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One of the first biologic drugs, Insulin, was commercialised by Eli Lilly in 1982 to extend the lives of diabetes patients. Now, there are over 2,700 biologic drugs available, which are changing the lives of patients with diseases such as cancer, rhe Read more

Softlanding Boston is a program for medtech and e-health companies (medical devices, connected objects, diagnostic and monitoring tools). Designed by Medicen Paris Region and Paris Region Entreprises USA, the program aims to support French... Read more

Global engineering company Renishaw has collaborated with two advanced technology companies to demonstrate the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) in the production of spinal implants. By working with Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and... Read more

The European Union has launched two World Trade Organization disputes against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on ICT products and pharmaceuticals. Large economic interests and important legal principles are at stake... Read more

The control of industrial processes can be a complex operation involving multiple valves, sensors and controllers which means there are many considerations when looking for opportunities for process optimisation. Using best practice and ensuring... Read more

Strasbourg-based medical virtual reality specialist HypnoVR has concluded three successful clinical trials in medical hypnosis for the management of pain and anxiety in the fields of post-operative pain reduction, pediatric dentistry and medically... Read more

Low-temperature reactions are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Temperatures of approximately minus 80 degrees Celsius are sufficiently cold for most cGMP requirements, but as Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing... Read more

Metafora Biosystems, a company that specialises in developing diagnostic tests to detect abnormal energetic cells, has been awarded a grant of €1-million from Bpifrance as part of the French government's Innovation Challenge initiative... Read more

Helsinki-based dental technology and equipment manufacturer, Planmeca Oy have announced the release of the Planmeca Oy. Specifically designed for dental professionals, the Planmeca Creo C5 is a chairside 3D printer built with speed and precision... Read more

French multinational industrial gas supplier and service provider Air Liquide has announced the acquisition of two key historic players in the home healthcare business. The move further develops the company's activity in the sector and strengthens th Read more

The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has announced that the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS) is now live across the EU. The system, the first of its kind, is a big step in the prevention of falsified medicines. Read more

A female patient in Sweden with an amputated hand has become the world's first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant that controls a dextrous hand prosthesis. The pioneering surgery involved placing titanium implants in the radius and ulnar. Read more

Neuraxpharm Group, a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on the treatment of central nervous system disorders (CNS) has announced the acquisition of Farmax, a CNS pharmaceutical company from SVUS Pharma. Read more

On Thursday, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. announced its intention to purchase cell and gene therapy product manufacturer apceth Biopharma for €75.5 million. Read more

Swedish medical products and solutions company Mölnlycke has announced the acquisition of M&J Airlaid Products A/S strengthening its wound care capabilities Read more

Robocath, a company that designs, develops and commercialises cardiovascular robotic systems for the treatment of vascular diseases, has announced that the Medical Training & Testing Centre (MTC) in Rouen will use its R-One robot for future training. Read more

Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has opened the largest pharma and healthcare warehouse in Slovenia, strategically located at Brnik, close to the country’s capital, Ljubljana. Read more

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has collaborated with University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH), Cardiff, to help overcome some of the challenges associated with surgical implants. Read more

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s shareholders have approved its £46bn ($59bn) takeover of drug producer Shire. Read more

Anticipating a ban on animal testing, engineers at the Fraunhofer IWS (Materials & Beam Technology), Dresden, Germany, have been using precision laser cutting to develop a so-called "multi-organ chip" to simulate the behaviour of live animal bioproce Read more

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    Softlanding Boston 2019

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    Renishaw spinal implants

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