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WEBINAR: The AdvaMed Code of Ethics: What it Means for the Industry & Your Company

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT

Webinar Guest Speaker

Andrew Van Haute, Esq. is Associate General Counsel of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Interactions between health care professionals and medical technology companies fuel the advancement of new technology and improve the quality of medical care through training and education. However, it is important that these relationships never cross the line to impropriety, particularly in today’s age of the Sunshine Act and state and federal anti-kickback regulations. Even the appearance of misconduct in this respect can have serious regulatory, products liability, and even criminal consequences for life sciences companies. The AdvaMed Code of Ethics provides guidance and a set of standards for companies to follow in order to ensure that their interactions with healthcare professionals are appropriate, and thus that the healthcare professionals’ selection of particular products are only reflections of their independent medical judgments and cannot be attributed to the influence of company personnel.

This webinar will address:

  • What the AdvaMed Code of Ethics is and what it covers
  • The impact the Code has had on life sciences companies
  • How its implementation can help your company

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Crowdfunding: Two Roads Lead to Funding for Biotech Researchers and Fledgling Companies

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Source: Alex Philippidis, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (4/17/2013)

Poliwogg eyes biopharma startups seeking millions; Microryza connects donors to researchers needing thousands.

A year has passed since President Barack Obama enacted a law intended to spark business growth by encouraging “crowdfunding” of startups. Much of the law remains to be implemented, but that hasn’t stopped crowdfunding sites Poliwogg and Microryza from employing different models toward raising money for biopharmas and researchers, respectively.

This month, Poliwogg is launching its platform, focusing on helping fund small- and mid-sized companies in biopharma and other “healthcare” specialties, as well as in community-based businesses and projects, and portfolios of high-yielding investment-grade assets…

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VIDEO & POLL: What do you think about Information Storage in DNA?

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Next-Generation Digital Information Storage in DNA

Research Paper Published in Science : http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6102/1628.abstract?sid=f5644a64-b840-4952-bccc-a7050ed653eb

Information Storage in DNA by Wyss Institute

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English: DNA replication or DNA synthesis is t...

English: DNA replication or DNA synthesis is the process of copying a double-stranded DNA molecule. This process is paramount to all life as we know it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Animation of the structure of a section of DNA. The bases lie horizontally between the two spiraling strands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A section of DNA; the sequence of the plate-li...

A section of DNA; the sequence of the plate-like units (nucleotides) in the center carries information. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)