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Reece Armstrong

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Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age, Medical Plastics News, European Pharmaceutical Magazine and Med-Tech Innovation. He has a MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. His interests include health, technology, videogames and he is a keen performer of live original music.

He can be contacted at reece.armstrong@rapidnews.com or through his Twitter handle @Reece92David 

The government has rejected calls to ban vaginal mesh implants after MPs debated its use to treat women affected by pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence following childbirth. more

19 Oct 2017 11:40 News

A screening tool for pancreatic cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of Washington. more

17 Oct 2017 14:40 News

A woman from the North of England has had her hearing restored after having an ‘invisible’ hearing device implanted. more

16 Oct 2017 10:20 Devices

A team of researchers from Imperial College London have used machine learning to develop a device that could potentially improve dialysis for patients. more

11 Oct 2017 10:30 News

Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. more

6 Oct 2017 15:40 News

The future of wearables may not lie in the hardware developed by the likes of Fitbit and Samsung but in smart tattoos. more

2 Oct 2017 16:45 News

A medical device has been clinically proven to reduce pre-operative oedema in ankle fracture patients, reducing patient bed days and costs for the NHS. more

2 Oct 2017 14:20 Devices

A US woman has received $57 million in damages from Johnson & Johnson for the injuries caused by the company’s vaginal mesh implant. more

2 Oct 2017 10:35 News

In a move that’s sure to please adults with diabetes in the US, the FDA has approved a glucose monitoring device that doesn’t require the user to prick themselves for a blood sample. more

29 Sep 2017 10:40 Devices

A number of medical manufacturers based in Puerto Rico have responded to the impact and damage caused by hurricane Maria. more

25 Sep 2017 14:50 News

The UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued new guidance for medical device makers when taking human factors into account. more

25 Sep 2017 11:55 News

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Medical devices might be thought to contain a dazzling array of complex equipment but a Twitter user recently found out that this sometimes isn’t the case. more

25 Sep 2017 10:40 Devices

Avacen Medical has announced that its medical device designed to help treat pain associated with fibromyalgia has received approval for EU markets. more

22 Sep 2017 15:35 Devices

Five people have died due to issues with weight-loss balloon devices since 2016, the FDA has announced. more

21 Sep 2017 16:00 Devices

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced it is ending the sale of its Essure sterilisation device in all non-US countries. more

20 Sep 2017 15:50 Devices

MPN speaks to Professor Andrew Shennan a member of the Cradle Project that has developed a device capable of detecting abnormalities in vital signs. more

20 Sep 2017 15:15 News

A device developed to help detect pneumonia at a low-cost has won the student category of Fast Company’s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards. more

20 Sep 2017 11:00 Devices

A delegation from Manchester is heading to the US to showcase the city’s strength in the life sciences sector. more

18 Sep 2017 11:40 News

Scientists have developed a way of delivering multiple drugs or vaccines in just one injection. more

15 Sep 2017 14:40 News

A system designed to automatically measure glucose levels through a sensor has been approved by the NHS and will be available for reimbursement across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 1 November. more

13 Sep 2017 15:40 News