Healthcare

November 15, 2018

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Health Ministry, Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance Of Kenya and Safaricom partner for NCD Information Platform

Kenyans can now access information on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) directly from their mobile phones. This follows the launch of an SMS and USSD service called Fafanuka which is Swahili for ‘to be enlightened’.

The announcement was made during the World Diabetes Day celebrations at Emusire primary school in Vihiga County.

The Fafanuka platform which is"...

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November 15, 2018

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ResMed Completes Acquisition of MatrixCare

  • Establishes ResMed as a leader in out-of-hospital software-as-a-service offerings
  • Expands ResMed’s SaaS offerings into additional care settings, including skilled nursing and senior living
  • Purchase price $750 million, accretive to non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a leader in cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service (SaaS) business solutions, today announced it has completed its $750 million"...

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November 15, 2018

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Epizyme Announce Worldwide Collaboration to Develop Novel Epigenetic Oncology Therapies

• Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Biomarker-driven Oncology Programs

• Alliance Enhances Epizyme’s Leadership in Oncology Epigenetics

Boehringer Ingelheim and Epizyme, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPZM) today announced a new global collaboration focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel small molecule inhibitors directed toward two previously unaddressed epigenetic targets as potential therapies for people with"...

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November 15, 2018

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Alliance Ventures Invests in Enevate to Advance Li-ion Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced today that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. This marks the latest technology investment by Alliance Ventures, launched earlier this year to support start-ups, early-stage development, and entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of next-generation systems for the automotive industry.

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November 15, 2018

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HIMSS Announces International Expansion of Healthcare IT News and MobiHealth News

HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology, today announced the launch of regional editions of HealthcareITNews.com and MobiHealthNews.com for Asia Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom. Both publications will combine regional news and analysis, with curated thought leadership and insights on the challenges facing the healthcare ecosystem.

“The global health ecosystem"...

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November 15, 2018

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Hospital in Cox’s Bazar Will Offer 24/7 Medical Aid to 140,000 Rohingya Refugees

A 100-bed capacity hospital opened in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. It is expected to serve 140,000 Rohingya refugees based in the Kutupalong camp.

This round-the-clock medical facility, built and managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors without Borders with the support of Sharjah-based international humanitarian organisation, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), aims to treat 7,200 people in its first year.

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November 14, 2018

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Takeda Announces Publication of Circular and Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in Relation to the Proposed Acquisition of Shire

(AETOS Wire) -- Further to the announcement on May 8, 2018, by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda” or the “Company”) regarding the proposed acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Shire plc (“Shire”), Takeda announces the publication of a circular (the “Circular”) containing a notice of its decision to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (the “EGM”) to vote on the necessary matters relating"...

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November 14, 2018

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International Consensus Statement on Postoperative Anemia Management Recommends Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement Including Masimo SpHb®

(AETOS Wire) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a new consensus statement on postoperative anemia management was published in Anaesthesia by an international panel of clinicians specializing in patient blood management, which includes clear guidance on the use and benefits of noninvasive hemoglobin measurement.1 The statement, which discusses both spot-check and continuous measurement, references the Masimo Rad-67™ Pulse CO-Oximeter®, a spot-check device that measures noninvasive hemoglobin using Masimo SpHb®, as the example of noninvasive measurement. The statement notes in part that “The use of non-invasive continuous haemoglobin monitoring devices instead of phlebotomy may reduce blood loss, pain and discomfort for the patient, but concerns about precision limit routine clinical use. Although the debate focuses on accuracy of a single check, the reliability......

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November 14, 2018

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Prasanth Manghat of NMC Healthcare Wins Arabian Business Achievement Award

Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Health PLC, was honoured by Arabian Business, which presented him with an Achievement Award in recognition of his role in making NMC a global company and his contributions to the wider healthcare industry.

Prasanth was acknowledged for his innovative approach to healthcare delivery models and his excellent business practices. His outstanding contributions and leadership have improved the UAE’s"...

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November 13, 2018

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NMC Healthcare Walkathon 2018

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. 2,000 participants let their legs do the talking as they joined NMC’s Walkathon yesterday.

Organised by NMC Royal Medical Center, Ras Al Khaimah in association with RAK Police and Public services department, UAE residents turned out in their droves in Ras Al Khaimah to show their support for the NMC Walkathon, an extremely worthy initiative which aims to raise awareness about diabetes, the ‘silent"...

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