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Low Cost Medical Devices for Low-Resource Regions: Interview with Prof. Saad Bhamla, Georgia Tech

Advances in medical technology continue apace, with sophisticated new medical devices and therapies becoming available on an ongoing basis. However, medical technology often comes at a premium, and for low-resource regions sometimes even relatively basic medical devices, such as hearing aids, are inaccessible because they are too expensive. Similarly, basic equipment, such as centrifuges, that… Read More »

Drug for babies with SMA to cost $US2 mil

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has won US approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy and has priced the one-time treatment at a record $ US2.125 million ($ A3 million). SMA is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma for paediatric patients under age 2 with… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus price tag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »