The fear that machines will replace humans in the workplace is not a new one. In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes conjectured that in the years to come, modern economies would face a new kind of affliction: what Keynes called “technological unemployment.”
Shares of Belgium-based TiGenix NV shot up more than 72 percent in pre-market trading after Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals opted to acquire the company with which it has a developmental partnership for $630 million.
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. announced a collaboration for the development of a potential gene therapy using zinc finger protein transcription factors to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) linked to mutations of the C9ORF72 gene.
Indivior announced that Indivior UK Limited has entered into a strategic collaboration with Addex Pharma S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Addex Therapeutics (SIX: ADXN) ("Addex"), in the field of GABAB positive allosteric modulators (PAMs). GABAB PAMs have demonstrated preclinical efficacy and tolerability in animal models for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cocaine use disorder (CUD)1,2.
It's not just specialty drugmakers raising prices in recent days. Big Pharma has pushed through a spate of increases, and while all of them are sub-10%—the cap some companies have adopted—some of them will cost payers and consumers plenty.
Smaller, smarter, more efficient and prettier…. Wearables are becoming increasingly more popular. Where first only sport fanatics and early tech adopters were interested, we now see that the high tech wearable devices become more common and accepted.
The health system has developed AI-based algorithms used on its more than 27 petabytes of data to define patient subpopulations — those with congestive heart failure or asthma, for instance — to target interventions to those groups. It’s developed algorithms using electronic health record data to predict patient decline in hospitals.
It’s been a big year in healthcare technology. Healthcare Analytics News™ reached out to experts across our 8 coverage areas to determine which companies, people, and projects made the biggest waves. The winners of 2017 ushered in advances that have turned heads, resulted in measurable improvements, and given reason to believe that this high-speed sector is not built on hype alone.
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