Late last month, MedTech Innovator in partnership with BARDA held an online event to hear pitches from start-up companies developing technologies related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  MedTech Innovator matches healthcare industry leaders with innovative early-stage and emerging growth medtech companies for mentorship and support. Here is the list of 16 companies that have technologies set…

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While aiming to double its manufacturing capacity to more than 50 million blood tests per month, Siemens Healthineers has begun shipping its COVID-19 serology kits internationally, for use on about 20,000 analyzer systems installed worldwide. The company recently received a CE mark for its IgM and IgG antibody test, designed to run on its high-throughput…

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Hundreds of teams are competing a la ‘Shark Tank’ for NIH funding to develop at-home diagnostic strips and other options Even as coronavirus testing ramps up around the country, businesses and public-health authorities seeking to safely reopen are hitting a speed-bump: Standard testing techniques still require sophisticated lab equipment and can take hours or even…

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Clinicians and regulators are rethinking how healthcare is provided amid precautions prompted by COVID-19. In-person physician visits don’t fit within the physical distancing guidelines that are now the new normal. New technology presents alternatives. As a digital therapeutics startup, Akili Interactive finds itself thrust in the midst of these changes. The Boston company has developed…

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Philips has won a nod from FDA and a CE mark for a next-generation wireless wearable biosensor to help monitor COVID-19 patients in hospital. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company touts its next-generation device as being able to enhance clinical surveillance in its patient deterioration detection solution to help clinicians detect risk so they can intervene earlier…

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Last week, High Level, a town of approximately 3,000 in northwest Alberta, Canada, received shipments of coronavirus test kits, manufactured by U.S. company Cepheid and Italy’s DiaSorin, from the province’s public health authority. The kits will enable High Level hospitals to deliver COVID-19 test results in as little as 30 minutes.  Before last week, residents of High…

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Amir Nashat has spent nearly two decades building biotechnology companies. The first he worked on, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, pioneered a new way to make genetic medicine. He’s since helped advise and nurture at least 16 others, several of which were acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars. Despite this track record, Nashat, a partner at the…

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(Reuters) – U.S. biotech company Novavax Inc has joined the race to test coronavirus vaccine candidates on humans and said it was targeting production of over a billion doses of its vaccine candidate next year. The company, which enrolled its first participants on Monday, said it expected preliminary data on safety and indicators of an…

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Nearly a month after federal scientists claimed that an experimental drug had helped patients severely ill with the coronavirus, the research has been published. The drug, remdesivir, was quickly authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of coronavirus patients, and hospitals rushed to obtain supplies. But until now, researchers and physicians had not…

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