Karen Finn

Karen spent the past 20+ years providing editorial services for leading B2B publications, large corporations, small businesses, individuals and students around the world. Her portfolio includes articles and business communications on pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare policy, regulatory and legal systems, international trade and intellectual property. Her articles have been published in Scrip Regulatory Affairs, Clinica Medtech Intelligence, MedNous, SecuringPharma and International Trade Today, among others.

Bones, Joints & Muscles 31st January 2017

Getting a new knee at 73

When Peter Schmelter’s kneecap was shattered into five pieces in an accident 55 years ago, the only option was to stick them back together.  In 1962, total knee replacements - or TKRs - were still several years away and so Peter, ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 26th January 2017

IVF and beyond: the world of mind-blowing baby tech

These days, there’s cutting edge technology for pretty much every aspect of baby planning, making and care. From wellness apps for expectant moms, to mini-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines that can scan babies’ brains, to new in vitro fertilisation (...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd January 2017

Sometimes all you need is a bear

A few years ago, 12-year-old Campbell Remess came up with a brilliant way to help sick kids in hospital. At the time, Campbell, or “Bumble” as most people call him, asked his mum Sonya if he could buy toys for ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 8th December 2016

Safe surgery is a right, not a privilege

That’s what many of us have grown up to believe. But for billions of patients in low-resource countries, safe surgery is an unaffordable luxury. International charity Lifebox is working to change this. It helps hospitals in poorer countries with ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 14th November 2016

Supporting patients in the digital era

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with people who can support you with your disease or illness. But online patient communities can come close, says Kyle Jacques Rose. As someone who has spent the past 20 years supporting other people with diabetes, Kyle ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 25th October 2016

Make way for a new global cancer movement

“Our vision is to bridge the gap between cancer patients and the rest of society,” says Fabian Bolin, co-founder of WarOnCancer.com. A year after Fabian first shared his leukaemia story with This Is Medtech, the former Made in Chelsea ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 18th October 2016

Giving patients the voice they deserve

Getting diagnosed with a life-changing medical condition can be confusing, but fortunately there are people who can help. You and your family may not know where to turn for accurate information about your newly diagnosed condition, or about making sure ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 12th October 2016

Switching on your eyesight

Rhian Lewis couldn’t believe it when doctors turned on her bionic eye for the first time. The 50-year-old from Wales has retinitis pigmentosa, a disease involving a faulty gene in which a person’s vision dims from the periphery ...

by Karen Finn