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10 deaths from coronavirus in a week
February 28, 2015

Ten more people in Saudi Arabia have died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) over the past week, Health Ministry figures showed on Friday, after an international mission urged extra measures to combat the virus.

The latest deaths occurred between Feb. 20 and 26, adding to a surge of cases which killed 27 people since the start of the month.

Doctor Abdul Aziz Bin Saeed, who heads the center coordinating the ministry’s response to MERS, warned in early February that a rise in cases typically...

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Kenyan Ministry of Health Selects GE Healthcare as a Strategic Partner to Support Healthcare Modernization Program
February 26, 2015

  • GE Healthcare announced as key technology partner for wide-scale radiology infrastructure modernization program aimed at transforming 98 hospitals across Kenya’s 47 counties via comprehensive, wing-to-wing solution package;
  • Part of the Kenyan Government’s Kshs 38 billion (%USD 420 million) healthcare transformation program - one of the largest of its kind in Africa – to deliver sustainable healthcare development, in line with its Vision 2030 Plan;
  • Underscores GE Healthcare’s ongoing commitment...

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Enjoy your Couture Smile from Dr. Michael Formenius
February 26, 2015

Dr. Michael Formenius, CEO and Clinical Director of Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinics, brings to the UAE his expertise in crafting individualized smiles. Couture Smile™ is the art of creating a smile that enhances the features of the face, while maintaining a beautiful balance in size, proportion, position, color and angulation of the teeth. It enhances the overall look of a person while at the same time, strengthening the surfaces of teeth that are continuously"...

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Gore Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment Reaches 2,500 Enrolled Patients
February 25, 2015

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) reports that more than 2,500 patients have been enrolled in the Gore Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment (GREAT).

The registry is part of Gore’s dedication to post-market surveillance and monitoring long-term device performance in an effort to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes. Since August 2010, GREAT has collected data on patients treated with the minimally invasive GORE®"......

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Hospital shut down for ignoring coronavirus rules
February 24, 2015

The Ministry of Health shut down a hospital in Riyadh on Monday for not following the set guidelines to treat coronavirus patients.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mirghalani told Arab News that this is the first hospital to be closed on account of the callous attitude of a health facility toward pursuing health regulations.

He said the hospital had ignored several warnings issued earlier to strictly follow the guidelines set out by the ministry. “We cannot compromise with the health of the people,” he said,...

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Management Buy out of Synexus Backed by LDC; the Deal Will Enable It to Further Expand Its Global Network
February 24, 2015

  • Synexus has been acquired from Lyceum Capital with the backing of LDC
  • The deal will enable Synexus to further expand both its global network of clinical research centres - into the US, Asia and South America - and the range of therapy areas it focuses on.
  • Synexus’, the global leader in its field, contracted order book stands today at a record $216 million.

Today (Monday 23rd February 2015) Synexus, the world’s largest"...

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MERS virus toll rises to 385 in Saudi Arabia
February 23, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says two more people have died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, pushing the total number of deaths from the virus in the kingdom to 385.


The ministry’s statement on Saturday said that 902 cases of MERS have been discovered in Saudi Arabia"...

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Acquires Novel Drug Delivery Technology From CTCBIO Inc.
February 23, 2015

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has signed an agreement with CTCBIO Inc. of Seoul, South Korea to acquire rights to a novel oral drug delivery technology.


Ferring’s success in developing oral formulations for peptide drugs including the world’s first orally active peptide, desmopressin"...

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Surge in MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia: Health ministry
February 21, 2015

Deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have surged in Saudi Arabia, health ministry figures showed on Friday (Feb 20), after authorities warned of a seasonal increase in MERS.


The ministry recorded five deaths on Thursday alone, bringing to 16 the number since Feb 11. That figure"...

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REVLIMID® (Lenalidomide) Approved by the European Commission for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma who are Not Eligible for Transplant
February 20, 2015

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma who are not eligible for transplant.


The REVLIMID"...

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