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Archive for Health and Life Sciences

CEDA report – ‘Healthcare: Reform or ration’

CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia – is a national, independent, member-based organisation providing thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia. CEDA recently released its policy perspective entitled ‘Healthcare: Reform or ration’ available here: http://www.ceda.com.au/media/302619/healthcarefinal1.pdf The Executive Summary discusses increase in health expenditure linked to increased level of utilisation […]

Cell Therapy Commercialisation

David James Director Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical, Invetech Introduction Cell therapies are being investigated for an ever increasing range of applications to treat infectious diseases such as AIDS, repair spinal cord injuries, repair cartilage, strengthen immune systems, and treat neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy. Other potential applications include treating arteriosclerosis […]

Internet Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression is a Disruptive Innovation

Gavin Andrews AO, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, UNSW at St Vincent’s Hospital Each week I see 8 new patients referred to a specialist anxiety and depression clinic for cognitive behaviour therapy. On average, three are not suitable referrals, one will need face to face treatment which now will […]

2011 – Another Big Year for Australian Biotech

David Langsam Editor, Biotech Daily Australian biotechnology companies are on a dramatically upward trajectory, which – barring major global upheavals – shows no sign of abating. 2011 is going to be a very big year for biotech, primarily because most of the Biotech Daily Top 20 Index (BDI-20) companies have several major milestones during the […]

Service Delivery Innovation Key to Meeting Private Health Insurance Customer Demand

Rhod McKensey Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, nib The rapid adoption of new technology is changing the way we interact with our customers at nib health funds limited (nib). As customers move further away from traditional service models, we are continuing to invest in innovative and more engaging technology-based service channels that allow us […]