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MedTech Innovation Round – Up (October 2022)

Here is this month’s round up the key articles and developments from October that you may have missed.

We’ve also added some extra articles about user centered design – something we at Nectar specialize in. Our tried and tested User-Centered Design process is key to creating products that users love.

Medical & Tech Innovations

Right on cue for flu season – Evidation launches their digital flu monitoring program which aims to track and monitor flu cases in the US (FIERCEBIOTECH)

Brookly-based biotech company successfully raises 25 million dollars towards the development of a haemostatic gel (MED-TECHNEWS)

BioIntelliSense acquires clinical intelligence and triage system AlertWatch (MEDTECHDIVE)

Roche expands its impressive portfolio of COVID-19 testing solutions by launching next generation of rapid antigen tests (MED-TECHNEWS)

Lexie Hearing to start selling over-the-counter, rechargeable hearing aids that will compete with similar device by Sony (MEDTECHDIVE)


An edit button is finally coming to Twitter, but you’ll need to pay to use it (USATODAY)

Virtual Reality (VR) startup ForeVR games raises 10 million dollars, calling themselves “the Wii Sports of VR” (TECHCRUNCH)

Project Management

From overlooking what users really need to not planning ahead, 15 time and budget drains that can sideline your product’s development (FORBES)

Looking to break into IT? 15 IT certifications you can use to build upon your CV (HEALTH IT)


FDA breakthrough device designations plummet – despite this, the FDA is still on track to beat the record set in 2021 (MEDTECHDIVE)

Abiomed receives FDA approval for it’s cutting edge, minimally invasive cardiac pump (FIERCEBIOTECH)

23andme moving towards becoming a health-focused company, as they achieve FDA clearance to predict response to cholesterol-lowering drugs (FIERCEBIOTECH)


Formed design director at Nike, Ashley Comeaux, offers career advice to design talent (BUSINESSOFFASHION)

User Centered Design

Straight from Nectar – the basics of medical device regulatory expectations (NECTARPD)

A peer-reviewed, evidence-backed, closer look at User Centered Design – including its applications, and the importance of nailing it when designing a medical device or product (SCIENCEDIRECT)

A concept mapping study looking at how user-centered design can enhance health services (IMPLEMENTATIONSCIENCECOMMS)

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