Samantree Medical SA has published clinical data demonstrating a significant reduction in re-operations in breast-conserving surgery using its novel ultra-fast confocal microscopy technology. The study on its medical imaging platform, the Histolog scanner, has just been published in The Breast.
The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on the use of five digital health products that can be used to help children and adolescents better manage anxiety or low mood.
Europe is losing its innovative edge in biopharma, especially when it comes to advanced therapy medicinal products, including tissue, gene and cell therapies used to prevent, treat and cure rare conditions and some cancers.
Diagnostic Medical Systems Group SA (DMD) is selling its entire stake in the share capital of Hybrigenics SAS, a biotech company listed on the Paris Euronext Stock Exchange since 2007. This sale of 116,911,328 shares, representing 43.41% of Gard, France-based Hybrigenics’ share capital, will allow DMS Group to refocus on its core imaging business. “We will strengthen our free cash in order to ramp the launch of new technology in medical imaging,” Samuel Sancerni, CEO of Diagnostic Medical Systems, told BioWorld.
Vicore Pharma Holding AB and its partner Alex Therapeutics AB reported positive results from the U.S. pilot phase of a study assessing the effects of digitally delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The four-week study in 10 patients found the digital therapeutic, called Almee, functioned properly, was safe and the user experience was favorable.
Circuit dysfunction is clearly recognized as a driver of neuropsychiatric disease, and some neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. And at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2022 Congress, researchers made an argument that the same is true in multiple sclerosis (MS). Such a lens could explain the radiological-clinical paradox between the amount of structural damage and clinical severity.
The new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) is not going down well with Swiss medical technology manufacturers. At a conference held on Oct. 19 in Bern, Switzerland on introducing the new EU MDR, the Swiss medical technology association, Swiss Medtech, which represents more than 700 firms, put out a harsh and definitive statement.
Medtronic plc has launched Medtronic Neurovascular Co-Lab platform, a major initiative to speed the pace of innovations in stroke treatment and access for patients around the world. The neurovascular innovation incubator will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and physicians to collaborate and share their ideas about promising products and solutions.
The U.K. is launching a £230 million (US$260 million) project to build a database linking the health records and genetic information of 5 million people, which will be open for discovery research and as a source of clinical trial recruits for academics and companies.