Nagano prefecture is home to a group of people effected with a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder called familial amyloid polyneuropathies. This disease impacts the gene encoding protein transthyretin which is produced in the liver and also eyes.
Impulse Dynamics, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has developed the Optimizer system, a device designed to improve myocardial contractility in patients with heart failure. The system is intended to improve the quality of life of heart failure patients by reducing the severity of their symptoms. At present, many heart failure patients have few opti (Read more...)
WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Kala”) (NASDAQ:KALA) today announced that the underwriters of its previously announced underwritten public offering of common stock, which closed on March 13, 2020, have exercised a portio…
The University of Oxford and King’s College London have teamed up to develop and are now testing a new emergency ventilator that consists of devices that commonly exist in clinical spaces and scientific laboratories, and a few simple parts that can be created through 3D printing. Bringing together these devices allows the team to create [&hel (Read more...)
There are hundreds of groups around the world making face masks as fast as they can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While face masks can help to block particulates from entering the nose and mouth, they also make it impossible to see the mouth moving when the wearer is talking. This is actually […]
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IVERIC bio announced that the U.S. FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Zimura® for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to wet AMD.
Before it was a potential COVID-19 therapy, it was a well-studied treatment with an established risk for retinal toxicity. Medscape Ophthalmology
DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #Donation–National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) (“National Vision” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, today announced that it donat…
Conductive polymers are a fascinating category of materials that are particularly exciting for biomedicine because of their flexibility, conductivity, and biocompatibility. Existing conducting polymers, though, can only be applied to other materials using traditional methods that are not suitable for 3D printing. Now, researchers at MIT have develo (Read more...)
ABM Respiratory Care, a company with offices in USA, Singapore, and India, announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its BiWaze Cough System, a device for removing secretions in patients who are unable to cough or clear secretions effectively. The BiWaze Cough System consists of a touch-screen device connected to a non-invasive (Read more...)
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #artificialintelligence–Eyenuk, Inc., a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology and services company and the leader in real-world applications for AI Eye Screening™, announced today that it completed the f…
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IVERIC bio today reported that the Company granted newly hired employees equity-based awards.
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Retinal Disorder Treatment Market; Dosage Form – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019 – 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Retinal Disorder Treatment Mark…
Ambulnz is a non-emergency on-demand ambulance provider that is working to improve on traditional medical transportation through the implementation and integration of various technologies. The firm describes itself as a “software-enabled medical transportation company”. When a patient needs to be moved to a new facility for treatment ou (Read more...)
Ventilators are important to maintain patients with severe respiratory distress due to COVID-19, but the machines carry their own risks. An over-inflated endotracheal tube cuff could damage the trachea, while an under-inflated cuff could result in aspiration and pneumonia. AnapnoGuard, developed by Hospitech Respiration, an Israeli firm, is an endo (Read more...)
–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kubota Vision Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. (Tokyo 4596) committed to translating innovation into a diverse portfolio of drugs and devices to preserve and restore vision for millions of…
CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #WritingProgram–Nominations must be submitted electronically on or before April 27, 2020, for consideration in this year’s program.
ZOLL Medical, now a part of Asahi Kasei Group, won FDA approval for the latest version of its TherOx System. The product is designed to deliver SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) therapy to limit heart muscle loss following “widowmaker” heart attacks, aka left anterior descending ST-elevation myocardial infarction (LAD STEMI) chronic total ob (Read more...)
CardioQuip, a firm based in College Station, Texas, won European regulatory approval (CE Mark) for its MCH-1000 cooler-heaters that are used to control patient body temperature, typically during lung or heart procedures. This could be particularly useful during the current COVID-19 pandemic, since the MCH-1000 can be used alongside extracorporeal m (Read more...)
Phenomenon underlies the connection between diabetes and dry eye, could be used as a biomarker for suboptimal glucose control. Medscape Medical News