Technology

Manchester Innovation agency, Axelisys, has used its fintech and healthcare expertise to develop and build an on-site FabLab which reduces the NHS climate impact and helps resolve supply chain issues. Automedi, funded by InnovateUK, is a smart on-site manufacturing machine for care. The device lets care organisations take control of supply chains by making healthcare
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Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Abre venous self-expanding stent system. This device is indicated for use in the iliofemoral veins in patients with symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction, also known as deep venous obstruction. Deep venous obstruction occurs when the veins in the deep venous system become obstructed, blocked and/or
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Tegra Medical, a contract manufacturer of medical devices and a member of SFS, which is headquartered in Heerbrugg Switzerland, is expanding operations into Europe and Asia. With this expansion, Tegra Medical’s manufacturing expertise will be extended to encompass nine locations on three continents:  Altstätten, Hallau, and Heerbrugg, Switzerland; Johor Bahru, Malaysia; and Nantong, China, with
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Dive Brief: Hospitalizations for several medical conditions at a major New York City-area hospital system plunged after the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at New York University and the University of Michigan medical schools. Even amid a recent rebound, admissions remain well below pre-pandemic
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Dive Brief: FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to Abiomed’s cardiopulmonary bypass system, setting the company up to treat COVID-19 patients and other people with cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure. Abiomed added the portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device to its portfolio in April through the acquisition of Breethe. The deal was underpinned by evidence that
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Dive Brief: LabCorp Tuesday morning reported third-quarter revenue of $3.9 billion, a 33% increase over the prior year fueled by strong demand for COVID-19 testing and recovery in the company’s base business. CEO Adam Schechter said LabCorp’s routine business has “recovered well” as people resume preventive medical visits and move forward with elective surgeries and other procedures, noting that
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Dive Brief: FDA’s circulatory system devices panel Tuesday is examining a premarket approval application for Neovasc’s device to treat refractory angina pectoris, chest pain caused when the heart muscle is not receiving adequate blood supply. The stent-like device, called Reducer, is implanted in a minimally invasive procedure to increase blood flow and is intended to
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YOURmeds, a medication solution, which increases patient adherence and compliance to over 80%, has won one of SEAS2GROW’s innovation awards. SEAS2GROW is an EU Funded project carried out by nine partners: academics, living labs, care organisations, regional authorities and cluster organisations from four countries (France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands). The AgeTech accelerator programme seeks to leverage
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A Dublin-based tech start-up has launched Wirano – a digital platform for the rapid and effective organisation of clinical trials. The platform aims to revolutionise the activities involved in clinical trials by accelerating start-up of trials, optimising patient recruitment, and improving site and investigator selection processes. Noel Quinn, commercial director, said: “The enormous cost of
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EKF Diagnostics has launched a PrimeStore MTM sample collection kit. This new kit enables collection, transportation and handling of pathogenic samples, including COVID-19 and influenza. Two kit configurations are now available: a postal sample kit ideal for home use and a multi-pack of sample kits suitable for on-site mass sampling. To meet growing demand for this sample collection
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