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Startup funding hit $47B in 2014, surpassing dot-com bubble levels - CNET

Startup funding hit $47B in 2014, surpassing dot-com bubble levels - CNET | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Venture capital funding for mobile apps helps end 2014 with a big influx of money for startups.
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23andMe Gives Pfizer Access To Its Genome Database

23andMe Gives Pfizer Access To Its Genome Database | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
The partnership sounds like a win-winso long as 23andMe's client data stays anonymous.
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FDA outlines industry-focused ambitions as Mini-Sentinel graduates - FierceBiotech IT

FDA outlines industry-focused ambitions as Mini-Sentinel graduates - FierceBiotech IT | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Having grown to include data from 178 million patients during its 5-year history, the FDA's active safety surveillance system Mini-Sentinel has now graduated into a fully fledged program.
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With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again
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How Can Digital Health Startups Work With Health Insurers And Big Pharma? - Forbes

How Can Digital Health Startups Work With Health Insurers And Big Pharma? - Forbes | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Risk capital is fleeing or stagnant in most of health care. The exception is digital health.
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Christmas Trees Could Be Used To Help Sterilize Medical Devices

Christmas Trees Could Be Used To Help Sterilize Medical Devices | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
A compound derived from the Douglas Fir developed by researchers in India could potentially be used to help sterilize nanomedical devices.
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Targeting Drugs for Rare Diseases - Medscape

Targeting Drugs for Rare Diseases - Medscape | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Marshall Summar speaks with FDA director of the Office of Orphan Products Development, Gayatri Rao, about progress in diagnostics and therapeutics for rare diseases.
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Should The FDA Force Drug Makers To Discuss Their Clinical Trials? - Forbes

Should The FDA Force Drug Makers To Discuss Their Clinical Trials? - Forbes | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Companies need to be able to have the freedom to conduct their studies to meet not just the needs of patients and physicians, but also their own capabilities as well.
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School of Public Health awarded for research - Daily Helmsman

School of Public Health awarded for research
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“Although the amount for the entire PCORI grant is $2.86 million, the full amount is not given to us at once,” Gurney said.
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How to Accelerate Rare Disease Research? Write a Dictionary - Bio-IT World

How to Accelerate Rare Disease Research? Write a Dictionary - Bio-IT World | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
How to Accelerate Rare Disease Research?
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What is a Biosimilar?

Hospira's new animated video, "What is a Biosimilar," provides a valuable introduction to biosimilars. After watching this video, viewers will have gained a ...
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MassDevice Discusses Medical Device Tax, Government Shutdown With NPR - PR Web (press release)

MassDevice Discusses Medical Device Tax, Government Shutdown With NPR - PR Web (press release) | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
MassDevice Discusses Medical Device Tax, Government Shutdown With NPR
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... Discusses Medical Device Tax, Government Shutdown With NPR.
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Orphan Drugs: No (Payer) News Is Good News - YCharts

Orphan Drugs: No (Payer) News Is Good News - YCharts | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Orphan Drugs: No (Payer) News Is Good News YCharts Covering a rare disease conference this week, YCharts editorial contributor Ed Silverman, editor of Pharmalot, writes that while orphan drugs -- some sell for $150,000 a year per-patient and more –...
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Printing Organs, Prosthetics & Devices: Medical 3D Printing Comes of Age | HP

Printing Organs, Prosthetics & Devices: Medical 3D Printing Comes of Age | HP | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Printing Organs, Prosthetics & Devices: Medical 3D Printing Comes of Age | HP In November, HP unveiled its much-anticipated 3D technology, called Multi Jet Fusion.
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Open source library for 3D printed medical devi...

Open source library for 3D printed medical devi... | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Researchers at MTU have created a library of open source digital 3D printable medical device files that can be 3D printed for just the cost of filament.
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Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking? | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
A study released by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that, because you're human, you lose 11% to 14% of your productivity-potential every day. You check the news. You chitchat with a colleague in the next cubicle. You daydream about dinner, who is going to be on [...]

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Unraveling Obamacare — Can Congress and the Supreme Court Undo Health Care Reform? — NEJM

Unraveling Obamacare — Can Congress and the Supreme Court Undo Health Care Reform? — NEJM | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Unraveling Obamacare — Can Congress and the Supreme Court Undo Health Care Reform?
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With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
The recent, successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its..
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How to Stop the Overconsumption of Health Care

How to Stop the Overconsumption of Health Care | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
It’s bad for costs and the patients themselves.

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Richard Meyer's curator insight, December 12, 2014 9:26 AM

The Institute of Medicine estimates that unnecessary services represent about 10% of all U.S. health care spending — nearly $300 billion a year.

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Bill Would Benefit Developers of Drugs for Rare Diseases - Regulatory Focus

Bill Would Benefit Developers of Drugs for Rare Diseases - Regulatory Focus | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
A new bill introduced in the US House of Representatives would grant existing pharmaceutical products an additional six months of marketing exclusivity if a company is able to demonstrate the product is able to treat or prevent a rare disease or...
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Edison Nation helps connect medical-device firms with funding - Charlotte Business Journal (blog)

Edison Nation helps connect medical-device firms with funding - Charlotte Business Journal (blog) | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Bobby Grajewski, working with Edison Nation Medical, said the solution to a lull in medical device investment is connecting the dots between inventors, investors and the markets that need the technology.
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Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective? - DrexelNow (blog)

Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective? - DrexelNow (blog) | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?
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... shutdown in almost two decades. Drexel professor Dr.
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Rare disease patients bemoan added burden - The Japan News

Rare disease patients bemoan added burden - The Japan News | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Rare disease patients bemoan added burden The Japan News The Yomiuri Shimbun Support groups for people with rare or intractable diseases are raising concerns about a proposal by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry to review the public assistance...
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Orphan Drugs: The Power Of Multiple Indications |

Orphan Drugs: The Power Of Multiple Indications | | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
Orphan drug companies have used with tremendous success as part of their drug life cycle management, the strategy to extend the life of their product by devising a succession of multiple discrete indications for the orphan ...
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How the Game Changed Against Big Pharma - Creating New Opportunities - Forbes

How the Game Changed Against Big Pharma - Creating New Opportunities - Forbes | Life Science Items of Interest | Scoop.it
How the Game Changed Against Big Pharma - Creating New Opportunities
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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 04: A bottle of influenza virus vaccine is seen at the CVS/pharmacy's MinuteClinic on December 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
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