Month: April 2021

Cynosure seems to be doing just fine after it was divested from Hologic in 2019. The medical aesthetics company is even getting involved in some acquisitions. The Westford, MA-based company said on Friday it entered into an agreement to acquire the MyEllevate Surgical Suture System, expanding the company’s portfolio of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solutions. MyEllevate
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In the MD&M BIOMEDigital presentation, “Innovation, Manufacturing, Disruption: The Tool Kit for Tomorrow’s Medical Devices,” Rob Young, injection molding product leader at Protolabs, shared some considerations for determining how big a role speed should play in medical device manufacturing processes. Young answered his own question about how important speed is in manufacturing with a definitive,
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often lead to cognitive disabilities and permanent neural tissue damage, for which effective therapies do not exist. The serious cognitive impairments that patients experience and the burden on caretakers can be enormous, necessitating a constant search for treatments that may help. Researchers at University of Georgia have now reported in journal
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has brought devastation to most of the earth, not only by causing death and disease, but also hampering vital social and economic interactions. The primary weapon against the virus spread has been the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), including social distancing, mask-wearing and school/business closures. However, with all closures,
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Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) The Biden administration has eased guidelines for prescribing a crucial addiction treatment drug, just as a new study reveals one in five U.S. pharmacies refuses to dispense the medication, called buprenorphine. “Buprenorphine is a vital, lifesaving medication for people with opioid use disorder, but improving
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Individuals who self-identify as Republicans became more skeptical of a potential COVID-19 vaccine and other inoculations, such as the flu shot, over the course of the pandemic, reveals a new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management. The paper, published in PLOS ONE, measured general attitudes toward vaccines and assessed
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CVS Health is creating a new corporate venture fund. Called CVS Health Ventures, it will launch with $100 million. To start, the fund will focus on investing in early-stage startups that could benefit from a strategic relationship with CVS, including its thousands of stores, and customers of Aetna and Caremark. CVS’ leadership also emphasized consumer-facing
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After raising a recent $300 million funding round, online pharmacy startup Capsule is now valued at more than $1 billion, CEO Eric Kinariwala said. The New York-based startup offers same-day medication delivery, with couriers delivering prescriptions by bike or by car, and also provides reporting on medication adherence. With the recent fundraise, it plans to
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The choice between two non-invasive diagnostic tests is a common dilemma in patients who present with chest pain. Yale cardiologist Rohan Khera, MD, MS, and colleagues have developed ASSIST©, a new digital decision-aiding tool. By applying machine learning techniques to data from two large clinical trials, this new tool identifies which imaging test to pursue
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Illumina has filed an action to annul the European Commission’s decision to have the Grail acquisition reviewed. About a week ago, the European Commission Directorate-General called for antitrust regulators to examine San Diego, CA-based Illumina’s  $8.1 billion acquisition of the liquid biopsy specialist. This measure would have Illumina, a genomic sequencing specialist, put in a
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of April 29, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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