Author Archives: Michelle Beaver

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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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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Sebela Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for SUTAB® Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Sebela Pharmaceuticals® this week announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SUTAB® (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) tablets. SUTAB, a sulfate-based tablet preparation for colonoscopy, was developed and will be marketed by Braintree Laboratories, the makers of SUPREP® Bowel Prep Kit (sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate) Oral Solution—the market leader in branded colonoscopy ...

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HMP Global Launches Gastroenterology Learning Network

HMP Global, a healthcare event and education company, this month announced the launch of the Gastroenterology Learning Network. The network aims to connect healthcare specialists around the world with clinically relevant news and information, expert perspectives, and continuing education. The Gastroenterology Learning Network is a digital destination that offers practical content and education guided by input from gastroenterology professionals. Visitors ...

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