Articles by John

I have been building forums to promote the life sciences community for over 10 years. I enjoy exploring the issues, individuals and companies impacting the life/med/health tech community, and celebrating the innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers who are actively working to build the community.


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Takeda moves oncology unit to Cambridge

The parent of Millennium Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that its top executive in Cambridge is stepping down as part of a companywide reorganization. The new structure at Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. will include a strong focus on the cancer drug business at Cambridge-based Millennium, executives said. Millennium, located near Central Square, will become the home of the…

Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, performs surgery while wearing Google Glass.
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Can wearables in the OR improve clinical outcomes?

One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare. While patient care has become increasingly data-driven, doctors need a way to receive the data while remaining hands-on with patients. Can wearables in the OR improve clinical outcomes? Although it makes sense, there’s little empirical evidence for or against wearables.

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Illinois Science & Technology Coalition Releases First S&T Roadmap for Illinois

A new report from the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition highlights the growth and importance of the biopharma industry in Illinois. The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) released its first Illinois Science & Technology Roadmap (S&T Roadmap), an innovative data-driven report that identifies research and innovation strengths positioned to drive competitiveness and business growth…

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Healthbox Widens Industry Partnerships: Adds 8 Digital Health Companies to Chicago accelerator

Healthbox today announced its collaboration with HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation) and five leading hospitals and health systems—Advocate Health Care, Ascension, Community Health Network, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Ridgeview Medical Center—for its third Chicago accelerator. Eight companies have been carefully selected for the program by this collaborative group of healthcare industry organizations by demonstrating not only…

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TedMed 2014 Review

The recent TEDMED conference was packed with speakers strategically chosen to educate and entertain. There were experts from across the scientific spectrum, like Carl Hart, a psychiatry and psychology professor at Columbia University, who unconventionally suggested decriminalization of all drugs in the U.S. based off of his interpretation of scientific data. Hart’s talk was part…

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