving the effectiveness of medical device donations

What can we do as medical device experts to reduce the ‘dumping’ of medical devices and improve the quality of these donations to those in need?

View the ‘Medical Device Donations’ article

Why real-world materials and user testing is critical to medical device success

Sarah Knight offers some advice and gives examples of where things don’t always work out as planned – even when you think you’ve covered all the bases.

View the ‘Real-world Materials Testing’ article

Best wishes,

Craig Townsend
Director of Healthcare

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