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Regina Au

What Are the Next Game Changing Drugs in Cancer Therapy?

Why are IO therapies buzzing today? If we look back at the history of cancer treatment, the survival rate was measured in months, which according to oncologists was a lot back then, because the mortality rate in most cancers was 100%. Most traditional chemotherapies were not well tolerated, because they would kill both cancerous and healthy cells, leading to major side effects such as loss of hair, nausea and vomiting, and risk of infection. Survival was sometimes better, but not much better, depending on the type of cancer and the patient's own genetic and physiological make-up. The big advantage of IO therapies is that they can target specific receptors on the cancer cells and destroy them while leaving the healthy cells alone. This will also help reduce some of the traditional side effects when healthy cells are destroyed.

by: Regina Au
Published: October 25, 2016
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Regina Au

Medical Device UDIs: What You Need to Know

In this Pharma IQ interview, Regina Au from BioMarketing Insight shares her insights on the current UDIs for medical devices landscape and the impact of the FDA’s final rule on UDIs on the medical device industry, both in the US and on a global scale. Au also reveals the 5 key business benefits for medical device manufacturers.

by: Regina Au
Published: July 4, 2015
Tags: UDIs, UDI, Unique Device Identification for Medical Devices, REgina Au, medical device UDIs


Regina Au

How 3D Printing has Influenced and Advanced Medicine

Regenerative medicine or man-made regeneration has been influenced and advanced the most with 3D printing technology. Scientists using stem cells and/or various forms of scaffolding have taken advantage of these technologies in such a short period of time and many different human parts have been reproduced: skin, ears, nose, eyes, bone, and parts of a skull patch that can be manufactured in a fraction of the time with details that can be easily customized.[i]

by: Regina Au
Published: May 15, 2016
Tags: REgina Au, 3d printing, 3D Printing Biotech


Regina Au

How a Leaky Gut and Gut Microbiome Can Affect Our Immune System

What does a leaky gut, and our gut microbiome, have to do with our immune system? Scientists are discovering that it has a lot to do with how well our immune system works.

by: Regina Au
Published: May 2, 2015
Tags: REgina Au, immune system, leaky gut, gut microbiome, immune response balance


Regina Au

From High Tech to MedTech

In the medtech world, the boundaries between the semiconductor and medtech industries have already been blurred with chips, sensors and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Today, the boundaries between high tech and medtech are starting to blur as well. Large high tech companies such as Google, Microsoft are trying to expand into the medtech market and large medtech companies such as Philips Healthcare, Medtronic, Roche are trying to use the expertise of these high tech companies to further innovation in the medical field to improve patient care in both medical devices and e-health. So who's partnering with whom?

by: Regina Au
Published: March 23, 2016
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