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September 2008 Blog Posts (17)

New Members & Updates

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



- As noted earlier, I will take the liberty from time to time to update you on the some of the "New Members" who have joined us & "News You Can Use".



- "New Members":

* Charles Doarn, Co-Editor In Chief, Telemedicine and e-Health Journal

* Joan Dzenowagis, Health Internetworking, World Health Organization

* Marc Holland, Research Director, Health Industry Insights

* Dale Alverson, Medical… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 27, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chicago Systems Biology Research Funded with $18 Million in Grants!

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $15 million over five years to the University to support the new Chicago Center for Systems Biology.



Researchers will study how networks of genes work together to enable cells and organisms to respond to environmental and genetic change.



The center also represents collaboration among researchers at Chicago-area universities— University of Illinois at… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Google Android Coming Soon

Latest on Google's upcoming Android release. More details revealed today.

Added by Clymer/JR on September 23, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wikinomics & the "Financial Crisis"

This week Don Tapscott addressed the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar (SIBOS'08) in Vienna, Austria. He focused on the current liquidity crisis through the prism of Wikinomics 101. Also read his press release. Timely and… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on September 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Study: Companies Say Social Media Has Transformative Results

41% of 500 companies surveyed by the IT consultancy Avanade, say social media has the potential to transform their customer relationships, improve their reputations and increase sales.



According to the report, companies around the globe said that:

o Social media technologies have the potential to transform the way companies build and manage relationships… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 21, 2008 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Maryland Gearing Up to Build New $91.5M Life-Sci Economic Development Agency

BioRegion News reports that Maryland is gearing up to launch a new agency for its life-sciences economic-development effort early next year — part of a series of industry-building moves that include a reorganization announced last week for the existing department charged with job attraction and retention. Early last year, shortly after taking office, Governor Martin O’Malley and state lawmakers agreed to create the… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 17, 2008 at 7:57am — No Comments

Epocrates and iPhone

A recent survey confirms the growing use of Epocrates as an Apple iPhone add-on, having become popular not only among healthcare providers, but the general public as well. This would appear to bode well for personalized medicine, and the inchoate PHR (Personal… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on September 16, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Best of eGov from Brookings Institution

On 26Aug2008, the Brookings Insitutution published its ratings of eGov sites employed by federal and state entities. Another recent report analyzes the currency of worlwide government use of the internet. Among many Brookings observations, I'd highlight the following:



Despite the great promise of technological advancement,… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on September 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Will 2009 be the year of Innovation Economics? Can America Invent Its Way Back? (BusinessWeek)

What kinds of policies can improve the performance of U.S. innovation? In a new BusinessWeek article & video interview by Michael Mandel, the magazines Chief Economist, he reports that an increasing number of experts & policy makers believe its time for new ideas. Some suggest giving companies credit on their tax returns for 40% of the money… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 16, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

What are the best reources for video clips on the medical aspects of biodefense? (See answer from biodefense expert - Dave Balch)

In response to this question biodefense expert Dave Balch wrote:



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Off hand, I can't think of any readily available video clips. Tell me a little more about what you are looking for--length, type of video, etc.



However, I do have a couple of new links which might be relevant on this page.



White Paper: “Developing a National Inventory of Telehealth Resources for Rapid and Effective Emergency Medical Care: A White Paper Developed by the American… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Members: Dr Ken Curley & Dr Ian Foster

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



- We have just been joined by 2 important new members:



- Dr Ken Curley, MD. Long time Chief Scientist of the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). One of the most broadly knowledgeable individuals in the domain of advanced medical technology, especially as it relates to neuroscience.



- Dr Ian Foster, Phd, Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago &… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 15, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

National Labs (Los Alamos & Sandia) are aiding corporations & spinning off startups - BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek report that Fortune 500 companies and the National Laboratories are collaborating to create new products & companies.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 13, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Drugmakers and Academia Should Collaborate More, Scientist Says (Wall Street Journal)

The Wall Street Journal reports that Marc Feldmann and Ravinder Maini, scientists from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Imperial College London have won the second Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. The pair was honored by J&J for work that paved the way for drugs called TNF inhibitors, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 12, 2008 at 9:19pm — No Comments

New global communications infrastructure to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

O3b Networks Ltd. today announced it will begin deployment of a new global communications infrastructure to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Backed with financial and operational support from Google Inc., Liberty Global, Inc. and HSBC Principal Investments, the new system will reduce bandwidth costs for telecommunications operators (telcos)… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 12, 2008 at 12:05pm — No Comments

NIH issues details on $250 million plan to fund "Transformative" research

As reported in GenomeWeb News, The National Institutes of Health today issued details of a $250 million plan to fund “transformative” research through a new type of grants that are designed to lower the hurdles researchers face as they try to win backing for “bold [and] creative” science. NIH said that the “Transformative-R01 (T-R01) Program” is aimed at helping scientists bypass some of the structure and review bottlenecks that… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 10, 2008 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Featured Members - Network News

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



- From time to time, I am going to take the liberty to send out notes you may find useful.



- Rich Friedrich, Director, Open Innovation Office, HP Labs has just joined us. Rich is responsible for nurturing academic research relationships for Hewlett Packard. I visited with Rich in Palo Alto last week, great individual. Please welcome him aboard.



- Tim Gerritty at Cal State, San Bernadino, is funding… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 3, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Featured Members - Network News (3 September 2008)

A message to all members of MedTechIQ



Colleagues,



- From time to time, I am going to take the liberty to send out notes you may find useful.



- Rich Friedrich, Director, Open Innovation Office, HP Labs has just joined us. Rich is responsible for nurturing academic research relationships for Hewlett Packard. I visited with Rich in Palo Alto last week, great individual. Please welcome him aboard.



- Tim Gerritty at Cal State, San Bernadino, is funding… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on September 3, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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