Critical need for electrophysiology devices to treat pediatric heart patients is focus of medical device pitch competition with $150K in awards

Children's National Hospital performs first minimally invasive spinal tether surgery in region

Applications open now for May 12 first round pitch event April 09, 2021 Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often complicated

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Oxford Endovascular raises $10M to develop ‘origami’ medical device

OxiFlow

Origami is more traditionally associated with the art of paper folding, but one British startup is using the technique to develop a treatment for brain aneurysms. Oxford Endovascular Ltd has raised $10 million in Series A funding for its OxiFlow

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French medical device manufacturer UroMems completes €23M in Series B funding

electronic artificial urinary sphincter

Grenoble-based developer and manufacturer of the electronic artificial urinary sphincter (eAUS), UroMems has raised an additional €7 million in the second round of its Series B financing which was completed in May 2020. The additional investment was provided by existing

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Arkansas Bans Transgender Medical Treatments for Youths

What They Do, How They Work

Arkansas has become the first state to pass a law prohibiting doctors from giving gender-affirming medical treatments to transgender youths, CNN reported.Gov. Asa Hutchinson had vetoed the bill on Monday, calling it a “product of the cultural war in America.”

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Events of 2020 Moved Medical Students to Political Activism

Doctors, nurses and other health care workers participate in a "White Coats for Black Lives" event in solidarity with George Floyd and other black Americans killed by police officers.

Inam Sakinah and her classmates will forever be known as the students who started medical school during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. All of them had prepared for this step for years, taking hours of hard science classes in college, studying

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Using data for anti-racist medical research: An interview with COTA’s chief legal officer

Using data for anti-racist medical research: An interview with COTA's chief legal officer

Nadine Peters has gone from Partner at Hogan Lovells and Verrill Dana to Counsel at HHS and PCORI to chief legal officer at Cota, an oncologist-founded data startup seeking to bring clarity to cancer care by leveraging real-world data. Her

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Mission Healthcare Purchases Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Home Health Segment

Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Mission Healthcare has acquired Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health in Southern California. Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health is a part of Loma Linda University Health, which includes eight professional schools, six hospitals and a network of

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Dutch medical AI company Thirona launches software for cystic fibrosis

cystic fibrosis, Thirona

Nijmegen-based AI software company, Thirona has developed an AI algorithm to detect and quantify lung abnormalities related to cystic fibrosis (CF). PRAGMA-AI aims to process faster and automated analysis of CT scans of patients with the condition, delivering an assessment

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Merck sets up Organon spinout with a women’s health medical device acquisition

Merck sets up Organon spinout with a women’s health medical device acquisition

  When Merck announced it would spin out its women’s health and off-patent drugs into a new standalone business, the pharmaceutical giant said the new company would also have the capacity to add new products. Merck is giving its spinout

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Medical liability insurance premiums rising after stable decade, AMA report finds

Medical liability insurance premiums rising after stable decade, AMA report finds

Dive Brief: The price providers pay to insure themselves and their practices against medical liability claims is on the rise, according to an analysis from the American Medical Association. After holding mostly steady over the past decade, more than 30%

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