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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 […]

Will The IPO Market Open For Australian Biotechs in 2011?

David R Blake Co-Editor, Bioshares For some ASX listed biotech the last 12 months have been positive beyond belief. Stem cell company Mesoblast saw its capitalisation rocket from $286 million at the end of the March quarter 2010 to a little over $2 billion as at March 31, 2010. Its closing share price on that […]

Making A Difference

Ian Dixon Founder and CEO, Genscreen Group Every day I seek to use my own skills – and those around me – to make a tangible difference to the lives of others – and make some money when we are successful. My chosen vocation is the development of human therapeutics (and diagnostics) to solve serious […]

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 […]