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The Difference Between Sunscreens in the U.S. vs Europe

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , ,

It is jokingly said that the United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. What’s not so funny is the fact that the Brits—and other Europeans—use sunscreen considered superior to the lotions available in the U.S. To understand the difference it helps to have a little background in the science […]

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Do You Know Your de novo?

By Jill | Medical Devices, , ,

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law. The act makes major changes in the way certain medical devices are considered during pre-market review. The complex law made changes to the de novo reclassification process, based on the Latin term de novo which means “afresh” or […]

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2013 Medtech Scorecard

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , , ,

The healthcare industry is big and getting bigger, worth nearly $2 trillion in 2012. The medtech industry generated $110 billion in the United States and $44 billion in exports. But even as U.S. companies lead the world in research, innovation, and manufacturing, medtech investing has been in the doldrums for the last few years.

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