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Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence

January 16, 2019

Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence

(AETOS Wire) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization operating in 43 countries, is profoundly concerned with the rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fear of its spread if uncontained. The August 1, 2018 outbreak is now the second deadliest in history and seems to be spiralling out of control amid insecurity in the country. This follows after the devastating 2014 outbreak which claimed over 11,000 lives in West Africa, including two of AHF’s doctors. As of Jan 2, 2019, the total number of confirmed and probable patients is estimated to have surpassed 600, with 368 deaths and 207 people who have recovered from the illness, according to CNN. With the epicentre of the outbreak bordering Uganda and Rwanda, there is a “high risk” of it extending, particularly due to the country experiencing...... Continue Reading

Health Ministry hosts ‘Managing Change’ workshop

January 13, 2019

Health Ministry hosts ‘Managing Change’ workshop

KUWAIT: Health Ministry Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control Dr Abdullah Al-Bader said the health ministry believes in the importance of developing manpower as a cornerstone in the development of the ministry. He said the ministry began training heads of drug inspection, registration and control sectors as a start of this mission, as these sectors are highly important.

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ResMed Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Propeller Health

January 9, 2019

ResMed Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Propeller Health

(AETOS Wire)-- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a leader in cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service (SaaS) business solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Propeller Health, a digital therapeutics company providing connected health solutions for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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Takeda Completes Acquisition of Shire, Becoming a Global, Values-Based, R&D-Driven Biopharmaceutical Leader

January 9, 2019

Takeda Completes Acquisition of Shire, Becoming a Global, Values-Based, R&D-Driven Biopharmaceutical Leader

  • 8 months from deal announcement to deal close
  • Strong shareholder support with high approval rates on Takeda (89.1%) and Shire (99.8%)
  • Integration planning well underway

(AETOS Wire)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) (NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Shire"... Continue Reading

Vocera Introduces New Wearable Smartbadge Purpose-Built for Healthcare

January 8, 2019

Vocera Introduces New Wearable Smartbadge Purpose-Built for Healthcare

(AETOS Wire)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognised leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the launch of a new category of wearable communication devices that enables clinician agility and accelerates patient care. The Vocera Smartbadge combines smartphone usability with the hands-free freedom of the Vocera Badge"... Continue Reading

Factory CRO and Boston Biomedical Associates Announce Merger

January 8, 2019

Factory CRO and Boston Biomedical Associates Announce Merger

(AETOS Wire) -- Factory-CRO Group, a leading global contract research organization (CRO) focused on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), and Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA) a premier full-service Medical Device/Biotechnology CRO and Consultancy based in the United States announce that they have merged the organizations. The merger further advances the shared strategic vision to become the leading Global Medical Device and Medical Technology focused CRO. Following the recent acquisitions of MileStone Research Organization, Five Corners, and Clinical Device Group the Factory-CRO Group now has specialized operations and expertise in the United States, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. This global expansion coupled with the diverse medical therapeutic expertise provides a means to efficiently service clients. “BBA is excited to join Factory-CRO’s...... Continue Reading

Cambridge Epigenetix announces programme for routine screening and detection of colorectal cancer and other common tumours

January 8, 2019

Cambridge Epigenetix announces programme for routine screening and detection of colorectal cancer and other common tumours

(AETOS Wire) -- Cambridge Epigenetix Ltd, a pioneer in the development and application of epigenetic technologies, today announces its discovery and development programme for a test to detect colorectal and other cancers. This follows completion of a c. $30 million funding round, as well as the acquisition of exclusive patent rights for its epigenetic sequencing platform.

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GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Partner for Safer, More Precise Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

January 6, 2019

GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Partner for Safer, More Precise Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

(AETOS Wire)-- GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced a five-year partnership to enable safer and more precise cancer immunotherapies. Multiple diagnostic tools will be developed to help predict both the efficacy of an immunotherapy treatment and its adverse effects for a specific patient before the therapy is administered. This"... Continue Reading

The Promise of Care – Emirates Hospital’s Journey to Triumph

January 6, 2019

The Promise of Care – Emirates Hospital’s Journey to Triumph

In today’s time, as hospitals and health systems continue to consolidate, the ability to improve care delivery is increasingly important. Believing in this philosophy and deploying it at all stages of operation, Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah has grown exponentially to a sprawling enterprise. The hospital now employs over 450 people, including 120 doctors and 160 nurses.

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Panel to pursue Kuwaitization policy

January 5, 2019

Panel to pursue Kuwaitization policy

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health Dr Mustafa Reda has established an office for what he called the “internal audit” to review all work related to financial and administrative affairs in coordination with relevant authorities in the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily.

He added, the office is responsible"... Continue Reading

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