Shanghai Newsummit Biopharma and HandInScan Sign Agreement to Validate and Commercialize Infection Control Technology in China

Shanghai Newsummit Biopharma and HandInScan – an innovative infection control technology company – signed an agreement today to introduce the HandInScan technology in China through validating with leading hospitals and key opinion leaders. The signing took place at the Wenzhou Biomedical Innovation Center Healthcare Forum held during the week of the China G20 Summit in the presence of Mr. Dai ...

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‘Superbug’ scourge spreads as U.S. fails to track rising human toll

From Reuters…. Fifteen years after the U.S. declared drug-resistant infections to be a grave threat, the crisis is only worsening, a Reuters investigation finds, as government agencies remain unwilling or unable to impose reporting requirements on a healthcare industry that often hides the problem. Josiah Cooper-Pope, born 15 weeks premature, did fine in the neonatal intensive care unit for the first ...

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The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to the invendoscopy E200 system

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to the invendoscopy E200 system, which includes the first and only sterile, single-use colonoscope, the manufacturer announced. The disposable invendoscope SC200 (invendo medical) eliminates the need for scope reprocessing, which is costly, time consuming and carries a risk for microbial cross-contamination between patients, according to the press release. “Our one-of-a-kind technology provides a platform ...

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Stryker’s Endoscopy division acquires Ivy Sports Medicine

Stryker’s Endoscopy division announced today it has acquired Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC, whose portfolio is comprised of a comprehensive minimally invasive meniscal repair platform. The addition of Ivy Sports Medicine’s portfolio enables Stryker to provide customers with a complete meniscal platform to better serve their patients. The portfolio includes the only FDA-approved collagen meniscus implant (CMI®) on the market, a ...

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Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called “FODMAPs” (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread. Patients ...

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