Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Vaccination drive by health services integration essential to avert 1.5 million child deaths yearly, says WHO

Friday, April 24, 2015

One fifth of the world39s children still do not receive routine vaccinations that could prevent 15 million deaths a year from preventable diseases the World Health Organisation has said Many nations including the United States have had serious measles outbreaks in the past year threatening to under..

Global medical device makers form APACMed, Asia's first industry trade club

Friday, April 24, 2015

Some of the biggest medical device makers including GE Healthcare Abbott Johnson Johnson and Boston Scientific are banding together to form the first industry trade group in Asia The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association or APACMed which is expected to be announced on Friday hopes that by w..

FDA dratfs guide on use of foreign trial data in medical device approvals

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA recently released draft guidance on accepting foreign clinical trials in support of premarket submissions for medical devices The draft guidance communicates considerations that sponsors of device submissions should take into account when initiating or relyin..

Medical device maker ReShape Medical secure $12 million from Oxford Finance, SVB

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank announced the closing of a 12 million senior secured term loan agreement with ReShape Medical Inc ReShape Medical specializes in a dualintragastric balloon for weight loss ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System which is used as an aid in the treatment of obese ..

Excela Health begins $14 million ICU upgrade at Westmoreland Hospital

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Excela Health has begun fundraising in the community to offset the cost of rehabilitating Westmoreland Hospitals intensive care unit its first upgrade since 1980 The 14 million project will expand the 32bed unit throughout the hospitals sixth floor moving the shortstay surgical unit to the first fl..

Ground breaking at Phelps County Regional Medical Center to build $33 million Delbert Day Cancer Institute, Missouri

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon at Phelps County Regional Medical Center for the new cancer center that will house the Delbert Day Cancer Institute which will include all of the hospital39s cancer research care and treatment services under one roof A groundbreaking ceremony was ..

Medical device designed at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi to ease spinal surgery

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new technique aimed at smoothening the spinal surgery procedure has been designed at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital authorities there said on Monday Satnam Device for Endoscopic Surgery designed at the hospital is a special tube which is placed into the patient39s back through a minor cut in the skin The..

Roswell Park Cancer Institute teams up with Cuban Cancer Center to develop lung cancer vaccine

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has signed a deal with a Cuban cancer center to develop a new lung cancer vaccine Though hospital officials back in Buffalo were unable to confirm the deal Reuters is reporting Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson signed an agreement Tuesday with Cubas Center for Molecular..

South Glasgow University to arm NHS with robots for moving food, linen and equipment around

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NHS to use robots to porter food linen and equipment around hospital South Glasgow University will task a fleet of 22 robots with trolleying medical equipment food and linen around the hospital form next week The brand new hospital which cost 842 million spent 13 million on the drones which have ..

Chicago-based National Surgical Healthcare acquires Optim Healthcare

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Savannahs Optim Healthcare has been acquired by National Surgical Healthcare a Chicagobased owner and operator of 19 surgical hospitals and surgery centers across the country According to a press release the acquisition marks National Surgical Healthcares entry into Georgia and will expand its US f..

The Taiwan FDA to implement significant changes in medical device registration and approval

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration TFDA plans to implement significant changes to its registration and approval system for medical devices according to Emergo consultants in Taipei The regulatory changes will take effect starting 1 July 2015 First TFDA will introduce a twostep review program ..

New York based health insurer Oscar raises $145 million to scale outside of its home market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oscar a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administrations Affordable Care Act is scaling up with a big 145 million round of funding led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman at Founders Fund While the company couldnt comment on v..

Kenya’s oldest hospital Kenyatta National to raise $181 million for the country’s first paediatric hospital

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kenyas oldest hospital the Kenyatta National Hospital KNH is hoping to raise Sh17 billion 181 million from the private sector to fund the construction of the countrys first paediatric hospital We have a growing number of patients seeking specialised care at our facility so we need to expand and deve..

China FDA revises good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for medical devices aiming to increase enforcement

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The China Food and Drug Administration CFDA has revised its good manufacturing practices GMPs for medical devices and taken steps to increase enforcement These developments affect all medical device companies that have their own manufacturing facilities or use contract manufacturers in China Under ..

Gurgaon-India based drug e-store HealthKartPlus raises $6 Mn for rebranding to 1mg

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gurgaon based ecommerce platform for health products Healthkartcom has separated its generic drug search business HealthkartPlus and has rebranded it to 1MG which will be operated under 1MG Technologies Pvt Ltd The company said that it has raised over 6 Mn for its newly formed entity Its existing in..

Biomaterials manufacturer aap Implantate AG granted silver coating technology patent for medical implants

Monday, April 20, 2015

aap Implantate AG aap is granted European patent for silver coating technology Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement aapImplantate AG XETRA AAQDE a developer manufacturer and distributor of innovative trau..

Wellington med-tech company Matakina Technology expands into India

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Wellington medtech company has expanded its sales into India Matakina Technology sold its breast density software Volpara Solutions in a 100000 deal with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER in Chandigarh The software which provides a volumetric measure of breast dens..

Illinois Health and Science (IHS) plans to acquire Dulles-based IBA Molecular North America

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Illinois Health and Science IHS a healthcare system based in Decatur Ill plans to acquire IBA Molecular North America IBAM NA in Dulles the companies said Friday Terms of the deal were not disclosed IBAM NA which makes and distributes radiopharmaceuticals will continue to operate as an independent ..

Spire Healthcare starts constructing £63m flagship hospital in Manchester

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spire Healthcare starts construction of its newest private hospital in West Didsbury with development due for completion in early 2017 Spire Healthcare has started construction of its newest private hospital in West Didsbury The development is due for completion in early 2017 and will be a flagshi..

Informatica introduces Healthcare Analytics Accelerator for reliable clinical & operational analytics

Friday, April 17, 2015

Informatica Corporation NasdaqINFA the worlds number one independent provider of data integration software today announced the Informatica Healthcare Analytics Accelerator which provides healthcare organizations access to clean safe and connected data The new Healthcare Analytics Accelerator enables..

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