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Challenges of the MENA region and how we overcome them

Challenges of the MENA region and how we overcome them Conducting clinical trials in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region offers a multitude of opportunities, yet it also presents unique challenges that biotech companies must carefully navigate. Understanding and effectively addressing these challenges

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Why Small-Medium Biotechs need MENA.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region presents a unique landscape for clinical research, particularly for studies focused on orphan diseases and rare genetic conditions. While these diseases might be less prevalent in Western countries, they are notably more common in the MENA region

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Audiologic and vestibular assessment in children and adolescents with transfusion dependent beta thalassemia major: The era of deferasirox film coated tablet

Abstract Background Hearing impairment has frequently been described in β-thalassemia patients with a significant impact on the patients’ quality of life. Most studies provided evidence of deferoxamine (DFO) dose-related ototoxicity, however, the data is scarce regarding deferasirox (DFX) as a sole iron chelator. Aim We aimed to assess the prevalence and risk

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Machine learning for diagnosis of myocardial infarction

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays have been included in the diagnostic approaches for patients with symptoms suggesting acute myocardial infarction 1,2. To improve diagnosis and overcome limitations associated with high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays, a machine learning model was developed to integrate cardiac troponin concentrations at presentation

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RSV Vaccine During Pregnancy to Prevent RSV Infection in Infants

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the common viruses that cause acute respiratory tract infection in infants and children leading to hospitalization 1,2. RSV infection mainly manifests as bronchiolitis and may progress to pneumonia 1,2. Symptoms include coryza, congestion, cough, and tachypnea. Worldwide,

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Arab Inclusion in Clinical Research

Clinical trials, which serve as the foundation of medical progress, possess the potential to revolutionize treatments and reshape the landscape of healthcare. Nonetheless, a significant gap remains apparent—a gap that undermines the core principle of fair medical advancement. The glaring absence of the Arab population

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Lebanon

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by exceptionally high levels of cholesterol in the blood, leading to an elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases. In Lebanon, a country with a unique genetic makeup and lifestyle factors, there is a pressing need for increased clinical

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Phoenix CR is hiring!

We are looking to hire a Finance Manager based in Lebanon. Requirements:· Holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field.· Minimum experience of 3 years in a similar position.· Holds professional certifications, such as the CMA, ACA, ACCA or CPA or

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in Clinical Development

The traditional clinical trial process is lengthy, complicated and hindered by its dependence on manual effort and inefficient practices. Extensive manual effort is needed to gather and analyze data, which is often fragmented between disconnected systems. Moreover, current patient recruitment, enrollment, and monitoring require frequent

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