Showing posts with the label #medical innovation

BioNTech & Pfizer Test Kids COVID Vaccine

Germany's BioNTech & Pfizer Test COVID Vaccine for Kids                                                             Source:  Stock Image of Child & Vaccine                                                            Source:  BioNTech & Pfizer Breakthrough Medical Innovation Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech hope to be able to vaccinate children under 12 years old against COVID-19 by early 2022.  Early stage trials started in late March 2021.  The volunteers (via their parents) are as young as 6 months old.  The Pfizer BioNTech COVID vaccine for adults was the first authorized for use in the US in mid December 2020 and among the first to hit global markets in late fall 2020. In the US alone, 66 million people have received it. Shot In The Arm Only the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is being used on 16 and 17 year old teens in the US.  Moderna's vaccine has been cleared for those 18 years and older.  No vaccine has been authorized for use on children under 16 year old in

COVID Vaccine from BioNTech & Pfizer

  German Biotech BioNTech's & Pfizer's New COVID Vaccine                                                  Source:  BioNTech 1st Vaccine Against COVID that Appears Effective COVID-19 has caused more than 1 million deaths and infected 52 million people worldwide.  Finding a vaccine to protect the world against this unrelenting disease is the Holy Grail of medical research. Frankfurt, Germany based BioNTech appears to be the first to have produced a vaccine that is effective against COVID.  The company is co-developing the vaccine with Pfizer. Below Market Rate Vaccine Pricing BioNTech plans to price the vaccine, which requires two shots, at below "typical market rates".  It will also differentiate the price among countries and regions.  The company is doing so to ensure broad-based access around the world.  It is important to note that the vaccine has not yet won regulatory approvals. Efficacy Rates Based on preliminary trial data, the vaccine is 90% effective.  Wit

Important Innovations Collection: eBandage Accelerates Healing

New Electric Bandage that Dramatically Accelerates Healing Source:  American Chemical Society Chinese & US Scientists Team Up and Deliver This is medical care innovation on the cutting edge.  Scientists and engineers from China's University of Electronic Science and Technology and the University of Wisconsin have developed a wearable, self-powered electric bandage that significantly cuts injury healing time.  Essentially down from 12 days to 3 days. Non-healing Wounds This is an important development. Non-healing wounds are a big global health problem.  They range from diabetic foot ulcers to non-healing surgical incisions.  Non-healing wounds put people at risk for infection, scarring and chronic pain.  For a news blog with details go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: eBandage Accelerates Healing : Innovation from a Global Team of Scientists   Source:  American Chemical Society New Electric Bandage Heals It&#

Medical Innovation - Ingestible Electronic Pill

Wireless, Ingestible E-Pill Controlled by Smart Phone Source:  MIT Electronic Capsule Delivers Drug Therapies and Monitors Body Environment with Sensors MIT researchers, along with scientists from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Draper Labs, have just invented an ingestible, wireless electronic pill that's controlled by smart phone.  This breakthrough device can deliver drug therapies, monitor body conditions and provide the information to both patient and doctors on their smart phones.  Journalist Ed Kane has just posted a fascinating blog on this breakthrough innovation