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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

The Institute of Cancer Research welcomes the approval by NICE of new type of treatment for women with advanced breast cancer

LONDON, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Institute of Cancer Research, London, welcomes the approval by NICE of a new type of treatment for women with previously untreated advanced breast cancer. Palbociclib and ribociclib, two new drugs approved today for use on the NHS, … Read the full press release

Aviva unveils new app to help employees of corporate customers track and improve their overall health and wellbeing

LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva has launched a new app to help employees of corporate customers track and improve their overall health and wellbeing and better manage specific conditions and fitness priorities. The app is available to Aviva’s large corporate … Read the full press release

Jochen Schmitz to succeed Thomas Rathmann as CFO of Siemens Healthineers

Thomas Rathmann leaves company Preparations for public listing on schedule MUNICH, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jochen Schmitz (51) has been appointed CFO of Siemens Healthineers, effective December 1, 2017. Schmitz, who is currently head of Accounting, Reporting and Controlling for … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim and MiNA Therapeutics partner on the development of novel compounds to treat fibrotic liver diseases

Collaboration and licensing agreement focused on investigating up to three targets and has a potential transactional value of up to EUR 307 million, excluding royalties Expands Boehringer Ingelheim’s comprehensive R&D programme in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrotic liver disease with … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim partners with the Cat Friendly Clinic programme in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia

The programme was set up by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care (ICC) Boehringer Ingelheim will promote the programme and develop informational tools and services to grow veterinarians’ and cat … Read the full press release

Novartis: positive topline results from the global MONALEESA-7 trial

MONALEESA-7 met primary endpoint of progression-free survival, demonstrating superior efficacy of Kisqali combination therapy vs. endocrine treatment alone in first-line treatment of premenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer[1]  Kisqali is the first CDK4/6 inhibitor to be studied in a Phase … Read the full press release

Novartis announced results from the FUTURE 5 study on psoriatic arthritis (PsA)

Structural joint damage in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients taking Cosentyx® (secukinumab) was inhibited at 24 weeks versus placebo in all arms of the study[1] PsA can lead to reduced mobility and irreversible joint damage[2]     FUTURE 5 is the largest randomized controlled … Read the full press release

EU Member States to select new host city for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on 20 November 2017

Close collaboration with new host country as of day one key for successful move LONDON, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With less than two weeks to go before EU Member States select a new host city for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) … Read the full press release

Sir Tony Robinson and composer Professor Paul Mealor will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson has joined forces with renowned composer Professor Paul Mealor to create a Christmas concert that will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen. The fourth … Read the full press release

University of Leeds event: Nurses on the Frontline of Wound Care: from Passchendaele to Pressure Ulcers

LEEDS, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A recreated First World War field hospital and groundbreaking research into wound care will be combined as part of an innovative event partnering history with healthcare next week. Members of the public are invited to the University … Read the full press release

Bayer Scientific Magazine: “Targeting the causes of cancer” the cover story in the recently published 31st edition of “research”

Small molecules to treat cancer, Gene therapies for hereditary diseases, soil bacteria for better harvest yields and strategies to protect bees – the latest edition of research provides an exclusive insight into the current research projects at Bayer. All of … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers to lead a multinational complex clinical challenges project on tuberculosis

LIVERPOOL, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded approximately £1.8m to lead a multinational research consortium seeking to define the best and safest treatments for patients who require treatment for tuberculosis (TB) whilst receiving second-line antiretroviral therapy … Read the full press release

Public event on mental health and the media at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November

Free public event at University of Leicester on 21 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health issues and their depiction on film and TV will be discussed at a public event at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November. … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: Dr Emily Henderson recognized for her research into Parkinson’s

BRISTOL, 02-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Emily Henderson, a University of Bristol Honorary Consultant Senior Lecturer, and Consultant at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath, met the Prime Minister Theresa May at a Downing Street reception yesterday [30 October] in recognition … Read the full press release

Umeå University: new approach for protein functionalization can help develop new drugs against life threatening diseases

Umeå, Sweden, 02-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Philipp Ochtrop from Umeå University has worked on a project to turn the two enzymes AnkX and Lem3 from the disease causing bacteria Legionella pneumophila into a valuable tool for the chemical modification of proteins. … Read the full press release

Professor Daan van Aalten appointed guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China

DUNDEE, 02-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, … Read the full press release

University of Zurich: new insights on epigenetic gene regulation open the door to new approaches for future cancer treatments

How can defective gene activity, which can ultimately lead to cancer, be avoided? Researchers at the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism how cells pass on the regulation of genetic information through epigenetic modifications. These insights open the … Read the full press release

Sanofi: Phase 3 study on dupilumab in adults and adolescents with severe, steroid-dependent asthma met its primary endpoint and key secondary endpoints

First study with a biologic to show benefit  in severe steroid-dependent asthma population that enrolled patients regardless of blood eosinophil levels or any other Type 2 biomarkers at baseline Pivotal program is first with a biologic to show consistent reductions … Read the full press release

Royal Philips showcases image-guided therapy portfolio at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual event in Denver

Philips’ image-guided therapy solutions is comprised of interventional X-ray and ultrasound systems, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and clinical informatics and services designed to achieve improved patient outcomes and greater efficiency Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Denver, Colorado, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ESC: faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality due to the use of WhatsApp by ambulance doctors in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free … Read the full press release

QIAGEN Ergebnisse einer neuen Evaluierung im Bereich der Frauengesundheit die hohe Genauigkeit seiner Bioinformatik-Lösungen untermauern

Ergebnisse der Evaluierung der QCI-Plattform zur Interpretation klinisch relevanter Genvarianten werden auf der ASHG 2017 von Counsyl vorgestellt Orlando, Florida (USA), Germantown, Maryland (USA), und Hilden (Deutschland), 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurter Börse: QIA) gab heute bekannt, … Read the full press release

Dr Sven H.C. Askes recipient of The Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 for new approach in photochemical cancer therapy

Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry honours innovative PhD-research The Hague, The Netherlands, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) is awarded to Dr Sven … Read the full press release

Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales awarded £200,000

LONDON, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded £200,000 to help their communities explore health and wellbeing. Greer Roberts, from Wellcome’s Public Engagement team, explains why we’re co-funding the projects. What is Engaging … Read the full press release

Medtronic to open Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park

Facilitating Clinical Training for Physicians and Advancing Local Healthcare Efficiency in Central and Western China DUBLIN, Ireland and CHENGDU, Sichuan, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the groundbreaking of its Chengdu Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation … Read the full press release

Medtronic: U.S. FDA approval for the Endurant(TM) II/IIs stent graft system

New Indication Expands Treatment Options for AAA Patients with Hostile Neck Anatomy DUBLIN, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Endurant(TM) II/IIs stent graft … Read the full press release

CVC Capital Partners: Anish Mehta appointed CEO of the international women’s health assets portfolio acquired from Teva

LUXEMBOURG, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) today announced that former Allergan executive Anish Mehta will be appointed as CEO of the international women’s health assets portfolio which CVC Fund VI agreed to acquire from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency (EMA): Updated annex to excipient guidelines has new safety advice for 15 excipients

LONDON, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated the annex to the European Commission guideline on excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use. Excipients refer to everything in a medicine other than the active substance. While most excipients are considered inactive, some can have … Read the full press release

Airbus presents TransHospital deployable hospital at Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane

Transhospital system developed with Siemens Healthineers and ZMS Brisbane, Australia, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is participating at the Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, where the company will showcase its TransHospital deployable hospital. The system is being developed … Read the full press release

Alcon to introduce Clareon®intraocular lens at the XXXV European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress in Lisbon

Clareon® intraocular lens (IOL) implanted with a unique single-use automated pre-loaded delivery system debuts with new data presentations Congress program highlights Alcon’s 70-year legacy of innovation including 100 million AcrySof® IOL implants  New analyses show efficacy and safety of CyPass® Micro-Stent in patients … Read the full press release

University of Twente: new device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers

Enschede, Netherlands, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to a first clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers. The … Read the full press release