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"Insights from Industry" is a dynamic series of interviews at the cutting edge of the medical industry. Every interviewee is a leader in their particular field and is handpicked to give an informative and accessible insight into their chosen field. These interviews are guaranteed to keep you in the know in a rapidly changing industry.
Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

o control reflux symptoms, many people take acid-controlling medications such as Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs. The FDA, however, has issued warnings over the frequent or long-term continued use of PPIs... [More]
ICD-10 Clinical Modification: an interview with Dr. Jon Elion, Founder, ChartWise Medical Systems

ICD-10 Clinical Modification: an interview with Dr. Jon Elion, Founder, ChartWise Medical Systems

ICD-10 is the tenth revision to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases. ICD-10, like its predecessor, ICD-9, is based on a set of unique alphanumeric codes to identify known diseases and other health problems... [More]
Advances in thoracic surgery: an interview with Dan Wildman, VP Global Franchise Strategy & Innovation- Ethicon

Advances in thoracic surgery: an interview with Dan Wildman, VP Global Franchise Strategy & Innovation- Ethicon

Without a doubt, one of the most significant developments in thoracic surgery was the advent of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS in the 1990s... [More]
Countering Ebola misinformation: an interview with Dr Katie Geary, International SOS

Countering Ebola misinformation: an interview with Dr Katie Geary, International SOS

People tried to avoid a healthcare situation and in doing so, they propagated it through the community because instead of being in isolation they remained around the family group and relied on usual cultural health remedies... [More]
Warfarin and PT-INR testing: an interview with Paul Wright, CEO, Universal Biosensors

Warfarin and PT-INR testing: an interview with Paul Wright, CEO, Universal Biosensors

There are roughly 10 million people worldwide taking Warfarin, accounting for more than 200 million point of care (POC) PT-INR tests performed globally each year... [More]
Detecting bladder cancer from urine: an interview with Suzana Nahum-Zilberberg, CEO, BioLight

Detecting bladder cancer from urine: an interview with Suzana Nahum-Zilberberg, CEO, BioLight

Bladder cancer is the seventh leading cancer affecting men worldwide and in the United States, it is the fourth leading cancer. Each year, about 350,000 cases are being detected worldwide, and the disease claims 165,000 lives every year. [More]
Improving adherence to ulcerative colitis medications: an interview with Mattias Norrman, COO, Tillotts Pharma

Improving adherence to ulcerative colitis medications: an interview with Mattias Norrman, COO, Tillotts Pharma

The objective of the survey was two-sided. On one side, we wanted to better understand needs, concerns and attitudes of people with UC in an effort to identify solutions to improve the management of the disease. On the other, we wanted to build a questionnaire that could be used by HCPs to help define patients’ needs and concerns. [More]
Nuclear medicine in Australia: an interview with Doug Cubbin, ANM Board Chairman

Nuclear medicine in Australia: an interview with Doug Cubbin, ANM Board Chairman

Molybdennum-99 is a central part of Australia’s modern medical system, and is by far the most commonly used radioisotope produced by ANSTO. It decays to Technetium-99m, which is potentially lifesaving as it is used in the diagnosis of heart, conditions, as well as diagnostic procedures associated with kidneys, lungs, bone and the liver. [More]
Blood gas testing: an interview with David Stein, PhD, CEO, Point of Care, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Blood gas testing: an interview with David Stein, PhD, CEO, Point of Care, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

The industry term ‘blood gas testing’ has come to mean the accurate measurement and reporting of a wide menu of blood parameters, all on a single platform. [More]
Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

MicroCT (micron-scale computed tomography) technology was completely unknown when it began to be commercially available more than 15 years ago.... [More]
Psoriasis management: an interview with Dr Sandy McBride

Psoriasis management: an interview with Dr Sandy McBride

A major challenge around treating psoriasis is communication - psoriasis can flare and resolve in between appointments so it can be difficult to express and describe the life impact of these flares and recall possible triggers and response to treatments. People with psoriasis can also find it very difficult to talk about their emotions – something known as alexithymia – again making it difficult for clinicians to fully appreciate the impact of psoriasis. [More]
Liquid Nitrogen generation: an interview with Andy Boyle, COO, MMR Technologies, Inc

Liquid Nitrogen generation: an interview with Andy Boyle, COO, MMR Technologies, Inc

Liquid Nitrogen has many uses and applications beyond that of the medical and life sciences. In addition to dermatological use, biological specimen and embryo preservation, our customers use the Elan2 for cooling the outer jackets of MRI systems, semiconductor radiation detector cooling, infrared detector cooling and cryogenic annealing of metals. [More]
Magnetizing biomolecules: an interview with Dr. Fred Whipple, AMSBIO

Magnetizing biomolecules: an interview with Dr. Fred Whipple, AMSBIO

Nanoparticle technology was originally developed in the 1980s and 1990s. As the technology evolved, it soon became possible to produce uniform nanoscopic beads that are magnetic, and that also have a variety of specific surface chemistries. It was immediately evident that such beads could be used to great advantage for biochemical separations. [More]
Productive Pipetting - are robots the only solution?  An interview with Juerg Bass, Integra Biosciences

Productive Pipetting - are robots the only solution? An interview with Juerg Bass, Integra Biosciences

Traditional manual pipettes are easy to operate, very affordable but limited regarding throughput. Laboratory robots offer fast, automated pipetting but require time to program, set up and come at a much higher price tag. [More]
BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are two of the most well studied genes in the cancer field. They are tumor suppressors - mutations in these genes can lead to breast and/or ovarian cancer. Predispositions can be detected in women before they develop cancer. [More]
Using breath tests to diagnose liver diseases: an interview with Larry Cohen

Using breath tests to diagnose liver diseases: an interview with Larry Cohen

It was back in the 1960s that scientists first started to understand that breath could be used to find out different things about diseases and other factors. I’m sure you’re familiar with alcohol breath testing, which was patented back in the ‘50s and has been used since the ‘60s. [More]
Interactive virtual human body: an interview with Frank Sculli, CEO, BioDigital

Interactive virtual human body: an interview with Frank Sculli, CEO, BioDigital

The BioDigital Human is an interactive, virtual model of the human body that addresses huge deficiencies in health education and communication. From diagnosis to drugs to devices, the human provides an engaging way to really understand complex health information. [More]
Digital healthcare communications: an interview with David Hunt, CEO of HAVAS LYNX Europe

Digital healthcare communications: an interview with David Hunt, CEO of HAVAS LYNX Europe

Digital has excited the industry, it has hinted at a brighter future, a potential competitive advantage and most importantly a better purpose, however like many others, it has not been the revolution it might have been. [More]
Neurological testing accessibility and affordability: an interview with Dr Joseph Higgins

Neurological testing accessibility and affordability: an interview with Dr Joseph Higgins

Neurological disorders with genetic causes can be very difficult to diagnose without reliable, clinically relevant tests tailored to specific phenotypes. [More]
Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

This is a generally accepted piece of received wisdom amongst clinicians and care professionals, which MindMetre validated through a series of qualitative interviews that preceded our quantitative study. [More]
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