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Promoting global access to innovative tests for respiratory disease
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding development of new tests for diagnosing respiratory diseases in developing and emerging economies. The effort is unfolding under the auspices of a global diagnostics alliance called FIND.
Germany expands Medical Informatics Initiative
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) continues to pave the way for innovation by extending its Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). According to the BMBF, one of the main objectives of the program is to reliably and rapidly provide digitized data from routine medical care for …
New center dedicated to advancing computer-aided medicine
The multidisciplinary Center for Digital Neurotechnologies Saar (CDNS) has opened in the German federal state of Saarland. Based at the Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) in Homburg, the CDNS is researching ways to further apply digitization in medicine, with a focus on surgery and patient …
BioNTech starts clinical trial for new omicron-based vaccine
BioNTech and Pfizer have begun a clinical trial to evaluate their latest vaccine for COVID-19. The study will compare the current Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine with one based on the Omicron variant.
Study shows digitization holds major healthcare savings potential
The consulting company McKinsey says Germany could save billions of euros through further use of digital technologies in healthcare. This as Germany continues to progress in digitizing healthcare and other sectors of the economy.
New German government set to innovate
Germany’s new, government made up of Social Democrats (SDP), Alliance 90/The Greens, and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) has emphasized advancing technology in its coalition agreement. The accord says the government is dedicated to promoting “technological, digital, social, and sustainable innovative …
Ranking shows German healthcare SMEs among innovative leaders
The Mittelstand – or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – have long been considered a main pillar of the German economy, in part because of their flexibility and innovative drive. The “Innovation Champions 2021” ranking carried out by the German business weekly, WirtschaftsWoche, shows that …
Germany selected as site of WHO pandemic response hub
The World Health Organization (WHO) is locating a new center for responding to global pandemics in the German capital Berlin. Called the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, its main function will be to rapidly advise public health experts and policymakers around the globe when urgent …
Record-breaking year for German medical biotechnology
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) reports that Germany’s biopharmaceutical industry posted record market share and employment figures last year. The study also said sector turnovers were EUR 14.6 billion in 2020, an increase of 14 percent on 2019.
Germany rapidly makes newly licensed drugs available
A study has found that German regulators are quickest at getting newly approved pharmaceuticals to patients. Industry observers say the speed is due to how the German healthcare system works.
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