Government-business agreements speed up access to new drugs

July 26, 2012
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Government-business agreements speed up access to new drugs

Government regulations regarding new medical device and drug oversight often delay significantly the consumer’s access to medical solutions.  In order to speed up the process, the FDA proposed a new program in which medical device and drug companies will pay increased user fees for more rapid review services.  Sharing the cost burden for appropriate oversight…

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Country of parts, manufacturing and origin―consumer purchasing considerations

July 26, 2012
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Country of parts, manufacturing and origin―consumer purchasing considerations

In this recent study funded in part by in part by the Margaret Mangel Research Catalyst Funds and Seeding Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Funds by the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, the author investigates the impact of country origins on consumer purchasing decisions.  In this particular study, the subject matter concerns…

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India remains the offshore service provider of choice—Portfolio strategy

July 26, 2012
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India remains the offshore service provider of choice—Portfolio strategy

Suggesting that India continues to be well-placed as a service provider, the authors make an argument for a new development in offshoring that they call the portfolio approach.  In order to shorten physical and cultural distances as well as take advantage of currency hedging strategies, Indian companies are setting up structures that include a centralized…

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The webpage print button

July 26, 2012
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The webpage print button

Whether printing to .pdf or to a printer, Printfriendly loads the raw webpage without unessential information such as ads.  Printfriendly is a web-based browser function that eliminates the clutter by permitting the user to remove images, text and selected print before sending the document for execution.  Original text size also can be changed before printing. …

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Another mind sharing application

July 26, 2012
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Another mind sharing application

As Pinterest rises in the user statistics for social media applications, another popular offer deserves a second look.  Popplet combines the best of the shared image board with mind-mapping possibilities using multimedia sharing including video, photos, images, URL links and text.  Using Popplet’s storyboard support, the application can be used to store and share research…

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Made in the USA

July 26, 2012
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Made in the USA

From restorer of statues in churches to mannequin production to themed carousels to seasonal decor, the Barrango Inc. has been in the sculpture business in the San Francisco bay Area since 1910.  As retail trends evolved, the company found it needed to change and adapt its offers as well.  Working closely with its clients, today…

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