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2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH: “Patients and Researchers – Partners for Life”

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Rare Disease Day was established in 2008 in order to raise public awareness globally for rare and orphan diseases and shed light on the challenges that those who are affected by rare diseases face.  This year, Rare Disease Day appropriately fell on the rarest day of all – February 29. To help with this global effort, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and NIH Clinical Center annually hosts Read More >

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“Please Wait a Few Moments While Your Pill Prints”

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Since the late 1980’s, innovators have dreamed of living in a world where science could develop anything they want simply by pressing “print.” 3D printing has evolved to create an array of medical applications from prosthetics to printed bones and tissues, and now—3D printed pills. Three days ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved Spritam, the first 3D-printed drug expected to hit the market by early 2016. It was developed by Ohio based Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Read More >

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Dr. Eric Topol’s Insights on Wearables, Smart Phones, Digital Medicine Revolution

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Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is widely recognized for many things: as a renowned cardiologist, #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States by Modern Healthcare, “Rock Star of Science” by GQ, author of several books, and the top authority on digital medicine, but who knew he was also a comedian? Topol shared his views with the BIO 2015 keynote luncheon audience in an informative and humorous way. Using videos Read More >

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NIH Director Francis Collins Opens Day Two at BIO International Convention

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What happens when a hotel loses Francis Collins’ room reservation late on the eve before he is scheduled to speak at the BIO International Convention? He finds a way around the barriers and still manages to inspire, entertain and impress the masses the very next morning. Which may help describe his approach to personalized medicine to overcome barriers and surpass expectations. Collins shared his vision for transforming the practice of medicine through personalized medicine with Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Iron Horse Diagnostics and Nimbic Systems

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This week in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone, which opens tomorrow, will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through the SBIR/STTR review process Read More >

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