December 4, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 4 released a new set of recommendations for creating medical products using 3D printers. The guidance details the agency’s stance on device design, testing, and quality system requirements.
For a relatively new technology, 3D printing has a wide range of clinical applications, such as building functionally accurate replicas of complex anatomical structures and facilitating surgery simulations to restore hearing loss, remove stroke clots, and repair hip disorders. The rapid evolution of this technique has led the FDA to release an early policy framework to help manufacturers bring 3D-printed models to the market more efficiently.
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Medicine is networking. This means not only device that communicate with each other. Data sets from countless patients are analyzed, researchers are looking for similarities and find trends for diagnosis and treatment. You can learn more about M2M and Big Data in the halls 12 and 15 at MEDICA 2017.
Düsseldorf, 13-16 November 2017
A new report from market research firm Scalar Market Research forecasts an “impressive” rate of growth for the smart ring market to 2022.
As wearables continue to shrink in size, they are moving from wrist-worn devices to those that can be worn on a finger. Such “smart rings” not only function as jewelry, but can connect to a user’s smartphone, offer gesture control, provide activity tracking, and be used to make contactless payments.
According to the Scalar Market Research report, key factors promoting the global growth of the smart ring market include the rise in demand for Internet of Things (IoT) and increased use of wearables. In particular, says the report, various cloud computing applications in commercial as well as healthcare – especially those used to address an increased prevalence of diseases – are to drive the market’s growth.
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