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NN Inc. acquires medical device developer, manufacturer Bridgemedica
Diversified industrial company NN Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Bridgemedica — which provides design, development engineering, manufacturing and packaging services to the medical device industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.  The post NN Inc. acquires medical device developer, manufacturer Bridgemedica appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Contract Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Wall Street Beat bridgemedica NN Inc. Source Type: news

B. Braun ’ s Aesculap closes $17m Dextera Surgical bankruptcy buyout
Surgical instrument maker Dextera Surgical and B. Braun subsidiary Aesculap said yesterday that they closed the $17.3 million deal to buy Dextera out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Redwood City, Calif.- based Dextera, formerly known as Cardica, agreed to the buyout in December 2017. The consummation Feb. 20 saw Dextera receive $13.6 million; another $2 million went into two-year escrow, $900,000 went to repay a loan from Aesculap and the balance was used to pay off contracts and leases and to settle closing expenses, according to a regulatory filing. Aesculap said it plans to oversee oper...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat aesculap B. Braun Bankruptcy dextera Source Type: news

Nigeria:Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age
[Daily Trust] "Op finished," announced the General Surgeon, signalling to the anaesthetic team that the surgery was over. The General Surgeon, Dr David has 35 years of surgical experience under his belt. Dr David, having been put out to pasture at 60, is now 67 and is engaged by government as a contract doctor. He was called in by the gynaecological team when they realized the patient would need a General Surgeon's attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carestream to highlight AI at HIMSS 2018
Carestream Health plans to show its advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream's Vue Cloud hits 26B image milestone Carestream inks Mich. contract Carestream expands patent portfolio Carestream signs Mount Nittany Health Carestream completes large Fla. x-ray installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Promising treatment for Ebola to be tested at Texas Biomed
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) During the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013, an experimental biopharmaceutical drug called ZMappTM was a glimmer of hope in the midst of a health crisis. Now, scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio have been awarded a $2 million dollar contract by the makers of ZMapp, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., to further test this promising new therapeutic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boston Sci Employee Found Guilty in Criminal Case
Boston Scientific faces $1 million in fines after an Italian court found one of its employees guilty in a criminal case, according to an SEC filing. On Feb. 23, 2015, the judge for the Court of Modena (Italy) ordered a trial for the Marlborough, MA-based company and three of its employees as well as numerous other defendants charged in criminal proceedings. Those charges arise from allegations that the defendants made improper donations to certain healthcare providers and other employees of the Hospital of Modena in order to induce them to conduct unauthorized clinical trials, as well as related government fraud in relatio...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Making sense of integrated care systems, integrated care partnerships and accountable care organisations in the NHS in England.
This updated long read looks at work under these systems and at NHS England's proposals for an accountable care organisation contract. The author concludes that integrated care should be supported as it is the best hope for the NHS and its partners to provide services to meet the needs of the growing and ageing population (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virgin deal would undermine other NHS services, says judge
A county council’s award of a £104m contract to Virgin Care would “significantly” undermine the incumbent NHS trusts’ ability to maintain other services, a judge has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Health Minister Parirenyatwa Sued
[The Herald] A group of 20 student nurses at Bonda Mission Hospital, who had their training contracts terminated barely a month after commencement, have taken the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa to the High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MedaPhor releases point-of-care ultrasound simulator
U.K. ultrasound training developer MedaPhor has released BodyWorks Eve, a female...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedaPhor opens U.S. subsidiary MedaPhor to aid Rwanda, Dominican Republic MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract MedaPhor to bring ScanTrainer to U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical Design and Manufacturing Challenges to Be Explored at ADM Cleveland
The challenges of medical manufacturing, from evolving quality systems requirements to determining whether to outsource a technology or keep it in house, will be explored at free conference sessions during the upcoming Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo in Cleveland, OH. The trade show and conference comes to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on March 7 and 8. A panel discussion on March 7 will dive into ISO 13485 certification, including the latest version of the international standard for medical device quality management systems. ISO 13485:2016 introduces a number of revisions that medical device...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

UK government threatens to strip Oxfam of public contracts
Charity chief apologises for failings as donations slow (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Under Pressure: MiMedx Faces an Uncertain Future
An internal investigation has thrown MiMedx into a state of uncertainty. The Marietta, GA-based company said Tuesday it is postponing the release of its financial results and the filing of its Form 10-K for 2017, while independent legal and accounting advisors investigate allegations regarding the company's sales and distribution practices at the company. MiMedx said its executives are also reviewing the accounting treatment of certain distributor contracts.  The company's stock (Nasdaq: MDXG) fell 39.53% Tuesday, closing at $8.75, and at least one analyst decided to downgrade the stock citing "too much uncertain...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas plans to unveil new analytics capabilities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UPDATE: Robotics delay pushes Medtronic down despite fiscal Q3 beats
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) shares took a hit today after the world’s largest medical device maker said its robot-assisted surgery platform has fallen behind schedule, despite fiscal third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic had predicted first-in-human cases during the fiscal year ending in April, with a full launch following in fiscal 2019. But during a conference call with investors today discussing the Q3 numbers, chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak said the timetable has gotten longer. “We are enthusiastic about the development of our surgical robotics plat...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

MiMedx shares tumble on internal accounting investigation, delayed 2017 earnings
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) shares have lost nearly a third of their value today after the company announced it is delaying the release of its 2017 financial results due to an internal investigation into alleged issues with sales and distribution practices at the company. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said that its board’s audit committee has tapped a group of independent legal and accounting advisors to conduct an internal investigation into the matters, and that company executives are also reviewing the “accounting treatment of certain distributor contracts.” Read the whole story on our sister site, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Advanced ICU Care Extends Contract with Philips to Deliver Tele-ICU Care to Partner Hospitals in the U.S.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced that Advanced ICU Care, the largest provider of tele-ICU care in the U.S., has extended its collaboration with Philips by signing a new 12-year agreement. A Philips tele-ICU customer since 2006, Advanced ICU Care will leverage Philips' tele-ICU technology to help power nine virtual care hubs, monitoring nearly 1,000 ICU beds across the U.S. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

NHSPS to deliver new GP surgery by the end of 2018
Works for a new purpose-build GP practice that will be delivered by NHS Propery Services (PS) have begun last Friday (16 february), after local residents saw their former practice closed in 2015. The£2.3m development will rise in Bow Fell, Brownsover after the Brownsover Medical Practice did not see its contract with NHS England renewed back in 2015.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Bristol spin-out acquired by global contract research organisation
KWS BioTest, a spinout company from the University of Bristol, has been acquired by US-based Charles River Laboratories, for an initial purchase price of approximately £ 15 million. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON
The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by Stella Creasy MP, achieve enough support during Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on the draft legislation. UNISON believes a new windfall tax could prove a lifeline to under pressure public services. It would mean PFI firms are forced to pay back some of the billions of pounds the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government PFI public services Source Type: news

D.C. Council delays decision on UMC's new turnaround company
Seven D.C. Council members filed a resolution Friday that delays a decision on the pending $5 million turnaround contract proposed for District-owned United Medical Center. The move extends the long-struggling hospital's contract with its current operator, Veritas of Washington LLC. D.C. Council had voted in November to cut ties with Veritas over questions about the consultancy's performance after the D.C. Health Department forced the closure of UMC's obstetrics unit . But the seven members, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

D.C. Council delays decision on UMC's new turnaround company
Seven D.C. Council members filed a resolution Friday that delays a decision on the pending $5 million turnaround contract proposed for District-owned United Medical Center. The move extends the long-struggling hospital's contract with its current operator, Veritas of Washington LLC. D.C. Council had voted in November to cut ties with Veritas over questions about the consultancy's performance after the D.C. Health Department forced the closure of UMC's obstetrics unit . But the seven members, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

DOD-Backed MeMed Feels the Need for Speed
An Israeli startup that has developed a platform to differentiate between viral and bacterial infections in 15 minutes just got a big boost toward bringing the product to market. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has given Haifa-based MeMed a $4 million grant to fund its manufacturing efforts. MeMed’s technology measures three blood-borne immune markers to detect whether a patient has a bacterial or viral infection. Its first generation product, ImmunoXpert, has been cleared for use in laboratories in the EU, Switzerland, and Israel. The platform under development, ImmunoPoC, is designed for point-of-care use to h...
Source: MDDI - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: IVD Source Type: news

These trends have made medical device manufacturing what it is today
About 10 years ago, there were a number of notable trends and market forces which began to, once again, change how the medical device manufacturing sector brought its products to market. They’re still shaping the market we have today. Andrew Potter, Bonifacio Consulting Services, and Chris Delporte [Image from Unsplash]Perhaps the true measure of a forward-thinking industry is its ability to evolve to meet new market challenges, demands and opportunities. The medical device industry — and certainly the contract manufacturing sector that has grown over the last two decades into an integral part of medtech’...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Business/Financial News Contract Manufacturing Outsourcing Bonifacio Consulting Services Source Type: news

Carestream's Vue Cloud hits 26B image milestone
Carestream Health's Vue Cloud imaging cloud service now manages more than 26...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream inks Mich. contract Carestream expands patent portfolio Carestream signs Mount Nittany Health Carestream completes large Fla. x-ray installation Carestream wins DR order from SC hospital (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olympics: Two Swiss freestyle skiers contract norovirus - Swiss team
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers have contracted the norovirus, the Swiss team said on Friday, becoming the first confirmed cases among athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NuVasive files alleged poaching, infringement suits against Alphatec
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) has filed a suit against Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) claiming the company hired on executives, including former COO and prez Pat Miles, with knowledge of its XLIF lateral interbody fusion procedures in an attempt to recreate the technology for its own products. In its infringement suit, submitted this week to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, San Diego-based NuVasive claims it created the XLIF method for fusing vertebral disks to reduce nerve damage and that Alphatec’s recently released devices, the Battalion lateral system, infringe on their products. ...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Alphatec Nuvasive Source Type: news

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It’s Important
Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there is no contract locking us to the other person, as in marriage, and there are no blood bonds, as in family. Friendships are flexible. “We choose our friends, and our friends choose us,” says William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University. “That’s a really distinctive attribute of friendships.” But modern life can become so busy that people forget to keep choosing each other. That’s when fri...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized healthytime relationships Source Type: news

EHS files suit against state regulators over order to move patients
Employee Health Systems Medical Group has filed suit against state regulators after nine health plans were ordered to cancel all contracts with the medical group and transfer 600,000 patients to other providers. The company, which does business as EHS, filed the suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit alleges the California Department of Managed Health Care exceeded its authority when it sent a cease-and-desist order in late December to nine health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Oxford BioMedica wins second $100 million gene therapy contract
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oxford BioMedica has won a second $100 million contract to supply gene therapy material, this time from Bioverativ, which agreed last month to be acquired by Sanofi for $11.6 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Colorado biotech company lands defense contract
“Our goal is to help transform the management of severely ill individuals" (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Trump budget allots $1.2B for Cerner's VA contract
A fiscal year 2019 federal budget proposed Tuesday by President Donald Trump calls for $1.2 billion for Cerner Corp.'s contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin first announced the selection of Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) for the project in June, but a contract has not yet been signed. The department delayed the contract so that it could conduct an external review to define interoperability, or how the EHR system should communicat e with other systems. Shulkin had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

UMC contract protest questions Mazars' health experience
One of the companies competing to become the next operator of District-owned United Medical Center has filed a protest against the hospital's selection of Mazars USA LLP to oversee its financial turnaround. FTI Health Solutions, a consulting practice of D.C.-based FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN), claimed in a letter filed Feb. 9 with the D.C. Contract Appeals Board that UMC violated D.C. procurement law when it awarded a $5 million, eight-month contract to New York-based Mazars. The contract is slated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

UMC contract protest questions Mazars' health experience
One of the companies competing to become the next operator of District-owned United Medical Center has filed a protest against the hospital's selection of Mazars USA LLP to oversee its financial turnaround. FTI Health Solutions, a consulting practice of D.C.-based FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN), claimed in a letter filed Feb. 9 with the D.C. Contract Appeals Board that UMC violated D.C. procurement law when it awarded a $5 million, eight-month contract to New York-based Mazars. The contract is slated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor helps firm land defense contract
Dr. Hector Wong ’s research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is being credited as key to a biotech firm landing a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. MBio Diagnostics Inc., a Colorado company that specializes in rapid on-the-spot clinical diagnostics and sample testing, today rev ealed it had been awarded a Phase II DARPA contract.  DARPA focuses on breakthrough technologies for national security, including battlefield medicine to treat wounded U.S. troops. MBio… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor helps firm land defense contract
Dr. Hector Wong ’s research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is being credited as key to a biotech firm landing a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. MBio Diagnostics Inc., a Colorado company that specializes in rapid on-the-spot clinical diagnostics and sample testing, today rev ealed it had been awarded a Phase II DARPA contract.  DARPA focuses on breakthrough technologies for national security, including battlefield medicine to treat wounded U.S. troops. MBio… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Exclusive: Thousands of NHS staff to transfer to subsidiary companies
The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Region risks losing £15m of healthcare funding
Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient transport members vote on industrial action over two-tier workforce
UNISON members who transport patients in greater Manchester are being balloted for potential strike action over pay differences which see some of them paid up to £2.40 an hour less, get fewer breaks and receive less sick pay. Around 100 staff at Greater Manchester Patient Transport Services were hired when the service was outsourced to Arriva between 2013 and 2016, and employed on the inferior terms and conditions. This means that a third of the services staff are paid less than colleagues who were employed before the service was privatised, or after it was brought back into the public sector – a situation UNIS...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News ambulance service ambulances health care NHS outsourcing patient transport services Source Type: news

Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients
Over 85% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take. In November 2017 NHS England also published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MD & M West: 10 technologies you should know
MD&M West is one of the largest medical device manufacturing events in the world, so it’s easy to get lost on the show floor. Even if you were in Anaheim, Calif., for the event last week, you may have missed a lot. From a new robotics insights display from Rethink Robotics to a disinfectant-resistant plastic from Eastman to Guill’s extrusion tool with single-point concentricity adjustment, here are 10 things you may have missed at MD&M West. Next>> Senior editor Heather Thompson contributed with the final two slideshow items. The post MD&M West: 10 technologies you should know appeared first o...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Contract Manufacturing eastman flexcon guilltool junkosha kiniticsautomation MasterControl Maxon Motor MD&M West microcare rethinkrobotics teconnectivity Source Type: news

Report: Amazon gearing up for entry into medical supplies biz
Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) is looking to up the ante in its medical supplies business and turn the unit into a major supplier to US hospitals and clinics, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The online mega retailer has initiated a trial of a new system testing to see if it can use its Amazon Business site to supply healthcare products to a large midwestern hospital and its approximately 150 outpatient facilities, according to the report. The system is customized to the hospital’s catalog of supplies and allows employees to compare prices on the Amazon Business marketplace to those it negotiates with through dist...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Hospital Care Amazon Source Type: news

Charles River Labs to acquire contract research firm for $800M
Charles River Laboratories, one of the state ’s largest life sciences companies, said it will acquire a Michigan-based contract research firm for $800 million. Wilmington-based Charles River Labs (NYSE: CRL) said Tuesday that it would pay $800 million in cash for MPI Research, a privately held firm headquartered in Mattawan, Michigan. It ma rks Charles River’s second deal for a contract research organization, or CRO, so far this year. Such companies do not develop their own drugs, but are paid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Statute Of Limitations Bars Disability Claimant's Suit, Maryland Federal Judge Says
BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal judge on Feb. 1 determined that a disability claimant's breach of contract suit is barred by the applicable statute of limitations because the statute of limitations began to run when the insurer issued its denial letter and not when the insurer denied the claimant's appeal (Nancy F. George v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., No. 17-1073, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16528). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fast-growing Bay Area biotech company expands on East Coast
It is a big move by Belmont-based LakePharma to swing into manufacturing after eight years solely as a contract research organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Fast-growing Bay Area biotech company expands on East Coast
It is a big move by Belmont-based LakePharma to swing into manufacturing after eight years solely as a contract research organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why Pharma Needs to Understand Population Health
It ’s no secret that healthcare is under growing pressure to reduce the cost of care while improving quality. Linkage of payment for healthcare to the cost and quality delivered – the idea behind value-based payment frameworks – is the driving force behind today’s rapidly changing healthcare la ndscape.Such linkage will likely be achieved using a population health model, where a provider contracts to deliver designated services to specific quality targets at an agreed-upon ‘all-in’ price. The arrangement makes the contracting provider financially accountable for cost over-runs and qualit...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof Source Type: news

Source-Ray wins $100m Pentagon contract
Radiology device maker Source-Ray won a $100 million contract with the US Department of Defense for the delivery of radiology systems and accessories, according to a DoD release. The deal is a five-year base firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract with a single five-year option period, and was a competitive acquisition with a total of 27 responses received by the DoD. Source-Ray produces portable X-ray systems, including its UC-5000 urgent care radiology unit, a line of wired and wireless digital systems and the line powered portable PowerMax 1260 unit, as well as a number of different OEM pr...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging sourceray Source Type: news

APMS provider takes on another practice
BrisDoc Ltd has taken over the management of another practice for two years, after all GP partners handed back their contracts back in December 2017. It comes after GP partners at Bishopston Medical Practice sent a letter to patients last year in which they said that financial constraints were forcing them to hand back their contract to NHS England. BrisDoc has taken over the provision of care for more than 10,000 patients at the practice since 10 February.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

University of South Wales cleaners win tribunal case
Cleaners at the University of South Wales have won thousands of pounds in compensation after a private company unlawfully deducted money from their wages over 11 months. The nine women (pictured), supported by UNISON, are employed by KGB Cleaning to clean the university’s ATRiuM in Cardiff. Having worked at the Caerleon site up until its closure in July 2016, they were transferred to another site under an agreement that their travel time from Caerleon would be paid. However, KGB Cleaning reneged on this in March 2017. After a two-day hearing, an employment tribunal found the company guilty of unlawful deduction ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Cymru Wales higher education Source Type: news