Industry News

Monday, 28 July 2014   
Is Europe putting cancer research at risk?
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading pan-European association representing medical oncology professionals, has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation [1] could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to both doctors and cancer patients. The proposed wording of the regulation [2] stipulates 'explicit and specific patient consent', meaning that researchers would have to approach patients every single time research is planned in order to consult their data or use tissue samples stored for research purposes.
 
Friday, 25 July 2014   
European Telemedicine Conference 2014
7 - 8 October 2014, Rome, Italy.
The European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2014 will combine the efforts of several leading European Healthcare Organisations into one powerful event. The conference will collaborate with prominent healthcare delivery organisations, governmental leaders, clinicians, researchers and university faculties to address and discuss the following: How telemedicine is working to improve healthcare; Evaluate applications of telemedicine and telecare; Assess the sustainability of services; Learn how research will be translated into real improvements in the delivery of health and care; Understand what infrastructure is needed to enable cost-effective telehealth and telecare delivery.
 
Tuesday, 22 July 2014   
Medical Entrepreneur Start-up Hospital - M.E.S.H Camp 2014
17 - 18 September 2014, Berlin, Germany.
Anyone who's ever tried to launch a start-up knows how hard it is. It takes all you've got to succeed. DocCheck Guano organises a 2-day hospital camp event for start-ups in the health sector that will get you in shape. Whether you're a greenhorn or an old campaigner - any kind of healthcare start-up will get a treatment at M.E.S.H Camp 2014 (Medical Entrepreneur Start-up Hospital Camp 2014). The M.E.S.H Camp 2014 will be set on a small clearing in a forest, just five kilometres from Berlin Tegel airport. Inside and outside the tents you will receive individual diagnoses and plans to cure your start-up scars and learn about healthcare issues. Network with possible investors and other healthcare start-ups around an open-fire barbecue, take part in team challenges to get to know each other, and enjoy the all-natural atmosphere. Camp beds are provided for all participants.
 

Research & Development

Is Europe putting cancer research at risk?

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Scientists map one of most important proteins in life - and cancer

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Taking B vitamins won't prevent Alzheimer's disease

Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford...

New research reveals how cannabis compound could slow tumour growth

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown how the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumour growth...

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Conferences & Events

European Telemedicine Conference 2014

7 - 8 October 2014, Rome, Italy. The European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2014 will combine the efforts of several leading European Healthcare Organisations into one powerful event. The conference will...

Medical Entrepreneur Start-up Hospital - M.E.S.H Camp 2014

17 - 18 September 2014, Berlin, Germany. Anyone who's ever tried to launch a start-up knows how hard it is. It takes all you've got to succeed. DocCheck Guano organises...

Biovision presents its selection of 44 promising life sciences businesses and projects

5 - 6 June 2014, Lyon, France. Biovision, the annual forum on future-oriented research in life sciences, today announces the list of biotech and medtech companies and projects selected for...

Delegates from more than 30 countries to share the benefits of eHealth at WoHIT 2014

2 - 4 April 2014, Nice, France. The World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition 2014 (WoHIT 2014), taking place in Nice, France, presents a comprehensive international programme with 18...

HIMSS Europe Online Matchmaking at WoHIT 2014

2 - 4 April 2014, Nice, France. The World of Health IT 2014 (WoHIT 2014) will combine the following global audiences: influential European C-Suites, Nordic countries looking to invest, non-European...

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EC Pharmaceuticals

Medicines for children: more research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago

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Recently, the Commission has publisheed a progress report on medicines for children covering the five years since the Paediatric Regulation came into force. This preliminary snapshot points to improvements in...

New symbol to identify medicines undergoing additional monitoring

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An inverted triangle will shortly appear on the inside leaflet of certain medicinal products on the EU market, following a legal act adopted by the European Commission today. The symbol...

Launch of EU Rapid Alert platform for human Tissues and Cells

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A secure alert platform launched by the European Commission will improve the safety of patients undergoing transplantation and medical procedures involving human tissues and cells, e.g. bone marrow, cornea, skin,...

Commission proposes faster access to medicines for patients

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Medicines should enter the market faster. With this intention the European Commission has proposed today to streamline and reduce the duration of national decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines....

Pricing and reimbursement of medicines: Commission consults on EU transparency rules

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation in view of modernising rules on the transparency of Member States’ decisions regarding the pricing and reimbursement of medicines. The consultation invites...

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EMA News

European Medicines Agency recommends 39 medicines for human use for marketing authorisation in first half of 2014

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Thirty-nine medicines for human use were recommended for marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in the first half of 2014, compared...

EMA publishes 2013 annual report

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published today its 2013 annual report. In 2013, the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended 81 medicines for human use...

Committee for orphan medicines - overview of 2013 and looking ahead

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A total of 11 out of 81 medicines recommended for marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in 2013 were intended...

PRAC recommends suspending use of Protelos/Osseor

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The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended that Protelos/Osseor should no longer be used to treat osteoporosis. In April 2013 the Agency had recommended restricting the...

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