This report is based on a roundtable discussion with top level members of academia, industry and investors held on the 27th June 2019 at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum in Cambridge, UK organize by Innovation Forum. The Innovation Forum is an accelerator for healthcare ventures.
I am a member of the Basque Branch. I had the chance to be in the roundtable and these are the main conclusions and summarize of the main ideas that were discussed. The ultimate success of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy is closely tied to the ability to train and recruit the best possible workforce, equipped with a breadth of critical skills. As a highly diverse sector, life sciences are dependent on a skills base that covers the major areas of biomedical science. Continuar leyendo
Today’s nutritional requirements reflect a long-lasting evolutionary process adapting genetic patterns to life circumstances. However, since agricultural food production appeared 10.000 years ago and Industrial Revolution started, genetic adaptation produced only minor alterations, leading to the fact that we are nearly identical to our late Palaeolithic ancestors (Eaton et al., 1997).
Therefore, their nutritional patterns are still relevant for our wellbeing. This can be especially seen in the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. Since epidemiological studies revealed in the late 1970s, that Inuit’s from Greenland had substantially reduced rates of acute myocardial infarction compared with Western control subjects extensive research on Omega-3 fatty acids were performed. Continuar leyendo
Healthcare represents a large and fast growing societal and economic activity. The European healthcare market is expected to grow from around $2080 billion in 2016 to around $2125 billion in 2020.
The European medical technology market is estimated at roughly 110 billion Euro in 2016; it is the second largest medical technology market after the US. Europe has numerous global healthcare equipment suppliers and the sector has a massive potential for robotic applications. Technologically Europe has a lot to offer, but the wide-scale adoption of robotic technology in the healthcare sector is at this moment limited, yet promising. Continuar leyendo