Author Archives: B Eaton

Inside the Amazing World of Molecular Diagnostics

Inside the Amazing World of Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics is one of the major driving forces of the incredible transformation currently sweeping the medical landscape. Thanks to the wealth of disruptive, personalized innovations that this state-of-the-art field has made possible—including early cancer detection, liquid biopsies, next-generation sequencing, and direct-to-consumer testing—our whole approach to health care and medicine is changing dramatically. Read on… Continue Reading

7 Common Clinical Trials Myths and the Facts You Need to Know

7 Common Clinical Trials Myths and the Facts You Need to Know

Although more and more clinical trials are being launched by public and private researchers every year, there are still a great many misconceptions among patients regarding how clinical trials work and what they entail. Read on to learn the facts behind some of the most common myths surrounding clinical trials. Myth Number 1: Clinical trials… Continue Reading

A Look at the Pharmaceutical World’s Amazing 3D Future

A Look at the Pharmaceutical World’s Amazing 3D Future

With the first FDA-approved, 3D-printed drug now on the shelves at pharmacies around the country (the drug in question is SPRITAM, epilepsy medication tablets produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals), it’s clear that the pharmaceutical industry is on the brink of dramatic change. While 3D printing has been in use in the health care industry for some… Continue Reading

How to Get a Job in the Biotech Industry

How to Get a Job in the Biotech Industry

With the biotechnology industry poised to grow significantly over the next decade, more and more scientific researchers, particularly PhD or post-doctoral students, are considering making the leap from an academic position to an industry job. But sometimes, the transition from academia to industry can be a challenging one to negotiate. Are you a good fit… Continue Reading

A Look at the Facts and Figures of Personalized Medicine

A Look at the Facts and Figures of Personalized Medicine

As personalized medicine becomes increasingly important to our health care system, both as a specific area of clinical research and as a paradigm shift in our approach to treating patients, a number of different groups are working to ensure that patients, policymakers, and the general public can easily understand what this complex and innovative field… Continue Reading

A Look at the Economic Impact of Bioscience Innovation in the US

A Look at the Economic Impact of Bioscience Innovation in the US

In recent years, the bioscience industry has emerged as an important driver of economic growth and job creation in the US. Once a highly specialized, niche industry, the biosciences now span a diverse array of economic sectors, and the industry’s ever-increasing pace of innovation has brought proven value in terms of both new jobs and… Continue Reading

10 Important Reasons Why Agriculture Needs Biotech Crops

10 Important Reasons Why Agriculture Needs Biotech Crops

The growing use of biotech crops worldwide has generated its fair share of controversy and questions, but more and more scientists agree that biotech, or genetically modified, crops and foods have an important role to play in the future of global agriculture. Recently, the Genetic Literacy Project—a nonprofit organization aiming to improve public awareness and… Continue Reading

Spotlight on 6 Disruptive Trends That Could Change Healthcare

Spotlight on 6 Disruptive Trends That Could Change Healthcare

Biomedical and biopharmaceutical innovations have already had a profound effect on the world of healthcare as we know it. Read on for a look at more game-changing technologies, techniques, and trends that are likely headed our way soon. Augmented reality Have you ever struggled to describe just how you were feeling, or exactly where you… Continue Reading

5 Industrial Biotech Innovations You Need to Know About

5 Industrial Biotech Innovations You Need to Know About

Often referred to as biotechnology’s “third wave,” industrial biotechnology holds a wealth of promise for resource conservation, pollution prevention, and cost reduction. Also known as “white biotechnology,” industrial biotechnology brings nature to bear on industrial processes, using enzymes and microorganisms as natural helpers to transform the way we manufacture products, and to make the creation… Continue Reading