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MedTech Innovation Briefings
 

Medtech Innovation Briefings provide a description of the medical technology, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence. Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals.

By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use. MIBs are not NICE guidance. They differ in format, contain no judgement on the value of the technology and do not constitute a guidance recommendation. MIBs are developed as part of the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) .

Products suitable for briefings include:- Those which have a CE mark or equivalent regulatory approval or, Those which approval is expected within 12 months, and are medical devices or diagnostic tests that fall within the scope of the EU Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics directives This includes devices used in social care that are eligible within this definition. Those which have measurable outcomes for the intended patient and system benefit. There should be some data or evidence, relevant to the technology, which can be made publicly available, on the technology to summarise and critically appraise.

Although there is no threshold for the quality or quantity of evidence, the best available evidence will be selected for inclusion. To learn more about the MIBs which have been released and for further information, please visit: www.nice.org.uk/mib Published MIB's Please find the following links to all of the MIS’s published to date.

Click in the links to access the full MIB documentation on the NICE website.

 

Published 2017 Publication
Ekso exoskeleton for rehabilitation in people with neurological weakness or paralysis (MIB93) January - 2017
CentriMag for heart failure (MIB92) January - 2017
Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I for corneal blindness (MIB91) January - 2017
Smartinhaler for asthma (MIB90) January - 2017

 

Published 2016 Publication
Impella 2.5 for haemodynamic support during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (MIB89) November - 2016
Sternal Talon for sternal closure in cardiothoracic surgery (MIB88) November - 2016
CytoSorb therapy for sepsis (MIB87) November - 2016
OCS Heart system for heart transplant (MIB86) November - 2016
Needle-free arterial non-injectable connector (MIB85) October - 2016
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold for coronary artery disease (MIB84) October - 2016
Woundcheck Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds (MIB83) October - 2016
UrgoStart for chronic wounds (MIB82) October - 2016
Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB81) September - 2016
FLEXISEQ for osteoarthritis (MIB80) September - 2016
VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital (MIB79) September - 2016
QuikRead go for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB78) September - 2016
OSNA for colon cancer staging (MIB77) August - 2016
Axxent electronic brachytherapy system for early stage breast cancer (MIB76) August - 2016
Ultroid 2.0 for internal haemorrhoids (MIB75) July -  2016
Stretta System for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (MIB74) July -  2016
QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty (MIB73) July -  2016
Lutonix drug-coated balloon for peripheral arterial disease (MIB72) July -  2016
Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for adults with severe difficult to control asthma (MIB71) July -  2016
Mobi-C for cervical disc replacement (MIB70) June - 2016
Cellvizio confocal endomicroscopy system for characterising pancreatic cysts (MIB69) June - 2016
S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisaton (MIB68) June - 2016
LATITUDE NXT Patient Management System for monitoring cardiac devices at home (MIB67) May - 2016
Secca System for faecal incontinence (MIB66) May - 2016
Prolaris gene expression assay for assessing long-term risk of prostate cancer progression (MIB65) May - 2016
CareLink network services for remote monitoring of people with cardiac devices (MIB64) May - 2016
SIR-Spheres for treating inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (MIB63)

March - 2016

TheraSphere for treating operable and inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (MIB62)

March - 2016

ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation (MIB61)

March - 2016

TactiCath Quartz catheter for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation (MIB60)

March - 2016

Otovent nasal balloon for otitis media effusion (MIB59)

March - 2016

Mersey Burns for calculating fluid resuscitation volume when managing burns (MIB58)

March - 2016

Icare rebound tonometer to measure intraocular pressure (MIB57)

March - 2016

ODFS Pace and Pace XL functional electrical stimulation devices for treating drop foot (MIB56)

March - 2016

ClearWay RX for drug delivery to coronary artery thrombotic lesions (MIB55)

March - 2016

Somatom Definition Edge CT scanner for imaging coronary artery disease in adults in whom imaging is difficult (MIB54)

March - 2016

Aquilion PRIME CT scanner for imaging coronary artery disease in adults in whom imaging is difficult (MIB53)

March - 2016

Xpert Carba-R to identify people carrying carbapenemase producing organisms (MIB52) February - 2016
MiniMed 640G system with SmartGuard for managing blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes (MIB51) February - 2016
BladderScan BVI 9400 3D portable ultrasound scanner for measuring bladder volume (MIB50) January - 2016
EarlySense for heart and respiratory monitoring and predicting patient deterioration (MIB49) January - 2016

 

Published 2015 Publication
TearLab osmolarity system for diagnosing dry eye disease (MIB47) December - 2015
AdenoPlus point-of-care test for diagnosing adenoviral conjunctivitis (MIB46) December - 2015
PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care (MIB45) November - 2015
EndoPredict gene expression profiling assay for assessing risk of breast cancer recurrence (MIB44) November - 2015
ATEC system for vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (MIB43) November - 2015
PROPATEN heparin-bonded vascular graft for peripheral arterial disease (MIB42) October - 2015
The BCM – Body Composition Monitor for managing fluid in people having dialysis (MIB41) October - 2015
Active B12 assay for diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency (MIB40)

September - 2015

ERBE flexible cryoprobes for bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment (MIB39)

September - 2015

i STAT CG4+ and CHEM8+ cartridges for point-of-care testing in the emergency department (MIB38)

September - 2015

Thermogard XP for therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest (MIB37)

September - 2015

Visensia for early detection of deteriorating vital signs in adults in hospital (MIB36)

August - 2015

AliveCor Heart Monitor and AliveECG app for detecting atrial fibrillation (MIB35)

August - 2015

Spiral Flow peripheral vascular graft for treating peripheral arterial disease (MIB34) July - 15
Episcissors-60 for guided mediolateral episiotomy (MIB33) July - 15
BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel for identifying pathogens in contagious gastroenteritis (MIB32) July - 15
Peptest for diagnosing gastrooesophageal reflux (MIB31) May - 15
LARS for reconstructing damaged intra-articular cruciate knee ligaments (MIB30) May - 15
LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes caused by blocked meibomian glands (MIB29) Apr -15
Xpert GBS test for the intrapartum detection of group B streptococcus (MIB28) Apr - 15
The Prosigna gene expression profiling assay for assessing long-term risk of breast cancer recurrence (MIB27) Mar-15
The PediGuard for placing pedicle screws in spinal surgery (MIB26) Mar-15
The Juxta Cures adjustable compression system for treating venous leg ulcers (MIB25) Mar-15
The Ora Quick HCV point-of-care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies (MIB24) Mar-15
The Epidrum for aiding access to the epidural space (MIB23) Mar-15
The taperguard evac oral trachea tube for mechanically ventilated intensive care patients at risk of ventilator associated pneumonia (MIB22) Mar-15
The SpyGlass direct visualisation system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during endoscopy of the biliary system (MIB21) Feb-15
The ZedScan as an adjunct to colposcopy in women with suspected cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia(MIB 20) Feb-15
The Arrow OnControl powered bone marrow biopsy system for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (MIB19) Feb-15
The AutoPulse non-invasive cardiac support pump for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (MIB18) Feb-15

 

Published 2014 Publication
The Space GlucoseControl system for managing blood-glucose in critically ill patients in intensive care (MIB17) Dec-14
The Oncentra Prostate v4.x for ultrasound-guided real-time HDR brachytherapy in men with localised prostate cancer (MIB16) Dec-14
Aixplorer ShearWave Elastography for ultrasound imaging and assessing suspicious breast lesions (MIB15) Dec-14
The SENSIMED Triggerfish contact lens sensor for continuous 24-hour recording of ocular dimensional changes in people with or at risk of developing glaucoma (MIB14) Nov 14
The OSCAR 3 ultrasonic arthroplasty revision instrument for removing bone cement during prosthetic joint revision (MIB13) Nov 14
The NxStage System One NX1000-1 home haemodialysis device for renal replacement therapy in chronic kidney disease (MIB12) Nov 14
Oxyzyme and Iodozyme 2-layer hydrogel wound dressings with iodine for treating chronic wounds (MIB11) Nov 14
End-tidal Control software for use with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia (MIB10) Sep-14
The PolySoft hernia patch used with the ONSTEP technique to treat inguinal hernias (MIB9) Aug-14
The Airsonett temperature-controlled laminar airflow device for persistent allergic asthma (MIB8) Aug-14
The hTEE system for transoesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of haemodynamic instability (MIB7) Aug-14
AccuVein AV400 for vein visualisation (MIB6) Jun-14
Acoustic CR Neuromodulation for adults with chronic subjective tonal tinnitus (MIB5) Jun-14
The RhinoChill intranasal cooling system for reducing temperature after cardiac arrest (MIB4) Feb-14
The NGAL Test for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (MIB3) Feb-14
The PressureWire fractional flow reserve measurement system for coronary artery disease (MIB2) Feb-14
The Versajet II hydrosurgery system for surgical debridement of acute and chronic wounds and burns (MIB1) Feb-14

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