HEALTHCARE

AMR Industry Alliance: Report Shows Life Sciences Industry Alliance is Taking Action to Curb Antimicrobial Resistance, with More to ComeJanuary 18, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Today, the AMR Industry Alliance launches its first report that shows the commitment of the life sciences industry to tackle the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Alliance brings together over 100 biotech, diagnostics, generics and research-based biopharmaceutical companies and trade associations from 20 countries. The report was compiled by SustainAbility. The data and case studies collected in the Alliance report provide unique insights into the practical steps members are taking to respond to AMR in the areas of research and science, access, appropriate use, and the environment. The report presents data on AMR-relevant products, including therapeutic agents or technologies that have the potential to treat or prevent infectious diseases and/or combat resistance, including but not limited to antibiotics, vaccines, diagnostics, and novel approaches......

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Premas, IncellDx Ink India Distribution AgreementJanuary 18, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Premas Life Sciences Pvt., Ltd. and IncellDx, Inc. announced today they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. The commercial partnership brings the power of cell by cell multiplex diagnostics for solid tumors carcinomas that can now be analyzed for molecular and protein biomarkers by flow cytometry. Included in the deal are: IncellDx's patented single-cell assays for quantifying PD-L1 on tumor cells and immune cell subtypes; patented single-cell assay"...

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President Clinton to Address Healthcare Leaders Focused on Eliminating Preventable Deaths in Hospitals at the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology SummitJanuary 18, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- For the 6th year in a row, President Bill Clinton, the Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will deliver keynote remarks at the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit held in London, England, February 23-25, 2018. President Clinton, who serves as Honorary Chair of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Regional Network Chairs, joins an acclaimed group of global leaders, government representatives,"...

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Health Ministry begins inspection campaign on outlets serving argileh January 14, 2018

The Health Ministry has begun a campaign on licensed restaurants and cafes to ensure their commitment to the regulations of serving argileh (water pipe), an official said on Saturday.

Regulations released in April 2014, stipulate that facilities can either stop serving food to be allowed to continue serving argileh, or stop serving argileh and only serve food. Under a third option, cafés should designate two separate areas, one to serve"...

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Emirates Healthcare Launches New Al Reef Medical Center January 14, 2018

Emirates Healthcare company, a leading global healthcare provider and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based investment group, KBBO, announced the launch of Al Reef Medical Center, as part of its expansion plans in Ras Al Khaimah. The grand opening ceremony for the new facility took place at Al Reef Building, Nakheel, in Ras Al Khaimah on 11 January 2018.

The launch was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Department"...

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First Treatment for MERS Appears Safe in NIH Phase I Clinical Trial January 11, 2018

SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company, announced its anti-MERS immunotherapy (SAB-301) appears safe in a Phase I Clinical Trial. Results of the study, sponsored, funded and conducted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) were published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Presently, there are no approved vaccines or treatments for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)–a newly discovered, contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness, caused by a virus known as MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Since the first confirmed case in Saudi Arabia in 2012, the illness has spread to 27 countries and more than 2,000 people, with a fatality rate approaching 40%, according to the World Health Organization. “This is the first study to show the safety of a potential treatment for MERS,” said John H. Beigel, M.D., a medical affairs......

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Ferring and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborate to Advance Research in Reproductive Medicine January 11, 2018

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) today announced a long-term collaboration to advance basic and translational research in reproductive medicine through the development of novel product candidates and therapeutic strategies.

As part of the agreement, a new jointly funded laboratory will be created within the CAS research facility in Beijing, China. Known as the ‘Ferring Institute of Reproductive Medicine’,"...

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Parrish Medical Center Awarded Patient Safety Movement’s First 5-Star Hospital Ranking January 11, 2018

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) today awarded Florida-based Parrish Medical Center with the first-ever Patient Safety Five-Star Hospital ranking for implementing all 13 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) – evidence-based processes designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable deaths and improve patient care.

“We know that implementing all APSS, as a part of a comprehensive patient safety program, helps hospitals"...

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Patients share experience, keep track of medical record on mobile app January 10, 2018

An interactive online platform allows patients and their families to receive support and share their experience with other patients to better cope with their health condition.

'We believe that sharing hard times and all related feelings and experiences helps the patients and their families to accommodate and get over these conditions,' said Sondos Samara, founder of SanadyMe, who stressed the importance of building 'disease-specific"...

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Royal Court to receive medical exemption applications from Jordanians January 10, 2018

Following a Cabinet decision to endorse the Royal Court’s public service department with granting medical exemptions for patients without medical insurances, the department will start receiving exemption applications from Jordanians as of Monday.

The department will be the sole institution to receive such applications, in a move that aims at avoiding duality, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The"...

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