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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Evonik can now market its innovative high-concentration Omega-3 lysine powder complex AvailOm® for use in the European Union

High concentration Omega-3 powder 3-5 times more bioavailable than standard Omega-3 softgels Directly compressible to easily combine with other ingredients Unmatched protection against oxidation: stable for at least 3 yrs. ESSEN, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik, a global partner to nutraceutical … Read the full press release

Lundbeck begins clinical development of yet another potential new treatment of Parkinson’s disease

New treatment might have the potential to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease. VALBY, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) begins clinical development of yet another potential new treatment of Parkinson’s disease with the enrollment of the … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca and Amgen announce US FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for tezepelumab in patients with severe asthma

AstraZeneca’s first Breakthrough Therapy Designation for a respiratory medicine Designation based on Phase IIb PATHWAY data that demonstrated tezepelumab significantly reduced asthma exacerbations compared to placebo in severe asthma CAMBRIDGE, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca and its partner Amgen Inc. (Amgen) … Read the full press release

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH to invest 14 million USD in Grupo Vitalmex

COLOGNE, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DEG is co-Investor in a financing tranche led by Australis providing growth capital for Grupo Vitalmex. The demand for medical procedures is rising in Mexico, due to high rates of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and … Read the full press release

80% Satisfaction Rate in Europe for Customer Data Platform Early Adopters

AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE). The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant … Read the full press release

Aviva research into UK’s school lunchboxes reveals that many packed lunches may contain significant amounts of hidden sugar and unhealthy treats

58% of parents believe lunches prepared at home are healthier than school dinners, but are they? 6.6 million (75%) UK schoolchildren tuck into a packed lunch each day. Parents believe lunches prepared at home are the healthier option but biscuits, … Read the full press release

Researchers demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can prevent epileptic seizures

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures.  CAMBRIDGE, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

Allianz Partners to establish three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance

PARIS, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leveraging its knowledge and expertise in assistance, automotive, health and travel protection, Allianz Partners further embraces technological disruption and redefines insurance by establishing three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance, following the success … Read the full press release

Novartis announces EC approval for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist® (trametinib) for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients   More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are likely to recur to stage IV during their lifetime … Read the full press release

Alcon announces an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market

Decision based on five-year data from COMPASS-XT long-term safety study Alcon advises ophthalmic surgeons to cease further implantation BASEL, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from … Read the full press release

Philips on AI and adaptive intelligence in healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a time when health systems and healthcare professionals are under more pressure than ever to do more with less, the promise of intelligent technology that can deliver life-changing insights from all our data is … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc, a US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies. Xhale Assurance’s unique, disposable pulse oximetry … Read the full press release

Royal Philips: the European Society of Cardiology to incorporate instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) into its updated revascularization guidelines

iFR-guided strategy now deemed beneficial in the assessment of the functional significance of intermediate coronary stenosis  Technique using iFR-guided strategy is non-inferior to FFR for guiding decisions for intervening on immediate lesions with stable angina or NSTE ACS MUNICH, 31-Aug-2018 … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin to launch a new, free, online course “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology”

DUBLIN, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity is launching a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Starting on the 3rd of September 2018, this new free online course … Read the full press release

Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label

ZAANDAM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label, now providing shoppers with at-a-glance guidance about the nutritional quality of products that included certain own-brand yogurt and cereal. Customers will soon find the … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Quarterly Savings Report: regular savers feeling happier and less anxious than their non-saving counterparts

Almost three quarters (74%) of regular savers feel happy as opposed to just over a third (36%) of non-savers. Over half (53%) of savers agree that having a savings plan has had a positive impact on their mental health. Six … Read the full press release

Novartis: European Commission approval for Kymriah

The EC approval is based on the first global CAR-T registration trials, which included patients from eight European countries and demonstrated durable responses and a consistent safety profile in r/r pediatric B-cell ALL and r/rDLBCL Novartis is the only company with an approved … Read the full press release

ESC Congress 2018: people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

MUNICH, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of … Read the full press release

Wellcome and WHO to bring together leading scientists and researchers to invigorate nutrition science

LONDON, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome and the World Health Organization (WHO) are holding an expert meeting this autumn to bring together leading scientists and promising early-career researchers to invigorate nutrition science. ‘Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health’ will be held … Read the full press release

Novartis: the global Phase III SOLAR-1 trial evaluating the investigational alpha-specific PI3K inhibitor BYL719 has met the primary endpoint

SOLAR-1 evaluated BYL719 plus fulvestrant vs. fulvestrant alone in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients with PIK3CA mutations who progressed on or following treatment with an aromatase inhibitor with or without a CDK4/6 inhibitor[1] Approximately 40% of HR+ advanced breast cancer … Read the full press release

Iain Mackay will be GSK’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO); he also joins GSK Board

Brentford, United Kingdom, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that Iain Mackay has been appointed GSK’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has also been appointed as an Executive Director to the GSK Board. Mr Mackay will … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich scientists described a new class of designed macrocyclic peptides that are highly potent inhibitors of amyloid formation

MUNICH, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to … Read the full press release

Bayer Cares Foundation’s Grants4Impact provides targeted support to social impact pioneers and start-ups in the fields of healthcare and nutrition

Two years’ support for five social impact start-ups in healthcare and nutrition / Visionary entrepreneurs helping to improve millions of people’s lives / Grant for handheld breast cancer screening device developed in the USA and being piloted in Brazil LEVERKUSEN, … Read the full press release

Babylon’s artificial intelligence expertise will be made available to existing and new customers of Prudential across Asia

Providing Accessible and Affordable Healthcare across Asia HONG KONG, China/ LONDON, UK, 08-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential Corporation Asia (“Prudential”) (2378.HK) today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with UK-based healthcare technology and services company Babylon Health (“Babylon”)1. … Read the full press release

H. Lundbeck A/S and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announce European Commission approval for Rxulti® (brexpiprazole) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults

Rxulti® (brexpiprazole) has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. VALBY, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) today announce that the European Commission has approved Rxulti® (brexpiprazole) for the treatment of schizophrenia … Read the full press release

Medical portal “Frag-den-Professor.de” moves from the US to Germany’s largest and most modern data center

Medical portal “Frag-den-Professor.de” (Ask-the-Professor) now available from the Open Telekom Cloud Data security was crucial Experts from Charité or Oxford University give free advice BONN, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The portal “Frag-den-Professor.de” (Ask-the-professor) moves from the US to Germany’s largest and most … Read the full press release

Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke

Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally[1] Since the start of the donation program in … Read the full press release

Teenagers from Germany, India, Africa and the U.S. awarded scholarships from Bayer Science & Education Foundation

International exchange: Pupils from Germany, India, Africa and the U.S. taking part in two-week, hands-on seminar focusing on life science, medical health and food science topics / Bayer partnering with renowned Center for STEM Learning at University of Colorado in … Read the full press release

University of Dundee led scientists explained how the switches that control signals to and from your brain across your body, making it possible for us to move, think and feel, are controlled

DUNDEE, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee. … Read the full press release