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7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion si...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

Transcatheter heart valve surgery simulator dev FEops raises $7m
Surgical simulation software developer FEops said today it raised $7.2 million (EU €6 million) in funding to support its HeartGuide transcatheter valve implantation simulation software. The round was led by newly invested Valiance and joined by existing investors Capricorn and PMV, the Gent, Belgium-based company said. FEops’ flagship product is the HeartGuide platform, which use advanced computer simulations to provide both clinicians and valve manufacturers with insights into the interaction between valves and patient anatomy preoperatively to improve clinical outcomes, the company claims. “The shift tow...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Software / IT Surgical feops Source Type: news

"A boy would be friends with boys … and a girl … with girls": gender norms in early adolescent friendships in Egypt and Belgium - Al-Attar G, De Meyer S, El-Gibaly O, Michielsen K, Animosa LH, Mmari K.
PURPOSE: A gender analysis was conducted to illuminate the key elements of friendships highlighted by early adolescent girls and boys in two sites for the purpose of better understanding the impact of gender norms on adolescent friendships in different con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Explorers Found a Sunken World War I Submarine With 23 Bodies Inside
A World War I-era German submarine (commonly referred to as a U-boat) filled with 23 bodies was discovered in the waters off the coast of Belgium, officials said Tuesday. The intact, century-old vessel was found by researchers on the floor of the North Sea bordering the region of West Flanders, Governor Carl Decaluwe told the Associated Press. “It’s quite amazing that we found something like this,” Decaluwe said. “The impact damage was at the front, but the submarine remains closed and there are 23 people still onboard.” Damage to the front of the U-boat suggests that it struck a mine with its...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Belgium onetime Source Type: news

I Went to the London ‘FriendsFest’ and All I Got Was a Free Bar of Mockolate
Stepping under a dripping white banner reading “Oh. My. God.” and “My sandwich?!,” while the Rembrandts sang that they’d be there for me “when the rain starts to pour” was not the most inspiring start to a drizzly FriendsFest – Comedy Central’s annual tribute to the iconic nineties sitcom. Friends may have ended 13 years ago (three years longer than it was on television in the first place), but that did not seem the case when looking around damp, dark Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, London, on Thursday evening. Around 100 people – many of whom would have been yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson / London Tags: Uncategorized Friends Television United Kingdom Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

Janssen Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Guselkumab Recommending Approval for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in the European Union
Pending approval, guselkumab will be the first biologic that selectively blocks interleukin (IL)-23 FOR MEDICAL AND TRADE MEDIA ONLY BEERSE, Belgium, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Janssen-Cilag International NV annou... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Regulatory Janssen-Cilag, Janssen, guselkumab, psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Humans no longer have ancient defence mechanism against viruses
(KU Leuven) Insects and plants have an important ancient defense mechanism that helps them to fight viruses. This is encoded in their DNA. Scientists have long assumed that vertebrates -- including humans -- also had this same mechanism. But researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have found that vertebrates lost this particular asset in the course of their evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves New indication for Briviact (brivaracetam) as Monotherapy Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures in Adults
Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)& Brussels (Belgium), 15 September, 2017 – 0700 (CEST): UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Briviact (brivaracetam) CV as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Belgian man left unable to get erection after cat scratch
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man left unable to get erection after cat scratch
Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DAI and IntraHealth Join Forces to Amplify Global Health Impact
September 13, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International andDAI today announced a strategic affiliation that will enable the two organizations to extend their reach and amplify their collective impact in the global health arena.IntraHealth ’s Board of Directors voted unanimously September 11 to approve the legal affiliation.“I am delighted to align our team formally with DAI,” said Pape Amadou Gaye, IntraHealth’s President and CEO. “DAI has a distinguished history in international development and an unwavering commitment to its development mission. Working together—taking advantage ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Leap Therapeutics and EORTC to initiate combination trial of oncology drugs
US-based biotechnology firm Leap Therapeutics has entered an immunotherapy collaboration with Belgian European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) to conduct a clinical trial of DKN-01 to treat advanced biliary tract cancers … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Nexeon MedSystems Acquires Belgian Manufacturer
Additional capacity will support Company's current commercial product manufacturing needs LIEGE, Belgium, Sept. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nexeon MedSystems ("Nexeon" or "the Company") (OTCQB: NXNN) announc... Devices, Neurology, Mergers & Acquisitions Nexeon MedSystems, neurostimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TiGenix obtains production licence for expanded adipose-derived stem cells in Spain
Belgian biopharmaceutical company TiGenix has received a licence for the commercial production of expanded adipose-derived stem cells (eASCs) at its extended manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IRE-ELiT signs deal with Cardinal Health
Belgian radiopharmaceutical developer Institute for Radioelements - Environment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardinal Health profits fall in fiscal 2017 Cardinal Health provides cautionary fiscal outlook Cardinal Health bids for new Lymphoseek sales rights Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M to settle FTC charges Cardinal launches LEU radiopharma initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The maximum abbreviated injury scale as a predictor of severe/fatal injuries in Belgian road victims (Safety-2016 abstract #893) - Nuyttens N, Van Belleghem G, Dupont E, Leblud J, Devos S, Putman K, Van den Berghe W.
Background In 2013, the EC (European Commission) adopted a new definition of seriously injured road victims. All road victims with a MAIS score of 3 or more (MAIS3+) are considered as severely injured. This new definition will coexist along with the conven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why fentanyl could become the UK's most dangerous drug
The painkiller and anaesthetic is 50 times more potent than morphine, is powerfully addictive, fatal even in tiny amounts, and has become a huge part of America ’s opioid crisisFentanyl is starting to hit the headlines in the UK. The drug is not so well-known this side of the Atlantic but, ifexperiences in America are anything to go by, that will change. Sadly, fentanyl is a problem that is unlikely to be going away.Fentanyl is a powerful pain-relieving drug, 50 times more potent than morphine, and was originally synthesised by Belgian chemist Paul Jannsen. The drug has medical applications, for example, in anaesthes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Drugs Chemistry Science Drug resistance Health Society Source Type: news

Agfa-Gevaert hatches plan for standalone HIT biz
Agfa-Gevaert (EBR:AGFB) said today that it’s looking at establishing its healthcare IT division into a stand-alone business. The Belgian graphics conglomerate, which also has a healthcare imaging division, said its board asked CEO Christian Reinaudo’s management team to study how to set up the HIT division as its own legal entity within Agfa-Gevaert. “Increasing the independence of the HealthCare IT activities would be a natural progression in the continued transformation of the group,” the Mortsel, Belgium-based company said. “In such a set-up, HealthCare IT would be able to increas...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Health Information Technology Imaging Wall Street Beat Agfa-Gevaert Source Type: news

Scanadu cofounders' new project, doc.ai, is a conversational robot that explains lab results
Walter DeBrouwer, the Belgian inventor who founded Scanadu, the sometimes controversial personal medical scanner company, is coming out of stealth mode with his new venture: an AI-powered “robodoctor” (his words) called doc.ai. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Belgium ’ s Ion Beam Applications dives on slowing growth
(Reuters) — Belgian proton therapy specialist Ion Beam Applications (EBR:IBAB) lost a third of its $1 billion market value today after it cut its guidance for 2018 and 2019, blaming project delays and increased competition. The company is a leading maker of machines that deliver cancer-fighting proton beams, a super-precise form of radiation, but it has been beset by delays in the construction of buildings to house its proton therapy systems by third-party contractors. IBAB shares closed down -35.1% at €20.00 ($23.64) apiece today in Brussels. “The first half of 2017 has been slower, in line with the ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Radiosurgery Wall Street Beat ionbeamapplications Source Type: news

Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare: TV
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries has recalled some of its products as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil, broadcaster VTM said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UCB taps wearable maker Byteflies for seizure study
UCB, a global pharmaceutical company, is partnering with Belgian American health startup Byteflies to use the startup's wearable sensors to monitor seizures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Members Of European Parliament Seek Access To Testimony In Roundup Glyphosate MDL
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on July 13 sent a letter to the California federal judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation, seeking access to deposition transcripts to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions concerning the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

European Commission Proposes Glyphosate Approval, Holds Talks With Member States
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission announced July 20 that it has "restarted" discussions with the member states of the European Union regarding the status of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as the commission proposes to renew approval of the chemical for 10 years. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Belgium joins legal action against tainted egg 'cheats'
Belgium's Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme says the government will join in legal action against those responsible for the egg contamination scandal, which has hit at least 17 countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify oestrogen receptor stem cells in the in the mammary gland
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers lead by C é dric Blanpain (Universit é libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) identified a novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland. In the future, this model will be used to assess whether the clinical heterogeneity observed in breast cancers arises from their different cancer cell of origin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathways of transferred youth offenders into adulthood - Jaspers Y, Nuytiens A, Christiaens J, Dumortier E.
In this article, the authors discuss the preliminary results of a Belgian research on 210 young offenders transferred to Adult Court in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The long-term judicial pathways of these youngsters, now aged between 30 and 40, are explored. Draw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Danes imported 20 tons of eggs from tainted scandal
Danish food safety authorities say 20 tons of boiled and peeled eggs linked to the pesticide scandal in the Netherlands and Belgium were sold in recent months to a distributor in Denmark (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Romania seizes eggs imported from Germany
Reports of possibly tainted eggs linked to the pesticide scandal in the Netherlands and Belgium are cropping up in several countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Possibly tainted eggs found in more countries
Reports of possibly tainted eggs linked to the pesticide scandal in the Netherlands and Belgium are cropping up in several countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia
The Vatican says Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dutch, Belgians carry out raids in tainted egg probe
Dutch and Belgian authorities are carrying out raids as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgian And Dutch Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare
Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though? That question is now a matter of international discord.(Image credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Belgian minister blames Dutch for delays in egg safety probe
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian officials waited a month for information from Dutch counterparts after finding traces of an insecticide in eggs, Belgium's farm minister said on Wednesday, adding that the Netherlands had known about contamination since last November. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Belgian minister blames Dutch for delays in egg safety scare
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian officials waited a month for information from Dutch counterparts after finding traces of an insecticide in eggs, Belgium's farm minister said on Wednesday, adding that the Netherlands had known about contamination since last November. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HbA1c Underdiagnoses Prediabetes, Diabetes in Heavy Individuals HbA1c Underdiagnoses Prediabetes, Diabetes in Heavy Individuals
Nearly half of overweight and obese Caucasian adults with prediabetes or diabetes would be missed if screened by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) without oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT), researchers from Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears
Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide fipronilMillions of eggs are being recalled from shops and warehouses in Germany and the Netherlands and being blocked from sale in Belgium after they were found to contain high levels of a toxic insecticide banned from use in the production of food for human consumption.About 180 Dutch farms have been temporarily shut down and a criminal investigation has been launched as authorities seek to establish the scale of the problem.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Food safety Eggs Netherlands Germany Belgium Food science & drink industry Europe Business World news Source Type: news

FDA grants fast-track status for Ablynx ’s caplacizumab to treat aTTP
Belgian biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has received fast-track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its caplacizumab treatment for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CryoLife shares down despite Q2 EPS beat
CryoLife Inc. (NYSE:CRY) saw shares fall today despite the medical device maker meeting earnings per share expectations on Wall Street with its 2nd quarter earnings results. The Atlanta-based company posted profits of $3.2 million, or 9¢ per share, on sales of $47.8 million for the 3 months ended June 30 for bottom-line growth of 34.8% while sales grew 1.6% compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 12¢, ahead of consensus on Wall Street where analysts were looking for EPS of 10¢. “We had a solid 2nd quarter and excee...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat CryoLife Source Type: news

Dyed without waste
A factory in Belgium specialises in dyeing fabrics. Every year around 12,000 kilometres of textile materials are dyed. And for that, millions of litres of water are needed. After use, the water is full of colorants, chemicals and salts. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 25, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Where they see in black, white and grey
Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind residents of Pingelap. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celyad commences Phase I trial of CYAD-01 to treat colorectal cancer
Belgian biopharmaceutical firm Celyad has commenced a Phase I clinical trial (SHRINK) of its product candidate CYAD-01 (CAR-T NKG2D) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ablynx and Sanofi collaborate for nanobody-based inflammatory disease treatments
Belgian biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has entered a research collaboration and global exclusive licensing agreement with French firm Sanofi to develop and commercialise nanobody-based therapeutics for the treatment of several immune-mediated infla … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ablynx signs Sanofi deal potentially worth up to $2.8 billion
(Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi boosted its early-stage pipeline in immunology on Thursday by signing a deal with Ablynx that could earn the Belgian biotech firm as much as 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news