The effectiveness of Genentech and Roche's (RHHBY.OB) glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treatment, Avastin, has recently been challenged raising concerns from physicians and patients alike that a huge void in patient care can develop if the FDA decides to revoke Avastin's approval for tre
On May 29th, 2013, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced the acquisition of Okairos in an all-cash deal worth $325 million US. The Okairos acquisition helps complement the pharma giant's existing vaccine technology and expertise and will enable GSK to continue its work developing the next g
Cyto Wave Technologies' iV3 device can detect circulating tumor cells in real time via laser technology and potentially destroy cells. OneMedRadio spoke with Cyto Wave Technologies President and CEO George Yu about the favorable on-ramp to commercialization, clearing regulatory and re
Mercator MedSystems, Inc., a privately-held medical technology company reinventing the treatment of disease deep inside the body, today announced the closing of a $6.5 million Series B financing. The funding will be used to initiate sales of its Cricket™ and Bullfrog® Micro-Infusion d
Healthcare has been one of the hottest sectors over the past year. This can be seen by looking at various ETFs such as iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare (IYH). This particular ETF has appreciated by approximately 35% over the past 52 weeks which is significantly higher than the 27% a
With OneMedForumNY 2013 just one month away (and a few healthcare conferences coming up), we thought it best to step away from our usual editorial functions and instead offer a 'how to' on enhancing your conference experience. Below, find 10 (actually, 11) tips to maximizing your conf
An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from Asthma, but current medications such as inhalers have been deemed ineffective for 10-20% of its users. Regneron (REGN) and Sanofi (SAN) have partnered to crease a new Asthma drug, Dupilumab.
The fibroblast cell is known to play key roles in extracellular matrix synthesis, production of collagen, and production of growth factors all of which support the skin, soft tissues, and aid in wound healing. Fibrocell Science (FCSC) is an autologous cell therapy company whose sole f
Oxygen is one of the main elements vital to human survival. Oxygen Biotherapeutics’ (OXBT) mission is to research, develop, and market oxygen related products based on perflurocarbons technology. The team is driven to aid the human body in maintaining adequate oxygen levels to prevent
On April 2nd, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled the “BRAIN” Initiative, which is short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. The BRAIN Initiative may be known as the spiritual successor to the Human Genome Project, not only for its desire to under
Bioinformatics is the field of science involved with using computational methods to convert raw biological data into meaningful biological paradigms. Part I of this article will discuss how bioinformatics data is generated. It will focus on the methods used to collect this data, and t
Hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from OneMedForumNY 2013, June 26-27 in New York City. We’re excited to host a group of very promising companies with unique technology, and expect over 500 attendees.