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Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care for Support of Respiratory Therapists Is Awarded to Vapotherm

Award celebrates excellence in support and quality as chosen by AARC member votes

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

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Verndari Reports: Publication in the Journal Vaccine of Early Data Using VaxiPatch™ Vaccine System to Administer Flu Vaccine Reports

Publication of preclinical data in the Journal Vaccine on Verndari novel vaccination system using a microneedle dermal patch was announced today.

The early study examined Verndari’s proprietary influenza vaccine administered with its patented VaxiPatch™ technology. Results showed a significantly increased immune response compared with an existing influenza vaccine.

“The Verndari VaxiPatch™ system holds the promise of enabling faster development of vaccines for new threats such as COVID-19 as well as more effective vaccines for existing viruses, such as influenza,” said Dr. Daniel R. Henderson, CEO of Verndari. “VaxiPatch™ eliminates the need for refrigeration, a major cost factor, and barrier to access throughout developing countries. By using microarray technologies that carry a temperature-stable vaccine, we can enable mass manufacturing, which is both cost-effective and increases global access to these life-saving treatments.”

For the preclinical study, Verndari used novel formulations of genetically engineered, single, purified protein antigens or “subunits,” along with novel formulations of adjuvants and its patented VaxiPatch microneedle array dermal patch. Verndari has created a single monovalent component of a quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine that uses recombinant influenza hemagglutinin (rHA) as an antigen active ingredient for influenza virus B/Colorado/06/2017. The rHA functions in the FDA-approved single radial immunodiffusion (SRID) potency test. Verndari’s influenza vaccine configuration also allows the use of FDA-approved surrogate marker of influenza vaccine efficacy, the testing of the patient vaccine response by the hemagglutination inhibition test (HAI). This shortens clinical trial times to six weeks. Results showed that when compared with an existing influenza vaccine, Verndari obtained as much as a 15-fold higher immune response with 1/15 of the dose for the B/Colorado/06/2017 influenza strain.

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Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care for Support of Respiratory Therapists Is Awarded to Vapotherm

Award celebrates excellence in support and quality as chosen by AARC member votes

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.

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