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Amazon Alexa offers UK users health advice in NHS partnership

The Amazon Alexa voice assistant is now offering UK users expert NHS health advice, with the aim of improving the quality of public health information and reducing demand on the overstretched health service. The smart home device will now automatically search and...

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Making sustainable medical devices: five top tips

Look into multiplexing The lateral flow test market is a large and growing faction of the overall diagnostics market, worth an estimated $6bn in 2018, and is projected to reach $8.7bn in 2023. More than two billion lateral flow assays are produced...

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Hillrom to offload surgical consumable products for $170m

Medical technology company Hillrom has agreed to divest select surgical consumable products and related assets to an Audax Private Equity affiliate for $170m. The surgical consumable products include Bard-Parker conventional and safety scalpels and blades, along with...

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Neurolief gets CE-Mark for digital migraine treatment device

Digital therapeutics firm Neurolief has secured the European CE-Mark to market, sell and distribute its Relivion device as a digital migraine treatment. Relivion has been developed as a non-invasive, multi-channel brain neuromodulation technology that is said to...

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Of Microbes And Men

I am the CEO of Synlogic, a synthetic biology company, where the focus of our work is the development of medicines using engineered bacteria. I love the science of what we do; it is challenging, innovative and has the potential to make a really big impact for...

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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 beer taps in the...

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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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