Category Archives: Innovation

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

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

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

Spotlight on Biomimicry – 5 Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Spotlight on Biomimicry – 5 Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Could the key to a sustainable future for our planet lie within the planet itself? That’s the central concept behind biomimicry, or biomimetics—an approach to innovation that draws inspiration from nature to develop solutions to global human challenges and to solve problems in fields like medicine, engineering, and materials science. Essentially, biomimicry seeks to leverage… Continue Reading

You’ll Never Guess What This Biohybrid Robot Is Made From

You’ll Never Guess What This Biohybrid Robot Is Made From

The creation of a biohybrid robot, a living machine that combines mechanical components with organic elements, might sound like something straight out of a science fiction story, but in fact, it’s been the subject of scientific experiments for years. However, while previous groups of researchers have tended to stick with conventional sources of organic material,… Continue Reading