They say necessity is the mother of invention, and as with any disruptive healthcare innovation, it takes time, validation, and the right catalyst before it becomes fully embraced across the medical community. Well, 2020 has thrown up plenty of demands, ones that have required immediate alignment with the numerous safety concerns of what could be considered the least predictable year ever. The industry in most urgent need of such upgrades has been medicine, where significant adjustments have been incorporated to ensure standards of patient safety do not take a cliff dive. But not all innovations in the glitch that was 2020 were ones we could have necessarily foreseen, but that hasn’t stopped them from causing a ripple effect in a medtech landscape already going through significant change.

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