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Clinical trial begins to see if convalescent plasma can treat COVID-19

Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU Langone have launched a new clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma—taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19—is effective in treating the disease. The body’s immune response to viral infections includes making molecules called antibodies. Antibodies can combat the infection and possibly prevent reinfection […]

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Orchard Software to be acquired by private equity firm

Francisco Partners, an IT-focused private equity firm says it plans to acquire Orchard Software, the laboratory information systems vendor. WHY IT MATTERS Orchard’s LIS technology, along with other clinical and pathology laboratory workflow tools and lab outreach and point-of-care testing products will benefit from the deal, said Francisco Partners Principal Jonathan Murphy. With the acquisition, […]

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India’s Jehangir Clinical Development Centre to join Clinerion’s global network of partner hospitals

Jehangir Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in Pune, India, along with its research arm Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC), last week announced that it will join Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform. Clinerion is a global data technology service company headquartered in Switzerland while JCDC has over 60 principal investigators and conducts on average 25-30 clinical studies […]

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EmblemHealth works with physician group to deploy HealthReveal clinical AI tool within Epic EHR

EmblemHealth and its subsidiary AdvantageCare Physicians in New York announced that they are integrating a clinical artificial intelligence tool made by startup HealthReveal into ACPNY’s Epic electronic health record. HOW IT WORKS HealthReveal’s aim is to address a basic question, HealthReveal CEO Dr. Lonny Reisman told Healthcare IT News: “Is the patient actually getting the right […]


Reata Announces Clinical Trial Design for FALCON, a Phase 3 Trial of Bardoxolone Methyl for the Treatment of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed a successful end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the design of a Phase 3 clinical trial of bardoxolone methyl (bardoxolone) in patients with autosomal dominant […]

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Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — The self-report version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is valid for assessing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Sophia Wang, M.D., from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and colleagues validated the […]