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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 factory of the future is a term that has been discussed for a number of years but what exactly does it mean? Reece Armstrong explains. more

Opinion

Reece Armstrong looks into Netflix's latest documentary, The Bleeding Edge and examines the FDA's regulatory approvals for medical devices and why it needs to change. more

Opinion

In a landmark moment for thousands of women across the UK, it has been announced that the NHS will immediately halt the use of surgical mesh for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). more

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The National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE) is delaying its guidelines on surgical mesh despite calls to make it a matter of urgency. more

News

Reporter for Medical Plastics News, Reece Armstrong, has been making his way across Europe’s medtech sector to pick out some of its most exciting hotspots for innovation. more

Opinion

The government’s recent debate over the vaginal mesh scandal was a welcome step towards recognising the debilitating effects that women have faced from these devices. more

Opinion

From 25-26 April, Med-Tech Innovation Expo returns to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to showcase the very best of the UK & Ireland’s medical technology sector. Our reporter Reece Armstrong takes a look at what's on offer at this year's show. more

News

With a growing demand for medical technologies all over the world and reports that markets in the east are expected to grow, MPN takes a look at what potential the Irish medtech sector has in the Middle East. more

Opinion

MPN takes a look at some the biggest medical device recalls that have taken place over the recent years. more

Devices

With the 3D printing market in healthcare set to reach €2.3 billion, there is a lot of interest surrounding the technology’s applications within the industry. more

News

A review into a number of medical products that have caused public scandals has been announced by the government. more

Devices

With an exhibitor list of 200, 28 seminars and 45 speakers, the Med-Tech Innovation Expo is set to be an exciting show for those involved in the medical technology industry. more

News

MPN speaks to Stratasys about how it is working together with hospitals and medical device manufacturers to improve patient outcomes and personalise treatments. more

Opinion

Medical Plastics News speaks to Rusty Carter, VP of Product Management at application protection company Arxan Technologies about cyber-security and medical device vulnerabilities. more

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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

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

News

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

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

News

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

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

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