Month: June 2020

Our annual INVEST conference will be held as a virtual event this year. We will highlight the seismic changes in healthcare from July 20-24 and spotlight top startups and growth stage companies and how healthcare innovation is contending with the coronavirus public health crisis. Check out the agenda here and register today. Earlybird Registration for MedCity Invest 2020 is available now
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Surgical implant maker Xenco Medical continues to flex is innovation muscles, most recently with the launch of an injection-molded titanium foam implant that comes pre-attached to a disposable delivery device. “Optimized for energy absorption and bone in-growth, the interconnected network of pores that permeate each CancelleX porous titanium implant serve to achieve bone-like mechanical properties,” said Xenco
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COVID-19 has hit the U.S. healthcare industry like a category five hurricane—an unexpected, widespread disaster that has taken lives and drained critical resources. One area hit particularly hard is the supply chain, with healthcare institutions scrambling to secure the supplies their providers need to protect themselves and their patients from this rapidly spreading illness. Personal
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June 30th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine Philips won FDA approval for its HeartStart FR3 and HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The HeartStart FR3 is an advanced device intended for use by medical professionals, including paramedics, and features such capabilities as “quick shock” to minimize hands-off time, and military-level ruggedness, ECG
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Join Leonardo Proietti, lecturer in the Italian Language and Culture department of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, on an exploration of some of the mayor factors that contributed to the rise of the Made in Italy as iconic design all around the world. Visit https://www.jhu.edu/hopkinsathome to learn more.
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Latest Coronavirus News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communities at a disproportionately high rate, a new study of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area shows. Researchers found that among nearly 38,000 patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 at Johns Hopkins Health System, 16% were positive for the virus
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Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters MONDAY, June 29, 2020 As the worldwide coronavirus case count passed 10 million and the death toll topped 500,000 on Sunday, 36 U.S. states continued to struggle with alarming spikes in COVID-19 infections. Experts cautioned that Florida could become the next epicenter for infections while
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Women are significantly more likely to receive prescriptions of opioid analgesics. Read the study, which was performed in a nationally representative sample of adults in the U.S., in Journal of Women’s Health. Researchers from University of California Davis School of Medicine identified three main factors driving this discrepancy. These included lower, more adverse socio-economic status
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Fluidigm’s mass cytometry technology and its Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay are being used in a prospective observational cohort surveillance study of up to 2,000 adult participants hospitalized with COVID-19. The study, which is titled Immunophenotyping Assessment in a COVID-19 Cohort (IMPACC), is being conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy
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Level Ex makes games to help interventional cardiologists and other specialists brush up on their skills. Photo credit: Level Ex With Akili’s recent FDA clearance, healthcare video games have been making headlines. A Munich-based medical technology company recently acquired a different kind of game — one designed to help physicians brush up on their decision-making
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