Therapeutic Digests

December 3, 2021

Despite the rapid development and widespread usage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19, and then subsequently vaccines to inoculate against COVID-19, the pandemic remains a global threat, having started nearly two years ago. Filling an unmet need for anti-COVID-19 tre … Read More »

October 15, 2021

Amid the continued effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has been a year of remarkable activity in neurology therapeutics, encompassing treatments for the brain, spinal cord and nerves. New medicines for Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, and a host of rare conditions ha … Read More »

September 15, 2021

I’m sure most of you have seen the movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, an inexperienced, struggling farmer in Iowa. Early on in the movie, Kinsella hears a disembodied voice coming from his crops declaring, “If you build it, he will come.” The “it” … Read More »

August 15, 2021

In this eBook, ThinkGen reports on the current state of the arthritis and inflammatory disease market, approved treatments and those in development, and key trends having the most impact on the future of patient care. Will Leopold provides additional insights from his recent … Read More »

July 15, 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology Although artificial intelligence has been available for some time, it has garnered significant interest recently and has been popularized by major companies with its applications in image identification, speech recognition and problem s … Read More »

June 15, 2021

2020 was filled with unexpected challenges for cancer research and patient care. As many of us shifted our lives online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer research was paused, clinical trials were put on hold, appointments were rescheduled, and conferences were can … Read More »

May 15, 2021

Biomedical innovation in cardiovascular care is important given the significant burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in America. Over 18 million people have CVD; CVDs cause roughly a quarter of deaths nationally and unmet need remains in CVD care (especially risk reducti … Read More »

April 15, 2021

Vaccination is a powerful method of disease prevention that is relevant to people of all ages and in all countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates, vaccination can improve people’s chances of survival, protect communities from new and reemerging health threats, and enh … Read More »

March 15, 2021

Endocrinology is a dynamic and rapidly developing specialty. New hormones and applications are being discovered all the time with potential for use in a wide arena. Endocrine research has an influence in every biomedical sphere and it is often difficult to keep pace with new … Read More »

February 15, 2021

In just a few short years, digital therapeutics (DTx) have become an exciting, incredibly competitive new frontier in healthcare. DTx deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients via software applications, and are meant to prevent, manage, or treat a broad sp … Read More »

January 15, 2021

Diabetes is an epidemic that is expected to be the seventh largest cause of death worldwide and sentencing more than 422 million people worldwide to lifelong medication. As companies across the globe continue to research new approaches to addressing both Type 1 and Type 2 di … Read More »

December 15, 2020

The achievements in the last two decades in the diagnosis, management and research on rare diseases have been unprecedented. The advancing studies of rare diseases toward genetic causes and effective therapies have been progressing rapidly. Policies and guidelines concerning … Read More »

November 15, 2020

More than 600 known neurological disorders now top the leading disease list in the developed world. With the aging of the baby-boomer population, the market for new therapies and cures has grown exponentially. Today’s CNS disease market may be on the verge of experiencing th … Read More »

October 15, 2020

Substantial progress has been made in improving women’s health in areas such as  birth control, osteoporosis, and breast cancer, yet there is still a long way to go to address other areas of disease as well as social, economic, and geographic determinants that present barrie … Read More »

September 15, 2020

The convergence of the conventional pharmaceutical industry with modern digital technologies is expected to open up a whole new set of opportunities. Digital healthcare technologies can help reduce healthcare costs and improve treatment outcomes, especially for lifestyle and … Read More »

August 15, 2020

There is no question that medicine and society benefited mightily from the Golden Age of Cardiology, from the 1970s onward, when age-adjusted death rates plummeted by as much as 70% in some western countries. Yet, cardiovascular disease remains one of the costliest disease i … Read More »

July 15, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is responsible for one in six deaths, which makes it the second-most common cause of death globally. Fortunately, we are now in an era of thriving biomedical research that has seen the field of cancer research expand into a … Read More »

June 15, 2020

A silver lining of COVID-19 has been the necessary swift exchange of information as a response to a global public health crisis. The speed and volume of the scientific knowledge are correspondingly fast and unprecedented. We are at a unique time when competition among pharma … Read More »

May 15, 2020

The simultaneous advances in biotechnology, material sciences, synthetic chemistry, and information technology are integrating to provide novel approaches to insulin-dependent diabetes that were impossible as recent as a decade ago. With more than half a billion people affec … Read More »

April 15, 2020

Despite lingering controversy, use of botanical cannabis for medicinal purposes represents the revival of a plant with historical significance reemerging in present-day healthcare.  Ultimately, as the medicinal cannabis landscape continues to evolve, practices from hospitals … Read More »

March 15, 2020

Currently, there are 5.1 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and 13 million worldwide. In 30 years, AD is expected to affect 13 million in the US, and more than 100 million worldwide. The cost of care for AD in the US is currently estimated at $267 b … Read More »

February 15, 2020

Within the mental health category, progress is being driven by FDA initiatives to encourage novel submissions, the engagement of pharmaceutical companies to assess biomarkers through development and approval, as well as the academic research conducted by the consortia of psy … Read More »

January 15, 2020

Gene therapy is based on two basic strategies: an integrating vector that is introduced into a stem cell so that the gene integrates at one or more places in the patient’s chromosomes, also known as ex vivo; and gene delivery into a nonintegrating vector to a long-lived post … Read More »