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Boecker® showcases Public Health Solutions

Boecker®, the Middle East's largest public health company, brings over two decades of experience in pest management, food safety and biosecurity solutions to the annual Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition. The three-day event takes place in Dubai from 31st October to 2nd November. The company is set to introduce its newly designed certification programme named OHS LiteTM. The programme was tailor-made to service the F&B industry and address occupational health and safety concerns in the workplace. The Certification is assured by the…

A deeper look at HIV’s first clinical data

Johnson and Johnson announced first-in-human clinical data for an investigational HIV-1 vaccine regime in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies Quot: The mosaic immunogens are delivered through viral vectors, including Janssen's AdVac® technology based on adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26). The viral vectors are combined with other components such as soluble proteins to form mosaic-based prime-boost vaccine regimens that first 'prime' and then 'boost' the immune system, with the aim of producing stronger and longer-lasting immunity to HIV.” - Maria Pau,…

Leading the battle against counterfeit drugs

PharmaTrack, Unisys's newest innovation, combines leading security, advanced data analytics and compliance technology to help combat theft and counterfeit drugs Pharmaceuticals have long being used to improve health and extent our lives. However, the practice of drug delivery changed dramatically in the past decades but getting drugs safely and efficiently from the manufacturer to the patient has been a long-standing issue for pharmaceutical companies. Stolen, counterfeit and FDA regulated products such as prescription or over the counter medicines, medical devices…

New Mammography device puts pressure control in patient’s hands

GE Healthcare recently received FDA clearance for 'Senographe Pristina Dueta' that allows women undergoing an exam to control the rate of compression GE Healthcare won FDA clearance for the first mammography system, the Senographe Pristina Dueta, that lets women undergoing an exam to control how much the device compresses the breasts. As the woman is prepared for the exam, she is handed a small remote control that has a plus and minus buttons on it. The breast is then positioned…

Exponential growth in Ultrasonography in emergency medicine

Described as a diagnostic imaging technique primarily used to visualize viscera & other internal structures in the body, ultrasonography utilizes the properties of sound Ultrasonography (US) is an integral modality in healthcare in general but even more so in emergency care. This technology has become a pivotal part of the care that is administered to patients who are admitted for emergency care. Over the past few decades there has been an exponential increase in the use of ultrasonography which has…