Health Care

Innovation laboratory

“Established companies and new ones work together, the academic community gets involved, and value is also added by the state’s comprehensive vendor network, and a strong manufacturing base," said Dean J. Paranicas, CEO of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. "The topping is the state’s position as a transportation hub, easy access to capital markets, and a diverse population. I’m excited about the future.”

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Leveling the field

There’s no question that life science, biotech and related companies have made significant advances in combating life-threatening illnesses and other conditions. But the industry in general appears to be falling short when it comes to recruiting and advancing women and other minorities, according to some government statistics.

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Charting a new course

Life science and biopharma companies have brought about significant changes in the approach to medicine, with innovative concepts like gene-based individualized treatments that have helped to shake the foundation of the healing arts. But some industry experts say that in 2019, the companies behind these kinds of advances will also have to contend with change on a different front: their business approach.

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The benefits of ‘compassionomics’

According to a study published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine, patients in emergency departments who experience life-threatening medical conditions, and are surrounded by compassionate health care personnel are less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Dispelling myths: Organ and tissue donation

A panel of medical and social service experts and clergy addressed misconceptions associated with organ donation and transplantation - like the one about not getting treated to survive if you're signed up to be a donor - at University Hospital in Newark during a discussion presented by NJ Sharing Network.

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