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AdvaMed announces partnership with USAID to strengthen global COVID-19 response

As part of the medtech industry’s ongoing mobilization to combat COVID-19, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has approved a multi-year partnership under which the association will provide private sector resources and expertise to help increase adoption of medical technology-specific international regulatory standards and good regulatory practices by governments across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. “The more similar laws and regulations are from country to country around the world,…

Pluristem Therapeutics, ADSCC unveil first joint projects at Malta Conferences Foundation

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading Israeli regenerative medicine company developing a platform of novel biological products, and the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) unveiled their first joint projects in a presentation at the Malta Conferences Foundation, a global conference supported by the kENUP Foundation, a global promoter of research-based innovation with public and societal benefit. Pluristem and ADSCC presented the new projects, part of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at harnessing the power of regenerative medicine. The first joint project brings together the expertise and knowledge of Pluristem and ADSCC to…

Cleveland identifies weight-loss threshold for Cardiovascular in patients with obesity and diabetes

A study by a top American Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, shows that 5 to 10 percent of surgically induced weight loss is associated with improved life expectancy and cardiovascular health. In comparison, about 20 percent weight loss is necessary to observe similar benefits with a non-surgical treatment. The findings also show that metabolic surgery may contribute health benefits that are independent of weightloss. The study is published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery. This large observational study looked at…

Etihad Cargo launches PharmaLife

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has reinforced its pharmaceutical logistics expertise with the launch of PharmaLife, a specialized pharma and healthcare product that replaces the carrier’s TempCheck product. As the first carrier in the Middle East to gain IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical logistics, the PharmaLife launch highlights Etihad Cargo’s prioritization of the pharma and healthcare sectors. The specialized product will serve the anticipated global demand for swift…

NIST researchers develop technique to 3D print soft objects

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is part of the US Department of Commerce, have developed a new technique to 3D print soft objects, such as hydrogels, at a higher resolution than previously possible. The technique uses X-rays or electron beams to crosslink the gels, helping to create complex structures at a nanometer scale. The technique could have the potential in creating engineered tissue constructs for regenerative medicine applications. Soft materials, such as hydrogels, have…