Providing an advanced technological paradigm to patient monitoring practices, a telemedicine platform has been launched in Australia. The remote intensive care partnership will enable doctors and nurses at the Royal Perth Hospital on the western coast of Australia to explore telemedicine technology to assess patient health in US hospitals that form part of the hub-and-spoke telehealth network of Emory.
When it comes to manufacturing CAR T drugs (personalized treatments engineering immune cells to destroy cancer cells of patients) speed is of utmost importance. A new manufacturing site has been decided upon by Gilead for Yescarta, its CAR-T therapy at a Netherlands airport.
Serious security flaws were discovered in Philips, GE and Silex medical devices that, if exploited, could allow authorized access and let a hacker obtain elevated privileges, according to two separate U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT alerts issued this month.
A clinical trial solution has been unveiled by DNAnexus that facilitates the integration of genomics data sourced from next-generation sequencing (NGS) into clinical studies. A cloud-based genomic data collection platform is offered by DNAnexus.
As the Democratic Republic of Congo deals with a rising death toll owing to the latest outbreak of Ebola, health officials are moving fast to counter the fatal effects of the deadly virus. Plans are afoot to implement the experimental vaccine developed by Merck & Co to confront the overwhelming challenges posed by the virus.
A broader law defining at greater lengths the terms telemedicine and telehealth has been signed by Jeff Coyler, Kansas Governor. Apart from setting guidelines for coverage parity, the law has stipulated a ban on abortions by telemedicine. The law also includes a mandatory rule stating that if a judge dismisses that particular clause, the whole law stands nullified.
Mountain View, California startup - Qventus a healthcare management tech platform which uses artificial intelligence to improve hospital workflow, closed at $30 million in series B funding which will be used to expand its platform. The funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners along with few other participants. Including this latest funding, Qventus bagged total $43 million.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center, at the University of Pennsylvania, developed the vaccine using dendritic cells (DCs) derived from each patient's own peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These dendritic cells were then exposed to the patient's tumor cells, activated with interferon gamma, and injected into the patient's lymph nodes.
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