Tag Archives: treatment

  • The Use of Process Mapping, Value Stream Mapping and Score Cards in developing a Lean Culture in Life Sciences Companies.

    The Life Sciences Industry which cover pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics, cell & tissue therapeutics, medical devices and medical device combination products, make the  treatment and use of these techniques & tools more complex than other industry sectors like automotive and microelectronics for example. Principle among these is the regulatory environment that the industry operates within which is policed by agencies like the FDA, MHRA (in the UK) & EMRA …

  • Pharmaceutical Consulting and BMI’s 4th Quarter Update

    … outlook is far from bleak. Pharmaceutical spending in the US was nearly $306 billion in 2009, and the market is expected to reach $334 billion in value at consumer prices by 2014. Still, competition in a market hampered by decreasing growth and a growing presence of state is ever increasing, so ensuring a competitive edge becomes that much more important. Preventive treatment for both patients and the industry is crucial right now. The best consultants possess the ability and willingness to …

  • FDA Inspection Wizard: What’s Scary Can Turn Out to Be a Piece of Cake

    … the subject had the medical condition under treatment and that excluded medications were not given to him or her during the study period. 3.After finishing the audit, the inspector will meet with the investigator to talk about the results.  Any inconsistencies will be registered on FDA Form 483, of which you will receive a copy. 4.The inspector will write an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) that will be sent to the FDA for evaluation.  You will receive a letter after this evaluation is …

  • Diabetes Trends Until 2025

    Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that develops because the body is not able to produce the hormone insulin and/or is unable to respond effectively to the insulin that is produced. There are two types of diabetes: -Type 1, which accounts for 5 to 10% of worldwide diagnosed diabetes cases. -Type 2, which accounts for 90 to 95% of the totality of diagnosed cases. The treatment for Type 1 diabetes depends on diabetic medical supplies, above all, diabetes drugs and insulin, while Type 2 …

  • Advances in Pediatric Personalized Medicine Are Highlighted at Unique International Conference

    … the risk of serious adverse drug reactions in children. -Identifying a non-invasive marker for inflammation concerning asthma, allowing doctors to predict correctly if the patients will respond to steroid treatment, and if not, guide them in the direction of better therapies. -Utilizing genetic biomarkers to forecast which newborns are in danger of developing hyperbilirubinemia, which is the most common reason why newborns are hospitalized; up to 85% of readmissions during the first two weeks of …

  • Guilty as Charged: The Premature Stop of Clinical Trials Exaggerates the Effects of Treatment

    A study of almost 100 clinical trials that were stopped prematurely because they showed positive treatment effects has shown that a large number of those effects were exaggerated. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and recommends that researchers do not fall for the temptation to end clinical trials prematurely but rather continue with them for longer periods of time before thinking about ending them. Victor Montori, M.D., Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and …

  • Boy Receives New Trachea Thanks to Stem Cells

    … implications it has for human life and health, this is the first time a child has received stem-cell organ treatment, it is the longest airway that has been substituted ever, and by letting the boy’s own cells re-grow the tissue, the costs were lowered considerably, by tens of thousands of pounds. This success opens the door for stem-cell organ transplants to be performed in other medical facilities besides highly specialized hospitals, and although it won’t replace conventional …

  • How to Do a SWOT Analysis as Part of a Business Plan or Business Process Strategy

    … unpatented discoveries, having no clear manufacturing process or significant process issues, or not having talent specific to the area you are moving towards.   Weaknesses are pointed out as areas to be addressed. Opportunities would include an increase in the disease group that your new product is expected to address, the opening of a new global market that the product can fulfill , or a new federal grant to help subsidize the cost of your new drug or treatment.  Once opportunities are …

  • The Challenges Emerging for Combination Products

    Combination products represent a new challenge to the pharmaceutical industry in relation to how best to manage these exciting new biomechanical products.  Combination drugs, known as combination products, are biologically engineered products that represent a mixture of drug, device and in some cases other biological components, to form a single drug or product.  Combination products represent a relatively new therapeutic treatment approach, which is proving for some companies, to be a more …

  • New Stem Cell Technology Better Helping Bone Fracture Patients

    Until recently, standard treatment methods for serious bone loss due to bone fractures and bone disorders, have been limited at best.  Standard treatments for serious bone fractures would encompass basically two treatment options: either face amputation, or face long periods of disability.  While prosthetic implants, on the other hand, have proven equally as frustrating over recent years, and are proving more inefficient in the long term.  Because of these problems, something needed to be …

  • New and Amazing Discoveries on the Development of Cells

    … A new door has opened for the research on stem cell treatment for type-1 diabetes, given the new understanding of how immature cells grow into beta cells.  This knowledge will also be valuable for diseases where cyst formation in the tubes produces organ failure, for example, in kidneys and liver. Every important article published in Cell requires committed and lengthy research, and this is exactly what the Lund scientists have done.  They have devoted years to studying tube formation, cell …

  • Adult Stem Cells Show Potential for the Treatment of Cardiac Patients

    … side effects that were related to the treatment and used echocardiography to measure the efficacy. The study discovered that the patients treated with stem cells presented fewer side effects like cardiac arrhythmias and showed important improvements in their heart, lung, and global functions.  According to Dr. Hare, the echocardiography showed better heart function, especially in patients with lots of cardiac damage.  Up to date, damaged cardiac tissue cannot be repaired through any known …