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Gilead, Kite Oncology launch car T-cell therapy operations in 3 countries

Gilead Sciences in Saudi Arabia recently announced that Gilead and Kite Oncology is expanding its business with the launch of operations in Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Gilead has submitted regulatory applications for Kite’s CAR T-cell therapy products in all three countries. Advanced blood cancers represent an area of significant need across all three countries. In both Singapore and Saudi Arabia, lymphomas are the fifth most common cancer overall; more than 1,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are diagnosed…

GluCare.Health to launch first value-based reimbursement model trials in the MENA region

A Dubai-based healthtech startup has partnered with Novo Nordisk to launch what is considered one of the first value-based reimbursement model trials in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). GluCare.Health – named amongst the 50 most-funded startups in the region by Forbes Middle East at $20 million – and the Danish multinational pharmaceutical company will kick off their partnership with a 150-patient weight management pilot program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Set to begin in September 2022, the…

NT Health, Menzies School to develop virtual care models to meet specific needs of indigenous communities in Northern Territory

A new project led by NT Health and ​Menzies School of Health Research aims to develop virtual care models that meet the specific needs of indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Based on a media release, this three-year project under the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) will evaluate how existing and emerging technologies could be best deployed in remote indigenous communities. It will identify the preferences of consumers and healthcare providers regarding virtual care, as well as address the…

Indonesia unveils health services platform SATUSEHAT

Indonesia's Health Ministry recently launched the Indonesia Health Services platform in Jakarta as a realization of the country's health technology transformation pillar. The platform which was named SATUSEHAT – translated as ONEHEALTHY – seeks to support the implementation of other Indonesian health systems’ transformation pillars: primary services transformation, referral services transformation, health resilience systems transformation, health financing systems transformation and transformation of human resources in the health sector. This comes as the ministry targets around 8,000 health facilities in the…

Amwell to unveil virtual primary care service

CVS Health and telehealth outfit Amwell have joined together to unveil the former's virtual primary care service, signaling the retail drugstore chain's next steps in establishing a stronger online presence. The announcement was made during Amwell's second-quarter earnings call, during which CEO Dr. Ido Schoenberg said the telehealth platform would be powering CVS' virtual care offering. CVS Health filed for a trademark in March that would allow it to sell goods and services in the metaverse. A metaverse is a…