Companies Enter Partnership for Blood Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Pre-Cancer

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and ROSWELL, Ga.—CellMax Life, a molecular diagnostics company with proprietary technology for pre-cancer and cancer detection blood tests, and Sebela Pharmaceuticals, a market leader in gastroenterology, recently announced the closing of a strategic development and commercial collaboration agreement, as well as CellMax’s Series C financing. The financing will be used to accelerate the clinical development of CellMax’s multimodal ...

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FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues associated with reprocessing urological endoscopes, including cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and cystourethroscopes—devices used to view and access the urinary tract. Reprocessing these types of medical devices involves both cleaning and high-level disinfection or sterilization so the devices ...

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Healthmark Offers New Vendor Credentialing Program

 Healthmark Industries’ Clinical Affairs team is pleased to announce the creation of 13 training programs that will be offered for vendors and manufacturer representatives to satisfy vendor credentialing requirements. To access healthcare facilities, industry, manufacturer and sales representatives must fulfill the requirements of various vendor-credentialing systems, such as VendorMate (GHX), Intellicentrics, and Symplr.  Each session consists of a pre-recorded 30-minute ...

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Johns Hopkins Hosts Conference to Cover Advances in Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins Medicine will be hosting a conference to cover advances in endoscopy, gastroenterology and hepatology Saturday, March 13. This one-day activity will provide an update on a wide range of topics of interest to the those in the endoscopy profession. Rapid advances are being made in the understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the ...

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SGNA to host virtual experience in 2021

Virtual Experience to replace Annual Conference in 2021 With the continued public health threat presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, SGNA’s Board of Directors has determined the safest way to bring our community together this spring is through a virtual event. SGNA will host the 48th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience May 22-25, 2021, with pre-meeting events May 21-22, through the same ...

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