November 28, 2013
On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and President of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), H.E. Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated the “10th UAE International Conference & Exhibition on Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine”. The inauguration took place this morning at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference will be attended by anesthesiologists, intensivists, internists, emergency medicine doctors, pain therapists, surgeons, medical students, anesthesia technicians, ICU nurses, physicians and specialists from around the world.
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November 28, 2013
Intertek, the global testing, auditing and certification organisation, have launched a series of training sessions in South Africa to promote food safety within the country. South Africa’s population is growing, as is the demand for safe and quality food. Intertek have recognised this opportunity to develop effective food safety systems within local organisations and have committed the investment to achieve this.
The two-day training sessions were successfully launched in Johannesburg on the 21-22 November, and Cape Town on 25-26 November. The focus of the sessions"...Continue Reading >
November 28, 2013
Hikma Pharmaceuticals recently held its Cardiovascular Forum, where cardiovascular disease specialists and public health professionals met to share knowledge and network with their peers.
Attended by more than 160 doctors from 11 countries (Algeria, KSA, UAE, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt), this highly anticipated event brought together health care practitioners with an interest in cardiovascular medicine for two days of stimulating and practical learning through lectures and workshops on the latest in cardiology.
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November 27, 2013
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host a leading international forum, on brain research and personalized healthcare: The Brain Forum- Challenging the Future. The forum is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East; KSA will welcome some of the world’s most progressive thought leaders in the field of brain research and the technology associated with this field of neuroscience. The event, which will cover Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy among others, will take place from the 3rd – 4th of December at the Laylati Hall in Jeddah. Created by founder of W Science Dr. Walid Juffali, this forum will bring together 16 speakers discussing the topic of brain"...Continue Reading >
November 27, 2013
As part of its ongoing fertility awareness campaign, the inventors of IVF, Bourn Hall Clinic, will offer free private consultations for UAE nationals during December 2013. Couples considering seeking IVF, as well as those interested in genetic testing and gender selection, can book an appointment with one of Bourn Hall’s fertility specialists and patients will also be offered free fertility checks to identify any issues for concern.
Rates of infertility are particularly high in the MENA region. According to the World Health Organization,"...Continue Reading >
November 26, 2013
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The application for European marketing authorisation of faldaprevir*, a potent second generation oral protease inhibitor, has been fully validated and granted accelerated assessment by the European"...Continue Reading >
November 25, 2013
November 23, 2013
Assessment Follows March 2013 Positive Opinion for TECFIDERA as a First-line Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis -
- European Commission Decision Anticipated -
Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) reported that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has determined that dimethyl fumarate in TECFIDERA qualifies as a new active substance (NAS). This designation will provide 10 years of regulatory exclusivity for TECFIDERA in the European Union (EU).
The NAS determination"......Continue Reading >
November 22, 2013
The Diabetes Awareness Campaign organized by Abu Dhabi Police Medical Services Department continued at the Ministry of Interior’s headquarters’ building. As part of the campaign, medical tests were carried out to measure blood sugar levels, blood pressure, as well as cumulative analysis of blood sugar and BMI tests to measure height and weight to determine overweight and obesity. Educational brochures and publications were also distributed to community members.
Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior"...Continue Reading >
November 20, 2013
Vancive Medical Technologies™ and CareFusion Corporation (NYSE:CFN) today announced an exclusive agreement in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the licensing and distribution of Vancive’s BeneHold™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) antimicrobial Adhesive Technology for applications in vascular access.
Under the agreement, CareFusion will market Vancive’s unique antimicrobial adhesive technology used with transparent dressings that are ideally suited for protection of catheter insertion sites. The first product received 510(k) clearance from the U.S."...Continue Reading >
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