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Exclusive: Sir Mike Richards joins health consultancy
Professor Sir Mike Richards, the previous chief inspector of hospitals, is to take up a new role at a leading health consultancy, it has been announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Q & amp;A: How to Control Development Costs for Implantables
When it comes to implantable devices, the material makeup of the technology is not only critical to the success of the device, but it also has a significant impact on the cost. Often times implantables need to be able to survive some of the harshest conditions in the body, where any kind of unexpected breakdown in materials can have critical adverse effects if they aren’t safely designed. This, of course, leaves many device makers with a very short list of potential materials. Len Czuba is president of Czuba Enterprises, a Chicago, IL-based medical device development consultancy that specializes in helping manufactur...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Implants Materials Source Type: news

Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey Costly Drugs to Weigh on U.S. Employers' Expenses in 2018 - Survey
U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7%, according to consultancy firm Mercer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Costly drugs to weigh on U.S. employers' expenses in 2018: survey
(Reuters) - U.S. employers are bracing for higher health care expenses in 2018 as spending on new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C is expected to rise more than 7 percent, according to consultancy firm Mercer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tony Pinsonault Launches ArtSci Health Solutions
Tony Pinsonault launches ArtScī Health Solutions. ArtScī is a healthcare consultancy that provides access to leading market access knowledge experts.(PRWeb September 12, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/health/artsci/prweb14676830.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Clinipace lands former Quintiles exec for its board
Morrisville-based clinical research organization Clinipace Worldwide has added Steve Skolsky, former senior vice president and managing director at Quintiles, to its board of directors. Prior to his tenure (2011 to 2016) at Quintiles – which merged with IMS Health last year to form QuintilesIMS – Skolsky served as CEO of both Trimeris and Sequoia Pharmaceuticals, and spent two decades at GlaxoSmithKline. He currently serves as principal of life science consultancy Expis Part ners. “I look… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

San Francisco private equity firm snaps up part of D.C. consultancy in $2.6 billion deal
D.C.-based consultancy The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO) has reached agreements to sell its health care and education businesses in a deal valued at $2.58 billion to San Francisco-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Under a complex arrangement, Vista will acquire the education business for $1.55 billion, while Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Optum will take the health care business in a $1.3 billion merger, which includes the assumption of debt. Trending: These Bay Area school districts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Advisory Board reaches $2.58B deal to sell education, health care businesses
D.C.-based consultancy The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO) has reached agreements to sell its health care and education businesses in a deal valued at $2.58 billion. Under a complex arrangement, San Francisco-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners will acquire the education business for $1.55 billion, while Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Optum will take the health care business in a $1.3 billion merger. It's not clear whether this means the absolute e nd of Advisory Board — we expect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Employer Plans Join Obamacare In Narrowing Doctor Networks For 2018
Half of U.S. employers are considering " high performance networks over the next three-to-five years, ” benefits consultancy Aon says (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:AON NYSE:MOH Source Type: news

Trio of hires signal Pegasus ’ northern grit
Growth trend continues at ‘health first, sector second’ agency Pegasus, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced further growth of its Pharma and Life Sciences division with the appointment of three new team members to its northern base in Macclesfield. Kesha Tansey, Account Director, joins from within Ashfield. Formerly of Zoetic Science and GCC, she will lead integrated communications programmes with teams situated in both Macclesfield and at Pegasus’ Brighton HQ. She is joined by newly appointed Senior Account Executive, Trystan George, who moves from The Scott Partnership and Bi...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Advisory Board CEO: It's 'business as usual, as much as possible'
Before The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO) even began its second-quarter conference call Tuesday, CEO Robert Musslewhite warned analysts he wouldn't be answering questions about the one thing they likely wanted to ask about the most: the company's ongoing review of a possible sale. Musslewhite did, however, agree to very briefly answer a question about how that process has been impacting business at the D.C. health care and education consultancy. His message: It's "business as usual, as much as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Advisory Board CEO: It's 'business as usual, as much as possible'
Before The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO) even began its second-quarter conference call Tuesday, CEO Robert Musslewhite warned analysts he wouldn't be answering questions about the one thing they likely wanted to ask about the most: the company's ongoing review of a possible sale. Musslewhite did, however, agree to very briefly answer a question about how that process has been impacting business at the D.C. health care and education consultancy. His message: It's "business as usual, as much as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Evolent Health stock falls as it proposes yet another public offering
Shares for Arlington-based health consultancy Evolent Health Inc. plummeted Tuesday after the company announced it is looking to raise $175 million through a proposed public offering — the fourth such offering this year. Evolent officials also said they plan to grant underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional $26.25 million of its Class A common stock in connection with the proposed public offering. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs& Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Guest Post: Policy conditions make or break leaders in biopharmaceutical innovation: Preliminary results from the 2017 BCI Survey
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to share a blog post from Professor Meir Pugatch, IPKM Professor of Valorisation, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Maastricht and Managing D...
Source: The Catalyst - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Economic Impact Intellectual Property Policy Solutions Source Type: news

MP calls for debate on 'revolving door of failed NHS managers'
An MP has called for a debate on “the revolving door of failed NHS managers” after claiming a former trust chief had set up a consultancy firm “offering his services to the NHS”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vynamic join Ashfield
Vynamic is headquartered in Philadelphia and its primary service offerings include: brand strategy, planning and launch, advanced commercial operations capabilities, strategic transformation and integration, product design and implementation, change leadership and business intelligence and analytics. The acquisition of Vynamic is in line with Ashfield’s strategy to expand its advisory services to the healthcare industry and follows the acquisition of STEM in October 2016. It is the Group’s first management consultancy acquisition and offers services which are highly complementary to the existing range of servic...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josee Leach Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

GE Healthcare  buys Novia Strategies to expand clinical consulting services
GE Healthcare said it is expanding its healthcare consulting business with the acquisition of Novia Strategies, one of the nation ’s oldest clinician-owned and -led healthcare consultancies. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) said the acquisition will expand its ability to help healthcare organizations meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare for the ir patients. Poway, California-based Novia Strategies, which was founded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare  buys Novia Strategies to expand clinical consulting services
GE Healthcare said it is expanding its healthcare consulting business with the acquisition of Novia Strategies, one of the nation ’s oldest clinician-owned and -led healthcare consultancies. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) said the acquisition will expand its ability to help healthcare organizations meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare for the ir patients. Poway, California-based Novia Strategies, which was founded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

EQT to acquire pharmaceutical services firm Certara
(Reuters) - Private equity firm EQT said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. drug development consultancy Certara for $850 million, including debt, from Arsenal Capital Partners, another buyout firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EQT nears deal to acquire pharma services firm Certara: sources
(Reuters) - Private equity firm EQT is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. drug development consultancy Certara for around $850 million, including debt, from Arsenal Capital Partners, another buyout firm, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Revealed: Consultancy paid up to £20m to set up new NHS procurement body
A consultancy firm will be paid up to £20m to help set up the body managing the new NHS procurement model, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison
Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, a consultancy that helps businesses and other organizations through leadership training programs for staff at all levels. In this episode, Harrison talks about the capability to be a good leader, how to handle workplace conflicts, and the philosophy behind developing "values-driven, informed and passionate people" in the workplace. The "Foundations" series aims to highlight key tools for success for businesses, nonprofits and other organizations. The first four videos of the series focu...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New £250,000 leadership programme for charities launched
21 June 2017The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills.Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to support the roll-out of theCascading Leadership programme so that more charities can benefit. The Big Lottery Fund is investing£175,000 of National Lottery funding alongside£75,000 from Comic Relief.Cascading Leadership was piloted by The King’s Fund and Comic Relief in 20...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - June 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This former marketing exec is disrupting McKinsey and PwC with 'the Uber of consultancies'
The Gig Economy encapsulates a wide variety of workers. On one end, there's Airbnb and Uber. If you're someone trying to make extra money, startups of a certain ilk can be lucrative. But there's a higher end, too. They could be a seasoned manager or former consultant who ditched the large corporation and went into business for themselves. Gregg Fisher, a former marketing executive, noticed this trend and founded The Stem, a staffing network consisting of hundreds of experts l ooking to lend the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Improving Care & Response in Nigeria
The journey of EMS care in Nigeria has been a long and challenging one. Before 1995, ambulances in Nigeria were known for undertakers' services and not for carrying live patients.1 That year an oil company operating in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria kicked off a rudimentary ambulance system by engaging an ambulance for rescue and conveying of their emergency staff to the hospital. In the early 90s, Tokaro Emergency Medical Services, a division of an Israeli business group, introduced EMS in Lagos State. Due to low patronage and failed attempts to train some doctors in prehospital care, Tokaro EMS was disbanded a few years...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nnamdi Nwauwa, EMT, CCEMTP, MBBS, MPH, MMSCEM Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Cardiac Resuscitation Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

Improving Care & Response in Nigeria
The journey of EMS care in Nigeria has been a long and challenging one. Before 1995, ambulances in Nigeria were known for undertakers' services and not for carrying live patients.1 That year an oil company operating in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria kicked off a rudimentary ambulance system by engaging an ambulance for rescue and conveying of their emergency staff to the hospital. In the early 90s, Tokaro Emergency Medical Services, a division of an Israeli business group, introduced EMS in Lagos State. Due to low patronage and failed attempts to train some doctors in prehospital care, Tokaro EMS was disbanded a few years...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nnamdi Nwauwa, EMT, CCEMTP, MBBS, MPH, MMSCEM Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Cardiac Resuscitation Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

Improving Care & Response in Nigeria
The journey of EMS care in Nigeria has been a long and challenging one. Before 1995, ambulances in Nigeria were known for undertakers' services and not for carrying live patients.1 That year an oil company operating in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria kicked off a rudimentary ambulance system by engaging an ambulance for rescue and conveying of their emergency staff to the hospital. In the early 90s, Tokaro Emergency Medical Services, a division of an Israeli business group, introduced EMS in Lagos State. Due to low patronage and failed attempts to train some doctors in prehospital care, Tokaro EMS was disbanded a few years...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nnamdi Nwauwa, EMT, CCEMTP, MBBS, MPH, MMSCEM Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Cardiac Resuscitation Communications Dispatch Source Type: news

Cochrane Response seeks Systematic Reviewer - flexible location
Specifications:  Full Time or Part Time, PermanentSalary:Dependant on Experience,Location:Flexible locationApplication Closing Date: 23 June 2017Cochrane Response is Cochrane ’s evidence consultancy unit, providing a broad range of literature review and evidence synthesis services to international policy makers, guideline developers and research organisations, to support evidence-informed healthcare decision making. We provide tailored evidence synthesis services, resp onding to commissioners’ needs on a project by project basis. We work closely with Cochrane networks to increase Cochrane’s capacity ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Pegasus unveils new brand identity as it celebrates a year as part of Ashfield
Managing Director, Simon Hackett comments: “Its strength is in its simplicity, and our compelling mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’ remains at its heart. It uses strong graphic devices alongside striking campaign imagery to bring to life our personality and creativity, all backed by the strength and experience of Ashfield.” The new brand is just one part of the agency’s continuous evolution. Fixed on its course to inspire healthy decisions through creative integrated communications, Pegasus has built a team of 110 people working with a ‘health first, sector second’ approach...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Edwards Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Dr Saif Abed Talks about the WannaCry Attack
The WannaCry or WannaDecryptor virus was a world-wide phenomenon, but the NHS was badly hit. Dr Saif Abed, a founding partner of the health IT consultancy AbedGraham, says a forensic inquiry should be held into what went wrong; so the NHS can deal with the clinical and patient risk issues it exposed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Ashfield Meetings & Events announces financial results for 2016
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the period was £5.482m compared to £4.91m in the previous 12-month period, an increase of 11.6%. This is the second year running the agency have demonstrated double-digit EBIT growth. The numbers have been consolidated from accounts covering the company’s operations across Europe, the US and Asia. Commenting on the performance, Nicola Burns (Global Managing Director) said: “We have had a number of new business wins, both in Europe and the US, that has helped achieve a strong set of results. This has included numerous consultancy projects, dedicated client ...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - May 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Stratos PD: What went wrong and what does it mean for medtech?
There has been some conjecture since the once premier consulting firm, Stratos Product Development, shut down last week. Those closest to the company have expressed a deep sadness in the abrupt end of a company that— at least from the outside — represented the pinnacle of what a medical technology consultancy firm could achieve. MDO spoke with Cameron Smith, the CEO and Founder of Seattle-based Product Creation Studio. Smith is a local competitor and one-time employee of Stratos. Smith, who knows many of the employees, shared some insights and laments about the state of product consultancies, particularly those...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Blog contract manufacturing Design Devices Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Advisory Board reports massive jump in income despite tumultuous first quarter
D.C.-based The Advisory Board Co. saw its share price jump Friday after reporting a 90 percent year-over-year increase in first-quarter net income, beating analyst expectations. The improved margins come after the health and education consultancy embarked on a cost-cutting mission, resulting in $11.2 million in restructuring-related charges. Advisory Board also reported a $23.4 million gain from selling Evolent Health stock during the quarter. For the first quarter, Advis ory Board (NASDAQ: ABCO)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Advisory Board reports massive jump in income despite tumultuous first quarter
D.C.-based The Advisory Board Co. saw its share price jump Friday after reporting a 90 percent year-over-year increase in first-quarter net income, beating analyst expectations. The improved margins come after the health and education consultancy embarked on a cost-cutting mission, resulting in $11.2 million in restructuring-related charges. Advisory Board also reported a $23.4 million gain from selling Evolent Health stock during the quarter. For the first quarter, Advis ory Board (NASDAQ: ABCO)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

myClin Launches Clinical Works, A ClinOps And Creative Consultancy For...
The Team Behind myClin, The Leading Clinical Trial Knowledge Platform, Today Announced The Launch Of Clinical Works, A New Consultancy Combining Operations, Communications And Creative Services For...(PRWeb May 04, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14298765.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nuventra founder inks deal for new venture that could be worth as much as $49 million
A Research Triangle Park-based virtual drug development company 1st Order Pharmaceuticals (1OP) has inked a deal with Canada ’s Xenon Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: XENE) that could be worth as much as $49 million. 1OP was founded in 2013 by Christopher Crean, former North American head of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX), and Dr. Geoffrey Banks, founder and CEO of fast-growin g, Durham-based drug development consultancy Nuventra Pharma Sciences. Crean… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Nuventra founder inks deal for new venture that could be worth as much as $49 million
A Research Triangle Park-based virtual drug development company 1st Order Pharmaceuticals (1OP) has inked a deal with Canada ’s Xenon Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: XENE) that could be worth as much as $49 million. 1OP was founded in 2013 by Christopher Crean, former North American head of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX), and Dr. Geoffrey Banks, founder and CEO of fast-growin g, Durham-based drug development consultancy Nuventra Pharma Sciences. Crean… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Cochrane Response seeks Systematic Review Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:Dependant on Experience Location:London Application Closing Date: 26th May 2017Cochrane Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Cochrane Collaboration, whose mission is to undertake trading activities of a commercial nature, based on the products and activities of Cochrane. Cochrane Response is our new evidence consultancy service providing a broad range of literature review and evidence synthesis services to international policy makers and guideline developers to support evidence informed healthcare decision making. We work closely with Cochrane networks to increas...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2017
Medtech startups face more challenges than they have in the past, but several companies are developing products that take advantage of new technology and are specifically designed to meet healthcare’s evolving needs.    [Image from Unsplash] “It used to be that medical device startups would develop a product by focusing on design, they’d get some IP with the product and it would be gobbled up by a big player,” explained Brett Naglreiter, who runs a consultancy firm to help develop and incubate medical device technologies. But that technology-first model doesn’t work anymore. The r...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Blog financial Innovation Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern merge
The trustees of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern are pleased to announce the merger of the two charities following the completion of detailed negotiations over the last six months. The move will place the unified organisation in a much stronger position to achieve its joint mission of reducing the harms caused by alcohol; combining Alcohol Research UK’s long history of research excellence with Alcohol Concern’s strong advocacy and campaigning work. Under the merger, Alcohol Concern’s assets, undertakings and staff transfer to Alcohol Research UK. This includes projects such as Dry January, the Cons...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - April 3, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News Source Type: news

Ashfield presented at eyeforpharma Barcelona 2017 conference
The event attracted around 500 pharmaceutical industry delegates from across Europe so it was a fantastic opportunity to welcome visitors to the Ashfield stand and to discuss their needs and potential areas of partnership. Ashfield focuses on supporting healthcare professionals and patients at all stages of the product life cycle. As a result, our expert team was on hand to discuss and answer questions about a range of services, including field sales teams and contact centre sales teams, patient support, healthcare communications, medical information and event management services. It’s not very often that you ge...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josee Leach Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Report: Evolent Health weighs merger with Advisory Board Co.
Arlington-based Evolent Health Inc. is considering a merger with D.C.-based health and education consultancy The Advisory Board Co., Reuters reported Friday. Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH), which specializes in helping health care systems improve their business models, was founded in 2011 by a partnership of the Advisory Board and UPMC Health Plan. It is led by former Advisory Board CEO Frank Williams. According to the Reuters report, Evolent has held tal ks with private equity firms about getting financial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

A new name for a trusted partner: Heraeus Kulzer becomes Kulzer
South Bend, IN - March 22, 2017.From July 1, Heraeus Kulzer will operate under the name Kulzer. Japan ’s Mitsui Chemicals Group took over the dental division of Heraeus three- and-a-half years ago. By changing its name, the firm separates itself from its previous owner and targets new growth. Nothing will change for customers; the established Hanau, Germany-based company remains a reliable partner for dental professionals.“Our vision is to be the lifetime partner of our customers,” says Akira Misawa, Chief Executive Officer of Heraeus Kulzer. “We understand our customers’ needs and want to gro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics launches new direct-to-partner communications campaign
The merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona combined the strongest brands in endodontics. The endodontic specialists DENTSPLY MAILLEFER and DENTSPLY TULSA DENTAL SPECIALTIES formed a new business unit, Dentsply Sirona Endodontics, in order to join forces and offer best in class endodontic solutions. The partnership with dealers, partners, and customers will be more important than ever before and supported by an extraordinary communication campaign, " Partner for a better future " .Ballaigues/Salzburg, March 20, 2017. Dentsply Sirona Endodontics will be communicating its new brand positioning with a broadly conceived a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regulatory Compliance Associates ® Inc. Congratulates Susan...
Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. (RCA), a life sciences consultancy focused on quality, regulatory and technical consulting, congratulates our Distinguished Fellow, Susan Schniepp, on her...(PRWeb March 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14150221.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?
Men lounging in Dire Dawa’s Chattara Market chewing khat, Ethiopia. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy James JeffreyADDIS ABABA, Mar 12 2017 (IPS)Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.As the hours pass they animatedly discuss economics, politics, history, life and more while chewing the leaves. The gathering is a picture of civility. But in many countries khat has a bad reputation, with it either being banned or prompting calls for it to be banned.&nb...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: James Jeffrey Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Ethiopia khat Somalia Somaliland Source Type: news

Strong Industry Growth leads to Maverick extending its expertise and support for 2017
Recent client demand for specific expertise and support across all three of its core service areas has resulted in Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd., the strategic consultancy and outsource services company, adding a number of senior level expert Associates over the last 3 months. Further strengthening its ability to provide Board level and specialist support in Marketing, Sales, Market Research, and all areas of Content and Technology consultancy, Maverick is seeing an Industry in strong growth mode. Recent additions to its Publishing support team include Ruth King, as Affiliate Senior Associate, Open Access. With deep...
Source: News from STM - March 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Turner & Townsend delivers one fit outs at Pfizer ’s Erasme Hospital in Belgium
Global professional services consultancy Turner& Townsend, which was selected by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, to deliver two fit outs at Erasme Hospital in Belgium, has   delivered the first of two fit outs on behalf of Pfizer Clinical Research Unit ( … (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - March 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news