"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.
Only a very few percent of patients that qualify for weight loss surgery actually choose to have it. It is a last resort and most patients do not see themselves as ready to give up. On the other hand, diet and exercise rarely work well and patients are looking for some extra help in their quest to lower their weight. A reversible, non-surgical approach has a lot of appeal to these patients.
A new category of non-invasive genetic screening tests is gaining a great deal of interest in the medical field – including from Quest Diagnostics -- for its potential to help screen women during pregnancy for genetic abnormalities known as trisomies, the most common of which is Down syndrome.
Antibodies and in the case of Ablynx, Nanobodies, can be raised and selected to bind with high affinity selectively to cancer cells in a tumour. Cancer cells are exquisitely sensitive to certain toxins such as the PBDs produced by Spirogen.
Microcystins have become the generic name for the toxins produced from blue-green, algae which can bloom in surface water impoundments, slow moving streams and rivers.
Master Bond manufactures a full line of formulations that have been fully tested to meet USP Class VI requirements for both disposable and reusable medical devices.
Breast cancer is a major concern throughout the world. It is the number 1 cancer among women and in the Western world it generates approximately one new case per minute: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
ADCs are used for a new type of targeted therapy that consists of a specific anti-cancer antibody or antibody fragment linked to a potent anti-cancer therapeutic.
Cook Medical is the world’s largest privately held medical device manufacturer. The ENT division is Cook’s 10th business unit/clinical division and we are excited to meet the needs of ENT patients.
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is a devastating disease. There are roughly 20-25,000 new cases per year in the United States and it is increasing for some reason.
Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon in which light is produced by a chemical reaction. It requires an enzyme called luciferase and a substrate called luciferin. These two molecules can be found in diverse species all over the world, such as beetles and fungi but most often in marine animals like jelly fish, deep-sea fish, shrimp and so forth.
Marblar is gamifying the process of technology transfer. We post technology on our platform in the form of a challenge, and the Marblar community then competes to uncover new problems these technologies could solve – thereby discovering new market applications for these technologies.
General anesthesia is made up of three components: hypnotic medicines, to induce sleep; analgesics, or medicines to inhibit pain; and NMB agents that induce muscle relaxation. Anesthesiology professionals use NMB to relax a patient’s muscles and prevent involuntary movement that could impact surgery.
AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in anyone over 50 and globally in 2010 it was estimated to cost $340 billion to treat AMD. The costs are set to spiral over the next 20 years and really over burden the healthcare system unless people start to take preventative action.
Dementia is a huge public health problem, affecting about 800,000 people in the UK and 36 million people around the world.
Regenerative medicine is a new, exciting field that is based upon the belief that the human body has the inherent power to heal itself, but in some instances it just needs a little help.
Sperm viability, and therefore a man’s fertility, can be determined by analysis of the concentration, motility and the morphology of his spermatozoa. This is a part of Andrology, from the Greek Andros “man”, the medical field that deals with male health including problems associated with the reproductive system.
Exoskeleton technology is a rapidly emerging medical field using a combination of sensors, motors, computer based control systems and rechargeable batteries in the form of a skeleton that fits onto the legs and hips of an individual – called an Exoskeleton.
Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure that involves removing a damaged or degenerated cervical disc and replacing it with an artificial disc device.
AuroLase Therapy utilizes the unique “optical tunability” of a new class of materials developed at Rice University to focus the treatment on the tumor. These AuroShell® particles (also known as nanoshells) can be designed to absorb different wavelengths of...
During IVF treatment you will need to take certain drugs. For example, for IVF it will be Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH) which are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce a mature egg so that they can be fertilised externally and then put back into the womb.