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Attune Medical Major Milestones: Including ensoETM in Cardiac Ablation Procedures Published Study and $4 Mil Convertible Note Closing

Dr. Mark Gallagher (St. George’s University Hospital, London UK) evaluated the use of the ensoETM in cardiac ablation procedures to ascertain whether using the esophageal space for temperature management could have the potential to decrease collateral thermal injury related to radio-frequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Signia Introduces World’s First ‘Face Mask Mode’ for Hearing Devices: Improves Audibility for Those Communicating with Someone Wearing a Face Covering & No More Lip Reading

“The hearing challenges presented by face masks became obvious pretty quickly into the pandemic, so Signia developed the first-of-its-kind Face Mask Mode to help those with hearing loss better communicate in this new reality,” said Tish Ramirez, Au.D. of Signia. “When this setting is activated, the hearing aids optimally capture the sound of the speech signals, enabling the words to sound clearer and reducing any background noise to help the wearer understand what is being said.” 

Modulim Announces CE Mark of Clarifi Imaging System for Microvascular Assessment

Modulim can now expand its marketing and distribution throughout Europe and apply for registration in other international markets that recognize the CE Mark.

Genius AI Detection Receives FDA Clearance

Hologic notes the new technology which the company has now made commercially available represents a pivotal milestone in the early detection of breast cancer, as studies showed Genius AI Detection software aids in the identification and early detection of breast cancer when used with the Genius 3D Mammography exam.

Merakris Therapeutics, LLC Announces the Commercial Launch of Dermacyte® Matrix and CMS Assignment of an HCPCS Code for Use as a Skin Graft Substitute

Merakris Therapeutics announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) product code Q4248 for its topical skin graft substitute, Dermacyte Matrix. The new HCPCS code, effective July 1, 2020, enables physician office reimbursement under Medicare Part B. Dermacyte Matrix is a crosslinked amniotic membrane allograft designed for cutaneous wound applications, commonly used by outpatient surgical, podiatry and dermatology clinics. Dermacyte is available in dehydrated and hydrated configurations with 5 years of shelf stability at room temperature.

“This is another milestone for Merakris Therapeutics that the largest healthcare payer, CMS, has recognized Dermacyte Matrix with a unique reimbursement code. This strengthens our position with broader­ payer coverage for Dermacyte Matrix,” says Chris Broderick, CEO of Merakris. “We are dedicated to continued leadership in cell-free biologics and have aligned with academic institutions to support its product development and commercial operations while retaining full rights to our intellectual property.”

Merakris has developed a novel purification system yielding two separate amniotic biomolecule fractions, one capable of promoting early-stage cutaneous wound healing, and the second fraction promoting late stage wound healing, including epithelialization and re-keratinization. Dr. W. Sam Fagg, MSc., PhD says “this technology distinguishes our value proposition to physicians and payers.” Merakris has successfully combined these with Dermacyte Matrix to demonstrate improved healing outcomes in cutaneous ulcers. Pursuant to recent FDA guidance, Merakris has completed a pre-IND meeting with the FDA and is preparing an IND to further develop the use of this technology in combination with Dermacyte Matrix.

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Fusion Antibodies and Queen’s University Belfast Awarded a £453,000 Grant from Invest Northern Ireland

The two organisations will use the funds to accelerate the discovery of novel therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies with validated anti-infective properties against COVID-19. Building on strong scientific knowhow, a new antibody development platform will be created that will help realise the vision of producing a breakthrough therapeutic that directly targets SARS-CoV-2.

Attune Medical Major Milestones: Including ensoETM in Cardiac Ablation Procedures Published Study and $4 Mil Convertible Note Closing

Dr. Mark Gallagher (St. George’s University Hospital, London UK) evaluated the use of the ensoETM in cardiac ablation procedures to ascertain whether using the esophageal space for temperature management could have the potential to decrease collateral thermal injury related to radio-frequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Signia Introduces World’s First ‘Face Mask Mode’ for Hearing Devices: Improves Audibility for Those Communicating with Someone Wearing a Face Covering & No More Lip Reading

“The hearing challenges presented by face masks became obvious pretty quickly into the pandemic, so Signia developed the first-of-its-kind Face Mask Mode to help those with hearing loss better communicate in this new reality,” said Tish Ramirez, Au.D. of Signia. “When this setting is activated, the hearing aids optimally capture the sound of the speech signals, enabling the words to sound clearer and reducing any background noise to help the wearer understand what is being said.” 

Kayentis, a global provider of digital data capture systems for clinical trials, today announces it has raised €7M (approx. $8.3M) in growth capital.

Kayentis is active in the global electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) market, which is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2027. Market growth in eCOA – a method of capturing outcomes data electronically in clinical trials – is driven by the clinical trials industry.

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