healthcare

October 15, 2019

Gangnam-Gu of Korea and Korea International Trade Association (KITA) organised the Gangnam Premium Medi & Beauty Fair 2019 in Dubai. The most-sought-after Korean aesthetic solutions exhibition showcased the latest products and solutions including a wide selection of the latest innovations in health and beauty care available to try at the event.

Held at Habtoor Palace Hotel in Dubai from October 9 to 10, the event witnessed presence of senior government officials, leading businessmen and participation of 16 cosmetic surgery clinics and cosmetic companies from South Korea.

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October 15, 2019

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest a portfolio of select over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical assets in a number of Near East, Middle East and Africa (NEMEA) countries within its Growth and Emerging Markets Business Unit to Acino for a total value in excess of $200 million USD. This is the third transaction in FY19 that furthers Takeda’s strategy to focus on business areas core to its long-term growth and facilitate rapid deleveraging following its acquisition of Shire.

“The divestment of non-core assets sold"...

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October 14, 2019

Get your flu shots without any further delay, urged officials of the Ministry of health and Prevention, that launched the National Seasonal Flu Awareness campaign on Sunday.

The campaign under the tagline ' Get the vaccine, not the flu', was held in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Health Authority in order to raise awareness about the complications related to seasonal influenza.

The flu vaccine shots are available free of cost for Emiratis and high risk individuals such as children under five, the elderly, healthcare"...

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October 14, 2019

Servier and its partner Taiho Oncology, Inc. (US), a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced today that detailed results from the analysis of patients with prior gastrectomy enrolled in the Phase III TAS-102 Gastric Study (TAGS) evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) in adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least two prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, platinum, and either a taxane and/or irinotecan-containing regimen, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy, were published in the October issue of JAMA"...

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October 13, 2019

In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fakih IVF Fertility Center seeks to reach out to all women battling the disease by helping preserve their fertility and fulfill their dream of starting a family.

Throughout the month of October, the fertility center is running a “Together We Are Stronger” campaign, to honor these patients and strive hard to help them so that cancer does not take away their dream of motherhood. As part of the initiative patients can avail a free consultation on their first visit to the center while also benefiting from several other services offered all month.

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October 12, 2019

LIFEPharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAE-headquartered VPS Healthcare, announced a historic agreement with Apotex, the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada.

The first-of-its kind agreement will see LIFEPharma manufacture nine products in its Dubai facility, which will then be exported for commercialisation in Canada - making it the first UAE company to export generics to the North American market.

Under the 10-year contract, LIFEPharma will be producing as many as 120 million tablets per year. The products include medications used to treat a certain type"...

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October 10, 2019

Cigna Insurance Middle East today launched its Stress Care initiative in the UAE, dedicated to raising awareness about the long-term impact of stress and reducing its prevalence among residents.

The Stress Care platform helps people visualise the impact of stress on the body and mind using Cigna’s Stress Portraits.

The Cigna platform takes physical readings of a person’s brainwaves, heart rate and skin response and produces a real-time rendering of stress data.

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October 10, 2019

Galderma, a global leader focused on meeting the world's increasing skin health needs, announced that it has enrolled the first patients in a new Phase 3 clinical study with nemolizumab, an investigational therapy in adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.

This study is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of nemolizumab in subjects with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.

Nemolizumab is a first-in-class investigational monoclonal antibody that blocks signaling of IL-31, a cytokine that plays"...

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October 9, 2019

ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas – showcasing a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi® robot, which will be designed to assist medical and laboratory staff with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals.

The dual-arm mobile YuMi® will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human co-workers autonomously, while learning to find different routes from one location to another. It has the potential to undertake a wide range of repetitive and time-consuming activities, including preparation of medicines, loading and unloading"...

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October 9, 2019

CosmeSurge, one of the region’s most trusted brand for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, has launched its 16th center in Dubai. Located in BR Medical Suites, Dubai HealthCare City, the clinic will offer state-of-the-art facilities along with expert medical solutions that will enhance the beauty of patients and help transform their lives. The opening of a special hair transplant department was also revealed during the launch. Expected to be a stand-alone department, it will be helmed by a dedicated team of experts specialising in the field of hair restoration, and are in-tune and at the forefront of medical advancements in the field.

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