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In order to provide cutting edge technology in healthcare to the UAE residents and for further prevention of colon cancer, Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories (SMCL) – a part of Arabian Healthcare Group Network – has announced the launch of ‘Colo Alert’, the first DNA-based rapid test to detect early colon cancer in the country. To introduce the German-based test, the Lab has signed an agreement with Just4Me Genetics LLC, a leading company that provides genetic services. Colo Alert, which uses a highly precise molecular-genetic analysis method to detect tumour tissue, increases the rate of colon cancer detection by almost four times, providing a far detailed diagnosis.

DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals in association with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, organized a ‘Continuous Training Education (CTE)’ workshop in Dubai to train and educate industry stakeholders on the best practices within pharmaceutical manufacturing. The workshop had participants from across the Middle Eastern countries and other global pharmaceutical companies having their presence in UAE and the region.

Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has launched a massive country-wide proactive campaign targeting more than 300 corporate houses and influencing thousands of people. ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative motivates office workers to remain active despite doing stationary desk jobs, encouraging them to find time for physical activity at regular intervals during office hours. Besides taking a short break every hour to unwind, employees will also be taught light exercises to help them relax their neck, shoulder, wrist and back muscles, spurring them into adopting a more active lifestyle.

Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today the company is expanding access to its products in the Middle East with the signing of an agreement with the Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the acquisition of one CyberKnife® M6™ System and one Radixact™ System. The deal was entered into backlog during Accuray's fourth fiscal quarter which ended June 30, 2017.

American Hospital Dubai announced that it has successfully treated more than 10 cancer patients with the leading-edge CIVICO trUpoint ARCH SRS / SRT and Body Pro-Lok ONE SBRT Immobilization Systems, which are designed to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients.