Top 5 Transformative Developments in MedTech to Transform Healthcare in 2024

24 Aug 2023

Advancements in MedTech, such as the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, nanotechnology, and data analytics, have propelled the industry forward, leading to innovative solutions for diagnosing, treating, and managing various medical conditions. 

With an increasing emphasis on personalized medicine, remote patient monitoring, and telemedicine, MedTech is bridging the gap between healthcare and technology, providing unprecedented opportunities to enhance patient care, improve healthcare efficiency, and, ultimately, transform the way medical treatment is approached.

This article delves into the top five transformative developments in MedTech, highlighting the promising potential it holds for shaping the future of healthcare.

1. Iodine Software and OpenAI Partnered to Integrate Generative AI 

On June 29th, 2023, Iodine Software, a major player in healthcare artificial intelligence, collaborated with OpenAI to integrate generative AI and large language models, such as GPT-4, into its solutions for clinical administration and revenue cycle management. 


By infusing generative AI into its products, Iodine Software would successfully improve accuracy, predictive capabilities, and automation in healthcare. 
Moreover, Iodine Software has a deep-rooted history in clinical AI tech and sees the potential to automate complex clinical tasks and generate insights for doctors and health system operations. With a massive dataset and a responsible approach, Iodine Software believes that incorporating generative AI would streamline documentation, increase prediction accuracy, and ultimately improve patient care and revenue capture.

2. Touchlab Debuted Remote Feel Technology in Finnish Hospitals

On June 29th, 2023, Edinburgh-based start-up Touchlab launched a pilot project at Laakso Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, involving a robot named Välkky. The robot is equipped with electronic skin (e-skin) technology, allowing operators to remotely "feel" patients using an electronic haptic glove. The three-month pilot aims to explore how robotics systems can enhance patient care, reduce workload, and prevent the spread of infections. The project is part of a larger initiative to develop an advanced hospital in Europe.

3. Innovate UK Granted Funding to Medical Device Targeting Brain Tumor

On March 31st, 2023, QV Bioelectronics, the manufacturer of an electric field therapy (EFT) device for brain tumor treatment, received an $9,65,221 (£860,000) grant from Innovate UK. This funding, combined with previous grants, brings the total grant funding awarded to QV Bioelectronics to $2 million (£1.8 million).

The company's EFT implant, GRACE, targets dividing cancer cells in the brain without harming healthy cells. It is currently in pre-clinical development, and its first clinical indication is the aggressive brain tumor, Glioblastoma.

Furthermore, the funds would be used for critical activities prior to human trials, including surgical innovation, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, and commercial development in the U.K. and other markets.

4. Asimily and Handle Global Collaborated to Boost Cybersecurity in Healthcare

On June 28th, 2023, Asimily, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) risk management platform, announced an integration with Capital Cycle Management (CCM), an AI-driven software solution from HANDLE Global. This integration enables healthcare systems to have a comprehensive view of their internet-connected assets and assess their cybersecurity risks. 

Furthermore, Asimily would utilize AI analysis to prioritize vulnerabilities and suggest targeted remediations, while CCM would incorporate this information into the capital planning process. 

The partnership would enable healthcare organizations to proactively manage cybersecurity risks, make well-informed decisions about capital spending, and ensure patient safety.

5. Mighty Oak Medical Joined Forces with HP to Develop 3D printing in Healthcare

On June 13th, 2023, Mighty Oak Medical, a Colorado-based MedTech company, partnered with HP to develop 3D printing applications in healthcare. 


Mighty Oak Medical would use HP's Jet Fusion 5200 3D printers to manufacture various applications, including its flagship product FIREFLY, a patient-specific pre-surgical planning and navigation platform. 

The partnership would improve surgical procedures in the spine by offering accurate pre-surgical planning using 3D virtual renderings of patients' spines and 3D printed anatomical models and guides for precise screw placement. 

Moreover, the use of HP's 3D printing technology would enhance efficiency, accuracy, and personalized care while reducing radiation exposure and costs.


The transformative developments in MedTech showcased in this article represent the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare and demonstrate the immense potential to transform patient care.

As the world moves forward, it is crucial to continue fostering collaboration between technology and healthcare experts to harness the full potential of these transformative developments and create a future where high-quality healthcare is accessible to all.

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