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ICADE Sante Acquires Two Clinics

PARIS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade Santé (56.5% owned by Icade) acquired two clinics on April 12 and 13, 2017, respectively: the Ormeau MSO polyclinic in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) from the Médipôle Partenaires group, for a total of €43 million (including duties), … Read the full press release

Roche’s Lucentis is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to treat diabetic retinopathy

First and only medicine approved to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy Granted Priority Review Designation by the FDA based on analysis of results from a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded collaborative group study BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: … Read the full press release

FDA Approves Roche’s TECENTRIQ as initial treatment for certain advanced bladder cancer patients

First and only cancer immunotherapy approved in advanced bladder cancer as initial treatment for those unable to receive cisplatin chemotherapy BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Read the full press release

New Data on Roche’s OCREVUS To be Presented at AAN

Data presentations will include platform sessions and posters across relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that new data on OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) in people with relapsing … Read the full press release

Track Patient Health at Home with Synchronization of Garmin Activity Tracker Data and Medtronic Mobile Application

Data from Garmin vívofit® Series Now Syncs to Medtronic Care Management Services NetResponse® Mobile Application to Help Track Patient Health at Home DUBLIN and OLATHE, Kan. U.S.A., 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, and … Read the full press release

New Research Initiative To Find Ways to Improve UK Population Health

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve joined an alliance of research funders to support a new initiative in UK prevention research. A funding call will follow later in 2017. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which includes some of the Research … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Links Between Zinc Levels and Cardiac Health

MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined by … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

Skanska Signs Contract with University of Virginia Health System To Renovate and Expand Hospital

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with existing client University of Virginia Health System to renovate and expand the current University Hospital in Virginia, USA. The contract is worth USD 45M, about SEK 400M, which will be … Read the full press release

Nottingham Workshop Looks At Ways Music Can Help Dementia Patients

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham recently held a workshop which looked at ways in which music can be used to help people with dementia. The seminar looked at how the therapeutic qualities of sound and music … Read the full press release

Relieve the Stress from Asthma Management with New MyAsthma App

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The MyAsthma app has been launched … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank to finance investment projects in the Basque Country

New transaction with the Basque Country (“Euskadi”) pbb provides €100 million financing for major public investments MUNICH, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, the specialist public investment and real estate lender, has provided a €100 million long term loan … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute: Breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for bovine respiratory syncytial virus (bRSV)

SURREY, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for bovine respiratory syncytial virus (bRSV), which could also be effective against the human form of the disease that can be dangerous for infants … Read the full press release

Siemens Healthineers Supervisory Board extends contracts of management team

Supervisory Board of Siemens Healthineers extends contracts of three top managers Bernd Montag, Thomas Rathmann and Michael Reitermann Positions extended for five years as of April 1, 2017 Move ensures Executive Management’s long-term continuity and stability MUNICH, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency develops framework and action plan for closer interaction with academic community

LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As a science-driven organisation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has developed a framework to formalise, structure and further develop interactions with the academic community in the context of the European medicines regulatory network. The framework … Read the full press release

UEA study reveals premature deaths related to air pollution from international trade

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed for the first time the global scale of premature deaths related to air pollution from international trade. Each year millions of people die prematurely … Read the full press release

Milestone for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease

Clinicians at the University Hospital Erlangen show how a new laser-based imaging technique termed MSOT can detect inflammation more accurately than current non-invasive diagnostic procedures and thereby help reduce the burden to patients MUNICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ulcerative colitis … Read the full press release

British Journal of Anaesthesia elects University of Leicester’s Professor David Lambert as Chairman

Professor David Lambert to Chair world’s oldest independent journal of anaesthesia LEICESTER, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor David Lambert of the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has been elected to Chair the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded grant from Innovate UK to create an Antibacterial Drug Discovery Accelerator

Dundee, Scotland, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over … Read the full press release

Researchers Start New Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Genetic Blindness

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible … Read the full press release

Regulations Called For Data-sharing Arrangements Between NHS and Google DeepMind

A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms. CAMBRIDG, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool study shows that phage therapy is highly effective in treating chronic respiratory tract infections

LIVERPOOL, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibitotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections. Chronic lung … Read the full press release

Dundee, Edinburgh embark on joint Regenerative Medicine Research

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration … Read the full press release

New Sandoz Biosimilar Shows Promising Equivalency Results

Sandoz proposed biosimilar adalimumab (GP2017) shown to have equivalent efficacy and a similar safety profile as reference medicine, Humira®* Comprehensive development program show potential of GP2017 to treat inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and plaque psoriasis … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

EMA to broadcast workshops on personalised medicines

EMA workshop will discuss role of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How has the concept of personalised medicine evolved globally and in the European Union and what are its regulatory challenges and opportunities? These are some … Read the full press release