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8/2/15 - Australia : $750,000 investment in SA medical device industry [TendersInfo (India)]
The ageing population in Australia and many other countries is resulting in increased demand for medical devices that will improve the quality of life for people as they age, he says. South Australia has a global specialisation in ophthalmic laser and imaging technology, driven by Ellex which has been very successful in utilising research from the.
8/2/15 - Galderma Receives FDA Approval for New Antibiotic-Free Treatment Option for Acne Patients
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Medical Letter on the CDC& FDA Galderma Laboratories, L.P. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved antibiotic-free Epiduo Forte Gel, 0.3%/ 2.5%, for the once-daily, topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting more than 4
8/2/15 - Germany : FDA Approves Bayer's Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam for the Topical Treatment of the Inflammatory Papules and Pustules of Mild to Moderate... [TendersInfo (India)]
Germany: FDA Approves Bayer's Finacea Foam for the Topical Treatment of the Inflammatory Papules and Pustules of Mild to Moderate Rosacea. Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Finacea Foam, 15% for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.
8/2/15 - Japan : Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA [TendersInfo (India)]
These data further reinforce the positive benefit/risk profile for ACTOS, said Alfonso Perez, MD, vice president, clinical research, Takeda. These long-term studies underscore Takeda s commitment to ensuring physicians have the best available information to make treatment decisions. In addition to the European Medicines Agency, the results from the
8/2/15 - Newron Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Sarizotan for the Treatment of Rett Syndrome
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Medical Letter on the CDC& FDA Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A., a research and development company focused on novel central nervous system and pain therapies, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Newron's New Chemical Entity sarizotan for treatment of Ret
8/2/15 - United States : Firm Advises Adherium on Groundbreaking Digital Health Technology Agreement [TendersInfo (India)]
International law firm Simmons& Simmons has advised medical device and technology company, Adherium Limited, on a groundbreaking long-term supply and development agreement to supply its digital health Smartinhaler to AstraZeneca AB. Adherium has entered into a long-term supply and development agreement with AstraZeneca for the supply of various of
8/2/15 - Valley hospitals rated average for heart surgery deaths [The Fresno Bee]
One Valley hospital Fresno Heart& Surgical Hospital had a lower death rate than the statewide average, and Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia improved its rating from two years ago when it was listed as one of only four hospitals statewide with a worse-than-average death rate. The report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Develo
8/2/15 - WellSpan neurosurgeon first on East Coast to implant electrical device [The York Dispatch, Pa.]
Aug. 01 A Franklin County boy is experiencing a 60- percent decrease in epileptic seizures since having a small, electrical device implanted under his skin, near his collarbone and in his neck, at WellSpan York Hospital. The Food and Drug Administration approved the device on June 5. Three days later, WellSpan neurosurgeon Joel Winer implanted th
8/2/15 - Womenheart Announces 8 National Hospital Alliance Membership Grant Recipients To Advance Women's Heart Health In Underserved Communities
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly Thanks to a generous grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation through its Every Heartbeat Matters initiative, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease announced that it has awarded eight National Hospital Alliance membership grants to hospitals in underserve
8/1/15 - Aequus Pharmaceuticals Announces It Has Entered Into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire TeOra Health and Intends to Promote Its First Commercial...
Aequus Pharmaceuticals Announces It Has Entered Into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire TeOra Health and Intends to Promote Its First Commercial Product in Canada in 2015. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness& Wellness Week Highlights: Transforms Aequus into a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company earlier than previ
8/1/15 - Juno Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for JCAR015 in Adult Relapsed/Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]
-Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body's immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Company's investigational new drug application for JCAR015 for treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic...
8/1/15 - Professional Physical Therapy Now Largest Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider in Northeast With Acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness
Uniondale, NY and Greenwich, CT August 01, 2015. Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, a Great Point Partners I, L.P. portfolio company has acquired Premier Physical Therapy& Wellness with 13 locations in Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut incorporating it into its portfolio of state-of-the-art clinics. "Expanding our footp
8/1/15 - United States : Big Rapids Hospital Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission [TendersInfo (India)]
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has earned The Joint Commission s Gold Seal of Approval for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. During the review, a team of expert surveyors from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including...
8/1/15 - United States : FDA Grants Corvida Medical Clearance on Halo [TendersInfo (India)]
Emerging medical device firm Corvida Medical has received a 510 clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its first product, the Halo Closed System Transfer Device, to protect health care professionals from exposure to hazardous drugs. The device received an ONB product code classification from the FDA, demonstrating no escape of
8/1/15 - United States : US FDA approves Sofgen's Nimodipine 30mg capsule [TendersInfo (India)]
ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. disclosed that its ANDA collaboration partner Sofgen has obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Nimodipine 30 mg capsules. According to IMS Health, trailing twelve-month sales for the product are $25 million with two current competitors. Arthur S. Przybyl, pr
7/31/15 - ADMA Biologics Announces Submission of RI-002 Biologics License Application (BLA) to FDA
These results, included in the submission, more than meet the requirement specified by the FDA guidance of? 1 SBI per patient-year. We believe that RI-002, if approved by the FDA, has great potential to provide meaningful clinical improvement for patients living with PI, as well as offers clinicians a much needed option for their immune compromis
7/31/15 - Apollo Hospitals marks 10 years of JCI accreditation in India [Asian News International]
In July 2005, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals became the first hospital in India and the sixth in Asia to be accredited. Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Group, said: " Apollo Hospitals has always been a fore-runner in quality improvement and patient safety. The JCI accreditation is testimony to Apollo Hospitals' constant endeavor to provide
7/31/15 - Branstad picks policy adviser as next chief of staff [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
July 30 CEDAR RAPIDS Michael Bousselot of Des Moines has been named chief of staff by Gov. Bousselot, 32, a Davenport native, currently Branstad's legal adviser, has played an important role in crafting policies such as the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, the largest tax cut in Iowa history, the Healthiest State Initiative and Medicaid moderniza
7/31/15 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Reported that European Medicines Agency Validates and Grants Accelerated Assessment of Marketing Authorization Application for... [Professional Services Close - Up]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AbbVie reported the European Medicines Agency validated for review the Marketing Authorization Application for Empliciti, an investigational Signaling Lymphocyte Activation Molecule- directed immunostimulatory antibody, for the treatment of multiple myeloma as combination therapy in adult patients who have...
7/31/15 - Citing hacking risk, FDA says Hospira pump shouldn't be used
The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The FDA says the computerized pumps could be accessed remotely through a hospital's network, but it doesn't know of any cases where that has happened. Earlier this year the FDA and the Homeland S
7/31/15 - Corvida gets FDA approval to market first product [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
July 31 Corvida Medical, a Coralville medical device developer, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510 clearance to market its first product, Halo. The device received an ONB product code classification from the FDA, demonstrating there is no escape of hazardous drug or vapor concentration, no transfer of environmental contaminants, a
7/31/15 - Cytori Licensee Kerastem Secures Conditional Approval from FDA for Alopecia Trial [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Cytori Therapeutics reported that Kerastem Technologies received U.S. Food and Drug Administration conditional Investigational Device Exemption approval to conduct a clinical trial studying the safety and feasibility of its technology for the treatment of female and early male pattern baldness. The data will be presented in September at the 2015...
7/31/15 - Data on Telemedicine Discussed by B. Odeh and Colleagues (Evaluation of a Telehealth Service for COPD and HF patients: Clinical outcome and patients'...
Data on Telemedicine Discussed by B. Odeh and Colleagues. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week A new study on Health and Medicine is now available. According to news originating from Croydon, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, " NHS Croydon Health Services and NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Gro
7/31/15 - Diagnostic X-Ray System Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast 2015-2025 by Future Market Insights
Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the Diagnostic X-Ray System Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015-2025 "report to their offering.London, UK 07/31/2015 X- Ray is an image of an internal part of body, generated by using electromagnetic radiation with very high frequency and energy. Diagnostic X
7/31/15 - Diagnotes Announces Expansion of its Mobile Healthcare Communication System to Include Chronic Care Management Reimbursement Support [Tripoli Post, The (Libya)]
-Diagnotes, Inc. announced today that the Diagnotes HIPAA-compliant mobile communication system now offers tracking and reporting for reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services for the time clinicians spend managing their patients chronic care. Right now, providers are experimenting with manual data capture or, in many
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