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Why ThedaCare is pouring $3M into Qventus

Each year, the U.S. healthcare system loses about $1 trillion to waste. One major contributor is inefficient operations, such poor operating room utilization or discharge planning that begins too late. To address this issue, Neenah, Wisconsin-based health system ThedaCare announced last week it is investing $3 million into Qventus, a company that sells artificial intelligence […]

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First bivalent Covid-19 booster gets UK approval

A dual-strain Covid vaccine, which targets Omicron and the original strain of Covid-19 has been approved. The bivalent medicine, made by Moderna, meets the requirements of the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Steve Barclay, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, said: “It means that those over 50 or […]

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The role of digital physical therapy in modernizing MSK treatment

Musculoskeletal pain comprises diverse conditions impacting bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues. Injuries, such as fractures from falls, may cause sudden, severe pain and are prevalent within older populations. Common conditions include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or any pain that impacts bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. MSK conditions are a leading cost driver […]

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Opthea lines up $260M to show how eye drug compares to blockbuster AMD meds

Current global financial conditions make it difficult for publicly traded biotech companies to raise money through conventional stock offerings, so some companies are finding alternatives. Opthea Limited, an eye drug developer whose most advanced program is an experimental treatment for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has secured up to $260 million in […]

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Current advancements in wet AMD are not enough

As the population continues to age, the need for medical advances targeted towards age-related diseases grows in tandem with no signs of slowing. The field of ophthalmology is no exception. Serious eye disorders that can cause blindness, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion represent just […]