The true potential of 5G technology

After years of hype, 5G is finally becoming a reality. Many have claimed 5G, which is short for ‘fifth generation’ mobile networks, will be a game-changing technology. It has the capability to boost speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks for connected devices, running between 10 to 100 times faster than the cellular connections available

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NHSX: the world’s largest digital health sandbox?

Brexit aside, one key area where the British Government has produced policy of note concerns the National Health Service (NHS) and digital health technologies.  Last October, Health Secretary Matt Hancock detailed a compelling vision for medtech and digital in the NHS.  And, at the end of February, a new NHS organisation, NHSX, was launched, with

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Tech / healthcare partnerships: brave new world or false dawn?

News this week (1st May) that Gilead has inked a partnership with Alphabet subsidiary Verily is proof of the growing appetite tech and life science companies for working together. But, for all the lofty ambitions expressed in the business news pages, these companies are fundamentally different in many ways – not least in how they communicate. 

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Unlocking the next 10 years of healthcare innovation

Do you work in digital health? Take part in our survey here: http://bit.ly/medtech2018 Tech is from Mars, pharma is from Venus? The next big innovations in healthcare are as likely to come from smartphones and smart devices, as they are than from laboratories.  Call it medtech, healthtech, digital health, or digiceuticals, big developments are at hand.

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Driving the future: Are you preparing yourself for a world where you are always the passenger?

The car. Where to begin. Can you imagine trying to explain a car to a seventeenth century man? “Basically, Sir. You know your horse and carriage – imagine that without the horse, and the carriage has this new-fangled thing called an ‘engine’ in that powers it… just like a horse. But not a horse.” Preposterous, he’d probably

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It’s time for change, but it won’t be in your pocket!

It was announced earlier on this week that fast food supremo Burger King has launched its own crypto-currency in Russia. WhopperCoin, aptly named after the brand’s famous Whopper burger, is a new Blockchain loyalty program which will allow customers to claim a coin for every rouble (1.3p) they spend on the Whopper sandwich. However, this

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Chip on your shoulder? Actually, it’s in your hand!

Anyone who owns an animal will know, the importance of microchipping your pet is a message constantly drilled into your psyche by your Vet. They’ll tell you need to be able to find the little monster in case they get lost on their walk about town, or run away out of the back gate one

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