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Facilitating global access to diabetes treatments for non-EU patients

Facilitating global access to diabetes treatments for non-EU patients

Monday, 2 de May de 2022

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has given a recommendation for two diabetes mellitus treatments, Actrapid and Insulatard, for use outside the European Union (EU). EMA is committed to supporting global regulatory capacity building and contributing to the protection and promotion of public health beyond the EU by assessing medicines for countries with limited regulatory resources

Contamination-free eggs boost vaccine production

Contamination-free eggs boost vaccine production

Monday, 2 de May de 2022

Producing eggs free from bacteria – both on the shell and inside – will improve vaccine development and provide our healthcare systems with more resilience should another pandemic hit. Over 1 billion fertilised chicken eggs are used annually in the manufacture of vaccines. Demand is expected to grow over the next few years, due in part to the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases and the threat of pandemics like COVID-19.

Europe Week

Europe Week

Friday, 22 de April de 2022

Between the 9th and 13th of May, the Week of Europe will be celebrated. For this reason, events will be held on different topics of interest, such as health, tourism or digitization. These events will take place in Pamplona and other locations in Navarre, both face-to-face and hybrid. You can find them and register on this website. 

Two MedTech Europes campaigns recognised among the most influential digital campaigns in Europe in 2021

Two MedTech Europes campaigns recognised among the most influential digital campaigns in Europe in 2021

Thursday, 21 de April de 2022

 “Connecting the Dots" in collaboration with BBC and “Shining a light“, have been recognised among the most influential digital campaigns in Europe in 2021. With these campaigns, MedTech wanted to showcase the incredible variety of medical technologies available and how they can improve patients’ lives and healthcare delivery overall. The European Digital Associations Repor is based on the analysis of the digital campaigns of the 50 most influential associations in Brussels.

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) in April 2022

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) in April 2022

Wednesday, 20 de April de 2022

In this meeting, the Committee adopted by consensus, a positive opinion for a variation requiring assessment application (subject to worksharing procedure) concerning quality-related changes for Purevax RC, Purevax RCP FeLV, Purevax RCPCh FeLV, Purevax RCPCh, Purevax RCP. Moreover, between other adoptions, the Committee adopted by consensus, positive opinions for type II variation applications concerning quality-related changes for Bonqat (grouped), NexGard Spectra, Rabitec (grouped) and Suprelorin.

Understanding the relationship between high cholesterol and healthy tendons

Understanding the relationship between high cholesterol and healthy tendons

Tuesday, 19 de April de 2022

New research highlights the connection between high cholesterol and tendon health, healing and function. The researchers demonstrated that tendon cells in high-cholesterol environments behave differently, exhibiting inferior wound healing characteristics and expressing a different pattern of genes in the inflammatory and repair processes

From mice to men: Using tiny human brain models to study autism

From mice to men: Using tiny human brain models to study autism

Tuesday, 19 de April de 2022

EU-backed scientists have used simplified miniature models of the human brain to understand how mutations in a high-risk autism gene affect brain development. The research team created brain organoids with and without CHD8 mutations in petri dishes. By observing the brain organoids, the researchers discovered that CHD8 mutations produced neurons called inhibitory neurons much earlier and excitatory neurons much later than the unmutated organoids. 

World Health Day: Statement by Commissioners Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus Sinkevičius

World Health Day: Statement by Commissioners Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus Sinkevičius

Tuesday, 12 de April de 2022

On April 5th, World Health Day was celebrated. In the framework of such day, Kyriakides and Sinkevičius wanted to emphasize the importance of how much an urgent change is necessary. Our health and longevity are dependent on a clean environment. In addition, special mention was made of the current geopolitical crisis situation and how it has a direct impact on our health, as well as the still present covid-19 pandemic.

EU agrees fifth package of restrictive measures against Russia

EU agrees fifth package of restrictive measures against Russia

Tuesday, 12 de April de 2022

In response to the brutal aggression against Ukraine and its people, the European Commission has adopted a fifth package of restrictive measures against Russia. Together with the four previous packages, these sanctions will further contribute to ramping up economic pressure on the Kremlin and cripple its ability to finance its invasion of Ukraine. These include targeted export bans and the extending import bans. 

Single dose of liposomal amphotericin B as effective in treating HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis as current standard of care

Single dose of liposomal amphotericin B as effective in treating HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis as current standard of care

Thursday, 7 de April de 2022

An EDCTP-funded phase III trial of the AMBITION-cm research team confirms that an alternative formulation of amphotericin B, delivered in tiny lipid-based packages (liposomes), would be more suitable for resource-poor settings than the current treatment regimen. The results of the trial, show that a single high-dose liposomal amphotericin B given with 14 days of flucytosine and fluconazole is as good as the current recommended treatment regimen at reducing mortality at 10 weeks and has fewer side effects.

EU Green Week 2022

EU Green Week 2022

Monday, 4 de April de 2022

EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate European environmental policy with policymakers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond. This year's edition focuses on the European Green Deal - the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050. EU Green Week 2022 will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2022.

AI Enables Personalized Treatment of Myocarditis

AI Enables Personalized Treatment of Myocarditis

Thursday, 31 de March de 2022

Myocarditis is usually caused by viruses, e.g. in COVID-19 disease. However, it can also be induced by medication, toxic substances or in the context of a rheumatological disease. Clinical assessment is difficult due to widely varying symptom. The researchers' objective is to develop evaluation tools that can be used to determine whether myocarditis will heal spontaneously and sustainably or whether close monitoring is needed.