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3D printing medical devices in space

The current International Space Station (ISS) method for dealing with medical emergencies is to return astronauts to Earth as soon as possible. As a plan A it’s obviously incredibly difficult, expensive and unpredictable to say the least, and as missions are set...

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Biocept introduces liquid biopsy panel for lung cancer

Molecular diagnostics maker Biocept has launched a new multi-gene liquid biopsy test called Target Selector NGS Lung Panel, for the detection of lung cancer. The company’s Target Selector liquid biopsy platform is designed to capture and analyse...

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Owlstone Medical and Actelion to develop breath test for PH

Breath Biopsy solutions provider Owlstone Medical has partnered with Actelion Pharmaceuticals to discover and validate a breath test for the early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and its subtypes. Funded by Actelion, the alliance will involve collection of...

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Varian Medical Systems to buy CTSI for $283m

Varian Medical Systems, a radiation oncology treatment solutions provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI) for $283m. CTSI runs the American Oncology Institute in Hyderabad, India along with ten...

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FDA warns against off-label use of Stryker’s Wingspan stent

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted a safety warning stating that off-label use of Stryker’s Wingspan stent system could increase the risk of stroke or death. This warning came on 25 April, shortly after results from a mandated post-market...

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Biotech Startups And The Hard Truth Of Innovation

Gary Pisano’s recent Harvard Business Review piece, The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures, beautifully frames up how innovative corporate environments are frequently misunderstood. Innovative startups aren’t just about being cool and nimble, having...

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Targeted Protein Degradation Comes of Age

Translation of well validated biology into therapeutics remains one of the biggest challenges of modern drug development, in many cases due to lack of appropriate technologies to drug well credentialed biological targets. Examples in this category include driver...

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Getting Clinical On New Drug Launches

The IQVIA Institute released a data-rich report in April 2019 on the state of clinical R&D in the US pharmaceutical industry titled “The Changing Landscape of Research and Development: Innovation, Drivers of Change, and Evolution of Clinical Trial...

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A Decade of Discovery

It is with great excitement that we at Nimbus are ringing in our 10th birthday this month. It’s been a momentous decade of ups and downs, many of them chronicled in dozens of posts here on LifeSciVC. At 10 years and still going, we’re proud to...

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An Encyclopedia Of Advice For Startup Boards

Startups management teams often have a love-hate relationship with their Board of Directors: while Boards can be hugely helpful and constructive in the best of times, they can be dysfunctional and damaging in the worst. And most CEOs enjoy complaining about their...

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Maybe It’s Innate

Recently I read the article What’s Wrong With Me? that I saw re-posted on Twitter.  It’s a 2013 New Yorker article chronicling one woman’s journey through years of multi-symptom autoimmune/autoinflammatory disease with undiagnosed and...

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New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

April 17, 2019 Technology Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications – from wound healing and...

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