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University of Helsinki Researchers Develop Controlled Proliferation Cells for Safer and Effective Cell Therapies

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have developed a groundbreaking technique to control cell proliferation, enhancing the safety and efficacy of cell therapies. Published in Molecular Therapy, the study details how modified stem … Read the full press release

Symrise Celebrates 70 Years of Sun Protection Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is celebrating its 70-year legacy of sun protection innovation as part of its “150 shades of innovation” campaign, honoring the 150th anniversary of its founding father Wilhelm Haarmann’s first patent. The company has pioneered advancements in UV … Read the full press release

Expanded Partnership Between Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz Enhances Biosimilar Development and Supply Security

(IN BRIEF) Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz have expanded their strategic partnership to advance the development and commercial manufacturing of biosimilars. This enhanced collaboration includes additional biosimilars in Sandoz’s pipeline and ensures long-term supply through Just – Evotec Biologics’ … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €37.5 Million in Nyxoah’s Innovative Sleep Apnea Solutions

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has awarded Belgium-based medtech company Nyxoah €37.5 million in venture-debt financing to support the development of innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This funding, backed by the InvestEU Life Sciences programme, will … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Pioneers AI Veterinary Technology to Enhance Dairy Cow Welfare

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s has introduced advanced AI veterinary technology in partnership with Vet Vision AI to enhance dairy cow welfare on its farms. This innovative system uses cameras to monitor cow behavior continuously, providing real-time insights that help identify early … Read the full press release

CompuGroup Medical (CGM) Achieves C5 Attestation for Cloud Services in Germany

(IN BRIEF) CompuGroup Medical (CGM) has achieved C5 attestation (Type 1) for its cloud services in Germany, complying with the rigorous standards set by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Effective from May 31, 2024, an independent auditing … Read the full press release

Yann d’Hervé Takes Helm of Evonik’s Health Care Business

(IN BRIEF) Yann d’Hervé has been appointed to lead Evonik’s Health Care business line starting July 1st, transitioning from his previous role as Head of Care Solutions within the Nutrition & Care division. With extensive experience spanning various global leadership … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and LUHFT Launch Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships to Advance Clinical Research

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) launched the Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships on June 24, 2024. The initiative honors the late Dr. Ronald Finn and introduces five fellows who will undertake significant … Read the full press release

DNV Accredited by MDSAP for Streamlined Medical Device Audits

(IN BRIEF) DNV has achieved recognition as an auditing organization under the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), enabling it to conduct consolidated regulatory audits for medical device manufacturers. This designation streamlines global market access by fulfilling the compliance requirements … Read the full press release

EMPA Introduces Innovative Dark-Field X-Ray Imaging to Revolutionize Kidney Stone Diagnosis

(IN BRIEF) EMPA researchers are developing a new diagnostic procedure using dark-field X-ray imaging to determine the structure and composition of kidney stones, potentially reducing the need for invasive surgeries. Supported by the Maiores Foundation, this technology aims to provide … Read the full press release

SGS Expands Biopharmaceutical Services with New Stability Studies Capabilities in Birsfelden Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) SGS has expanded its laboratory in Birsfelden, Switzerland, to offer comprehensive stability studies as part of its biopharmaceutical service portfolio. Effective February 2024, the enhanced facility provides integrated services including controlled temperature storage and various analytical tests, ensuring … Read the full press release

Roche Launches Advanced Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma Detection

(IN BRIEF) Roche has introduced the VENTANA® Kappa and Lambda Dual ISH mRNA Probe Cocktail assay, the first clinically approved in-situ hybridisation (ISH) test of its kind. Designed to enhance sensitivity in diagnosing B-cell lymphoma, the assay helps differentiate cancerous … Read the full press release

Merck and Michael J. Fox Foundation Collaborate to Advance Parkinson’s Research with Innovative Biomarker Technology

(IN BRIEF) Merck and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are collaborating to advance Parkinson’s disease research using Merck’s SMCxPRO® immunoassay technology. This initiative aims to detect biomarkers indicating cell dysfunction in PD patients, enhancing research into new treatment options … Read the full press release

Naas General Hospital Becomes Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in Partnership with Trinity College Dublin

(IN BRIEF) Naas General Hospital (NGH) has been designated as an Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Starting in September, 12 nursing students will complete their clinical placements at NGH, gaining diverse experience in various healthcare … Read the full press release

Diabetes Costs UK £14 Billion Annually, Highlights Need for Continued Investment in Prevention and Care

(IN BRIEF) A new study reveals that diabetes cost the UK nearly £14 billion in 2021/22, with over £10 billion in direct NHS costs. Complications from diabetes account for the largest share of these costs. Despite advancements in management technologies, … Read the full press release

QIAGEN Launches Enhanced QCI Interpret for High-Throughput NGS Labs

(IN BRIEF) QIAGEN has launched an upgraded version of its clinical decision support software, QIAGEN Clinical Insight Interpret (QCI Interpret), tailored for high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) labs. The new release enhances performance metrics like turnaround time and diagnostic yield through … Read the full press release

SAS and Maxwell Centre at University of Cambridge Forge Groundbreaking Collaboration in Healthcare Innovation

(IN BRIEF) SAS and the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge are teaming up to propel healthcare innovation with advanced analytics. This partnership aims to integrate SAS expertise and its SAS® Viya® data and AI platform into the University’s … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Uncovers Alarming Link Between Periodontitis and Stroke in Younger Individuals

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Helsinki reveals a concerning link between periodontitis and stroke risk in individuals under 50 years old without known predisposing factors. The severity of periodontitis correlates with the severity of stroke, … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Phase II Trial Data Reinforces Potential of Survodutide as Leading MASH Treatment

(IN BRIEF) In a significant stride towards combating metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH), Boehringer Ingelheim unveils groundbreaking results from a Phase II trial sub-analysis of survodutide. Demonstrating impressive efficacy, up to 64.5% of adults with moderate to advanced fibrosis stages F2 … Read the full press release

Bioengineering Breakthrough Promises Enhanced Bone Regeneration

(IN BRIEF) Scientists have unveiled a groundbreaking bioengineering breakthrough that could revolutionize bone regeneration treatments, offering hope for patients with severe skeletal injuries or bone loss due to diseases like cancer. This innovative approach, developed by researchers in Scotland, harnesses … Read the full press release

Collaborating for Health: University of Liverpool Leaders Engage with MLW’s Innovative Research in Malawi

(IN BRIEF) Senior leaders from the University of Liverpool, including the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Black, recently visited the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi, to observe advancements in research, facilities, and healthcare initiatives. Established in 1995, … Read the full press release

Schnelldorf Facility Upgrade: Merck Boosts Life Science Distribution Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, has inaugurated its expanded Life Science distribution center in Schnelldorf, Germany, following a €180 million investment that nearly doubled its size to 25,000 square meters. The upgraded facility now includes manual … Read the full press release

Novartis Unveils Long-Term Efficacy of Remibrutinib in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria at EAACI Congress

(IN BRIEF) Novartis has presented new data at the 2024 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, showcasing the sustained efficacy and safety of remibrutinib, a selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Results … Read the full press release

DNV Launches Groundbreaking Advanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Certification for Hospitals Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a leading energy expert and assurance provider, has introduced the Advanced Healthcare Cybersecurity Certification (AHCC), marking a significant milestone in cybersecurity for hospitals. This pioneering certification, available globally, aims to help healthcare organizations enhance their cybersecurity systems, … Read the full press release

Evotec Collaborates with Inserm and Lille University Hospital to Advance Obesity and Metabolic Disease Research

(IN BRIEF) Evotec SE announces a partnership with Inserm, Lille University Hospital, and Inserm Transfert to identify novel therapeutic targets and diagnostic markers in obesity and metabolic diseases. The collaboration, centered around the ABOS/DIABOMICS study led by Lille University Hospital, … Read the full press release

DHL Renews IATA Certification, Solidifies Leadership in Pharma Air Freight

(IN BRIEF) DHL Global Forwarding has once again secured certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for excellence in life sciences and healthcare transportation, reinforcing its commitment to maintaining the highest standards in air freight. The renewed CEIV Pharma … Read the full press release

Almirall Launches AK Global Day Campaign to Raise Awareness of Actinic Keratosis and Sun Exposure Risks

(IN BRIEF) Almirall’s new data highlights the alarming lack of awareness regarding actinic keratosis (AK), a common precancerous dermatological condition linked to sun exposure, with more than one-third of affected individuals unaware of its causes. The survey, conducted across Spain, … Read the full press release

Global Study Unveils Barriers to Mental Health Care Access

(IN BRIEF) A recent study commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim, conducted across eight G20 countries, sheds light on the challenges obstructing access to mental health care worldwide. The analysis reveals pervasive stigma, a shortage of mental health professionals, and inconsistent service … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Healthcare Infrastructure in Castilla y León with €120 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €120 million in the first tranche of financing, out of a total of €175 million, to the regional government of Castilla y León in Spain. The loan aims to facilitate the … Read the full press release

European Parliament Approves Landmark Pharmaceutical Legislation Reform, Calls for Further Enhancements

(IN BRIEF) The European Parliament has achieved a significant milestone by approving the first reading of extensive reforms to EU pharmaceutical legislation aimed at fostering innovation and ensuring equitable access to medicines. While commending the progress, the European Society of … Read the full press release

Philips Introduces VeriSight Pro Catheter for Image-Guided Cardiac Procedures in Hong Kong Hospitals

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips announces the introduction of its real-time 3D Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) catheter, VeriSight Pro, in hospitals across Hong Kong, marking its first clinical use outside the US or Canada. The catheter, guided into the heart’s chambers through … Read the full press release

Philips Launches Nationwide Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Service in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips has successfully introduced its ambulatory cardiac monitoring service nationwide in Spain, employing its wearable ePatch paired with the AI-driven Cardiologs analytics platform. Fourteen healthcare providers across Spain are utilizing the ePatch extended wear Holter monitors to … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Potential Transmission of Mental Disorders Within Social Networks

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Jyväskylä, and the University of Manchester suggests that mental disorders could be transmitted between individuals within social … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics Forge New Paths in Disease Treatment Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics announce a significant expansion of their partnership, introducing two novel projects to develop pioneering treatments alongside their ongoing anti-SIRPα immuno-oncology initiatives. The expansion includes broadening therapeutic evaluations to encompass cardiovascular-renal-metabolic (CRM) diseases and … Read the full press release

Roche and Amgen Collaborate on Breakthrough Lp(a) Test for Cardiovascular Disease Risk

(IN BRIEF) Roche Diagnostics has announced that its Tina-quant® lipoprotein Lp(a) RxDx assay has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Developed in collaboration with Amgen, this innovative test aims to identify individuals at risk … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Unveils Groundbreaking Advances in Cancer Care at ASCO 2024

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca is set to revolutionize cancer care with a slew of groundbreaking data presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Over 100 abstracts will showcase 25 approved and potential new medicines, including two late-breaking … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professors Honored with Prestigious Academy Fellowship

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool celebrates as Professor Reecha Sofat and Professor Saye Khoo are elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, recognizing their exceptional contributions to biomedical and health sciences. Professor Sofat, the first participant of … Read the full press release

Accenture Federal Services Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Cognosante

(IN BRIEF) Accenture Federal Services has finalized its acquisition of Cognosante, a provider of digital transformation solutions for federal health, defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. With this strategic move, Accenture Federal Services aims to bolster its federal health portfolio, leveraging … Read the full press release

Fresenius AGM: Shareholders Overwhelmingly Back #FutureFresenius Agenda

(IN BRIEF) At the Annual General Meeting in Frankfurt am Main, shareholders of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA overwhelmingly approved proposals from the General Partner and the Supervisory Board. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wolfgang Kirsch, commended Fresenius’ resilience amidst … Read the full press release

Philips Showcases AI-Powered Cardiac Care Solutions at Heart Rhythm Annual Meeting

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips presents compelling retrospective study results at the Heart Rhythm Annual Meeting in Boston, showcasing the clinical and economic benefits of its AI-powered cardiac care solutions. The studies demonstrate the efficacy of Philips’ Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry … Read the full press release