Rabies takes nearly 60,000 lives each year; it is deadly if not treated early. Regions like Africa and Asia are at higher risk. LN34 is believed to make screening faster and better test to avoid the weeks-long series of shots now given to prevent the disease for the people exposed to potentially rabid. The test, done on suspect animals, can be run on platforms which are already used to screen for the flu, tuberculosis, and HIV.
Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial have developed a small, user-friendly, accurate and cost-effective sensor to test arsenic levels in drinking water within a minute. When a drop of water hits the test strip, it gives the arsenic level count digitally.
The FDA granted approval to Pfizer for Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx), which is used for the treatment of anemia, biosimilar of Amgen, a drug which generated sales closely $ 1.8 billion in the U.S market last year for Amgen and Johnson & Johnson partners. Retacrit also received the go-ahead to be used in RBC transfusions by U.S health regulators.
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.
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.
Last week Medibio, a company focused on how biometric markers impact mental health, launched a new app that integrates with the Apple Watch. The app works with the watch to collect biometrics, such as heart rate and then lets users see these markers in conjunction with their mental and overall health.
Every year, 3D printing offers more and more promise in the healthcare field. And while the ultimate goal of printing whole complex organs for transplants may still be decades away, 3D printing is helping to save and improve lives in ways - and in places - never imagined just a few years ago.
A technology that can change the way women check their baby’s health is in the final stages of development. PulseNmore LTD, an Israeli startup is developing a handheld ultrasound device that can be connected to any smartphone for monitoring the growth of a fetus.
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