Month: May 2020

eCOVID Platform Provides Remote Patient Monitoring


Excerpt from the article: “Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a remote monitoring platform for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but aren’t in need of hospitalization. The system is being tested by patients in a clinical trial at UC San Diego Health. It is intended to help health care…

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Preventing ‘cytokine storm’ may ease severe COVID-19 symptoms


Excerpt from the article: “For some COVID-19 patients, the body’s immune response may be as destructive as the virus that causes the disease. The persistent high fevers, severe respiratory distress, and lung damage seen in some critically ill patients are all signs of an immune system in overdrive. Now, a new clinical trial will test…

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Study: Remdesivir benefits some COVID-19 patients


Excerpt from the article: “A study published late last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients who received Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir recovered a median of 4 days earlier than those who received a placebo. Preliminary findings from the double-blind Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-1), sponsored by the…

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Chest x-rays in the ER predict COVID-19 severity


Excerpt from the Article: “The study findings demonstrate x-ray’s value in helping physicians identify, triage, and treat high-risk patients, wrote a team led by Dr. Danielle Toussie of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “We demonstrate how valuable x-rays can be during this pandemic because, by evaluating disease in different portions of the lungs, we…

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COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest


These findings may well change how future screening for COVID-19 infections is conducted. Excerpt from the article: “The study results suggest that radiologists must keep in mind that patients with COVID-19 can initially present with symptoms other than respiratory ones but still have the disease, wrote a team led by Dr. Rydhwana Hossain of the University…

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Finding Our Way Out: How Science Can Overcome the COVID-19 Crisis


Gladstone President Emeritus Sandy Williams explains how Gladstone scientists are leveraging their existing research to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading The Article

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COVID-19 Research Event: The Race to Develop Vaccines & Treatments


The world has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and many are waiting in much anticipation for a vaccine and treatments. Many researchers are working tirelessly on COVID-19 research efforts and we have seen many institutions receive funding to support research studies. Join us for an evening of discussion on the important research efforts…

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CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance Builds Strong Momentum Through Expanded Membership and Clinical Trial Collaboration


Excerpt from the press release: Osaka, JAPAN, and King of Prussia, PA, USA – 7 May 2020 – The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance, an unprecedented plasma industry collaboration recently established to accelerate the development of a plasma-derived hyperimmune globulin therapy for COVID-19, is rapidly building momentum. Its membership has expanded globally to include 10 plasma companies, and…

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EMA Guidance on Management of Clinical Trials during COVID-19 Pandemic


Veristat has published an interesting overview of the EMA guidance: Summary of Key Considerations Outlined in the Third Edition of the EMA Guidance “The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has now published its third version of the Guidance on the Management of Clinical Trials during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. This guidance addresses the need for sponsors…

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OBIO Announces Early Adopter Health Network Call for Applications to Address COVID-19


Excerpt from the announcement: TORONTO, ON — May 14, 2020 – The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing health technology innovation and commercialization, announced today a Canada-wide call for applications from companies for its Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™) to address COVID-19. Click the button below to read the article:…

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