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Coronavirus rapid test simplified

Coronavirus rapid tests from nal von minden GmbH (Germany), already well-reviewed and widely used, have undergone another stage of development. A swab taken from the anterior nasal passage is now all that is needed to carry out a test, rather than from the posterior nasal passage or oropharynx as was previously necessary. The NADAL® COVID-19 Ag Test is available all over Europe from the 22nd February. “It’s much more comfortable when the sample can be taken from the anterior nasal passage” says Roland Meißner, CEO at nal von minden GmbH, which is based in Germany. Above all, it is much easi ...


Olympus Supports Dissemination of Endoscopic Procedures for Colorectal Cancer in Russia

TOKYO, Feb 4, 2021 - Olympus Corporation (Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) announced today that it has been selected(1) by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to implement the Japan-Russia Medical Cooperation Promotion Project in the field of endoscopy for the fiscal year ending March, 2021. Under the project, Olympus will promulgate gastrointestinal endoscopic/laparoscopic techniques in support of a five-year oncology plan launched by the Russian government in 2019.(2) As part of the project, Olympus will facilitate onlin ...


NHS Digital award accreditation for Isosec Virtual Smartcards

Media City, Manchester UK. (February 3rd, 2021): Isosec, the leading provider of cloud-based authentication solutions for the NHS, has been awarded accreditation approval to the NHS Digital Virtual Smartcard Services Assurance Framework, including the use of Virtual Smartcards for ePrescribing (EPS). Isosec provides Identity and Access Management solutions to over 120 NHS organisations, and this framework accreditation provides validation that the Isosec Virtual Smartcard service meets an extensive list of security and operational attributes required by NHS Digital for use of virtual smartc ...


Stress-related absence up 64% in 2020 as COVID-19 exacerbates the UK’s mental health crisis

Nottingham, 2nd February UK 2021: ‘Stress by Sector’ data released by e-days today reveals concerning statistics that stress-related appointments are up generally in business by 64% over 2019. The data shows that the sectors struggling most with stress-related sickness are unsurprisingly healthcare (0.64 days of stress related absence on average per employee), followed by Government and International Affairs (0.57 days on average per employee) and Human Resources and staffing (0.39 days on average per employee). Unfortunately, the industries topping the charts for stress-related absences a ...

02.02.2021 announcing discovery of Covid-19 treatment by using revolutionary genetic predictive models

Potsdam, Germany:, a Potsdam, Germany based genetic analytics start-up today announced the discovery of the direct impacts of cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) and neutrophils on patients with severe COVID-19.’s scientists simulated the severe COVID-19 phenotype in genomic data with its proprietary AI prediction platform in order to find gene variants that influence the disease outcome. “Currently investigated immune blockers had only weak signals in our simulation whereas CDK6 inhibitors showed strong causal effects to prevent lung thromboinflammation, the main deadly ...


Aetna International introduces new mental health benefits to its core offering

02 February 2021: Aetna International, a leading provider of global health benefits, has today announced new updates to its Summit and Pioneer plans that will enhance the mental health and well-being support available to its global members. A part of the ‘Building better mental health together’ programme, the updates are proof of the company’s wider commitment to addressing the growing mental health challenges associated with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. They are designed to provide members with an easy, accessible way to look after their mental well-being on a day-to-day basis. The expa ...


Olympus launches comprehensive global educational platform for healthcare professionals

Tokyo / Hamburg, Feb 1, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) today announced the launch of a new comprehensive educational platform designed to provide healthcare professionals (HCPs) all over the world with learning opportunities and training to put their skills into practice and keep them performing at their best. The "Olympus Continuum" ( platform will empower HCPs at every stage of their career with innovative, premium education and specialized training experiences. ...


Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test is extremely important in order to gain a reliable result. Individuals should therefore take the time to read the instructions for use thoroughly and adhere to the guidelines. As the chance of getting infected outdoors is lower than in an enclosed space, coronavirus rapid tests are increasingl ...


Citicode Ltd. Shareholders Approve Reverse Takeover of Homegrown Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare Specialist Livingstone Health Holdings Limited

SINGAPORE, Jan 22, 2021 - Shareholders of Citicode Ltd. ("Citicode" or the "Company") today approved the reverse takeover ("RTO") of homegrown multi-disciplinary healthcare specialist Livingstone Health, marking the start of a new chapter of growth in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region. At the extraordinary general meeting ("EGM"), shareholders of Citicode approved the RTO and the transfer of the Company's shares from the SGX Mainboard to the Catalist Board and change of corporate identity to Livingstone Health Holdings Limited ("L ...


Mediwelcome: Bringing High-Quality Medical Service Genes, or an Internet Hospital Upstart?

HONG KONG, Jan 7, 2021 - Data from Futu Securities showed that as of 13:00 on January 6, Mediwelcome (02159.HK) was overbuying 47.51 times. Futu expects its subscription multiple to exceed 80 times. Judging from this subscription multiple, this stock is a recent hot stock. Why are there more promising investors in the market? Mediwelcome is China's largest provider of integrated medical marketing solutions for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and its business layout currently covers three main areas: integrated medical marketing solutions, Internet hospitals, and CRO ser ...


Mediwelcome: Key Player in the Gold Track, is Forming a Head Leading Advantage

HONG KONG, Jan 6, 2021 - In recent years, with the improvement of the economic level and the development of the aging population, as well as the unhealthy living habits of adolescents and other factors, the incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases has shown an obvious trend of increase. According to the report, there are about 391 million patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in China in 2019, accounting for about 26.8 percent of the national total population. The number of patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in China is expected to fur ...


Mediwelcome: Reasonable valuation with HK listing on track for January 19

HONG KONG, Jan 6, 2021 - With the improvement in China's economic level, the ageing population and the unhealthy living habits of adolescents, the incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease is increasing. There were 391 million patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in China in 2019, or 26.8% of the population. The incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in China will increase to about 429 million in 2024. In this huge market space, Mediwelcome, a Beijing-based provider of comprehensive medical marketing solutions for cardiovascular and c ...


Suntrap Life Technologies Discovers Natural anti-COVID-19 Compound

Guangzhou, China, Dec 23, 2020 - 'LeSoleil', a naturally active compound, was discovered as a therapeutic candidate for use against COVID-19. As the new coronavirus began to spread globally, Suntrap Life Technologies Ltd established a special research team. The project, "Research on Anti-New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Products", was launched in an emergency situation. Working from the naturally active compounds screening and discovery platform developed by the International Drug Discovery Network Unites (IDDNU)*, the Suntrap research team conducted high throughput vi ...


Five-minute Covid test will reveal if vaccine still works

Epalinges, Switzerland, Dec 16, 2020 - Swiss high-tech company ZENUM has developed one of the most advanced technologies in the fight against Covid-19, and it could be ready for distribution as early as next month. The world's first five-minute portable Coronavirus test will also detect how much immunity remains after taking a vaccine. The game-changing ZEKNANO rapid test kit uses a tiny finger-prick blood sample, instead of swabs. It can be taken anywhere, has close to 100% accuracy, and also measures severity of infection. Thanks to nanotechnology, ZEKNANO not only detects Covid-19 w ...


World Health Organization and Out There Impact join forces to use the power of mobile to prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19 as world awaits vaccin

16th December, 2020 – London, UK: Out There Impact, the impact division of mobile advertising and data monetisation company Out There Media, committed to using the power of mobile technology for the greater good, today announced that it is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch a global mobile education campaign looking to contain the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The two organizations will work together to distribute messages to more than three hundred million global citizens by early 2021 via Out There Impact’s mobile engagement platform and its mobile operator partne ...


Digital health: Peer-reviewed study reveals significant disparities in coverage and accuracy among symptom assessment apps

London & Berlin, 16 December 2020 - A new peer-reviewed study testing the coverage, accuracy and safety of the eight most popular online symptom assessment apps has found that the performance of apps varies widely, with only a handful performing close to the levels of human general practitioners (GPs). Published today in BMJ Open, the study is the first of its kind to be published since 2015 and was conducted by a team of doctors and scientists led by global digital health company Ada Health. Key findings Coverage: Coverage is an important measure for digital health tools that migh ...


Azooka Labs unveils Safe MTM to Store COVID-19 Samples at Room Temperature for up to a week

BANGALORE, INDIA, Dec 15, 2020 - Azooka Labs, a leading safe fluorophore company with specialization in Molecular Biology products, reveals its first range of novel COVID-19 diagnostics products. RNA Wrapr is a molecular transport medium for COVID-19 sample collection, developed as part of the COVID-19 response team from Indian Institute of Science. Molecular Transport Media that inactivates the Coronavirus immediately. Not only that! Azooka's RNA Wrapr does not require dry ice for storage and can be processed until a week. A storage medium for COVID-19 that is safe, easy to use and af ...


Olympus Grows Respiratory Portfolio with Acquisition of Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.

TOKYO, JP & CENTER VALLEY, PA, Dec 4, 2020 - Olympus Corporation (TSE: 7733) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Veran Medical Technologies, Inc. ("VMT")(CEO: Jason Pesterfield), a leading provider of advanced medical devices specializing in interventional pulmonology, for up to USD 340 million. The acquisition will be implemented through Olympus subsidiary Olympus Corporation of the Americas ("OCA"), and will be the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions designed to strengthen Olympus' position as a leading global medical device ...


Secure I.T. Environments Completes 80-mile Data Centre Migration Over a Weekend for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

1 December 2020 – London, UK – Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies for modular, containerised and micro data centres, has today announced that it has completed a data centre migration project for the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT), moving equipment and assets across a carefully choreographed weekend between sites 80 miles apart in Bedford and Colchester. The project involved moving several cabinets and SAN equipment from Clapham in Bedfordshire to a new location prepared by the EPUT I.T. teams at a site in Colchester. Th ...


DETAK by Brawijaya University Researchers detects Heart Disease Early and Accurately

Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Nov 27, 2020 - Researchers from the Brawijaya University (UB) Medical School in Malang, East Java have developed DETAK, a smartphone application for patients with heart disease. The app works on an AI (artificial intelligence) algorithm, to provide early and accurate detection of heart disease, or acute coronary syndrome, and prevent delays in proper diagnose and treatment. Acute coronary syndrome describes a host of conditions linked to the sudden, reduced flow of blood to the heart. One such condition is a myocardial infarction, or heart attack, in which cell ...


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