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Boston Scientific completes $4.2bn acquisition of BTG

Boston Scientific has closed the acquisition of UK-based BTG, which provides products used in minimally-invasive procedures related to cancer and vascular diseases. The companies signed an agreement covering the £3.3bn ($4.2bn) acquisition in November last year....

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Philips launches HeartStart Intrepid monitor/defibrillator

Royal Philips has introduced the new HeartStart Intrepid monitor/defibrillator to assess and treat patients in medical emergencies across pre-hospital and hospital settings. In hospitals, the device can be used by clinicians to evaluate a patient and provide the...

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Researchers to create diagnostic technologies for tuberculosis

An international research team led by the University of Edinburgh in the UK will work on the development of new technologies to diagnose tuberculosis (TB). The researchers aim to make the new tests low-cost and easy-to-use even in remote settings. The diagnostic tests...

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New tool improves web browsing for visually impaired

A new voice assistant that improves internet browsing for people with visual impairments has been developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The tool, dubbed Voice Exploration, Retriveal and Search (VERSE), was created in collaboration...

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The Creation Of Biotech Startups: Evolution Not Revolution

The startup paradigm for the creation and funding of new biotech companies has evolved enormously over the past two decades. Recently there’s been a pair of articles from Tech VCs about applying alternative models of company creation (here, here) to the...

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Goldilocks And GMP

New therapeutic platforms, like those based on cell and gene therapy, provide potential to address diseases in new ways and hold tremendous promise for alleviating human suffering.  Despite this, progress often reaches a critical juncture when attempts are made...

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EORNA May 2019

          Daniel J. Vukelich spoke to the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA) on May 17th in the Hague about the new European Medical Device Regulation, about forthcoming Common Specifications for in-hospital reprocessing and...

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Tips for Industry-Academia Collaboration

Some of the most promising and innovative research underlying biotech start-ups arises in research institutions.  It is often with those very institutions that we can best collaborate to advance such innovations.   Academic researchers are insightful...

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