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Medtech’s Place In Health Care R&I Boosted Under Horizon Europe

Cross-industry collaboration is the new focus of EU health care technology research funding activity. Under Horizon Europe, the Innovative Health Initiative will encourage convergence in health technology, and prioritize digital technologies and data analytics. No longer can EU-funded projects be pharma-only or medtech-only, said MedTech Europe’s Patrick Boisseau.

EU Medical Device

Immunomodulating Heat-Killed Bacteria Could Become Staple Of Oncology Treatment

UK-based Immodulon Therapeutics is developing novel immunomodulators in the form of heat-killed bacteria, being trialed in combination with other cancer treatments such as checkpoint inhibitors. The biotech is initially looking at underserved areas, including pancreatic cancer.

C-Suite Speaks ImmunoOncology

Designing A Better Future For Immuno-Oncology: The Power Of ‘Iterative Innovation’

We are at a pivotal point in the reassessment of our approach to innovation, with the value of ‘design thinking’ and an ‘iterative innovation approach’ becoming the most promising solutions to solving the scientific and biological challenges of the future.

C-Suite Speaks ImmunoOncology

Medtech Innovation And Reinvention Is Part Of The Swiss DNA

Focus On Switzerland – Part 1: Switzerland is a high-tech microcosm of the medtech industry. It is home to the EMEA headquarters of the world’s largest medtech group, Medtronic, and supports a vibrant SME and start-up community, in the example of hybrid soft tissue robotics company Distalmotion. In Vivo interviewed both for this feature on the contribution of Swiss medtech in the advancement of patient care, domestically and globally.

Switzerland Innovation

Reaching Factor Of 10 Impact On Health Care Innovation

Funded by the UK government, The Rosalind Franklin Institute works with industrial and academic partners from across the UK to foster interdisciplinary research with “real impact.” Leaders from the growing institute talk to In Vivo about validating its success and what it means to seek truly ground-breaking innovation in 2021. 

Artificial Intelligence Lab Links

Nucleome Looks To Decode The ‘Dark Genome’ With New Technology

Despite accounting for 98% of our DNA, the ‘dark genome’ has yet to be effectively harnessed for drug discovery. Nucleome Therapeutics’ new modeling technology could finally provide the tools that have been missing, says CEO Danuta Jeziorska.

Platform Technologies Research and Development Strategies

Enthera’s ‘Regenerative Immunology’ Approach Breaks New Ground In Diabetes And IBD

Italy’s Enthera Pharmaceuticals is targeting a novel stem cell apoptosis pathway involved in several autoimmune diseases, with the aim of restoring cell and organ functions to their original state. The biotech recently closed a €35m series A financing round, the largest the country has seen to date.

C-Suite Speaks Financing

Gedea Champions Both Women’s Health And The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Gedea Biotech is developing an antibiotic-free drug which could significantly improve the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. In Vivo spoke with CEO Annette Säfholm, a 2021 Rising Leader. 

Rising Leaders Innovation

Helping To Transform Health Care With Digital Therapeutics

Mikaela Odlander, one of In Vivo’s 2021 Rising Leaders, was appointed director of digital therapeutics at Orexo in November 2019. The newly formed digital therapeutics (DTx) arm of the Swedish pharma and digital health company entered the American health care landscape in 2020 with two new products that address substance abuse and mental health problems. 

Business Strategies Commercial

Is There A Cure For Old Age?

Investment and research into the science of aging – and therapeutics that could slow down or even reverse the aging process – are ramping up. Past clinical failures have given way to new and focused approaches that aim to lengthen “healthspan,” turning the last years of life into the best years of life.     

Research and Development Strategies Innovation

Arctoris To Overhaul Drug Discovery With Automation

Building a robotics infrastructure "is the only way to make sure we generate data of sufficient quality at the speed and scale required, and now everybody in the pharma industry is very excited about the idea of end-to-end automation." So says Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris.

Artificial Intelligence C-Suite Speaks

Elicera To Advance Next-Gen Cell Therapies Following IPO

Sweden-based Elicera Therapeutics is developing next-generation oncolytic viruses and “fourth-generation” CAR-T cells. CEO Jamal El-Mosleh sat down with In Vivo ahead of the company’s IPO.

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