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Regulatory

More restrictions expected in Europe as coronavirus spreads rapidly and rattles markets

September 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

European countries are likely to impose more restrictions on public life in the coming days as the number of daily coronavirus infections rises rapidly, analysts said. France reported 10,569 new cases Sunday (down from more than 13,000 new cases reported […]


Regulatory

Trump’s coronavirus vaccine czar says U.S. could immunize ‘most susceptible’ Americans by December

September 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

The United States could immunize Americans “most susceptible” to Covid-19 by December if a vaccine is approved before then, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus vaccine czar told CNBC on Monday. The U.S. could also immunize “most of the elderly” and health-care […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Boston Scientific signs agreement with option to acquire Farapulse

September 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Boston Scientific has signed an investment agreement with privately held medical device company Farapulse with an exclusive option for acquisition. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Farapulse develops pulsed-field ablation (PFA) system to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study: 90-minute COVID-19 test has high sensitivity and specificity

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A 90-minute COVID-19 test has been shown to have over 94 per cent sensitivity, and 100 per cent specificity in a new study. The work, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, was ledby scientists from Imperial College London. In […]


Opinions

Researchers design transdisciplinary course to prepare future clinicians in opioid crisis

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Opioid use disorder and overdose have reached unprecedented levels around the world. In the United States, remediation of pain is one of the most common reasons American adults seek healthcare. Therefore, it is vital that clinicians practicing in diverse roles […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study invalidates Ebselen and other broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 Mpro inhibitors

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It comes from the genus of betacoronaviruses that also includes the two highly pathogenic viruses that caused earlier epidemics of respiratory […]


Opinions

Study emphasizes the importance of public knowledge and practices related to COVID-19

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that Chinese workers are highly aware of, and informed about, COVID-19 but there is still […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study promises to improve the efficacy of cell therapies

September 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have gained a better understanding of the complexity of the environment in which T cells thrive and, by extension, the tolerance mechanisms of these cells which are an obstacle to cellular immunity. Published in Nature Communications, the new study […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

September 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also […]


Regulatory

HHS Outlines COVID Vax Distribution Strategy

September 17, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

The Health and Human Services (HHS) department on Wednesday unveiled general outlines for how the first COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped and administered. Developed with the Department of Defense (DOD), the four-part strategy addresses engagement with state and local […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Illumina in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail

September 17, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based biotechnology company Illumina is in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail. Illumina is likely to pay more than $8bn for Grail, which is valued at approximately $6bn from its previous fundraisings, Bloomberg reported. According to the regulatory […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Opinions

Better material for wearable biosensors

September 16, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Matthew S. Brown, a fourth-year PhD student with Assistant Professor Ahyeon Koh’s lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, served as the lead author for “Electronic?ECM: A Permeable Microporous Elastomer for an Advanced Bio-Integrated Continuous Sensing Platform,” published in the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides insight into lymphomagenesis and patterns of resistance to immunotherapy

September 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Lymphomas are a diverse group of cancers of the immune system, which is the body’s primary defense against autoimmune disease, infections, and malignancy. Now, researchers at the University of Tsukuba have clarified risk factors and molecular mechanisms underlying primary and […]


Regulatory

U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

September 16, 2020

Via: Modern Healthcare

The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land. In a report to Congress and an accompanying […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Hospital-Acquired COVID; New Antibody Data; In FDA We Trust?

September 16, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

An average of 120 patients a day contracted COVID-19 inside U.S. hospitals, according to about 9 weeks of previously unpublished federal data provided by the CDC to the Wall Street Journal. As of 8:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, the unofficial U.S. […]