Pure Tech 21st June 2016

Tiny tech, big promise

The ‘miniaturisation’ revolution could make cancer tests faster, simpler and accessible to all. Look around you. How many computers do you see? Are you reading this on a laptop or a tablet? Your kitchen may have a microwave and a ...

by Gary Finnegan

Pure Tech 2nd June 2016

Floating hospital saves lives on the seas

A former oil tanker with 700 doctors, 5,000 units of blood and 12 operating rooms, this ship is as well-equipped as a large hospital The sheer size of the USNS Comfort and its sister ship, the Mercy is impressive: they are as high ...

by Gary Finnegan

Pure Tech 23rd February 2016

Giving disabled kids the gift of movement

Young children are known for getting into things. That’s how they learn about the world around them. But what happens when a child is severely disabled? A Barcelona-based organisation called the Nexe Foundation has come up with an innovative ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 11th February 2016

Cancer Imaging in Living Color

Photographs and films have seen a rapid transformation from black and white to color over the last century.  Our x-rays, however, have always remained in black and white. X-rays have been used to look inside the human body since 1895, when ...

by Mariellen Brown

Pure Tech 15th September 2015

5 questions for Rebekah Marine

Born without a forearm, Rebekah Marine has defied convention by taking the fashion industry by storm. This Is MedTech caught up with the ‘bionic model’ fresh from her second turn on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. How big ...

by Gary Finnegan