Search Tag: personalised medicine

Executive Health Management

Is Personalised Medicine Really the Answer?

2015 25 Jun

The philosophy behind personalised medicine (also known as precision medicine) is that medical care and public health should be transformed by prevention and treatment programs that are specifically targeted to individual patients. Theoretically, this is to be achieved by sequencing more genomes, creating bigger biobanks, and linking biological information... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM15: Personalised Medicine in Critical Care - the Future?

2015 31 Mar

Is personalised medicine the future for critical care? Hector R. Wong (Cincinnati, USA), speaking at the 35th International Symposium on Critical Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels last month, suggested it is, given that intensivists generally manage heterogeneous syndromes, such as ARDS, AKI and sepsis, rather than  distinct diseases. In critical... Read more

Executive Health Management

10 Changes to Advance Personalised Patient Care

2015 30 Jan

Twelve years have passed since the mapping of the human genome in 2003. Since then, much has been learned about how people differ genetically. We may be 99.9 percent the same from a genetic perspective, but that differing 0.1 percent of genes comprises approximately three million genomic variants that are different between two people. Identifying the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Genetics Guide Personalised Cardiovascular Therapy

2015 16 Jan

New research from Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has found that cardiovascular patients with a specific genetic profile benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib. The drug reduced heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularisations and cardiovascular deaths by as much as 39 percent. The findings could pave the way for a new... Read more

Executive Health Management

Point-of-Care DNA Testing: Redefining Personalised Medicine

2014 02 Jun

The steady growth of the next-generation sequencing (NGS) market in Western Europe is expected to continue thanks to a variety of new applications, from comprehensive oncology panels to non-invasive prenatal analysis to food testing. Major market potential exists in areas such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, infectious disease and companion diagnostics,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Siemens to Collaborate With Pfizer for Companion Diagnostics

2013 17 Dec

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. announced that it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Pfizer Inc. to design, develop and commercialise diagnostic tests for therapeutic products across Pfizer’s pipeline. Under the agreement, Siemens will be one of Pfizer’s collaboration partners to develop and provide in vitro diagnostic tests... Read more