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Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 33.33% in deal activity in October 2021

November 23, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 33.33% in overall deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Alkeon Capital, Coatue Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital Management’s $600m venture financing of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Protecting Healthcare Organizations from Cyberattacks

November 22, 2021

Via: Healthcare IT Today

No business sector is safe from ransomware attacks these days. But one industry that has been increasingly under attack—and has life-or-death consequences—is healthcare, as recently uncovered in a new research report from the Ponemon Institute. In the last year, cyberattacks […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology could revolutionize treatment of pediatric burns

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Abbott’s Aveir leadless pacemaker meets primary goals in clinical study

November 15, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has reported positive data from the Leadless II IDE trial, which assessed its Aveir leadless pacemaker for the treatment of patients with certain types of abnormal heartbeats. The Aveir system is claimed to be the only leadless pacemaker in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the British Journal of Surgery, published by Oxford University Press, indicates it’s now possible to diagnose appendicitis using low-does CT scans, decreasing the radiation exposure, which is of significant clinical importance especially in young patients. Appendicitis […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How AI became a disruptive factor in disease surveillance

November 11, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that effective infectious disease surveillance systems are essential for global health. Last year, BlueDot and Metabiota separately demonstrated the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in disease surveillance and pandemic prevention. We […]


Innovation, Research

Polymer-coated nanoparticles to promote drug delivery to the brain

November 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Treating diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s is a challenge because drugs have to be able to cross the blood-brain barrier. As a result, the doses administered must be high and only a small fraction reaches the brain, which can […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Intuity Medical launches automatic blood glucose monitoring system in US

November 4, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Intuity Medical has launched the POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System for diabetes patients in the US. The system is claimed to be the first and only blood glucose monitor to offer automatic testing that has been approved by the […]


Research

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

November 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one to two days required by current techniques. This discovery means that doctors […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New computer modeling could boost drug discovery

October 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a computer-aided data tool that could improve treatment for a range of illnesses. The computer modelling tool will predict novel sites of binding for potential drugs that are more selective, leading to more […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Flexible device could treat hearing loss without batteries

October 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear’s cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry deals total $17.1bn globally in September 2021

October 26, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry deals worth $17.1bn were announced globally for September 2021, with the $12.4bn acquisition of Hill-Rom Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 10.7% over the previous […]


News

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New study results suggest the national trend toward decreasing length of hospitalization after surgical procedures may come at the expense of an increasing proportion of complications occurring after patients leave the hospital. Findings from one of the few studies to […]


EHR & EMR

Telemedicine approach remains a viable alternative for lung cancer screening

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A novel telemedicine lung cancer screening effort during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that virtual single-visit screenings are just as effective as single-visit screenings done in person at the hospital, according to a study presented at the American College of Surgeons […]


Innovation, Med Tech

5 ways the healthcare industry can confront the looming threat of ransomware

October 25, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The past year and a half has been challenging for businesses across industries and countries, but none bore the brunt of it more than healthcare. Doctors and nurses working around the clock, day after day, on the frontlines in a […]