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Radiotherapy Market Expected to Top $9.4 Billion by 2022

According to a new market research report from MarketsandMarkets, the global radiotherapy market is projected to reach $9.47 billion by 2022 from $6.81 billion in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of 6.8%. Technological advancements in radiotherapy systems, increasing incidence and prevalence of cancer, rising geriatric population, and growing adoption of radiotherapy devices…
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Philips to Acquire Electrical Geodesics, Inc. for EUR 32.9 million

Philips has agreed to purchase Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI), a Eugene, Ore.-based company that develops technologies used to monitor and interpret brain activity, for EUR 32.9 million. Company officials say EGI’s portfolio of EEG hardware, software, and acquisition sensors will complement Philips’ portfolio of imaging technologies, such as MRI and PET/CT,  as…
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Decoding FDA Speak

What the agency’s quality systems regulations regarding complaint-handling really mean  By William A. Hyman, ScD The issue of regulation of medical device service organizations is one of long, if intermittent, concern. It has seen renewed interest recently in the form of the U.S. FDA’s December 2016 workshop on the subject, which…
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ADA to Host Audiology Hackathon for Promoting Hearing Awareness; Incorporating OTC Devices

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), will host a 3-part online Audiology Hackathon series to bring audiologists, students, consumers and other experts together virtually, for the purpose of addressing specific issues and to foster greater awareness and action around hearing health as a public health concern. The series starts on…
Source: HR
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Sonova ‘Open Door Day’ to Take Place June 24 at Global HQ, Stäfa, Switzerland

Sonova Holding AG, Stäfa, Switzerland—a global provider of hearing solutions—is celebrating seven decades of Phonak innovation and technological leadership with the Sonova Open Door Day on June 24 at its global headquarters in Stäfa, Sonova announced in a press release. The event is expected to draw in approximately 8,000 guests and will feature…
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Brace for It!

A therapist guides an athlete wearing a Levitation Knee Brace through a therapy session after knee injury. The brace features customizable force-output that can be tailored according to the user’s requirements. By Rachel Doucet, MSc PT, BSc KINE, and Amy Wallace McDevitt, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Lower extremity orthotic braces…
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Why You Hurt System Goes Digital

Each purchase of the Why You Hurt: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education System by Adriaan Louw, and offered by OPTP, now comes with a digital version. According to the Minneapolis-based company, within each purchase of the printed version is an insert instructing users how to perform a one-time download of the electronic…
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TAUB Products Releases New Eyewash Station

TAUB Products, Jersey City, NJ, has introduced a low-profile emergency eyewash station. Adaptable to a range of office and laboratory faucets, the station provides instant access to a single aerated water jet, flushing the eyes and washing the face of chemical or particulate contamination. The design allows water to flow…
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Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners with Nova Biomedical

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), Aubagne, France, recently announced an agreement to integrate the BioProfile Flex2 analyzer from Nova Biomedical (Nova), Waltham, Mass, into Ambr multiparallel bioreactor systems for automated, at-line cell culture analytics. Integration of the BioProfile Flex2 analyzer and the parallel bioprocessing functionality of Ambr systems will create a…
Source: CLP
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FDA Approves Thermo Fisher Companion Diagnostic to Guide NSCLC Therapies

  FDA has granted premarket approval to Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass, for the first next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test that simultaneously screens tumor samples for biomarkers associated with three FDA-approved therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The Oncomine Dx Target test simultaneously evaluates 23 genes clinically associated with NSCLC.…
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Grafco GF-DF5 Stimulator Provides Dual TENS and EMS Functionality

The Grafco GF-DF5 Premium Dual Function Stimulator, new from Atlanta-based GF Health Products Inc, is designed to provide both Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Electrical Muscular Stimulation (EMS) functionality. The GF-DF5 is the newest unit in the GF Pain Management Line. Five different TENS and five different EMS treatment…
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Bionik Labs Partners with Wistron Corp to Develop Lower-Body Robotics

In a joint development project, Bionik Laboratories Corp announces its pairing with Wistron Corporation to design, engineer, and manufacture low-price, lower-body assistive robotic technologies for the consumer home market. The co-developed consumer exoskeleton products will be based on Bionik’s ARKE lower body exoskeleton. They will then be sold under the…
Source: RM
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Canada’s CADTH Published Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Recommendations

Determining which obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) option works best for individual patients remains a significant challenge and patient access to the different treatments varies across Canada. To offer health care providers and policy-makers guidance on treating OSA,Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) CADTH and its Health Technology…
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NLS Pharma Unveils Positive Phase 2 Data For Awakeness Regulator NLS-1 In Adults With ADHD

NLS Pharma Group, a Swiss biotech group focusing on the development of novel treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep disorders, and cognitive impairments, announced positive clinical data from the Phase 2 study of its lead compound, NLS-1 (mazindol CR), as a potential novel option for the treatment of…
Source: SR
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ZappRx Launches Specialty Drug Prescribing Platform at Tufts’ Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Digital health company ZappRx announced that its platform has been deployed at the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, with plans to extend to other areas within the Tufts Medical Center. Launching at Tufts Medical Center represents a significant milestone for the Boston-based startup,…
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Can a Volcano Mask Treat Psoriasis?

By Hara Bourgani From volcanic rock to active caldera ingredients, it seems that anything relating with lava has finally become the absolute trend. We can see it in Garnier’s SkinActive and Vichy’s Double Glow Peel Face masks fighting clogged pores, among other things. But what sounds big and does not…
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The Internal Bra Boosting Breast Surgery: Cancer Survivors Offered Mesh Implant Which Gives Support

Women who face breast reconstruction after cancer surgery are being offered a boost by a mesh implant that acts like ‘an internal bra’. The material, commonly used in hernia-repair operations, is shaped into an internal cup around the breast where it acts as a scaffold for new soft tissue to…
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Coca-Cola Becomes New Fake Tan Alternative

The latest trend of using Coca-Cola to help enhance your perfect summer glow has been dubbed ‘dangerous’ by dermatologists. The innovative idea, which originated in the UK last year, has resurfaced following the heat wave that hit the UK last week, Allure has reported. However dermatologists have claimed the new…
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Volpara Names Chief Commercial Officer

Volpara Solutions recently appointed medical imaging industry veteran Mark Koeniguer as chief commercial officer. Koeniguer is a seasoned executive with more than 27 years of experience leading companies in the medical imaging, software and medical device space. He has extensive commercial experience working with both start-up and established companies leading high…
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