Technology is developing at breakneck speed, but innovation alone is not enough to tackle today’s global health issues. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang and Lord Ara Darzi of the Institute of Global Health Innovation explain why scientists and policy makers need to establish common aims if the issues facing both developed and developing countries are to be addressed.
Reprocessing single-use devices (SUDs) is becoming popular in the US as hospitals strive to cut costs and be greener. According to industry experts, however, the drawbacks of reusing disposable products far outweigh the practice’s perceived benefits. Elly Earls gets the full story from Eucomed’s Peter Schroeer and Cheryl Macpherson of St George’s University School of Medicine.