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Health Technology Update, Issue 26

Last updated: November 21, 2019
Project Number: EN0016-000
Issue: 26
Result type: Report
Expected Completion Date: March 10, 2020

This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a broad range of medical technologies — from a robotic wheelchair that uses gyroscope technology to a self-expanding pulmonary valve. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics potentially of interest to Canadian health care decision-makers.

The following seven articles on emerging technologies are featured in this issue:

  • a robotic wheelchair
  • biology-guided radiotherapy
  • point of care testing for clozapine monitoring
  • ER-REBOA Catheter
  • a self-expanding valve for the treatment of congenital heart abnormalities
  • cardiac contractility modulation for heart failure

Soundbite Crossing System for the treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease.


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