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EMA Launch of New EudraVigilance System Moves Forward

    EMA Launch of New EudraVigilance System Moves Forward

On May 22, 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that its Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has completed an audit and evaluation of the new EudraVigilance information system for tracking

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Health services disconnected, survey states

    Health services disconnected, survey states

  Almost half of UK citizens say they or someone they know have experienced delays in care due to problems with disconnected patient data, according to new research by data

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Cambridge Consultants develops ‘X-ray vision’ surgery system

    Cambridge Consultants develops ‘X-ray vision’ surgery system

  Product design and  development company Cambridge Consultants is exploring how augmented reality (AR) could potentially be used in surgery to lead to better results for patients. By using Microsoft’s

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New technology could dramatically shorten diagnosis time of stroke patients

    New technology could dramatically shorten diagnosis time of stroke patients

An ambitious collaboration between Brainomix, an emerging British business, and Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest drug companies, is poised to expedite and improve treatment of stroke, the second

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Data extraction could lead to faster drugs, study says

    Data extraction could lead to faster drugs, study says

  The results from the asthma arm of the world’s first digitally enhanced Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) have been announced. The Salford Lung Study (SLS) was unique in that it

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Abbott announces CE Mark and first use of the world’s first smartphone compatible insertable cardiac monitor

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced CE Mark and first use of the new Confirm RxTM Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), the world’s first smartphone compatible ICM that will help physicians identify

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Data saves lives, say global informatics experts

#Datasaveslives was the focus of Informatics for Health 2017, Manchester. It was the first time the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) organised the Medical Informatics Europe 2017 conference along

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Intuitive Surgical gets CE mark for robot-assisted device

Intuitive Surgical has bagged a CE mark for the latest product in its da Vinci series of robot-assisted surgical systems. The regulatory nod clears Intuitive Surgical to start selling a

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Smart bandages use 5G to tell doctors how a wound is healing

Smart bandages that can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back doctors could be trialled within the next year, says the BBC Swansea University’s Institute of Life

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NHS Wales to use information management for paediatric diabetes

A new project in Wales will enable all NHS Wales Paediatric Diabetes Units to collect patient information in a consistent manner. The national project, funded by the Welsh government, involves

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Sanofi and Voluntis announce digital insulin agreement

Global healthcare company Sanofi and therapeutic companion software company Voluntis have agreed to a collaboration to help improve decision-making and self-management for type 2 diabetics treated with basal insulin. The

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Merck Accelerator hits new peak of applications

Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced today the new startups participating in its Accelerator programs in Darmstadt, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. The two program locations accept startups from

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Start-up helping pharmacists enhance training

A start-up company is aiming to help pharmaceutical professionals by helping them communicate through the use of an online educational platform. The Doctrina platform lets professionals working in the pharmaceutical

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Heart of the matter: Spain’s first artificial heart transplant

A medical team from Clínica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona has successfully performed Spain’s first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The 47-year-old patient, was suffering from severe

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First live-tweet surgery performed by Royal London Hospital

A surgeon at the Royal London Hospital has become the first to live-tweet surgery. Using the @NHS Twitter account, which launched last year to give staff and patients a way

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Sheffield Hospitals to lead new virtual surgical centre

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation trust will lead a new virtual specialist surgical centre, designed to tackle complex rare urogenital disorders such as pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder control problems.

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Nokia rebranding Withings’ digital health devices

Mobile communications company Nokia is launching a range of connected health products this summer. The launch will mark the rebranding of consumer electronics company Withings’ range of connected health products.

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MyMind app wins NHS award for supporting young persons’ mental health

A mental health app, co-designed by the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) as well by young people, has won the Award for Digital Innovation at the 2017 NHS Digital

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Interfacing the Brain & Machines: Another Step to a Cyborg Future

Controlling robotic prostheses with one’s mind has been a hot topic in research, but making a prothesis ‘talk back’ has been a stumbling block. Researchers from Switzerland show progress in creating

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Distek, Inc. Releases Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release

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Innovation for Health launched by University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has launched a new academic programme, aimed to help change the delivery of healthcare in the UK. Innovation for Health is an academic programme which combines

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DNA computer brings ‘intelligent drugs’ a step closer

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. In the journal Nature Communications the team,

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Health monitoring smartphone system readied for FDA approval by Leman Micro Devices

Developer of consumer healthcare products, Leman Micro Devices (LMD) has announced that its Health Sensor & App will be submitted

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Pharmapack Europe Announces 2017 Award Winners

On Feb. 2, 2017 Pharmapack Europe announced the winners of the 2017 Pharmapack Awards. The winners were revealed during the

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More than 1,000 patients benefit from high-tech robot

A high-tech robot that helps surgeons perform highly precise and minimally-invasive surgery has been used over 1,000 times at Sheffield

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