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Fractyl’s Revita DMR Same-Day Therapeutic Procedure Could End Daily Insulin Injections for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Interim clinical data to be presented at ADA 2019 show that approximately 85 percent of patients are insulin-free at six months after Revita DMR outpatient therapy  LEXINGTON, Mass., June 8, 2019 — Fractyl Laboratories Inc. (Fractyl), today announced the presentation of interim data from the investigator-initiated INSPIRE clinical trial in collaboration with Fractyl showing Revita™ DMR, a same-day therapeutic procedure, can help eliminate the need for daily insulin injections for type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. This data will be presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco on Sunday, June 9 from 12 pm to 1 pm….
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Allurion Technologies
Allurion Expands Digital Offering For Patients and Providers in Response to COVID-19
NATICK, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allurion Technologies, an established leader in the development of innovative, proven, and trusted weight loss experiences, is supporting customers around the world during COVID-19 with an expanded digital offering. The company’s weight loss program includes the world’s first and only procedureless gastric balloon, an individualized nutritional program, and a Bluetooth® smart scale and smartphone app that facilitate remote tracking. In response to recent data that indicates that individuals with obesity are at higher risk of poorer outcomes from COVID-19 and that quarantine measures may lead to weight gain, the company has expanded access to telenutrition for both existing…
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Start-ups that could become the Middle East’s next big ventures
Start-ups that could become the Middle East’s next big ventures
CAIRO: Following initial news of the $3.1 billion deal in March 2019, US ride-hailing firm Uber completed its acquisition of Dubai-based vehicle-for-hire company Careem at the beginning of January 2020. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) startups have been getting much-needed funds to scale up their businesses, and 2019 seems to have set the bar high. During the first half of last year, startups in the region received $471 million in investments, up 66 percent from the $283 million invested over the same period in 2018. Given the steadily growing number of MENA startups, it remains extremely difficult to spot…
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LOCUM’S NEST ANNOUNCING LAUNCH OF NEW WORLD-BEATING PRODUCT RANGE!
We’ve all had a very different year to how we had planned at the end of 2019. However, this time has allowed us to step back and look at our product, reflect, and work out exactly what really matters to our customers. Therefore, we are delighted to announce the launch of our multi-product platform which includes four brand new products.  Each has been added to the Locum’s Nest flagship digital software, having been developed during these last few months of rapid innovation in healthcare technology.  The new products are all part of our aim as a company to unlock the market’s…
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