Contact lens with embedded circuit is here to manage glaucoma. After helping the ophthalmologists of Europe and US, Sensimed has commenced its journey of APAC region

We are referring to recently inked deal of Sensimed with SEED from Japan. The duo longs to address and identify glaucoma issues at early stage.

Sensimed’s contact lens that goes by the name Triggerfish, measures the dimensional change of the eye for time duration of 24 hours. It then uploads this data into software via Bluetooth.  The data recorded is used in diagnosing and treating of glaucoma.

Sensimed had received CE mark in Sep 2009 and FDA nod in March, 2016. Unexplored APAC waters have recently been touched by Sensimed through its deal with SEED.

Sensimed’s company page has a phrase which says:

“The Company is directly positioned at the convergence between devices, treatment and information”.

We think with each day Sensimed is justifying this claim with much more vigour, while its accomplishments go about acknowledging the same.


Drug delivery and diagnostic disposables sees a global capacity addition, also witnesses a beginning of strategic alliance between medical device behemoth BD and CTP

Global capacity of drug delivery and diagnostic disposables sees a recent expansion by addition of CTP’s manufacturing facility.

While innovation in drug delivery has been on steady pace, joint alliances between medtech OEMs and contract manufacturers has been pretty much stagnant.

CTP, along with expanding its annual production volume also struck a deal with BD for commercial launch of BD Vystra, a disposable pen for delivering insulin and other injectable drugs. CTP had previously supported Becton Dickinson with pilot phase of Vystra.

Company looks to enhance medical imaging using technology:VR




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Company looks to enhance medical imaging using technology:VR

We are referring to Echo pixel’s quest of commercializing its software platform that provides virtual 3D images of critical organs such as heart, lungs and others. Now, those who are in the medical field would have already identified the advantages of such a technology.

It helps care providers to look into the organ morphology on virtual platform, there by enhancing service providers on field action. In order to take this platform to the bigger crowd, Echopixel has partnered with HP, and plans to use HP display for showcasing its 3D images to physicians, medical students or who ever concerned.

Vitual reality aka VR, is technology which is most widely been explored in medtech applications, with venture like that of Echopixel, it is motivating to see that some of the smart brains of this era are not running the blind folded race, and are trying to better healthcare through their respective innovations.

Software has been FDA approved, and is likely to surface as a major breakthrough in the medtech field.

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Look who Pfizer is partnering to get hold of next big innovation?



Look who Pfizer is partnering to get hold of next big innovation?

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We are referring to recent partnership between Pfizer and Indiegogo, one of the leading crowd funding portal. The engagement mission is called Healthy Aging ( At-least Pfizer calls it that way).

Its sort of competition where Indiegogo is asking crowd to come up with ideas , can be product or services, that have potential to keep aging population healthy. These ideas would go a series of checks in order for panel to come up with a single winner.

Winner would be given 50K prize, along with amount, he/she would also get a chance to work with smart minds @ Pfizer to materialize those ideas into reality.

Though there would be single winner at the end of contest, this campaign  would provide good visibility to the ones that did not make it to the final cut.

This engagement is first of kind, with its subsequent count number depending on Duo’s activity success.

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Google missed on this potential application of its Project tango…


Google missed on this potential application of its Project tango…

We are referring to healthcare application of the product, end use which is probably too soon for devices of similar kind.

Tango, augmented reality platform that has taken virtual reality by surprise was recently launched by Google in joint collaboration with Lenovo’s hardware (i.e. 6.4 inch Phab 2).

Just when consumers were getting used to virtual reality ,a technology that shuts you out off reality and puts you in virtual world, Google hits the home run in the form Tango.

Its basically technology platform that augments virtual objects on to real time environment.

Now, as the basic background around the technology has been outlined let’s come to the application of Tango, which we think can take Tango to a new height.

It is, healthcare end use.

Imagine Tango’s use in training physicians with new medical devices. Physicians would experience real time set up on a virtual patients and gain field level exposure on novel medtech technologies. Currently its takes month together for Physicians to get used to new innovation from medtech behemoths.

Tango could also be used in training medical students. Just imagine of recently passed out medical student with 1600 hours exposure to ICU set up via augmented reality platform.

Clinical trial monitoring teams could use augmented reality in a different way all together. Just imagine of CRA walking into clinical set up, and observing subject progress chart hovering over patients. He can formulate a million solutions to alter therapies there and then.

These are just some of the infinite possibilities that AR beholds.

I am sure Google would have already thought about the same, and one of its crazily smart engineer put out of Silicon valley is already working on it.

As we await for engineer’s tangible output, you watch out for medtech related updates on Medical Device Trends.

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Let us celebrate Make In India, we have a well-earned reason for that…


Let us celebrate Make In India, we have a well-earned reason for that…

We are referring to celebration tagged to Wipro-GE healthcare’s recent accomplishment of CT system launch. This system costs less than 40% of traditional available CT systems in market, and addresses everything that you ever wished for from cost and quality perspective.

While half of country was debating around “Make In India campaign’s” success or failure, Milan Rao, CEO and President of GE Healthcare South Asia & his dynamic team was busy leveraging technical know-how and skill set that country India beholds.

Wipro-GE team thought through this execution so well, that even before the product was launched the company had right distribution and training channel laid out across the country.

Some of the must know features of the CT system include

  • 36 per cent lower radiation with a smart dose.
  • 28 per cent lower life cycle cost
  • Half the weight of a traditional machine.

This all round approach of Wipro-GE joint venture is commendable and only deserves applaud, we wish more companies materialize on their Make In India beliefs.

For now let us all celebrate and cherish the vision, and soon to become reality of Affordable healthcare.

Kudos to Milan Rao and his team for making us believe that right treatment is available at reasonable price.

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Philips does something really commendable in Healthcare IOT space


Philips  does something really commendable in Healthcare IOT space….

Royal Philips recently launched beta version of in-home care programs for elderly. It did so by materializing most used tech buzz word “IOT”. Philips in partnership with Right at Home,a major in-home senior care network launched a product named Caresensus.

The product uses various sensor and analytical tools to read the daily routine of elderly, and then formulates care plan in accordance to captured dynamics.

Sensors record every aspect of the daily activities including sleeping, eating, walking, not to forget bathroom usage patterns, do deduce the right fit care program for any individual.

While all the companies say they are working to materialize on IOT, Philips went ahead with actionable path proving its all work & no say type enterprise.

Company recently spin off its light biz to have more focused approach towards healthcare, and it has been just living up to the mark for every claim that it had ever made.

While Philips takes this beta version of the product to commercialization, we hope to see other players make tangible progress in IOT space.

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Alibaba looks to explore this new business venture out of the blue….


Alibaba looks to explore this new business venture out of the blue….

We are referring to companies plans to sell drugs on-line.

Yes you heard it right. Hong Kong listed Ali Health looks to tap into 65 drug store chain in order to mark its beginning in e-commerce drug sales.

Alibaba is revisiting this area again. In the past it had retracted its move on the account of speculated regulatory challenges that might come its way. Country’s regulatory agencies have given  nod for similar program (pilot basis) to Jo-Jo drug stores. Though the grant from regulatory agencies has not been around drugs on-line sales, its still a noteworthy accommodation that country’s regulatory bodies have given for on-line programs.

Initial venture of Ali Health will focus on service based model, which it eventually looks to take on e-commerce lane.

These activities are quiet a progress in drug distribution pathways in China region. However we can’t overlook the fact that we are talking about a region which had previously been questioned on it quality monitoring norms. With prescription sales being channelled through E-commerce gateway, country has to be over cautious in both monitoring and responding to surfacing issues.


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Why would this automotive company venture into healthcare?


Why would this automotive company venture into healthcare?

If you are wondering about which company are we referring to; it is Toyota.

Yes, Toyota has recently partnered with Dean Kamen, the inventor of Segway, human transporter, to develop intelligent wheelchairs for disabled and aged people.

As a part of the partnership, Toyota gets to use Dean Kamen license on balancing technology, that he used in IBOT wheelchair earlier.

Now question that arises is why automotive pioneer wants a bite of healthcare?

We all know technology companies regard healthcare as most lucrative market, and are paving their way into futuristic devices via alliances and partnerships.However no healthcare focussed activity had been viewed from Auto motive players ( Except for this one off course).

Now let us come to the answer on what drove Toyota down this healthcare lane –

Its not a random turn of events but a well thought out initiative of Toyota, where the company had allotted USD 1 billion dollar for developments around artificial intelligence and robotics.

This partnership with Dean Kamen aligns to its robotics vision, and happens to be nothing but a small picture in overall frame of ROBOTICS.

Its good to see that companies like Toyota are putting the core technical know how to better healthcare solutions.Further it would be awesome if more non-core companies came together  to carve out novel healthcare solutions.

Catch here is, Toyota is contributing to medtech by materializing its core industry strengths, now that is a learning which other non-medtech peers can take from this partnership.

Story taken from Bloomberg.

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Are you worried that crowded hospitals are gonna delay your right treatment or Dx?

Are you worried that crowded hospitals are gonna delay your right treatment or Dx?

If yes, don’t be. Healthcare providers and technology pioneers are working out a solution for you. It goes by name “ML”, i.e. machine learning.

Yes, you heard it right; machine will help healthcare providers quicken their delivery to patients and provide them with right aid at right time.

Inter Mountain Healthcare, Dell and Zebra Medical Division are the players in whose talented hand lies this challenging task.Inter Mountain Healthcare and Zebra Medical Vision entered into partnership, where the former’s USD 12 million is been channeled to latter. All that Zebra has to do is; use his algorithms that could help machines read through various images < can be CT, Ultra-sound or others>, and give a meaningful insights to providers on quick turn-around basis.

Partnership’s of this type are not new, some tech companies like IBM believe on machine learning so much that they invested 1 billion USD in acquiring Merge Healthcare.

Future involving these technology solutions seems promising and less hasty one, and we all look forward to those good times.

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