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Empowering Healthcare Professionals and Investors: The Rise of Next-Generation Medical Devices

Concerning New Statistics Highlight Inaccurate Nutrition Trends on TikTok

To further understand the impact of platforms like TikTok on nutrition trends, MyFitnessPal partnered with Dublin City University on a research and experimental study that examined diet and nutrition content on TikTok. The study analyzed over 67,000 videos using Artificial Intelligence to compare them against public health and nutrition guidelines

Osso Health Medical Training App Launches for Apple Vision Pro

Leveraging the power of Apple Vision Pro to seamlessly blend digital content with the physical world Osso Health brings the operating experience to life via detailed, clinically accurate workflows of common procedures.

Intuity Medical is Providing Insured People with Diabetes Easier Access to POGO Automatic Through Health-HavenRx ™ eCommerce Partnership

The partnership is with Health-HavenRx ™, an online pharmacy platform. This partnership enables a new, convenient channel for patients to access POGO Automatic by using their health insurance on Intuity Medical’s e-commerce website at www.GoodtoPogo.com.

RTsafe and ZAP Surgical Forge Strategic Partnership to Promote the Latest Advances in Cranial Radiosurgery

Evangelos Pappas, Founder of RTsafe, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "We are thrilled to join forces with ZAP Surgical in this transformative endeavour. By harnessing the power of our advanced phantom technology, we aim to elevate the standard of care in cranial radiosurgery and to highlight the unparalleled value of the ZAP-X platform”.

Paragonix Technologies Announces Commercial Availability of the FDA-cleared BAROguard™ Donor Lung Preservation System Nationwide

First-of-its-kind, the novel BAROguard system combines clinically proven hypothermic preservation techniques alongside active airway management control to ensure that donor lungs maintain optimal conditions during transport for maximum protection. Equipped with built-in tracking and real-time reporting, the device provides surgeons and transplant teams with continuous data on the organ's condition throughout transit.

Surgeons, Hospitals Involved in Exceptional Research Have Lower Patient Mortality Rates, Fewer Complications

Patients under the care of top surgeon-researchers showed a 5% lower rate of post-discharge complications and a 5% lower rate of mortality, within 30 days post-discharge, according to the research.

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Featuring industry experts in the healthcare field who have come together to share their invaluable insights, perspectives, and opinions. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, these esteemed professionals provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends and developments in the healthcare industry. Medical Device News Magazine serves as a platform to delve into the thoughts and viewpoints of these experts, enabling healthcare professionals to stay informed and make informed decisions that will shape the future of healthcare.

How Health Systems Can Gain Valuable Insights and Cost Savings Through a Comprehensive Clinical Asset Management Evaluation | By Kristi McDermott, chief operating officer, TRIMEDX

A clinical asset management evaluation will provide executives with valuable insights and recommendations, empowering them to enhance the organization’s long-term effectiveness, safety, and cost-efficiency. Read what our expert has to say.

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Latest Biotechnology Innovations Making Waves in the Industry

Preci and Biopredic International Partner for Higher Performance of Suspended Pooled Hepatocytes with Extended Longevity and Large-scale Availability

Under a license agreement, Biopredic will leverage Preci’s expertise and production capacity in sourcing primary hepatocytes, and combine with its own IP and know-how in cell pooling. The partnership will provide DMPK researchers access to large batches of high-performing suspended pooled hepatocytes with extended longevity from multiple donors.

The Future of Biotechnology: Insights Into Cutting-Edge Developments

The future of biotechnology holds immense promise, with continued advancements driving innovation and progress across various sectors. From gene editing and synthetic biology to biopharmaceuticals and beyond, the possibilities are endless. By staying informed, collaborating with industry leaders, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies, we can harness the power of biotechnology to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

Advancing Patient Care: LyGenesis Doses First Patient in Phase 2a Trial

"In a medical first, we have now dosed our first patient in a clinical trial using their own lymph nodes as living bioreactors to regenerate an ectopic organ," said Dr. Michael Hufford, Co-Founder and CEO of LyGenesis. "This therapy will potentially be a remarkable regenerative medicine milestone by helping patients with ESLD grow new functional ectopic livers in their own body. If our study is successful and we obtain FDA approval, our allogenic cell therapy could enable one donated liver to treat many dozens of ESLD patients, which could help to tilt the current organ supply-demand imbalance in favor of patients."

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Unveiling the Latest FDA Regulations: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Simpson Interventions Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Acolyte™ Image Guided Crossing and Re-Entry Catheter System

Simpson Interventions is committed to collaborating closely with the FDA and other stakeholders to advance the development and regulatory review of the Acolyte Image Guided Crossing and Re-Entry Catheter System. The company looks forward to bringing this revolutionary technology to clinicians, and patients in need.

Transforming Tricuspid Valve Care: FDA Gives Green Light to Abbott’s TriClip™

"The U.S. approval of TriClip is a significant advancement for people suffering from tricuspid regurgitation, a heart condition that negatively impacts their quality of life and puts them at grave risk of serious health issues," said Paul Sorajja, M.D., the Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair of the Valve Science Center for the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and director of the Center for Valve and Structural Heart Disease for the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and co-principal investigator of the TRILUMINATE™ Pivotal trial. "With TriClip, physicians can offer patients a therapy option backed by excellent safety and effectiveness to help restore tricuspid native valve performance without subjecting them to high-risk open-heart surgery that may not be feasible for individuals with TR who are generally older and sicker."

HeadaTerm 2: The Most Affordable FDA Cleared Innovative OTC Anti-Migraine Device

This make it one of the only wearable OTC anti-migraine device that is available without a prescription in the U.S.

Cutting-Edge Nanodrop Device Granted FDA Clearance for At-Home Blood Tests

NanoDrop has received clearance in the United States as the inaugural blood-lancing device available for over-the-counter use on the upper arm. This development is poised to revolutionize the consumer testing market and decentralized clinical trials within the realm of at-home healthcare.

Acquisitions: Unveiling the Future: Medical M&A Insights

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Shockwave Medical

The acquisition of Shockwave further extends Johnson & Johnson MedTech’s position in cardiovascular intervention and accelerates its shift into higher-growth markets.

Owen Mumford Acquires Empelvic

“The acquisition of Empelvic reinforces our commitment to comprehensive health solutions for intimate conditions,” said Adam Mumford, Director of Medical Devices at Owen Mumford. “By combining Owen Mumford's global expertise with Empelvic's innovative product, we aim to provide enhanced support and choices for individuals seeking pelvic health solutions.”

Groundbreaking Developments Shaping Modern Hospitals

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at JFK University Medical Center Receives $2.2 Million Research Grant to Study A Novel Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

The NIH grant will fund a project entitled “Neutrophil Extracellular Traps And Associated Pathogenesis In TBI: A Novel Peptide Therapeutic Strategy” proposed by Mohammed Abdul Muneer, MSc, PhD, Research Scientist & Principal Investigator, Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at JFK University Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center | Among First Hospitals in the World To Acquire and Use the Da Vinci 5 Multiport Robotic Surgical System

As early adopters of innovative robotic technology, Hackensack Meridian Health is selected as one of only 14 hospitals in the world to launch the da Vinci 5 surgical robot.

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Top Expert Bylines

How Health Systems Can Gain Valuable Insights and Cost Savings Through a Comprehensive Clinical Asset Management Evaluation | By Kristi McDermott, chief operating officer, TRIMEDX

A clinical asset management evaluation will provide executives with valuable insights and recommendations, empowering them to enhance the organization’s long-term effectiveness, safety, and cost-efficiency. Read what our expert has to say.

Managing Clinician Burnout Through Ambient Medical Documentation | By: Manny Krakaris, CEO of Augmedix

Did you know clinician burnout remains a significant challenge for health systems and patients alike with over 50% of clinicians reporting feelings of burnout, largely attributed to manual documentation and administrative burdens? Read what Mr. Krakaris has to say.

Medical Associations

AAOS IDEA Grant Program Opens: Call for Proposals that Fuel the Future of Orthopaedics

"The programs selected for an AAOS IDEA Grant will help to cultivate meaningful and measurable opportunities across orthopaedics, acting as a springboard for change within our profession," said AAOS Diversity Advisory Board Chair Holly Tyler-Paris Pilson, MD, FAAOS, FAOA. "This is not about checking a box; this call for proposals opens a door for funding directly to the local and regional orthopaedic programs and organizations who are training the current and next generation."

Minimally Invasive Procedure May Spare Patients from Thyroid Surgery

In a 10-center study, microwave ablation offered progression-free survival rates and fewer complications than surgery in the treatment of a form of thyroid cancer known as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), according to research published today in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Key Clinical Trials Unveiled: Insights for Healthcare Professionals and Savvy Investors

Indaptus Therapeutics Presents Positive Mechanism of Action Data at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

Dr. Michael Newman, Indaptus’ Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and lead author, commented, “The new data are consistent with our preclinical animal tumor model studies and provide evidence for our hypothesis that patented Decoy bacteria can activate a wide range of innate and adaptive human immune cells involved in fighting tumors.  This aligns with what we’ve observed in our ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of Decoy20 – broad immune activation, as evidenced by transiently increased levels of many key cytokines and chemokines following single dose administration. These findings bolster our confidence in Decoy20's potential as a multifaceted immunotherapy.”

Enliven Therapeutics Announces Positive Proof of Concept Data from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of ELVN-001 in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

“We are excited to present the first look at the safety and clinical activity of ELVN-001, which we believe supports the potential for ELVN-001 to address the limitations of the available active-site TKIs,” said Helen Collins, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Enliven. “Across a wide dose range, ELVN-001 demonstrated activity in a heavily pre-treated patient population that includes post-asciminib patients, with a preliminary safety profile consistent with its highly selective design. Not only did all evaluable patients have improved or stable BCR::ABL1 transcript levels, but, importantly, 89% of all patients enrolled remain on study. We believe the initial data demonstrate the potential clinical utility of ELVN-001 for all types of patients, including those that are earlier in the treatment paradigm.”

Ferring Presents Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Data for Investigational Treatment, SI-6603 (condoliase), in Lumbar Disc Herniation at ASIPP 2024

The research, presented at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Annual Meeting, included a registrational Phase 3 trial and an integrated safety analysis of six clinical studies, as well as a real-world analysis of current treatment options and gaps in the clinical management of patients with newly-diagnosed LDH.

Funding: Unveiling the Latest Medtech Financial Breakthroughs: What You Need to Know

E Tech Group Secures New Investment from Graham Partners, Sets Stage for Continued Growth and Innovation

With this new investment partnership, E Tech Group expects to accelerate organic growth and acquisition to become a top system integrator in North America.

ROM InWest Invests €1.5 million into AI and Computer Vision Company Kepler Vision Technologies

The investment will allow ROM InWest to further distribute its fall detection product globally.

Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics

Arineta Installs First SpotLight™ Duo Scanner

“For patients in need of cardiovascular or cardiothoracic imaging, the SpotLight Duo is the first cardiothoracic CT incorporating all of Arineta’s patient centric technologies. With one heartbeat, we can provide both high-temporal as well as iso-temporal resolution images that can be used for comprehensive cardiac and thoracic CT assessment,” said Doug Ryan, CEO of Arineta

Advancing Patient Care: ZEISS Unleashes Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Surgery at ASCRS 2024

Building on its ZEISS Medical Ecosystem, several of the new innovations enable seamless data integration and management across the cataract and refractive workflows, creating a new standard for efficient, personalized ophthalmic care.

Wireless Handheld X-ray Equipment from MinXray Used for Global Health Initiative in Papua New Guinea

MinXray MinXray, a leading manufacturer of imaging systems for medical and veterinary use, recently sent its Impact Wireless X-ray system with a group of researchers and medical personnel to the YUS Conservation Area in Papua New Guinea. During this time, they spent 10 days in a local village to provide healthcare services and health education sessions. Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program This trip...

Lunit Expands Presence in Europe | To Deliver AI-powered Cancer Screening Solution to France and Portugal

New supply contract to bring Lunit INSIGHT CXR to TeleDiag in France and Lunit INSIGHT MMG to the Central region branch of the Portuguese League Against Cancer

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Executives on the Move

Julie Blasingim Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Univo IRB

Julie Blasingim, formerly President, has over 20 years of experience in the clinical research industry.

John Witkowski Appointed President & CEO of Solesis

John Witkowski served as President of DSM Biomedical, the global biomaterials division of dsm-firmenich, where he led a significant period of transformational growth.

Julia James Appointed Clario Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Julia James served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PPD, the leading contract research organization, until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2021. She then continued as General Counsel, Clinical Research, following the transaction.

John Edwards Appointed PanTher Therapeutics Executive Chair of the Board of Directors

John Edwards brings over 35 years of experience in discovery, development, and global commercialization of biopharmaceuticals to PanTher. His experience includes involvement with ten FDA approved biologics and eight biotech companies with successful exits, including Tilos Therapeutics, Siamab, Adnexus, F-star and Genetics Institute.

Nurse's Corner

5 Tips to Improving Your Performance as a Nurse

No matter where you work or what your specialty is, your core duty as a nurse remains the same: Provide quality care to your patients. While providing bedside care is a big part of what you do, though, it is not the only aspect of nursing that you need to be mindful of. There are charts to fill out,...

Skills And Qualities You Need To Be A Mental Health Nurse

Considering this career path? Read on to find out what you need to know!

Why Do Nurses Wear Scrubs?

In the past, nurses wore what most people think of as the classic nurse uniform consisting of a starched white dress and cap. Descended from the original nurse uniform, the nun habit, one of Florence Nightingale’s students designed the look of the cap and dress during the early 20th century. Nurses worldwide donned the nurse gown in various forms...

Strong Writing Skills for Practicing Nurses – Is It a Necessary One for a Nursing Student?

Prominent writing skills are crucial for any scientific industry, particularly for future nursing experts who should establish trusting communication with patients and colleagues. Good writing talent is vital in a professional context to be able to make considerable career progress, no matter whether you’re new in the field or already a practicing nurse. In this brief overview, we'll discuss the...

Noteworthy

5 Ways Healthcare Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing Patient Care in the Medical Industry

Healthcare mobile apps are revolutionizing patient care in the medical industry.These applications make medical information more accessible, allow for remote consultations and telemedicine, enhance medication administration, aid in the treatment of chronic diseases, and encourage individualized health and well-being. 

Telemedicine Business – How to Setup and Stay Afloat

Telemedicine business is not as complicated as many people may think. It is all about taking advantage of the modern technology and incorporating it in the health sector. The most important thing is finding the right telemedicine business software, which you can get through a reliable developer.

Inkwell Medicine: Crafting Effective Medical Content

"Inkwell Medicine," requires a blend of scientific knowledge, linguistic skill, and a deep understanding of the target audience's needs and expectations.

Manufacturer of Industrial Telescopic Slides and Linear Guide Rails

Industrial telescopic slides and linear guide rails are used in various applications, including manufacturing equipment, machine tooling, and industrial automation. Read on to learn more.

The Role of Real-World Evidence in Economic Modeling

This discusses the essence of real-world data, and its growing importance in modern economic modeling.

Capitol City Residential Health Care Shares Five Tips For Celebrating Business Milestones

By following Capitol City Residential Health Care tips, companies can create meaningful and impactful milestone celebrations that boost employee morale and positively contribute to their company culture. Read on to learn more.

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Unlocking Success in Medical Business

The D-Actor 100 from STORZ Medical: Revolutionizing Pressure Wave Therapy Standards

The D-Actor 100 by STORZ Medical stands out in this field and is recognized as a leading device for healthcare professionals seeking effective treatment outcomes. This technology utilizes pressure waves to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, improving circulation and cell regeneration through microtrauma in targeted tissues.

Healthcare Professionals / Career Corner

9 Ways to Land Higher Roles in Healthcare

There are several ways to ensure speedy career advancements to achieve higher roles in healthcare. The following are some strategies to achieve this goal.

The Best Workplaces for Mental Health Counselors

This article looks at the areas where mental health counselors typically find employment, what kinds of tasks they usually carry out, and how they assist their clients.

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