Leak left 243 million Brazilians’ medical records and personal info ripe for the picking

The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians was potentially accessible for at least six months thanks to weakly encoded credentials kept in the source code of the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website (via ZDNet). The security issue was first reported by Brazilian publication Estadão.

The personal data of anyone who had registered with Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), Brazil’s national health system, could be viewed. That data included people’s full names, addresses, and telephone numbers, reported Estadão. The database also includes records of living and dead people as the population of Brazil was more than 211 million in 2019, according to The World Bank, which is about 32 million fewer people than the reported number of records that were potentially accessible.

The Ministry of Health’s website stored the encoded access credentials to the database of personal information in its source code, reports Estadão. However, the

Read More

Medical Electronics Market Evolving Technology, Future Scope and Growth Outlook 2020 to 2025

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Medical Electronics Market Research Report Forecast 2020 – 2025 is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand, and supply data (as applicable). The report also takes into account the impact of the novel COVID-19 pandemic on the Medical Electronics market and offers a clear assessment of the projected market fluctuations during the forecast period. The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis. This Market study provides comprehend Medical Electronics data that enhances the understanding, scope, and application of this report.

The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the

Read More

Understanding the utility of plasmas for medical applications — ScienceDaily

Plasma medicine is an emerging field, as plasmas show promise for use in a wide range of therapies from wound healing to cancer treatment. Plasma jets are the main plasma sources typically used in plasma-surface applications. Before applications can progress, however, a better understanding of how plasma jets modify the surfaces of biological tissue is required.

To help with this understanding, researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences conducted computer simulations of the interaction between an atmospheric pressure plasma jet with a surface that has properties similar to blood serum. They present their analysis in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.

“While using the plasma jets for the purpose of plasma medicine, it is important to know that the presence or absence of the treated surface in vicinity of a jet significantly influences jet parameters,” said Natalia Babaeva, one of the authors. “For example, the wounds with

Read More

Medical device research and innovation leads to prominent endowment for professor | UTSA Today | UTSA

Medical device research and innovation leads to prominent endowment for professor

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 — Teja Guda, associate professor in the UTSA College of Engineering’s biomedical engineering and chemical engineering departments, has been named the Jacobson Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The $500,000 endowment was established in 2013, with a goal of promoting innovation and technology entrepreneurship at the university.

The endowed professorship will help Guda and students under him continue their work on new medical device therapies with physicians, researchers and scientists, as well as collaborators at the UT Health Medical Center, Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and in the military and biomedical industries. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be working with Guda to develop devices and regenerative medicine therapies for clinical and translational use.


“He has been working to promote innovative research, student success and entrepreneurial training since he began as a faculty member at UTSA.”



“I was delighted, grateful and motivated when I

Read More

Medical science using groundbreaking technology for some vaccines



Read More

Covid vaccine technology pioneer: ‘I never doubted it would work’ | Medical research

The Hungarian-born biochemist who helped pioneer the research behind the mRNA technology used in the two Covid-19 vaccines showing positive results believes it was always a no-brainer.

“I never doubted it would work,” Katalin Karikó told the Guardian. “I had seen the data from animal studies, and I was expecting it. I always wished that I would live long enough to see something that I’ve worked on be approved.”

This month has been the pinnacle of Karikó’s lifelong work researching mRNA, or messenger ribonucleic acid.

The 65-year-old, who left Hungary in 1985 to pursue an academic career in the US with her husband, toddler and just £900 hidden in a teddy bear, has now been suggested as a possible Nobel prize winner.

Her work helped pave the way for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Moderna coronavirus vaccines. Both have shown efficacy of about 95% in late-stage clinical trials. They are

Read More

Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Recognized as One of the “10 Most Promising Companies” at the Texas Life Science Forum

TORONTO, ON and DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2020 / Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. (TSXV:PINK; FSE:4PC) (“Perimeter” or the “Company”), a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address areas of high unmet medical need, was recognized as one of the 10 Most Promising Companies at the 2020 Texas Life Science Forum co-hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and BioHouston from November 10 to 12, 2020. The companies were chosen by industry experts and investors.

Jeremy Sobotta, Perimeter’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased and honoured to be recognized as one of the most promising companies at the recent Texas Life Science Forum alongside the many other innovative medtech, digital health, and pharmaceutical companies that participated virtually this year. In the near-term, we are committed to bringing our novel medical imaging technology to market with

Read More

Medical technology gives healthcare a shot in the arm

Coronavirus has killed hundreds of thousands of people and has strained health systems around the world, but for Tony Young there may be a patch of a silver lining. The pandemic is accelerating use of technology to radically advance medicine and save lives in the future.

“There are so many fantastic examples of the way in which technology is empowering our patients and our professionals,” says Prof Young, a surgeon and national clinical lead for NHS England. Having launched his own medical-technology start-ups, he is helping to introduce innovations across the UK health service.

Digital tools, whether for data management and drug development or enhanced diagnosis and treatment, have sharply improved the response to the threat of infection and all sorts of disease.

Yet concerns about hype and misuse of technology threaten to limit the gains and have sparked calls for new rules and governance to protect individuals. More widely,

Read More

GE health unit buys Swedish start-up Prismatic Sensors, bolstering key medical imaging business

Larry Culp, CEO, General Electric

Scott Mlyn | CNBC

GE Healthcare announced Friday it is acquiring Swedish start-up Prismatic Sensors AB, bolstering its key medical imaging business.

Prismatic Sensors AB was founded in 2012 as a spin-off from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It makes detectors for medical x-ray imaging.

GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric, said the start-up’s technology offers sharper images with fewer doses of radiation to patients. It has the potential to be a “substantial step forward” in detecting cancer, heart disorders and other diseases, the company said, declining to disclose the terms of the deal.

The company said the acquisition fits within its mission to help medical workers deliver more precise diagnoses and detect diseases earlier.

The technology could eventually be used to detect cancers at an earlier stage, GE Healthcare CEO Kieran Murphy said in an interview with CNBC, adding the

Read More

Six new members join Emerging Stronger Taskforce, including from labour, sustainability and medical sectors, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Six new members have been appointed to the task force charting the direction of Singapore’s economic recovery post-Covid-19, to bring in new perspectives as the team explores new areas of growth opportunities.

The newcomers to the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST), which will now have 23 members in total, include Ms Jessie Yeo, executive secretary of the Singapore Port Workers Union and human resource director of the National Trades Union Congress.

“The work of the EST is important as it will have a direct impact on our workers and the skills that they will need, to thrive in the future economy. I look forward to building on the work of the EST and the Alliances for Action (AfAs) to strengthen this perspective on jobs and skills,” she said at a press conference on Thursday (Nov 19).

The AfAs are industry-led coalitions tasked to devise ideas and generate new jobs

Read More