Pure Tech 19th October 2017

Dancing with medtech

When Mel Reis lost part of her leg, the Brazilian ballerina saw it as a perfect opportunity to get back ‘en pointe’. Ever since her left leg was crushed in a road accident as a teenager, Mel had continued to ...

by Karen Finn

Family 22nd December 2016

Medtech TV: The Holiday Watch List

Ready to escape the winter cold and curl up with a hot drink in front of the screen? Medtech can be very entertaining. Here are our totally unscientific recommendations for a TV marathon. Pick your mood, and we have the ...

by Laurel Kenner

Getting Checked 18th November 2016

There’s something about Movember

Hollywood megastar Ben Stiller has helped to raise awareness about prostate cancer and prompted a debate about the need for a better test In 2003, two friends – Travis Garone and Luke Slattery – were enjoying a beer in Melbourne, Australia, when they ...

by Gary Finnegan

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

Bones, Joints & Muscles 22nd September 2016

Making the boat go faster

Earlier this month we watched in awe as Paralympians gathered in Rio to show the world what strength, determination and dedication look like in their purest form. We celebrated disability by focusing on ability. In particular, Great Britain’s Paralympics ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 2nd May 2016

Knocking asthma out of the ring

Usually people don’t associate asthma with professional athletes, but 11-year-old kickboxing champion Nathan Kelly, aka Nate the Great, smashes that stereotype to pieces. Asthma is a condition that causes the air passages leading to and from the lungs to ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 15th March 2016

Birth defects: do you want to know?

Genetic testing during pregnancy can reveal a rare disease before a baby is born, helping parents to prepare. But just how much information do parents want about their child? All children are unique but Olivia Farnsworth is a true one-off. ...

by Gary Finnegan