Health Brief
The Health Brief —

How Much Are We Willing To Pay For A Cure?

Genetic medicine is going from strength to strength. But treatment is costly. Luxturna is just the latest flashpoint in the debate over how to afford an innovative medicine.

16.01.2018
Health Brief
What We're Reading —

Must-Reads in Health Innovation (Week 1)

Every week, we select ten of the most relevant and well-written stories from the global health innovation industry. Here are this week’s can’t-miss articles, including some worrisome news for CRISPR gene editing, some revolutionary treatments out of China, new breakthroughs in CAR-T therapy, and more.

09.01.2018
Health Brief
The Second Opinion —

New medical advances marking the end of a long reign for ‘diet wizards’

For many years, the long-term success rates for those who attempt to lose excess body weight have hovered around 5-10 percent. In what other disease condition would we accept these numbers and continue on with the same approach?

09.01.2018
Cluster —

Nordic co-operation strengthened at Medica 2017

The number of Nordic exhibitors at Medica has been growing year by year, reaching almost 200 companies in 2017. This is the first time that the Nordics teamed up, organizing a joint networking reception that could be the start to even closer collaboration in the coming years.

05.01.2018
Health Brief
Biotech —

The Incredible Breakthrough Year of Gene Therapy

Gene therapies captivated the world’s scientists and nonscientists in 2017. There were many good reasons for it, too.  These non-invasive gene therapies make changes to the patient’s DNA, the hereditary code that makes us who we are — and which is sometimes responsible for diseases with no known cures. Here are some of the breakthroughs of 2017.

04.01.2018
Health Brief
The Second Opinion —

The common and not so common injuries sustained at Christmas

The worst thing most people face at Christmas is often a bit of digestive discomfort from overeating. But for a few unfortunate individuals, Christmas is like a scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. To avoid having a Christmas like the Griswolds’, try and learn some lessons from these unfortunate folk.

18.12.2017
Health Brief
What We're Reading —

Do You Want To Miss These Stories?

The story of the little blue pill that changed sex and made billions. The hotline that reinvented crisis handling for modern teenagers, one text at a time. Why doctors aren’t afraid of better, more efficient AI diagnosing cancer. Why too much christmas music can drive you nuts. And other great articles you should read about innovation in health this week.

18.12.2017
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