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Digital Life Sciences Launch New Website Showcasing Suite of Digital Healthcare Tools

21st January 2015

We are delighted to kick off what promises to be a very exciting 2015 with the launch of our new website. Introducing our vision for an integrated digital healthcare system, the new site showcases our suite of digital healthcare tools now starting to change the shape of UK healthcare.  Something to get you thinking….. The […]

Look Ma, No Gel: Dry Electrodes Could Enable Longterm EKG

21st January 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a potentially transformative technology that can seamlessly track electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) and electromyography (EMG) signals. The new sensor could potentially be used for long-term monitoring, and is just as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors regularly used in hospitals, according to a news release […]

Google Glass Sales Halted But Firm Says Kit Is Not Dead

21st January 2015

Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear. The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form. Instead it will focus on “future versions of Glass” with work carried out by a different division to before. The Explorer […]

NICE Declines Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge

21st January 2015

Dendreon has not demonstrated that its prostate cancer drug Provenge provides enough benefit over less expensive drugs to justify reimbursement, the UK healthcare cost watchdog said last week. While the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence acknowledges that patients given Provenge (sipuleucel-T) had higher rates of overall survival in placebo-controlled trials, it still doubts […]

Medical Imaging Bought by EMIS Group for up to £9.5m

21st January 2015

Worcester-based Medical Imaging (UK) and MIDRSS, together Medical Imaging, have bought by EMIS in a deal worth up to £9.5m.Leeds-based healthcare software business EMIS Group has paid an initial £6.5m for the business, which is a provider of diabetic eye screening and ophthalmology imaging to the NHS. The deal also includes provision for a further […]

Amazon VP on Wearables, DNA Sequencing, and Studying Cell Biology

21st January 2015

Amazon’s latest vice president Babak Parviz, PhD, is a symbol of the blurring lines between medical technology and consumer technology. The former director of the secretive Google[x] research facility, Parviz helped innovate both Google Glass and the company’s glucose-sensing contact lens. He has also been involved in a medical diagnostics project that resulted in the […]

Wired Health – Discover the Future of Health: First Speakers Announced

20th January 2015

January 20, 2015, London. The first 12 speakers are announced today for WIRED HEALTH, the one-day-summit taking place on Friday April 24. Confirmed speakers include: Gadi Amit, founder of NewDealDesign and the designer behind some of Silicon Valley’s most exciting projects, who will discuss how sensors should act when they meet the body Eleanor A […]

GBUK to Represent GEDSA at Arab Health

19th January 2015

Enteral consumables market leader GBUK Ltd, will be representing Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA) a non-profit trade association made up of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, at Arab Health 2015. GEDSA was formed to help introduce international standards in medical device tubing connectors, which will enhance patient safety. GBUK Enteral Ltd, part of the GBUK […]

The Midlands Leads the Way in Innovation – Official !!

19th January 2015

The East and West Midlands regions together lead the way in innovation according to figures obtained from the UK Intellectual Property Office. This disclosure has been highlighted by top tier firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Potter Clarkson LLP, who have been based in Nottingham for over 125 years.  The figures show that the […]

Medilink East Midlands AGM and Networking

15th January 2015

BioCity Nottingham, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham, NG1 1GF Tuesday 3rd February 2015 – 5:00 pm – 7.00 pm The date has been set for the Medilink East Midlands Annual General Meeting and networking the meeting is open to both members and non-members. Members will be invited to have their say on the future of Medilink East […]

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