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Medicare finalizes policy limiting coverage of Biogen Alzheimer's drug

Treatment would only be covered for patients enrolled in a clinical trial under the policy, which largely follows a draft proposal released in January. Medicare will not pay for Biogen's new Alzheimer's medicine unless prospective patients are enrolled in a clinical trial, the U.S. government said Thursday in a decision that will sharply limit the drug's use. The final policy, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, largely affirms a draft proposal released in January, which Biogen and its pharmaceutical industry allies had sought to overturn. In reaching its decision, the agency said the clinical trial data supporting the drug, now known as Aduhelm, were insufficient to conclude that treatment is "reasonable and necessary" — a government standard for coverage. The policy

Saluda Medical receives FDA approval for Evoke Spinal Cord system

Saluda Medical, a medical device company specializing in neuromodulation with a portfolio of therapies driven by closed-loop technologies designed to treat debilitating neurological disorders, has received full approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Evoke Spinal Cord Stimulation

Illumina launches multiple-gene test to spot rare treatable cancers

March 15 (Reuters) - Genome sequencing group Illumina (ILMN.O) on Tuesday launched a cancer test in Europe that checks for a wide range of tumor genes in one tissue sample, potentially helping patients with rare diseases to be matched up with treatment options. The test, which Illumina says scans for more mutations
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Digital Pathology Market

The global digital pathology market is valued at an estimated USD 736 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1,371 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period. The growth in the digital pathology market is mainly driven by factors such as the increasing adoption of digital pathology to enhance lab efficiency, rising incidence of cancer, and growing applications of digital pathology in drug development and companion diagnostics. Covid-19 Impact on the Digital Pathology Market Amidst the growing number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19, various solution providers are collaborating with healthcare institutions, like hospital laboratories and other laboratory facilities, to deal with the increasing number of tests coming to laboratories for COVID-19 screening and

Miiskin opens technology to enable more dermatology research

Digital skin health platform Miiskin has opened its technology to give academic researchers free access – supporting digital collaboration within new dermatology research in the UK. Since first launching its popular consumer app, Miiskin introduced a series of advanced features and recently developed a digital tele

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 19 Trends and Innovations

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a growing field that has seen many recent innovations. Some of the latest trends in PM&R include the use of stem cells and regenerative medicine, the increasing popularity of outpatient rehab, and the growing use of technology in rehab. Here are 19 latest trends and
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Global Pediatric Medical Devices Markets

The pediatric medical devices market is expected projected to reach US$ 48,305.21 million in by 2028 from an estimated value of US$ 28,207.65 million in 2021. The market it is estimated to grow with at a CAGR of 8.0% from during 2021-2028. The rising incidence of cancer and respiratory disorders among children, and availability of a wide range of pediatric medical devices are among the key factors driving the market growth. However, the lack of awareness about medical devices designed for infants hampers the market growth. Pediatric medical devices are used in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions occurring in children from birth till the age of 21. The medical device innovation demonstrates both the unique needs of children and the challenges of getting to the market a

Gynecological Devices Market Size, Share & COVID19 Impact Analysis

Gynecological Devices Market Size, Share & COVID19 Impact Analysis | Global | 2021-2027 | MedSuite | Includes: Assisted Reproduction Technology, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecological Resection, Uterine Tissue Removal, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Hysteroscope, Colposcope, POP Repair & Fluid Management Devices

Present-day surgery

Contemporary surgical therapy is greatly helped by monitoring devices that are used during surgery and during the postoperative period. Blood pressure and pulse rate are monitored during an operation because a fall in the former and a rise in the latter give evidence of a critical loss of blood. Other items monitored
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Endoscopy Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

The endoscopy devices market size was valued at USD 42.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% from 2022 to 2030. The less invasive properties and affordable post and pre-procedure cost of endoscopy devices are the major factors anticipated to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, a shift in trend to use disposable endoscopic components to minimize the procedure cost as well as the chance of cross-contamination is also expected to accelerate market growth over the years. In addition, the growing chronic disease burden and increasing geriatric population all over the globe are also anticipated to fuel the adoption of endoscopic devices during the coming years. Moreover, growing medical conditions due to the

How Does an Ultrasound Machine Work?

Back when medical technology was not as developed as it is today, physicians had to ‘feel’ the affected organ of their patients’ bodies and then use their experience to determine the underlying cause of the discomfort. Having no other form of examination at their disposal, our ancient ancestors had to depend entirely

X-ray Image Production Equipment Operation

Radiology, as a specialty, is incredibly dependent on technology. As a result, radiologists and technologists need to understand the technology and the physical principles that create the advantages, limitations, and risks of the equipment used in practice. Understanding these principles provides an ability to improve
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What are the Different Types of ECG Machines?

Electrocardiography is a medical technique by which minute electrical impulses, related to the functioning of the heart muscle, are detected, recorded, and printed out over time for interpretation by doctors. It is the best way to detect, diagnose, and determine the severity of many heart problems, mostly involving abnormal heart rhythms. It is also useful for detecting certain types of heart damage, murmurs, and circulatory problems. The term electrocardiography is derived from three Greek words relating to electricity, the heart, and writing. The printout of data obtained from electrocardiography is called an electrocardiogram and is often abbreviated as ECG or EKG. Many doctors and health professionals prefer EKG as it helps prevent confusion with another type of medical process called

World’s First 3D-Printed Prosthetic Eye

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A London patient, Steve Verze, became the first to use a 3D-printed prosthetic eye in November 2021. Its advancements in aesthetics, durability and production process allude to an auspicious future for prosthetics. Yet, developing countries struggle regarding prosthetic accessibility and

What Is the Best Nursing Penlight to Buy?

The humble penlight is an important diagnostic tool for any medical professional to have on hand when they’re working. These specialized flashlights are bright, portable, convenient and indispensable (whether they’re reusable or disposable). Choosing a penlight may seem like a simple decision at first, but as you start
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Sedatives Market Size 2022 Top developments and strategies

Global “Sedatives Market” By Type (Hospital, Clinic), By Application (Hospital, Clinic) Geography (North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), South America (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)) Industry Trends 2022. New highest revenue Study Reports 2022 | A sedative or tranquillizer is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement. They are central nervous depressants and interact with brain activity causing its deceleration. The global Sedatives market is valued at considerable rate by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of %% However, Concerns for an excessive rate

9 Vitamins and Minerals You Should Take Daily

What vitamins should you take daily? It is estimated that about half of American adults take some type of vitamin or mineral supplement. “People might take supplements if they know they’re missing a certain food group,” says Patton. “Others might take supplements for the antioxidant benefits or because they know they
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IoMT Healthcare in 2022: Companies, medical devices, and use cases

Healthcare industry has come a long way from waiting on ques for a doctor’s call to just video calling doctors for consultation. Today the healthcare sector along with technology is improving patient care in many ways. The modern healthcare systems offer data security, convenience for patients, and reduce costs. Especially with the benefits and technology of RFID, patient safety and hospital workflow are managed with ease. Healthcare IoT, also known as the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), has empowered remote patient consideration, improved clinic and pharmaceutical processes, and increased information precision. In hospitals, hygiene checking devices assist in preventing patient infections. IoT gadgets in hospitals also aid in managing refrigerator temperatures, speeding up emergency

Research roundup: Shedding new light on COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — Over the past two years, the scientific world has seen a steady flow of research updating what we know about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and how it affects humans. Because the virus is so new, researchers are still grappling with many questions about its function. And because of the nature of the
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Seismic Therapeutic Launches

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Seismic Therapeutic, Inc., a biotechnology company advancing machine learning for immunology drug development, today announced its launch and financing of $101 million. The Series A was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from lead founding investors Timothy A. Springer and Polaris Partners, along with new investors GV, Boxer Capital, Samsara BioCapital, and management and founders. Seismic’s IMPACT™ platform systematically integrates machine learning, structural biology, protein engineering and translational immunology to invent novel biologics and optimize properties with significantly improved efficiency and scale over conventional therapeutics discovery. With this new approach, Seismic Therapeutic is accelerating a pipeline of

The Latest Trend - Proactive Health

Prevent, not just fix. That is the theme of the latest nutrition trend being referred to as "proactive health." While related phrases like “food is medicine” or “functional nutrition” are gaining traction, this phenomenon is anything but new. Proactive health focuses on using food and nutrition as an avenue to improve

What is sustainable nutrition?

Sustainable Nutrition refers to the ability of food systems to provide sufficient energy and essential nutrients to maintain good health of the population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their nutritional needs.
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US Healthcare Industry in 2022

The US healthcare industry is massive, with healthcare spending accounting for over 19.7% of US GDP in 2020. We break down the industry’s various sectors and recent trends hoping to reduce costs while improving care. The US healthcare industry is massive, and is continuing to grow as the population swells. Many different types of companies and healthcare institutions work together to provide patient satisfaction and a better quality of care—but sometimes it comes at a large cost. US Healthcare Industry Size & Spending The global healthcare market will reach $665.37 billion by 2028, according to Verified Market Research. US national healthcare expenditure reached $4.1 trillion in 2020, or $12,530 per person, and is estimated to reach $6.2 trillion by 2028, per the Centers for Medicare and
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How to Spot and Treat Eye Cancer

Dr. Ziad Bashshur, visiting Ophthalmologist specialising in Medical and Surgical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai shares how to spot and treat eye cancer. Eye cancers vary and can range from ocular surface tumours that can be malignant or benign to intraocular tumours that develop inside the eye. These abnormal growths can arise from the eye (primary) or spread to the eye from cancers elsewhere in the body. This process is known as metastatic. Eye cancer is not age-related, but different types of cancer are likely to occur at a higher or lower frequency depending on age. In children, the most common eye cancer is called retinoblastoma, an eye cancer that begins in the retina, and it can be caused by an inherited gene mutation that occurs in 1 out of 15,000 live births. In adults,

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021

An up-and-coming gene therapy for blood disorders. A new class of medications for cystic fibrosis. Increased access to telemedicine. These are some of the innovations that will enhance healing and change healthcare in the coming year, according to a distinguished panel of clinicians and researchers from a top American

Five treatment options for Keratoconus

The word Keratoconus comes from two Greek words: kerato (cornea) and konos (cone). Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which the shape of the cornea, which is usually round, is distorted and develops a cone-shaped bulge, resulting in reduced vision. Keratoconus is a relatively common condition. It
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Arab Health And Medlab Middle East Announce Dates For New Live And Digital Event Format In 2021

Arab Health, the largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region, has announced that the 2021 edition of the annual showcase will include a four-day live event taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 21-24 June, and a two-month-long series of online events from 23 May to 22 July. Medlab Middle East’s live show will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 June to 1 July 2021, while the online element of the show will take place from 31 May until 18 June, bringing together key medical laboratory and trade professionals from across the region. The online and live event formats have been specifically designed to allow participants to engage and utilise their time more effectively and efficiently through Arab Health and Medlab Middle East’s Connections

Recognising the best in the industry

Amsterdam / The Netherlands, Once again this year, during Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe at the beginning of December, show organizer Informa Markets will be recognizing companies and organizations for groundbreaking novelties in the Fi Europe Innovation Awards. These awards are regarded as the most prestigious in