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Making the Case for Personalized Medicine

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As lawmakers, industry, consumer groups and the general public debate the future of health care, personalized medicine continues to focus attention-with good reason. In a time of unprecedented scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements, personalized health care has the capacity to detect the onset of disease at its earliest stages, preempt the progression of disease, and, at the same time, increase the efficiency of the health care system by improving quality, accessibility, and affordability. With that Read More >

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Countdown to BIO 2014: San Diego Highlights

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With the 2014 BIO International Convention only six days away, now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun: what to do, what to see, and where to go. San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. Below are just a few recommendations of things to Read More >

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Thinking About Printing in the 4th Dimension

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing is used to manufacture everything from guns to guitars—and even underwear. The next big thing could be 4D printing. This adds time to the mix by using smart materials that transform themselves into finished articles under different conditions. Some of the most powerful early applications of 4D may be in biotechnology and medicine. “Stents, compression structures and drug delivery mechanisms could be printed and programmed to transform themselves directly in situ,” explains Read More >

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Supreme Court Decision on Web Content Delivery to Impact Biotech Patents

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Earlier this month, in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Supreme Court issued a decision that will likely impact patents directed to methods for treating or diagnosing diseases.  In Limelight Networks, the Court reversed the appellate court’s finding that Limelight had infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703, which is assigned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is exclusively licensed to Akamai Technologies.  In particular, the Court determined that a defendant is not liable Read More >

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Why Connected Digital Health Matters… to the Biotech Community

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The WLSA is a San Diego based international association of companies and organizations that are committed to the acceleration of wireless and digital technologies in health care. Formed in 2005, we fostered many of the early innovations in the field, such as CardioNet (mobile cardiac telemetry), Proteus Digital Health (wirelessly observed therapy) and a variety of remote patient monitoring and adherence services. Under an arrangement with BIO, WLSA is bringing the best thought leaders and Read More >

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