September 2022

By Craig Townsend, Director of Healthcare at 42T

Improving the effectiveness of medical device donations

In this month’s newsletter, I wanted to address a controversial subject: medical device donations to low- and middle-income countries. The donating or more commonly called ‘dumping’ of old medical devices has been dubbed morally reprehensible. So what can we do as medical device experts to reduce waste and improve the quality of medical device donations to those in need?

Read the article here


Meet the team: Adam Robinson

Adam Robinson

Position: Senior Consultant

Joined the team: October 2015

Specialism: Adam is Chartered with the IMechE and holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has skills in many fields including mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, microfluidic and thermal engineering.

Fun fact: Keen sportsman, explorer and photographer – and contributor on Shutterstock and Adobe.

Find out more about Adam


And in case you missed these insights …

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

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

View the Materials testing of Medical Devices article

Women’s health spotlight – endometriosis

We explain what endometriosis is and why it’s such a problem, how it’s diagnosed, treated, and how the medical devices industry can help those suffering from it.

View the Endometriosis article

Best wishes,

Craig Townsend
Director of Healthcare

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