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Regenerative Medicine’s Second Wave

Regenerative Medicine’s Second Wave

Sep 10, 2010

Regenerative medicine’s first wave was associated with massive expectations, but met with limited success. Today, a second wave is emerging. Great Expectations The 1990s saw a flurry of research activity in regenerative medicine with the potential to restore, maintain, or improve tissue or organ function. It appeared as if regenerative medicine would address...

Leveraging Data to Transform a Dinosaur

Leveraging Data to Transform a Dinosaur

Aug 24, 2010

The MIT SENSEable Lab is following trash from the home to the landfill. This is why you should care. Do you know where your trash goes after you put it at the curb?  If not, then you are in good company.  According to a 2006 poll reported by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, about 1 in 3 US citizens do not know either.[1]  Every week,...

Biotechnology Innovation: Emerging Opportunities in the Biologics/Biosimilar Market in the U.S.

Biotechnology Innovation: Emerging Opportunities in the Biologics/Biosimilar Market in the U.S.

Aug 12, 2010

“Generics” is a common term in the prescription drug business lexicon. Although generics market (Gx Market) sales have generally soared in recent years, the Gx market is predominant in countries with high healthcare expenditures. For example, in the US, healthcare expenditures reached over $2.2tn in 2007, accounting for 16% of GDP. Prescription medication...

A Shiny Orb On The Internet

A Shiny Orb On The Internet

Jul 8, 2010

“Social commerce” is the idea that the Internet provides a marketplace at the intersection of commercial activity and virtual interactions for marketing goods and services. In this vein, Andrew T. Stephen of INSEAD and Olivier Toubia of the Columbia University  Graduate School of Business offer further insights into what exactly “social commerce”...

A Dream of Fuels Gold: From Gasoline to Grassoline

A Dream of Fuels Gold: From Gasoline to Grassoline

Jun 8, 2010

According to Schumpeter1, entrepreneurship employs the so-called “gale of creative destruction” to replace inferior innovations across markets and industries while simultaneously creating better new products, knowledge and businesses. In this way, entrepreneurs are largely responsible for the long-term economic growth of societies, providing the...

The Story of a Successful Virus

The Story of a Successful Virus

Jun 1, 2010

The H1N1 09  Virus: The First Pandemic of the 21st Century. A historic announcement in April 2009 caused global panic and brought immediate attention to the state of public health.  The Mexican Secretariat of Health reported an outbreak of respiratory disease that was later classified as a novel swine origin influence A, H1N1 09.  The WHO quickly...