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World’s most advanced wireless patient monitoring platform granted key US patent

Isansys Lifecare, a digital healthcare company which has created and developed the world’s most advanced real-time patient data collection and analysis platform, has been granted a US patent covering a key feature of its Lifetouch cardiac sensor. The US patent adds to a suite of already issued European patents for the wireless smart patch device.

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Isansys announces that its advanced wireless patient monitoring platform granted key US patent

Isansys Lifecare, developer of the world’s most advanced real-time patient data collection and analysis platform, has been granted a US patent covering a key feature of its Lifetouch cardiac sensor

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Inivata Achieves Major Milestone with Draft Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for InVisionFirst™-Lung Liquid Biopsy Test

Draft Coverage Supports the Use of InVisionFirst-Lung for Aiding in the Management of Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer  Research Triangle Park, NC and Cambridge, UK, September 13, 2018 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, today announces that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor that  evaluates diagnostic technology through its laboratory technology assessment group, MolDx, has published a draft local coverage determination (LCD) for the InVisionFirst-Lung test. The draft LCD recommends coverage for InVisionFirst-Lung to aid clinicians in treatment decisions for CMS members fighting advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Approximately 222,500 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the US during 2018 with 80% to 85% being NSCLC.[i],[ii]  The disease is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Using traditional tissue biopsies to diagnose and analyze the disease involves a highly invasive procedure which carries signifi ...

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Arecor secures £6m investment for the clinical development of its diabetes speciality pharma portfolio

On 10 September 2018 Arecor Ltd, the UK-based leader in developing superior biopharmaceuticals through the application of an innovative formulation technology platform, announced that it has secured £6.0 million of investment from new and existing investors for the clinical development of the Company’s speciality pharma portfolio of proprietary diabetes products.

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Inivata Strengthens Senior Leadership Ahead of Next Stage of Company Growth

Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, today, 12 September, announces the strengthening of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Clive Morris, formerly Chief Medical Officer, as Chief Executive Officer, Stacy Chick as Chief Commercial Officer and Thomas Schlumpberger as VP Business Development.

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Inivata to Present New Clinical Data on the Utility of the InVision® Liquid Biopsy Platform in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at the World Conference on Lung Cancer

Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy announces that the company and its world-leading collaborators will showcase cutting-edge data in two mini oral presentations and six posters at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) 23 - 26 September in Toronto. The details are as follows:

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BioCity Group appoints leading life sciences expert to the Board to drive growth

BioCity, the Nottingham-headquartered life sciences incubation business, has appointed Stuart Henderson to the Board to help drive its growth and further strengthen its connections within the life sciences sector.

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Evox raises €37m in Series B Round

Oxford, UK: Exosome drug delivery specialist Evox Therapeutics Ltd has closed a €37.1m (£35.5m) Series B financing round led by Redmile Group and significant contributions from GV (Google Ventures) and Cowen Healthcare Investments.

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Ossianix and Novo Nordisk sign Research and Option Agreement on Blood Brain Barrier delivery technology for proteins in diabetes and other metabolic diseases

Philadelphia, PA, USA: Ossianix, Inc. today announced a research collaboration and option agreement with Novo Nordisk to deliver therapeutic molecules in diabetes and other metabolic diseases across the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) to the brain.

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Vertex and Genomics plc Establish Collaboration to Use Human Genetics and Data Science to Advance Discovery of Precision Medicines

BOSTON & OXFORD, UK:  Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Genomics plc today announced a three-year collaboration, extendable to five years, to use human genetics and machine learning to improve discovery of targets for precision medicines,

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