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Vela Diagnostics receives FDA EUA for PCR test

Vela Diagnostics has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the manual version of its Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The ViroKey SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test detects the Covid-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus...

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The state of play: FDI in Ireland

Ireland’s FDI record has been impressive in recent years, and while its first-quarter figures for 2020 only show a slight dip, the country is braced for challenging times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lara Williams reports. The future of foreign direct...

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What does the MDR delay mean for the European medtech sector?

The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is a new set of regulations governing the production and distribution of medical devices in Europe, which were due to come into place on 26 May 2020. Designed as an update to the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) of 1993, MDR...

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Our Members Medline Renewal and Innovative Health in the News

From Medline Renewal: KTVZ: Onward: Four big Redmond businesses expanding amid recession, pandemic Congrats to AMDR member, Medline ReNewal, on their expansion plans.  Green, American, MedTech jobs for is good Oregon and good for American healthcare. Medline, a...

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Leave a Ladder Down, Part Deux

I have been privileged to read and write for this LifeSciVC blog for a handful of years now.  One of my favorite editions is Leave a Ladder Down from Ros Deegan in 2019, both because I was amazed by her knowledge of the Khumbu Icefall in Nepal and...

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The Record-Breaking Biotech Funding Tsunami Of 1H2020

We’re half way through one of the craziest years in recent memory, with a raging viral pandemic, civil unrest and protests, staggering unemployment and economic woes, and invasive murder hornets. And yet, like the indefatigable Energizer bunny, the biotech...

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Leading and Learning Through Challenging World Events

It’s been over three months since stay at home advisories and social distancing protocols abruptly arrived in Massachusetts. Calls for a return to normal and getting “back” to how things once were are growing louder by the day. In recent weeks,...

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Will Clinical Trials Make a House Call?

I love to travel. While still in training in internal medicine, I earned extra money to fund trips abroad by covering for community-based general practitioners (GPs). This usually involved staying in the GP’s house for the weekend, holding the cell phone and...

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