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Turning the Tide on STEM Education

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According to the US Department of Education, only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field. Even among students who do major in a STEM field, only about half go on to work in a related career. As an industry, we have a responsibility to not only prepare today’s students for careers in STEM fields but also to Read More >

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Syringes for Clinical Trials

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Today’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are under pressure to remain competitive. To do so, they require innovative approaches to manage drug development, particularly early development work. Any competitive advantage in the development process is highly prized – and one approach is to begin the development of the compound in a prefilled syringe earlier in the process, rather than later. Traditionally, biopharmaceutical companies have almost exclusively used vials in drug development. There are good reasons for Read More >

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Transforming Healthcare through Digital Innovation

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Imagine being connected to expert health coaches on a daily basis instead of only at your annual doctor’s visit. What would it be like to be told on a real-time, continuous basis how many minutes of exercise at a specific heart rate was required, foods you needed to eat, and behaviors you needed to avoid in order to be feel better and be healthier? What if this information meant you could get off your hypertensive medications Read More >

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Precision Drugs for Bad Bugs

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Awareness is high that antibiotic resistance is a critical problem, but many still don’t appreciate the role played by antibiotics themselves in accelerating this problem’s spread. Single antibiotics capable of killing multiple bacterial species – a class of drugs termed “broad spectrum” – have long been seen as a panacea and a cure for all bacterial infections. Today, essentially all marketed antibiotics kill multiple species of bacteria. Unfortunately bacteria that become resistant to a particular Read More >

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An Innovation Center for Digital Health

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A partnership between Samsung and UCSF opens up opportunities to validate promising sensors and analytics for next-generation digital health solutions Electronics giant Samsung and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are to establish a new digital health innovation lab. To be located in UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, the lab will employ leading researchers and technologists to develop exciting new mobile health technologies; and it will be a test-bed where entrepreneurs and Read More >

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