Callum Anderson - Mar 13, 2024

Can AI help to improve the biopsy process for patients?

In medicine, a biopsy is a procedure that involves taking a small..

Daniel Brodsky - Mar 08, 2024

Robotics in surgery

For many, the word ‘surgery’ suggests images of surgeons operating..

Callum Anderson - Mar 06, 2024

Laparoscopic AI

AI in the OR

Copying music, making bad art and training the next..

David Brooks - Feb 27, 2024

Graphene Medtech: The Next Frontier

It has been 20 years since Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov first..

Isobel Fisher - Feb 22, 2024

Colony picking robot expands our knowledge of human gut microbiome

The human microbiome is very diverse. A typical gut microbiome can..

Callum Anderson - Feb 13, 2024

Advances in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non-invasive technique for..

Frances Salisbury - Feb 08, 2024

Yoni Health: the medical secrets of menstrual blood

Menstrual effluent contains a wealth of scientific info, including..

Amelia Jones - Feb 07, 2024

Fertile Ground: Tapping into the Potential of the Female Microbiome

Healthcare systems around the world have historically been designed..

Joe Egelstaff - Jan 16, 2024

AI bias in healthcare

AI tools are increasingly being used in healthcare settings, with..

Callum Anderson - Dec 19, 2023

Gazing into the future of augmented reality glasses

Augmented reality (AR) sits between virtual reality (VR) and the real..

Emily Lloyd - Nov 17, 2023

Latest Medtech developments in the race to help diabetes sufferers

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and, in this blog, we..

Joe Egelstaff - Nov 06, 2023

Total artificial hearts: creating the perfect pump

Cardiovascular disease is estimated to account for 45% of deaths in..

Ashley Cresswell - May 15, 2023

Medtech: the future for mental health?

When we think of medical technology, or ‘medtech’, more often than..

Callum Anderson - Apr 04, 2023

Motion capture and AI in healthcare

When most of us hear the term motion capture, we tend to think of..

Jacqueline Murphy - Mar 14, 2023

Femtech: a growth industry - new special report

We are delighted to release our latest report Femtech: a growth..

Emma Graham - Feb 01, 2023

Should I file third party observations?

A study of the consequences of filing third party observations (TPOs)..

Callum Anderson - Jan 31, 2023

Getting to grips with device led physical rehabilitation innovation

In the UK, there are an estimated 187,000 children living with an arm..

Rachel Oxley - Oct 05, 2022

AI-enabled sensor provides early warning for postpartum haemorrhage

Australian start-up Baymatob combines an array of sensors with..

Charlotte Lynch - Aug 08, 2022

The FemTech revolution: providing much-needed menopause care

High quality menopause care has the potential to significantly..

Ashley Cresswell - Jul 08, 2022

MRI-Guided Therapy

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners use strong magnetic fields..

Eliot Ward - Jul 07, 2022

Breakthrough: super fast DNA tests

A rapid bedside genetic test can screen newborn babies for a genetic..

Andrew Mears - Jun 23, 2022

Robotic-assisted surgery: from fiction to reality and beyond

It’s a notable feature of (my favourite) Sci-Fi movies, that they..

Charlotte Lynch - May 12, 2022

Femtech: Rich on innovation, short on funding

The UK has the largest female health gap in the G20. A “female health..

Urs Ferber - Apr 14, 2022

Germany’s world-leading MedTech industry

Germany is synonymous with precision engineering and quality..

Daniel Brodsky - Apr 07, 2022

Software for use in medical methods: excluded from patentability?

In this blog we look at the challenges associated with patenting..

Isobel Stone - Apr 04, 2022

Powering pacemakers – (don’t) be still, my beating heart

Millions of people around the world depend on implanted medical..

Urs Ferber - Mar 23, 2022

Advances in dentistry making a real impression

We all love going to the dentist, especially for restorations like..

Charlotte Lynch - Mar 15, 2022

Let’s talk FemTech: the rise of female focussed innovation

A surge in new medical technology is emerging from the FemTech..

Robert Worboys - Mar 07, 2022

Six ways that 3D printing is revolutionising the biomedical industry

3D-Printing is an additive manufacturing process whereby objects are..

Andrew Mears - Feb 17, 2022

Meet the client – Creo Medical

Creo Medical’s cutting-edge medical devices have several..

Alice Jefferies - Feb 10, 2022

Predicting the unpredictable during pregnancy

For many expectant parents, pregnancy is a time of excitement, yet..

Alex Burns - Nov 22, 2021

The smart healthcare revolution – what does it mean for patent attorneys?

In 2020 the EPO published a report on the global trends in patent..

Camille Terfve - Nov 12, 2021

Digital therapeutics: the rise of digital health technologies during the Covid-19 pandemic

There is no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped many..

Andrew Mears - Sep 21, 2021

Sensors and sensibility: Caroline Hargrove CBE eyes up the future of healthtech

Years after meeting her as another primary-school parent, Forward..

Niles Beadman - Jul 20, 2021

Printed pills: a new dimension for medicine

Three dimensional (3D) printing is the latest buzzword ricocheting..

Camille Terfve - May 20, 2021

Intellectual property and artificial intelligence in the UK: what might the future hold?

AI is a hot topic for the current UK government. Last year, the UK..

Helen Bower - May 10, 2021

EPO Opposition Trends in Engineering, Electronics and Software Special Report

In autumn 2020, we analysed more than 8000 opposition cases filed at..

Adam Gregory - Apr 19, 2021

Jim Mellon: the reluctant gradualist taking on ageing

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how we might all be able..

Isobel Stone - Apr 07, 2021

Need to know: are we set for a bioprinting boom?

From refashioning foods to fabricating organs, bioprinting is the..

Lucy White - Mar 31, 2021

The future of organ transplantation: growing organs from scratch?

Organ transplantation has saved, transformed, and extended countless..

Lucy Coe - Feb 17, 2021

Top 5 fields of technology for Internet of Things (IoT) patenting

The term “internet of things (IoT)” has often been mentioned in..

Alex Burns - Jan 26, 2021

How to patent your digital health apps – 5 key considerations

As the technical capabilities of smartphones continue to rise at an..

Frances Salisbury - Dec 02, 2020

Go with the flow: the allure of the liquid biopsy

Forward finds out how fresh technologies are providing a way to cut..

Richard Johnson - Nov 29, 2020

Deep trouble: what can happen when we can’t sleep?

It has perhaps never been harder for us to get our heads down. But..

Dan Thornton - Oct 15, 2020

Robotic distancing

Minimising person to person contact is the major weapon in reducing..

Tom Furnival - Oct 06, 2020

Mixed reality: Is it the blend that will boost human wellbeing?

From simulating the evaluation of cardiovascular patients to turning..

James Leach - Aug 10, 2020

Antimicrobial resistance: moving towards a targeted approach

Spectromics is working to put our existing arsenal of antibiotics to..

Rachel Oxley - Jul 09, 2020

“Test, test, test” – the importance of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness

While the world waits for a vaccine to be developed and approved for..

Camille Terfve - Jun 03, 2020

Have we entered the era of the DIY superhuman?

Self-improvement products are everywhere around us, on our..

Alex Burns - May 28, 2020

Contact tracing – our route out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown?

It appears that the United Kingdom is now past the peak of the..

Tom Furnival - Apr 22, 2020

How 3D printing is helping in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

In a crisis which has been defined by its pace of change, 3D printing..

Camille Terfve - Jan 02, 2020

AI, deep learning and image analysis in bioinformatics

Putting “AI” in the title of your paper, or indeed in the name of..

Camille Terfve - Aug 15, 2019

Patentable subject matter in bioinformatics - USPTO’s January 2019 guidance

In this article, Paul Liu and Ashley Barton from Duane Morris LLP..