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Opinions

New Study Analyzes The Risk Of Catching Covid-19 While Flying

September 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

One of the biggest business disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic has been inability or reluctance to travel. International air travel is down 48% compared with this time last year. And it’s no wonder. Congested airports and long flights packed densely […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medasense Biometrics raises funds for pain monitoring solutions

September 23, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli pain monitoring start-up Medasense Biometrics has raised $18m in a Series C round from Sabadell Asabys venture capital company, Israeli family offices and returning investors Baxter Ventures, Olive Tree Ventures and LGL Capital. The company develops NOL technology for […]


Opinions

Face-covering use up, more people are taking COVID-19 threats seriously, study finds

September 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The results are in a new report published this month by the Risk and Social Policy Group, a team of more than 15 scholars across the country that includes University of Central Florida associate professor Lindsay Neuberger. “One of our […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

BioProtect raises funds for ongoing balloon spacer clinical trial

September 22, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli biotechnology company BioProtect has raised $25m as part of its Series D equity financing from an undisclosed strategic investor and Peregrine Ventures. The round, which was led by Almeda Ventures and Consensus Business Group chairman and investor Vincent Tchenguiz, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health

September 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In addition to a tough outer shell, brains have internal defenses, including a powerful shield called the blood-brain barrier that defends brain cells from substances in the bloodstream that are toxic and dangerous to nerve cells. If the blood-brain barrier […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medigate raises funds to boost medical device security offering

September 16, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical device security and asset management company Medigate has secured $30m as part of its Series B round led by new investor Partech. The round, which takes Medigate’s total funding to $50m, was joined by its existing investors YL […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

September 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease. Biologic therapy medications are proteins that are given by injection or infusion and suppress the inflammation process by blocking the action of cytokines, […]