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01May/19
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Axendia to Provide Life-Science Analyst Keynote at 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2019

Harnessing Positive Disruption in Life Sciences to Achieve Patient-Centric Care

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Life-Science organizations must transform or be disrupted! They must harness positive disruption to achieve patient-centric care that supports prevention, improves outcomes as well as providing a holistic patient experience that drives value.

However, to achieve patient-centric care, Life-Science organizations must undergo digital transformation that enables closed loop visibility across the product lifecycle. This transformation requires core paradigm shifts in corporate culture, incentives, strategic planning, regulatory frameworks as well as technological solutions for industry stakeholders.

Male-Anatomy-Background-composite-cropped-low-resNew technologies like modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are enabling patient-centric models to serve more people around the world. The foundation of patient-centric care is the ability to connect the real and digital worlds through multi-discipline, multi-scale modeling and simulation, IoMT connected devices, visibility to data for decision support and greater collaboration. Continue reading

29Apr/19
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Taking 3D Printing to Heart…New Steps in 3D Printing Medical Applications

Is 3D Printing Still a Phenomenon… or Not?

By: Eric M. Luyer, Industry Research Analyst

3D Printing has been used for some time now for printing very specific surgical tools or patient-specific parts to complete full functioning of the human body.  But is 3D Printing still a phenomenon… or not?

In my opinion it is certainly amazing when you see the latest developments and you apply biomedical engineering to 3D Printing.  Specifically, in the medical field there are various use cases adopting this rather futuristic technology – you may now print entire organs for practical surgical use!   I have read that scientists and researchers have successfully printed kidney cells, sheets of cardiac tissue that have something like a heartbeat, and foundations for a human liver.

Other relatively new examples are:  bio-printed stem cells which has been done by the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, Scotland-UK of human skin, that can be used for burn victims, skin cancer patients or other kinds of diseases that affects the skin in a negative way. Scientists have also successfully created tests for 3D Printing artificial bone tissue(!) and the hope is that such tissues may assist in helping with limiting sporting accidents that so many athletes suffer from.  I have also seen that medical researchers and scientists are well on their way to printing an entire human organ. Continue reading

22Apr/19
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FDA is Enabling Innovation and Modernization

By: Thomas O’Connor, Sr. Chemical Engineer, US FDA

FDA is committed to supporting and enabling pharmaceutical innovation and modernization as part of the Agency’s mission to protect and promote public health. FDA recognizes that continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology that can enable pharmaceutical modernization and deliver potential benefits to both industry and patients. Continuous manufacturing can improve pharmaceutical manufacturing by, for example, using an integrated process with fewer steps and shorter processing times; requiring a smaller equipment footprint; supporting an enhanced development approach (e.g., quality by design (QbD) and use of process analytical technology (PAT) and models); enabling real-time product quality monitoring; and providing flexible operation to allow scale-up, scale-down, and scale-out to accommodate changing supply demands. Continue reading

18Apr/19
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What Is Your Human Potential?

Infor 2019 Conference Event Brief

By: Eric M. Luyer, Industry Research Analyst

Last week I was inspired by the great conference  “INSPIRE” that was organized by Infor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The tagline for this conference was the question: “What is your Human Potential?”  The conference amazed the attendees with a series of presentations on Infor products, their potential, and responses to questions on how to best deploy lnfor’s latest technologies around new applications for various types of industries and different user-levels.

Elevating Human Potential Through Innovation in Science and Technology

It is clear that Infor has its roots in Manufacturing and Distribution as they elaborated on their capabilities in their space using the latest technologies, such as business analytics (with BIRST), artificial intelligence (with Coleman), and the challenges around digital transformation.

Register to read the full event brief.

01Apr/19
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The Value of Analytics in Healthcare

Perspectives from Key Stakeholders in the Healthcare Ecosystem

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Healthcare is shifting to a value-based model focused on improving the quality of patient outcomes, enhancing patient-centered care and adopting initiatives that control costs.

The transition to value-based healthcare hinges on the availability of unbiased quality and outcomes 7-Metrics-Value-Based-Care_1data. Furthermore, the integrity of these decisions depends upon the accurate and objective analysis of these data to support patient care decisions.

We interviewed the following thought leaders representing key stakeholders from the CfQ PQOA working group to gain their unique perspective on the value of analytics in value-based healthcare.

  • Stephanie Christopher, Program Director at MDIC
  • Garth Conrad, VP Quality at BD Peripheral Intervention
  • Michael Ruhlen M.D., MHCM, FAAP, VP Division of Medical Education, Atrium Health
  • Michael Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
  • Nathan Soderborg, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Statistical and Data Sciences, Exponent.
  • Francisco (Cisco) Vicenty, Program Manager for Case for Quality, OC, CDRH, FDA

Continue reading the full article in MedTech Intelligence.

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NBC News Reports – Device-Safety Experts to FDA: Make Data Public.

Download the full report and read our interview with CfQ PQOA stakeholders.