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Signal: US lays out plan to seize govt-funded drug patents to lower cost

Biden Speaking on the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images.) The Biden administration has announced plans to allow agencies to use march-in rights to seize patents of government-funded drugs if their producers price them too highly. Part of the administration’s so-called “Bidenomics agenda”, the policy would utilise a clause in […]

Ensuring the future of medical devices through cybersecurity measures

The increasing number of digital health tools and the need for cybersecurity are important. Image: – Yuri A via Shutterstock. The rapid incorporation of new technology and digital health devices into healthcare systems has brought about a revolution in patient care and diagnostic processes. However, the heightened reliance on these devices has also exposed […]

Why heart valves are being approved for tricuspid use before mitral

The latest studies have shown that leaving TR untreated holds higher risks than previously thought. Credit: ibreakstock via Shutterstock. Edwards Lifesciences’ EVOQUE gained a CE mark in October this year to become the first transcatheter tricuspid replacement valve in the world to be approved. This means it is also the first approved tricuspid or mitral […]

Ad Astra’s point-of-care haematology analyser wins FDA clearance

The whole blood is added to QScout to run the test and the results are displayed in about two minutes. Image Credit: Tan_supa / Shutterstock. Ad Astra Diagnostics has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its point-of-care QScout rapid-result haematology system. The results generated by the QScout system include […]

Poll finds NHS patients would rather be assessed by AI than wait weeks

The survey found that, 84% feel comfortable having their lesions photographed, while 77% are confident a computer can help them and their doctor by analysing photos of lesions. Credit: Shutterstock / Tenacity_1987. A majority of UK National Health Service (NHS) users would rather have their skin cancer assessed by artificial intelligence (AI) than bear with […]

Ajax Health announces formation of new company Cortex

Cortex will focus on developing an integrated mapping and ablation solution suite to treat atrial fibrillation. Credit: Africa Studio / Ajax Health has announced the formation of Cortex, a new medical technology company that will focus on developing an integrated mapping and ablation solution suite to treat heart rhythm disorder and atrial fibrillation (AFib). […]

AngioDynamics concludes enrolment in trial of AlphaVac System

The trial is evaluating the AlphaVac MMA F18⁸⁵ System for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Credit: Andrew Angelov / AngioDynamics has concluded the enrolment of patients in the trial assessing the AlphaVac Multipurpose Mechanical Aspiration (MMA) F18⁸⁵ System for the treatment of acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a life-threatening condition that impacts […]

GIE Medical enrols first subject in trial of drug coated balloon

The study is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of the DCB to treat benign oesophagal strictures. Credit: Kateryna Kon / US-based clinical-stage company GIE Medical in the US has enrolled the first patient in the trial of a drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of benign oesophagal strictures. The first patient in […]

BD receives clearance for new blood collection device

The BD MiniDraw Capillary Blood Collection System is a new fingertip blood collection device. Credit: Becton, Dickinson and Company / PRNewswire. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has obtained 510(k) clearances from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new fingertip blood collection device, BD MiniDraw Capillary Blood Collection System. The clearances cover low-volume […]

Vertex Pharmaceuticals received UK approval for world’s first CRISPR drug treatment

The UK’s approval of Casgevy opens new possibilities in the global landscape of genetic medicine that leverages CRISPR technologies. Credit: CI Photos via Shutterstock. In a monumental stride toward combating genetic diseases, Vertex Pharmaceuticals has achieved a groundbreaking feat with the UK’s approval of Casgevy (exagamglogene autotemcel), the world’s first clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic […]