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Philips prepares for post Covid era of healthcare

Philips, a global leader in health technology and VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare service provider, have partnered to prepare for the post-COVID era of healthcare. A strategic white paper entitled “Above and Beyond: Reshaping Healthcare after COVID-19”, developed jointly by Philips and VPS Healthcare, advocates the Healthcare-as-a-Service (HAAS) model that will ensure asset-light, opex-driven systems allowing patients to receive the care they need when they need it without exhausting resources. The challenges of quickly mobilizing resources to cope with the…

New Ayurveda clinic opens up in Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island

A registered Ayurveda clinic that will provide alternative and complementary treatment for chronic conditions has opened its doors at the Burjeel Day Surgery Center in Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island. Staffed by a ten-member team, including registered Ayurvedic doctors, Vaidhyashala aims to integrate conventional medicine with Ayurvedic sciences that originated in India. The center was officially inaugurated this week by Kumar Bayyapu, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Dr Shyam Vishwanathan, head of Vaidhyashala, said…

Abu Dhabi Ports teams up with Rafed to launch medical cold store distribution center in the UAE

Abu Dhabi Ports has teamed with Rafed, a recently established healthcare procurement company, to jointly launch the largest healthcare and medical supplies cold store distribution center in the UAE. Both entities are part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. Under the agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will deliver a state-of-the-art warehouse and inventory management solution for upstream, midstream and downstream operations as Rafed’s…

Tiny lab on a chip can perform PCR diagnostics in few minutes

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a tiny lab-on-a-chip that can perform PCR diagnostics in just a few minutes. Usually requiring bulky and expensive lab equipment, PCR is a gold standard diagnostic test for a variety of infectious pathogens, including bacteria and viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2. The new testing device is 1 cm in diameter and could help to expand diagnostics into remote or low-resource regions. Slow diagnostic testing causes a variety of problems for patients with infectious diseases,…

Researchers develop device to detect antibiotic resistant bacteria

Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a device that can rapidly detect certain types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The device uses paper as a substrate, and allows a user to rapidly test the effects of specific antibiotics on patient bacterial samples. It measures the effects of antibiotics on the electron transfer bacteria, providing a new way to measure antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a growing crisis, with nearly 3 million antibiotic-resistant infections occurring in the US annually and 35,000 related deaths.…