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Make your medical product ideas come to life: More about intellectual property (IP)

Patients benefit from medical innovations. I mean, that is the purpose behind introducing new treatment methods—to help patients in a way not previously available. Bringing these innovations to market typically requires significant amounts of money, from a few million, to a hundred million dollars and more. Medical startup companies are… 

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Make your medical product ideas come to life: Intellectual property (IP)

IP. Many of us have heard the term “IP,” a commonly used abbreviation of “intellectual property.” IP includes patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. If you have an innovative idea that could, some day, save lives or improve patient outcomes, then being a little versed in IP, especially patents, could… 

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The importance of communication for health professionals: Guest Blogger Dr. Mohan Lal Jangwal

The modern era is known as the era of information, with “communication” as its main source. Various sources of communication (the best example being media), process and generate the information, though most of the facts that we get to know about someone or something may not be precise. In technical… 

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Make your medical product ideas come to life: Introduction

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear about some new method of treatment or care for patients. Maybe you are toying with such an innovation right now. And, if you are contemplating a future time when your own idea or invention will bring about improved patient outcomes, then… 

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Infectious disease burden on India: Guest Blogger Dr. Raghavendra D. Kulkarni

I attended the 37th National Conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists held at Hyderabad between November 21st-24th and returned to Dharwad on the morning of the 25th. A lot of deliberations and discussions took place over the course of those four days. Most of the conferences in India… 

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Hospice care in the end of life in patients with terminal illness: Time has come to develop the discipline in India – Guest Bloggers Dr. P.L. Arora and Dr. Z. Arora

Even with increased sophistication in care now available in India for a variety of illnesses, it should be expected that there will be instances where further medical care in patients with a terminal illness will be considered futile by current standards of care. This is unfortunately more applicable in cases… 

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Wearable Technology in Healthcare: Will It Take Root in India? Guest Blogger Dr. Neelesh Bhandari

With the advent of Google Glasses and self-quantifying apps (mobile apps that monitor vital signs or other information about the user), wearable technology will soon be a big thing in healthcare. The movement for self-quantifying patients is not too old. Many experts believe that self-quantifying patients are the logical next… 

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