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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

Hewlett Packard Announces 41 Awardees in New Academic Research Program

HP announced 41 professors it has selected to receive its HP Labs Innovation Research Awards which fund strategic joint research projects between academic research institutions worldwide and HP Labs, the company's central research arm.



As part of a newly announced open and competitive process that reviewed more than 450 proposals from 200 universities in 28 countries spanning the globe, HP selected 41 projects… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 24, 2008 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Medical imaging grants available

MedTechIQ Member, Dr Timothy Gerrity, director of the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Cal State San Bernardino is now accepting grant solicitations from universities, government labs and small technology companies interested in commercializing medical technologies for the military. Imaging technologies in demand are those aimed at curtailing fatalities by helping medical personnel in… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 23, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Military funds $35 million R&D program in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The Department of Defense Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program of the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs recently awarded the Mission Connect Mild TBI Translational Research Consortium a grant totaling approximately $35 million to support the five-year research program. The consortium includes research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 23, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Google Challenges Apple?

Google 'Android' Phone by 10Nov08??? Google releases a public version of the Android Software Developer Kit (SDK). Will this be the first serious challenge to Apple iPhone market dominance?

Added by Clymer/JR on August 20, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tell me!...What are the best Medical Blogs Online?

Just learned from James Westwood, organizer of the annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference about ScienceRoll out of Hungary. Excellent site! Does anyone know of others?



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Bertalan Mesko Permalink Reply by Bertalan Mesko on August 16, 2008 at 6:38am

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Thank you for the kind words!



You should also check Clinical Cases and Images out.



And here is the eDrug top 100 list.



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

NewYork Times - The Social Network as a Career Safety Net

SARAH JANE TRIBBLE, writes in today's New York Times that in a world of economic instability and corporate upheaval, savvy professionals understand the benefits of brushing up their online social networking image and keeping it polished.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 14, 2008 at 6:49am — No Comments

For limited time: Growthink offers free access to online Venture Capital portal & funding match making service

Leading venture capital research firm Growthink launches new initiative that offers entrepreneurs and venture-backed companies free access to its online research portal and matches them with premier service providers.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 12, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Defense & Intel Communities Wrestle with Promise & Challenge of Web 2.0

Dr Jeff Roller, MD, submitted excellent article "Defense in a Wiki World" from the most recent issue of Government Computer News. The article is about how the Defense and Intelligence communities are pursuing the information sharing power of Web 2.0, without breaching the security they require. Quite a dilemma, and a challenge many enterprises will face in the upcoming years. Read on, and let us know what… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2008 at 6:05pm — No Comments

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