Ethiopia:National Plan to Prevent Diseases Emerges
[Addis Fortune] A five-year national plan, One Health Strategic Plan, that will enable Ethiopia to prevent, control, and respond to new and known infections was launched today. A memorandum of understanding, to be implemented in partnership with the United States, was also signed with four Ministries. The signatories along with the United States were the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BD promotes Polen to COO | Personnel Moves – October 3, 2018
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it named current president Tom Polen as its new chief operating officer, filling a role that has been empty since 2016. Polen was appointed president in April 2017, and will continue to report to chairman and CEO Vincent Forlenza, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. In his new position, Polen will have oversight of its three operating segments, its innovation and new product dev pipeline and global operations, BD said. “Tom’s promotion reflects his leadership role developing and implementing BD’s strategy and vision and aligning our businesses under thr...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson clicktherapeutics intersectent Intuitive Surgical johnsonandjohnson nevro shapememorymedical ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Rwanda:City of Kigali Seeks to Reduce HIV Prevalence in the Next Five Years
[New Times] The City of Kigali and its partners have committed to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence under a new strategic plan to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:The New National Health Plan
[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week approved a new five-year National Health Strategic Plan 2, which is expected to gulp the sum of N6.07tn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy
September 07, 2018The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers —particularly women. Female health workers in Senegal not only juggle full-time jobs during the day and work a “second shift” when the get home at night, but they are often deployed to health posts far from home. This can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict, including with their spouses. It can also create delays and bottlenecks in the services they provide to their clients.The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAS) recognized the need to be more responsive to these and other issues of g...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New five-year strategic plan builds on success
The new NIEHS strategic plan updates the goals that guide priorities and leadership in environmental health science research. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Medical Alley charts path for Minnesota ’ s medtech cluster
This report puts forward solutions that require commitment and leadership from the public and private sectors. We look forward to working with our state’s leaders on moving these forward,” co-chair Sheri Dodd, a VP and GM of Medtronic’s care management solutions & non-intensive diabetes therapies business, said in the release. Minnesota enjoys one of the largest U.S. medical device clusters, along with the greater Boston area, southern California and that state’s San Francisco Bay area. That said, the report concluded, there are several problems with the business environment in the Land of 10,00...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Industry Council Medical Alley Source Type: news

Meditology, CloudPost partner to offer med device security services
Healthcare information security group Meditology Services said today it is partnering with internet-of-things security firm CloudPost Networks to provide end-to-end medical device security program solutions. Through the partnerships, the companies will look to provide medical device security programs that use CloudPost’s medical device inventory and protection software alongside services to protect patients from security risks associated with medical devices. “Medical devices have become the weakest link in the security chain. We are excited to leverage the power of CloudPost’s cutting-edge technology alo...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT cloudpostnetworks meditologyservices Source Type: news

Urban freight transport in city strategic planning - Kiba-Janiak M.
The issue of urban freight transport in city strategic planning is discussed in this paper. There are two main purposes of the paper - a theoretical one and empirical one. The author's concept of maturity levels of cities in planning and implementing activ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UTA professor leads federal advisory group on the prevention of acute, chronic pain
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington professor led a federal advisory group that has published its recommendations on the prevention of acute and chronic pain to the Federal Research Pain Strategy, an interagency committee that oversees the government's long-term strategic plan to support pain research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across China
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within China.A group of interested stakeholders have been invited to a two-day strategic planning meeting to be held on 9-10 October in Beijing (hosted by the Peking University Health Science Center), to discuss the strategic direction and the establishment of a Cochrane China Network.  The Cochrane China Network primary functions will be around ensuring that Cochrane ’s evidence is increasingly used in policy and practice inside China; supporting the Cochrane community of volunteers (authors, methodologists, editors) in Chi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Boston Scientific to Layoff 85 Massachusetts Workers by Year End
Boston Scientific, which has been making acquisitions left and right this year, plans to lay off 85 workers at a Burlington, MA-based facility that came with the company's acquisition of Cosman Medical in 2016. Cosman developed radiofrequency ablation technology for the treatment of chronic pain and was integrated into Boston Scientific's neuromodulation business. The company submitted a Worker Adjustment and Retaining Act (WARN) report in Massachusetts disclosing the layoffs. The headcount reduction is expected to begin Sept. 28 and continue through December. When Boston Scientific acquired Cosman in July 2016, the financ...
Source: MDDI - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Henry Schein shares rise on Street-beating Q2
Shares in Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) rose today after the medical company beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter earnings results. The Melville, N.Y.-based company posted profits of $141.2 million, or 92¢ per share, on sales of $3.3 billion for the three months ended June 30, seeing profits grow 3.8% while sales grew 8.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.04, just ahead of the $1.01 consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $3.3 billion, which the company met. “Results for the second q...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Introducing the Data Catalog Collaboration Blog – check out this new blog from the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), which will talk about outreach, metadata, assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the future development of data discovery. Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Libra...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Opioid Response Strategic Plan 2018-2023
Strategic plan includes broad goals to guide Denver's response to the opioid epidemic, strategies that support achievement of each goal, and specific actions to be implemented in the next 1-5 years. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across the US
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US.An internal review of Cochrane ’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to deliver a wider range and expanded scale of Cochrane activities, share collaboratio n across and between institutions, and create greater impact of that work in diverse regions and different contexts.There is a sophisticated and well-developed health evidence landscape in th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Kenya:KNH Needs Sh6 Billion for Machines, Development
[Nation] Kenyatta National Hospital (KHH) requires Sh6 billion to replace some equipment and for infrastructure development, according to a five-year strategic plan launched on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Don & #039;t Expect Boston Scientific M & amp;A to Slow Down Anytime Soon
It came as no surprise that M&A seemed to be top of mind for many investors during Boston Scientific's second-quarter earnings call Wednesday. As MD+DI has reported on recently, the company has announced six acquisitions since March, including two in July. So naturally, during the question and answer portion of the call, several industry analysts asked CEO Mike Mahoney about the recent uptick in deal activity and whether or not that trend will continue into 2019. Mahoney first said that the company has developed "excellent capabilities" to execute on the integration of these acquisitions and that the more mat...
Source: MDDI - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Draft Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018-2022
The Indian Health Service is requesting public comment on their strategic plan draft for 2018-2022. Comments are due by August 23, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new approach to predict safety outcomes in the construction industry - Ghodrati N, Yiu TW, Wilkinson S, Shahbazpour M.
Strategic plans play a crucial role in improving occupational health and safety (OHS) in the construction industry. The ability to predict and understand the future changes related to safety outcomes in the industry will assist the authorities and help the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

IHS: Draft Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018-2022
The Indian Health Service is seeking public comment by August 23, 2018 on the draft IHS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2018-2022. A series of virtual town hall sessions seeking input on the plan will also be held. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NSF Announces STEM Education Advisory Panel
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has appointed eighteen members to a new advisory panel to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. NSF consulted with the Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in making the appointments. The new STEM Education Advisory Panel, composed of individuals from nonprofit, business, academic, and informal education organizations, will be chaired by Gabriela Gonzalez, Deputy Director of the Intel Foundation, Intel Corporation. David Evans, Executive Direc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Launches Strategic Plan
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched its Strategic Plan for 2017/18-2021/22 alongside partners, including UN Namibia, this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2017 Strategic Plan on Oral Health (December 2017)
Report outlines Kentucky's strategic plan for collaborating to build oral health equity in Kentucky through access to care, education, workforce readiness, and effective use of resources. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Help Inform AIBS Programming
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is gathering information on how we can best contribute to the broad biological/life sciences community. We are particularly interested in information about areas where a federation such as AIBS can best contribute to efforts of importance to the broad biological/life sciences community. We ask that you take a few moments to share your thoughts with us by answering a few questions to help inform AIBS’ strategic planning. Click here for the survey: https://aibs.wufoo.com/forms/survey-to-help-inform-aibs-programming/?utmsource=Unknown+List&utmcampaign=437bf39d5a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The NIH Undiagnosed Disease Program Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
In the July issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the 10th anniversary of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. Other topics include the release of NIH's new strategic plan for data science, Dr. Green's keynote talk at the eighth annual Nuka System of Care Conference, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health Twitter chat on understanding disparities in access to genetic and genomic services. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 5, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NASA Should Update Policies That Protect Planets and Other Solar System Bodies During Space Exploration Missions, New Report Says
The current process for planetary protection policy development is inadequate to respond to increasingly complex solar system exploration missions, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. To prepare effectively for new dimensions of space exploration– including the entry of new international and private-sector players and eventual human presence on other planetary bodies– the report calls for NASA to develop a planetary protection strategic plan, assess the completeness of policies, and initiate a process to formally define requirements that are missing. NASA should...
Source: News from the National Academies - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

GMR Funds Innovative Pilot Program to Teach Graduate Students Research Data Management
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Tina Griffin at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been granted a Research Data Award to develop the Research Data Management Best Practice Implementation Program for Graduate Students in STEM and Health Sciences! Background: Today, data management practices by students are largely learned by conforming to the laboratory culture and adopting habits from the environment in which they work. There is no known national mandatory data management training for students. The recent NLM strategic plan (PDF) recognizes the importance of the role of libraries in advancing open ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Training Data Management Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, MLA 2018: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations
The NLM Update was held at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Atlanta, GA, on May 30, 2018. Three speakers presented on NLM and data science; NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Planning; the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; and NLM-wide projects. View the PowerPoint presentation. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

After $9.9 billion sale, Envision turns its attention back to insurance dispute
Envision Healthcare CEO Chris Holden says his company will move forward with its strategic plan now that it ’s been sold to a New York-based investment firm for $9.9 billion — including resolving issues with insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

After $9.9 billion sale, Envision turn its attention back to insurance dispute
Envision Healthcare CEO Chris Holden says his company will move forward with its strategic plan now that it ’s been sold to a New York-based investment firm for $9.9 billion — including resolving issues with insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc. Announces New Advisory...
The Advisory Board will contribute to the company’s current strategic plans and identify means to capitalize on future growth opportunities(PRWeb June 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15559092.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary:Competitive Location:London Application Closing Date: 06 July 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to support the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD), Cochrane Library Product Manager and other Central Executive Teams in delivering on high priority projects: by developing an agreed framework for project management and reporting, supporting colleagues to manage their projects efficiently and transparently, and to provide project management services to the highest priority EMD projects, including the implementation of the Cochrane Library roadmap.The Project Manager will lead on t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NIH releases data science strategic plan
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published its first Strategic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Pettigrew to step down as NIBIB director NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas Neiman receives NIH grant for musculoskeletal research NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips to acquire EPD solutions in $293m upfront deal
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked a deal to acquire image-guided cardiac arrhythmia treatment dev EPD Solutions for $293 million (EU €250 million) upfront with a possible additional $246.2 million (EU €210 million) upon completion of the deal based on certain milestones. EPD Solutions produces cardiac imaging and navigation systems designed to aid electrophysiologists in navigating the heart through a detailed 3D image of the cardiac anatomy, Amsterdam-based Philips said. The system is also designed to identify the location and orientation of catheters during the diagnostic and therapeutic pr...
Source: Mass Device - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions royalphilips Source Type: news

Philips Bets Big on Image-Guided Therapy with Latest Acquisition
Royal Philips is seeking to expand its image-guided therapy solutions with the acquisition EPD Solutions. Philips is set to acquire the Tortola, British Virgin Islands-based company for about $292 million upfront. The deal could close in July, Philips said. EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system has received CE mark and is used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. The system has not been given a nod from FDA and is currently under review by the agency. Philips said its interventional imaging systems, such as Azurion, and EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system could more ef...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Cardiovascular Source Type: news

NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released its first ever Strategic Plan for Data Science (PDF). The plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Wondering how libraries fit into the plan? NIH will partner with institutions to engage librarians and information specialists in finding new paths in areas such as library science that have the potential to enrich the data-science ecosystem for biomedical research. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

NIH releases strategic plan for data science
The plan provides a roadmap for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action
Federal partners gathered at NIEHS May 15-16 to discuss the implementation of the new Toxicology in the 21st Century strategic plan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Request for Information for the Development of the Fiscal Year 2021-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research
The Office of AIDS Research invites feedback from investigators in academia, industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, community, and other interested constituents on the development of the fiscal year (FY) 2021-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (the Plan). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news