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Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Gene Therapy Biotech Acquired in $8.7 Billion Deal

A biotechnology enterprise developing gene therapies for rare inherited diseases and neurological disorders is being acquired by pharmaceutical company Novartis AG for $8.7 billion. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Biotech Acquired in $8.7 Billion Deal

Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

A clinical trial in Kenya shows blood from people who take a current anti-parasite drug can kill mosquitoes carrying malaria, offering a potential new strategy for controlling this disease. . . . → Read More: Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

Immune Disease Precision Therapy Company Starts Up

An enterprise to discover biomarkers and precise treatments for individuals with immune system disorders is starting up, founded by six researchers in the U.S. and Europe. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Precision Therapy Company Starts Up

Novartis Licenses Biomaterial for Cancer Immunotherapy

Drug maker Novartis is licensing from a lab at Harvard University a biocompatible material designed to provide delivery of treatments that invoke the immune system to fight cancer. . . . → Read More: Novartis Licenses Biomaterial for Cancer Immunotherapy

More Accurate Thyroid Cancer Screening Technology Advances

A European initiative is developing a laser-enhanced technology to better distinguish between cancerous and benign thyroid nodules, for catching thyroid cancer earlier as well as preventing unnecessary surgeries. . . . → Read More: More Accurate Thyroid Cancer Screening Technology Advances

Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

A company in Finland is beginning a service that allows pathologists and researchers the ability to design their own artificial intelligence algorithms without writing code, for analyzing visual images of tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Self-Service A.I. Offered for Pathologists

Evotec Acquiring Sanofi Infectious Disease Portfolio

Drug discovery company Evotec AG is licensing 10 infectious disease R&D programs and their 100 employees from drug maker Sanofi, and opening new labs for this work in Lyon, France. . . . → Read More: Evotec Acquiring Sanofi Infectious Disease Portfolio

Breathalyzer Biopsy Company Gains $15M in New Funds

A company in the U.K. developing a technology for early and precise diagnosis of lung and other cancers by analyzing exhaled breath is raising $15 million in new venture capital. . . . → Read More: Breathalyzer Biopsy Company Gains $15M in New Funds