Oral delivery system could make vaccinations needle-free

Patients could one day self-administer vaccines using a needleless, pill-sized technology that jet-releases a stream of vaccine inside the mouth, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted at UC Berkeley.

The study did not test vaccine delivery in people, but demonstrated that the technology, called MucoJet, is capable of delivering vaccine-sized … Continue reading

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5th WHO Interregional Seminar for Quality Control Laboratories involved in the WHO Prequalification held in Shenzhen China

On October 25, 2016, The 5th WHO Interregional Seminar for Quality Control Laboratories involved in the WHO Prequalification was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. It is the first time that the WHO seminar on prequalification of quality control laboratories was held in China. During the seminar, more than 60 … Continue reading

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Patients to get faster access to cost effective treatments under proposed changes to NICE process

The proposals announced today, which are part of a joint consultation by NICE and NHS England, would see the introduction of a ‘fast track’ option for appraising technologies which offer exceptional value for money.

This would mean treatments that have a likely cost per QALY (quality adjusted life year) of … Continue reading

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Siemens and IBM Watson Forge Global Alliance for Population Health Management

IBM and Siemens Healthineers announced a five-year, global strategic alliance in Population Health Management (PHM). The alliance aims to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, and other
providers deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions such as heart disease and cancer. The health-focused
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