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Momentum for Medical Device Tax Repeal

2018-09-20T04:00:40+00:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision supporting the Affordable Care Act has made many people happy, there are still some who are working to repeal at least part of it. The Wall Street Journal reported that efforts to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax are continuing to gain momentum. In April, the U.S. [...]

J&J, Takeda and OrbiMed Incubator Aid Israel Fundraising

2018-09-20T04:05:13+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

  Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Takeda Pharmaceutical and venture capital firm OrbiMed have helped Israel break life science fundraising records through key investments such as establishing a biotech incubator. The biotech incubator, FutuRx, is the fruit of many months of work by Johnson & Johnson Innovation (the research development arm of J&J) along with Takeda [...]

Reduce Healthcare Improvement Fatigue

2018-09-20T04:08:09+00:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Shifting from a volume-based healthcare model to a value-based model makes sense when you consider that the U.S. trails other wealthy nations on improving health outcomes. As the healthcare industry makes this shift, hospitals and other healthcare organizations are continuing to experience a growing consequence of the pressure to assess and improve the quality of [...]

COPD and Epilepsy Apps Enhance mHealth

2018-09-22T04:28:05+00:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

If you thought smartphones, tablets and wearables being used as legitimate medical devices for more than monitoring your heart rate and storing basic medical history is a few years away, you might want to adjust your time horizon. LifeMap Solutions, a growing digital therapeutics provider, just launched a pilot program for its COPD Navigator app. [...]

Fluid and Skin Tests for Alzheimer’s Disease

2018-09-22T04:31:12+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Although a way to change the underlying Alzheimer’s process has not been discovered yet, diagnosing the disease early provides a number of opportunities including: Start treatment sooner which can preserve function for a longer period of time Allow [...]

The Potential of Precision Medicine

2018-09-22T04:34:50+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Whether you are a critic or an advocate of President Obama’s precision medicine initiative, it is worth noting that it did not come about in the last few months. The initiative was influenced by a 2011 National Academy of Sciences report that recommended the federal government invest resources into a new way of classifying diseases by [...]

Science Conferences for 2015

2018-10-07T21:00:58+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Science|Tags: |

If you want to enhance your expertise and broaden your professional network in the medical device, medical diagnostic, healthcare or biotech industries, consider these 2015 science conferences. Click on a link for more details. AAMA 2015 National Summit in January 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March AAPL 2015 Spring Institute in April AMDM 2015 [...]

Cleveland Clinic Gives Functional Medicine Credibility

2014-11-04T09:00:07+00:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Since medical schools have taken a more active interest in teaching complementary and alternative medicine in the last few years according to U.S. News and World Report, the recent opening of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine should not seem like an unusual event. Nonetheless, this opening makes the Clinic the first academic medical center in the United [...]

The 3D Printing of Medical Devices

2014-10-07T09:00:40+00:00October 7th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

What happens if there is not a good medical device solution for patients because of high costs or just inadequate options? Instead of accepting that this is simply one of the difficulties patients and doctors face when using medical devices, some innovative thinkers find another way. Recently, this “way” has taken the form of a [...]

Detecting Multiple Cancer Risks at Once

2014-09-02T09:00:26+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: |

According to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the World Cancer Research Fund International, an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases were reported worldwide in 2012. This makes innovations in diagnostic tests for cancer newsworthy to say the least. Based on a recently published study in Genetics in Medicine, multi-gene tests for detecting cancer in more than [...]