Saturday 1 November 2014

Stratasys, Worrell to accelerate medical device development

Stratasys, a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has collaborated with design and product development company Worrell to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D printed injection moulding. Since 3D printing injection mo


India considers ban on e-cigarettes, single smokes

India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the


American Hospital Dubai gets radioiodine therapy license

The American Hospital Dubai has become the first private hospital in the UAE to be licensed to provide radioiodine therapy to thyroid cancer patients, following a one-year project dedicated to building a new radiation therapy patient facility, developing hospital protocols for managing radioact


Saudi Arabia finds six new Mers cases

Saudi Arabia said it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures. The recent surge in cases, now numbering 32 since the start of October, has been fo


Microsoft offers wearable fitness device for $199

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor


Nintendo to develop device to track sleep

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, chief executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division. The device will be developed with US firm ResM


Al Ain Water expands output capacity by 60pc

Al Ain Food & Beverages, a major bottled drinking water manufacturer in the UAE, has expanded the production capacity for Al Ain Water from 32 million cases to 52 million cases of bottled water a year, marking a rise of 60 per cent. “The bottled water market is growing


Best lab practices vital in modern refineries: minister

Adopting best lab practices in modern refineries will ensure quality control and compatibility with regulatory oil export requirements, while contributing to clean environment, a top minister said. Finance Minister and Minister in Charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mo


WHO welcomes Ebola vaccine trial

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has welcomed the approval given by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, to a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).   This marks the latest step towards bringin


Dubai firms comply with health insurance law

The first phase of the Dubai’s health insurance law, where all employers will more than 1,000 employees on their sponsorship much has health insurance in place, is set to close by the end of this month. Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of Dubai Health Authority, said: &ldq

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