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Horve Projects Coming Up with New Assisted Living Facility in Newburgh
Horve Projects is constructing a new assisted living facility named Heritage Woods of Newburgh. It is going to be a 3-story senior living facility in Newburgh, Indiana. This project will include 120 private one-bedroom and studio units in a 99,534 square feet building. There will be various...

Hikma Launched Prefilled Injectables in US
The multinational pharmaceutical company, Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC has launched a new prefilled syringe capability in the US through its affiliate, Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Heparin Sodium Injection, USP, 5000 Units/mL is the first Hikma medicine available in prefilled syringe form. Hikma has...

Biobeat Gets Its Wearable watch and Patch for Non-Invasive Cuffless Monitoring of Blood Pressure Approved by FDA
The bio-medical technology company, Biobeat has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a 510K clearance for its wearable watch and patch for non-invasive cuffless monitoring of blood pressure in hospitals, clinics, long-term care and at home. The product will be able to...

World's First-in-Human Telerobotic Coronary Intervention Procedures Conducted
 EClinicalMedicine, a clinical journal by The Lancet has published the results from the Telerobotic Intervention Study, the world’s first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures conducted from a remote location outside the catherization lab using Corindus’s CorPath...

BASF and CTIBiotech will Develop First 3D Bioprinted Human Reconstructed Skin with Immune Macrophages
BASF and CTIBiotech have come to collaboration and have announced the development of the first 3D bioprinted skin models with immune macrophages. The model will be the basis for the development and testing of bio-actives for skin care applications. The scientists at CTIBiotech will use 3D...

The University of Wollongong Signs Collaboration with AMTZ for 3D Bioprinting Expertise in India
The University of Wollongong has signed a strategic collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone in Visakhapatnam, India, bringing its expertise in 3D bioprinting techniques to India’s first integrated medical devices manufacturing zone. Among many research initiatives to be taken up...

Intermountain Medical Center Introduces New Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Intermountain Medical Center introduces the newest model of the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system to expand benefits of robotic surgery to patients needing urologic, gynaecologic, and general surgery. “We installed the newest da Vinci robotic platform a year earlier than scheduled,”...

Geisinger and IBM Create Predictive Technology to Tackle Sepsis Risk
Geisinger and IBM Data Science Elite team have come up with a sophisticated predictive model using data from the integrated health system’s electronic health record to detect sepsis risk. Dr. Shravan Kethireddy from Geisinger has led a team of scientists to build a predictive model for...

Machnet Medical Robotics Introducing the New Spinoff in Medical Robots
Machnet Medical Robotics, gaining knowledge from the University of Twente is developing a medical robot for MRI-guided biopsies. The application is currently focussed on taking biopsies of early-stage breast cancer. According to Jeroen Veltman, who works as a radiologist at Ziekenhuisgroep...

Lava Gets Contracts from GE for Making Hand-held Devices For Medical Use
US Conglomerate General Electric has offered a three-year, multi-crore contract to Lava International for manufacturing hand-held devices meant specifically for medical use, as the homegrown handset maker makes a concerted push into contract manufacturing even as it maintains a foothold in the...

Oncimmune Trials New Blood Test That Diagnoses Lung Cancer Early
A new research by the immunodiagnostics firm Oncimmune has shown that new blood test can detect if a person has lung cancer before symptoms develop. Experts experimented on more than 12,000 people in Scotland who were at high risk of developing the disease. They found people who took the test...

Harvard Introduces a Swifter Way for 3D-Printed Organs
The researchers at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering of Harvard and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has created a new technique SWIFT (sacrificial writing into functional tissue) that overcomes major hurdles by 3D bioprinting vascular channels into...

CELLINK Designed the Most Flexible Six-Printhead Bioprinting Platform on the Market
CELLINK has come up with BIO X6, a six-printhead bioprinting platform that enables users to combine more materials, cells and tools than any other system on the market. It is the only bioprinter that combines six printheads with patented Clean Chamber technology and Intelligent Exchangeable...

AVRA Medical Robots to Perform Medical Procedures Using Surgical and Non-Surgical Devices
AVRA is developing a fully autonomous surgical robotic system known as the AVRA arm to perform a wide range of medical procedures that is currently performed by human hands using surgical and non-surgical devices. AVRA is focussing on researches that can help meet rising expectations of patients...

Studies reveal thyroid function test is not necessary in all youth with psychiatric disorders
Students at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have researched and have come up with the largest study to date that looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. The study will be a help for the mental health professionals in better...

Non-small cell lung cancer is associated with poorer prognosis in older patients with IPF
The researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has stated that non-small cell lung cancer is associated with poorer prognosis and has a unique presentation in elderly patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. “One of the most interesting observations was that the rate of...

Mobile phone application will detect kidney condition in minutes
A newly launched mobile phone application will be able to detect kidney condition in patients. Staff at hospitals is describing this technology as a potential lifesaver that is able to provide diagnosis in minutes instead of hours.  The technology firm DeepMind is behind the development of...

The University of Manchester team used robotics to produce a new class of antibiotics
The team at The University of Manchester have come up with a common gut bacterium that can produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics are known as class II polyketides and are naturally produced by soil bacteria and have antimicrobial properties which are vital in the...

Cayman can now offer better treatments for cancer and blood diseases
New treatment services for blood diseases has been found by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HAS) with the recruitment of a full-time medical haematologist-oncologist. Consultant Medical Haematologist-Oncologist, Dr. Lundie Richards was contracted with the HAS for part-time over a...

Trelleborg sets Guinness World Records title with the largest O-ring ever produced
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions set a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest O-Ring that was manufactured at the facility of Trelleborg in Tewkesbury, England using its unique FlexiMold process. The elastomer O-Ring measuring 364 metres in circumference was ceremoniously laid around the...

A systematic review and meta-analysis released on the connection of Thyroid Function Test abnormalities and Thyroid Autoimmunity with Preterm Birth
A research about the risk of thyroid function test on preterm birth was conducted by researchers at the Academic Center for Thyroid Diseases at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, based on information of the Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Central Rgistrar of...

IDSMED acquired acquired Medical Aesthetic Business of Diti Medik Estetika (DTMed) in Indonesia
DTMed, a leading distributor of medical aesthetics across Indonesia, with a vision to be a game changer in aesthetic medical field and a mission to empower the growth of medical aesthetics community through high quality devices, effective education and efficient support services has joined the...

Draft Recommendation Statement issued by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Illicit drug use screening, including non-medical use of prescription
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has come up with a recommendation statement about screening for illicit drug use, including nonmedical use of prescription drugs, in case of adults. As per them, there was not enough evidence to make a recommendation for or against screening...

Nephron enters into partnership with Clemson University to create robotic solution for meeting up hospital's growing pharmaceutical demands
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is entering into partnership with Clemson University to create a pharmaceutical robotic solution for syringe-filling automation to enhance sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceutical production process and keep up with growing demands of the...

Roche comes up with first FDA-approved tumour-agnostic medicine
Roche has announced about the approval of Rozlytrek (entrectinib) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults with ROS1-positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The FDA has also approved Rozlytrek for treating adult and paediatric patients who are 12...

SmartPractice offers a donation of $235,000 for TGEN-LED Breast cancer Research
SmartPractice has offered a donation of $60,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), for the development of a quicker and more accurate way to detect and monitor breast cancer, through “liquid biopsy”. “We have donated to TGen for five years now because we...

Use of new Liquid Biopsy blood test to improve breast cancer diagnostics
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Mayo Clinic in Arizona, The Cancer Research UK, and Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University contributed to a study that suggests that the test called TARDIS, Targeted Digital Sequencing, is as much as 100 times more sensitive than other...

Researchers at Moffitt have identified subtypes of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
Among the cancer-related death happening in the United States, squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) is one of the common types. Researchers in Moffitt Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Center of Excellence took a closer look at SCC tumors to determine if their characteristics had an impact on patient...

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University solve hard problem of 3D bio-printing soft tissue
A researcher’s team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has published a paper in Science that details a new technique allowing anyone to 3D bioprint tissue scaffolds out of collagen, the major structural protein in the human body. The Freedom reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels...

Discovery of distinct lung cancer prognosis may lead to more targeted treatments
National Cancer Institute stated that lung adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer is known for its poor prognosis. The researchers at Mayo Clinic of Florida campus can now distinguish between two pathways where this deadly cancer can develop. As per the experts, the findings appear in...

Guardant360 is found to be highly concordant to tissue in the recent studies
Researchers have demonstrated recently that the Guardian360 assay can accurately detect MSI, an important biomarker used to predict response to immunotherapy regardless of tumor type. For patients with advanced cancer, MSI is a good predictor of response to immunotherapy with PD-1 and PD-L1...

Potential markets of lung cancer identified in paired blood and tissue samples
Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have examined blood samples along with tumor tissues of the patients suffering from non-small-cell lung cancer and have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and can accurately identify the stage of the...

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes
In a paper being presented this week at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, MIT researchers describe a microfluidics-based system that automatically detects clinically significant levels of IL-6 for sepsis diagnosis in about 25 minutes, using less than a finger prick of blood. In...

Salk scientists unlocking therapies for hard-to-treat non-small-cell lung cancers
The vast majority of the non-small-cell lung cancer or NSCLC patients are known to have no treatment options except for chemotherapy. But a recent Salk Institute study, published on July 24, 2019, in the journal Science Advances, shows that researchers could target these hard-to-treat cancers by...

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