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Innovation, Research

Study Confirms mRNA Vaccines Protect Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

September 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and […]


Innovation, Research

Can You Mix And Match For The COVID Bivalent Booster Shot?

September 30, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Pfizer and Moderna now both have new bivalent COVID booster shots that not only target the original strain of coronavirus, but also the highly contagious omicron subvariants that are dominant throughout the country. These booster shots are readily available at […]


Biomarker, Innovation

USC researchers find new blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

A research team from the University of Southern California (USC) has found that a blood test can detect nano-sized signs of early-stage breast cancer. Conducted in a small group of patients, the study showed that the liquid biopsy can determine […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $4.4bn globally in August 2022

September 29, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Total medical devices industry cross border deals worth $4.4bn were announced globally for August 2022, with the Bain Capital’s $3.12bn private equity deal with Evident being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Digital pathology picking up among US providers, vendors, report finds

September 29, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Digital pathology allows slides and data to be captured and interpreted digitally in high-resolution. Normally, glass slides are physically viewed under a microscope by a pathologist. The digital pivot is already a growing trend in Europe. But that trend is […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Cancer the running target: the rise of precision medicine

September 28, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

With rising cancer cases and thousands of people dying from the disease every year, oncology has incorporated precision and personalised medicine more quickly than other fields of medicine. Precision and personalised medicine is a customised medicine that allows treatment to […]


Innovation, Research

In surprise result, Alzheimer’s drug shows benefit in large trial

September 28, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

An experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug developed by Eisai and Biogen succeeded in a large Phase 3 trial, raising its chances for regulatory approval and boosting a long-running hypothesis about how to treat the most common cause of dementia. Trial results […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Youth mental health: can digital tools contain the crisis?

September 27, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Two and a half years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still dealing with the fallout – not least the effect on youth mental health. For many children and young people, the repeated lockdowns, social isolation, and […]


News

Artivion halts clinical trial with mechanical aortic valve

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Artivion has halted the PROACT Xa clinical trial, which was designed to assess if patients with an On-X mechanical aortic valve could be maintained safely and effectively on apixaban versus warfarin. The randomised, prospective trial enrolled subjects with an On-X […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A Technology-Driven Take on Improving Clinical Trial Access and Outcomes

September 22, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Tasked with reimagining patient-centric cancer clinical trials, the Bloomberg New Economy International Coalition has identified eliminating patient identification and enrollment barriers as top priorities for accelerating the development of novel cancer treatments, screening, and prevention. The priorities outlined in the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthtech innovation among medical industry companies has dropped off in the last three months

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Research and innovation in healthtech in the medical sector has declined in the last year. The most recent figures show that the number of healthtech related patent applications in the industry stood at 1592 in the three months ending July […]


Wellness

Nearly one in 10 in the US reports having depression

September 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. In 2020, past 12?month depression was prevalent among nearly 1 in 10 […]


News

5 Tips for Hiring and Retaining Medical Practice Staff

September 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Finding the right employees for your medical practice and keeping them happy can be challenging enough during normal times. Add in the realities related to the COVID pandemic, including staffing shortages and “the great resignation,” and busy physicians can be […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US FDA grants 510(k) clearance for DiaSorin’s Covid-19 Direct kit

September 14, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for DiaSorin’s Simplexa COVID-19 Direct kit. The Simplexa COVID-19 Direct kit has been designed for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus directly from nasopharyngeal or nasal swab samples. It is developed […]


Biomarker, Innovation

NIH issues funding opportunities for next-generation Covid-19 tests

September 9, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking the next generation of Covid-19 diagnostics, with a focus on improved performance and accessibility. As part of this move, NIH has granted two new funding opportunities, which are part of the Rapid […]


News

Health IT Business News – September 8, 2022

September 8, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

NextGen Healthcare Announces Intention to Become a Qualified Health Information Network NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (@nextgen), a provider of innovative, cloud-based healthcare technology solutions, announced that it will apply to become a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) under the Trusted Exchange […]


Innovation, Research

Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD

September 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The estimated number of children aged 3-17 years ever diagnosed with ADHD is 6 million, according to data from 2016-2019. A major risk factor for ADHD in children is maternal obesity. Roughly 30% of women have obesity at their first […]


Innovation, Research

Pharmacogenomics: The Key to Unlocking the Future of Personalized Healthcare

September 7, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Pharmacogenomics—the study of genetic influences on an individual’s response to therapeutic medications—is an area of personalized medicine that is gaining momentum. Although pharmacogenomics has been around for a while, providers, health plans, pharmacists and legislators are developing a greater appreciation […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Chinese Academy of Sciences proposes new early cancer detection biosensor

September 6, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A group of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed a new electrochemical biosensor for early cancer diagnosis. Based on 2D MXene membranes decorated with hierarchical Au nanoarrays, the biosensor detects and identifies target exosomes, potentially detecting cancer […]


Biomarker, Innovation

How Can We Address Disparities in Cancer Screenings?

September 6, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Modern medicine has revolutionized cancer treatment, and the prognosis for many cancers today is very good if caught early. That’s why regular screenings for certain cancers are a crucial part of preventive care. Unfortunately, these screenings are not always readily […]