Healthcare

January 20, 2019

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NMC Healthcare Opens a New Multi-Speciality Centre in Rolla, Sharjah

NMC healthcare has announced the opening of a new multi-specialty Medical Centre in Al Rolla, Sharjah. The new 22,000 sq. ft. NMC Medical Centre will provide specialised medical services to the residents of Sharjah. The state-of-the-art facility has 23 doctors practicing 18 different specialities including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic, Dermatology, Psychiatry and Child Guidance.

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January 17, 2019

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Somalia launches national micronutrient survey

The Ministry of Health and Human services of the Federal Government of Somalia has launched the Somali National Micronutrient Survey together with UNICEF and partners.

The Survey is the first major nutrition survey the country is conducting since 2009.

“For the next four months, we will be collecting critical health, nutrition and behavioral data related to micronutrient"...

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January 16, 2019

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Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence

(AETOS Wire) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization operating in 43 countries, is profoundly concerned with the rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fear of its spread if uncontained. The August 1, 2018 outbreak is now the second deadliest in history and seems to be spiralling out of control amid insecurity in the country. This follows after the devastating 2014 outbreak which claimed over 11,000 lives in West Africa, including two of AHF’s doctors. As of Jan 2, 2019, the total number of confirmed and probable patients is estimated to have surpassed 600, with 368 deaths and 207 people who have recovered from the illness, according to CNN. With the epicentre of the outbreak bordering Uganda and Rwanda, there is a “high risk” of it extending, particularly due to the country experiencing insecurity issues. These......

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January 10, 2019

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Germany-Based Merck Foundation Moves to Develop Africa’s Healthcare Industry as Group Launches Partnership with Egypt to Empower Continent’s Doctors

The Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading pharmaceutical company, Merck Germany, has announced a partnership with Egypt to build a Cancer Care Capacity center in Africa. The agreement is part of a bigger plan to further develop the continent’s healthcare industry.

Through this partnership, the Merck Foundation aims to provide two-year Medical Oncology Master Degree program for African doctors.

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January 9, 2019

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ResMed Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Propeller Health

(AETOS Wire)-- 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 acquisition of Propeller Health, a digital therapeutics company providing connected health solutions for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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January 9, 2019

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Takeda Completes Acquisition of Shire, Becoming a Global, Values-Based, R&D-Driven Biopharmaceutical Leader

  • 8 months from deal announcement to deal close
  • Strong shareholder support with high approval rates on Takeda (89.1%) and Shire (99.8%)
  • Integration planning well underway

(AETOS Wire)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) (NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Shire plc (“Shire”), becoming a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in"...

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January 8, 2019

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Vocera Introduces New Wearable Smartbadge Purpose-Built for Healthcare

(AETOS Wire)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognised leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the launch of a new category of wearable communication devices that enables clinician agility and accelerates patient care. The Vocera Smartbadge combines smartphone usability with the hands-free freedom of the Vocera Badge to redefine healthcare communication – again.

“Vocera"...

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January 8, 2019

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Factory CRO and Boston Biomedical Associates Announce Merger

(AETOS Wire) -- Factory-CRO Group, a leading global contract research organization (CRO) focused on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), and Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA) a premier full-service Medical Device/Biotechnology CRO and Consultancy based in the United States announce that they have merged the organizations. The merger further advances the shared strategic vision to become the leading Global Medical Device and Medical Technology focused CRO. Following the recent acquisitions of MileStone Research Organization, Five Corners, and Clinical Device Group the Factory-CRO Group now has specialized operations and expertise in the United States, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. This global expansion coupled with the diverse medical therapeutic expertise provides a means to efficiently service clients. “BBA is excited to join Factory-CRO’s worldwide group as it will allow us to expand our comprehensive service offering to our clients,” said Lauren Baker, PhD, President and CEO of BBA. “The alignment of Factory-CRO and BBA’s......

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January 8, 2019

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Cambridge Epigenetix announces programme for routine screening and detection of colorectal cancer and other common tumours

(AETOS Wire) -- Cambridge Epigenetix Ltd, a pioneer in the development and application of epigenetic technologies, today announces its discovery and development programme for a test to detect colorectal and other cancers. This follows completion of a c. $30 million funding round, as well as the acquisition of exclusive patent rights for its epigenetic sequencing platform.

Epigenetic changes act as a control"...

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January 6, 2019

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GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Partner for Safer, More Precise Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

(AETOS Wire)-- GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced a five-year partnership to enable safer and more precise cancer immunotherapies. Multiple diagnostic tools will be developed to help predict both the efficacy of an immunotherapy treatment and its adverse effects for a specific patient before the therapy is administered. This would allow physicians to better target immunotherapies to the right patients and avoid potentially damaging, ineffective"...

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