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Callion Pharma sponsors MECFA website

​Callion Pharma announces support for the Middle East CF Association new website. Callion Pharma are the makers of DEKAs® line of nutritional supplements, the next generation of multivitamin and mineral dietary supplements for enhanced absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and other micronutrients. DEKAs products utilize a delivery technology that helps patients overcome micronutrient malabsorption and lead healthier lives. Konstantinos (Gus) Papas, MD, MPH, President of Callion Pharma, has led the effort to develop the advanced dietary supplements and noted that “DEKAs Plus Softgels, DEKAs Plus Liquid, and DEKAs Essential Capsules are formulated to provide the next generation of nutritional s

Prof. Bülent Karadağ to head MECFA Newborn Screening Working Group

MECFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Bülent Karadağ to Chair the MECFA Newborn Screening Working Group. Prof. Karadağ is a member of the European Newborn Screening Working Group and played a key role in the establishment of a CF Newborn Screening program in Turkey. Prof. Karadağ shares the aims of the MECFA CF Neonatal Screening Working Group. Specific aims of the MECFA CF Neonatal Screening Committee: 1. To support the implementation of Newborn Screening (NBS) for CF in the Middle East countries, 2. To monitor performance and compare protocols to optimise effectiveness, 3. To encourage enrolment of all infants identified through NBS in clinical trials 4. To determine the op

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