COVID-19

Dental Market in Recovery as Practices Begin to Re-Open

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Dental Market in Recovery as Practices Begin to Re-Open

The gradual re-introduction of elective surgeries throughout North America has major implications on the future of the dental industry. Currently, practices are beginning to re-open, in accordance with the general easing of restrictions in public institutions and places. During the temporary closure of dental practices to all but emergency treatments, a significant portion of potential

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Cloud-Based Remote Ventilator Monitoring Implemented by ResMed

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Cloud-Based Remote Ventilator Monitoring Implemented by ResMed

In Europe, respiratory device manufacturer ResMed has accelerated their process of launching remote tracking of ventilators, to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This cloud-based technology provides healthcare professionals with clinical data while patients are at home. This tackles several issues related to the ongoing pandemic. Firstly, it may provide increased room in hospitals, as patients

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BioButton Mobile Device Tracks COVID-19 Symptoms for 30 Days

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BioButton Mobile Device Tracks COVID-19 Symptoms for 30 Days

BioIntelliSense has created a multi-symptom tracking device called the BioButton to conveniently measure health metrics, as part of the ongoing efforts to track and control the spread of COVID-19. This non-invasive device allows data to be passively collected from individuals over a period of up to 30 days at a time. As restrictions begin to

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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Respiratory Device

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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Respiratory Device

The spread of COVID-19 infections has vastly increased mechanical ventilator usage, and with this usage comes complications for patients. According to Liberate Medical, patients who spend more than four days in ventilation are susceptible to higher hospital mortality rates, and increased complications. Liberate Medical is now among the latest companies to develop a device to

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Lungpacer Medical Gains FDA Approval for Diaphragm Pacer

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Lungpacer Medical Gains FDA Approval for Diaphragm Pacer

Vancouver-based company Lungpacer Medical has developed a single-use multi-electrode stimulating catheter that is inserted into the left subclavicle vein. It is used to stimulate the left and right phrenic nerves, providing support to the functioning of the diaphragm in patients who have respiratory issues. The device is paired with an external, reusable control unit to

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Non-Invasive Throat Sensor Developed to Track COVID-19 Symptoms

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Non-Invasive Throat Sensor Developed to Track COVID-19 Symptoms

The sensor is applied to the suprasternal notch. Image courtesy of CNet. A new device has been developed to measure physical symptoms in COVID-19 patients. This non-invasive device allows medical personnel to monitor a variety of symptoms with a singular device. This throat sensor, developed by the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Northwestern University in

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Stryker Emergency Authorization for Respirator Decontamination

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Stryker Emergency Authorization for Respirator Decontamination

Stryker has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA to use its Sterizone VP4 to decontaminate used N95 respirators during the coronavirus outbreak. Under normal circumstances, N95 respirators are designed to be single-use. A recent study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed that N95 respirators can be decontaminated effectively up

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CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

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CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending healthcare facilities in these areas to resume providing elective procedures to patients without COVID-19 symptoms. On March 18, 2020, the CMS announced they would postponing non-essential medical and surgical procedures

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OncoSec and Inovio Pursuing Phase 1 Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

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OncoSec and Inovio Pursuing Phase 1 Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

OncoSec and Inovio Pharmaceuticals have announced they are testing potential COVID-19 vaccines and pursuing first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trials. As of April 9, the FDA has not approved any preventative or therapeutic coronavirus vaccines for use against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19). While OncoSec has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application for its vaccine, CORVax12,

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Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts

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Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts

As ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to worsen throughout the Unites States, Telsa has redirected its focus to address the shortages, purchasing BiPAP breathing machines which can be re-purposed as non-invasive ventilators and shipping 1,000 ventilators from China to hospitals in California. Partnering with Medtronic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been reportedly

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