For a century, doctors have waged war against bacteria, using antibiotics as their weapons. But that relationship is changing as scientists become more familiar with the 100 trillion microbes that call us home — collectively known as the microbiome. “I would like to lose the language of warfare,” said Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the [...]
Link to NIH’s Press Release Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules is a collaborative pilot program designed to develop partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and the biomedical research community to advance therapeutic development. This innovative program matches researchers with a selection of molecular compounds from industry to test ideas for new therapeutic uses, with the [...]
By Rebecca Adams, CQ Healthbeat Associate Editor Congress must renew a law to allow the Food and Drug Administration to continue approving life-saving drugs and devices. But this renewal has already attracted a myriad of amendments unrelated to the user fees that lawmakers are being asked to approve. The FDA relies on user fees from [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is proud to announce a new Network of Experts Agreement with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) recognizes President Obama’s remarks in his 2012 State of the Union Address.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has selected Anne Meyer, Ph.D., as the 2012 recipient of the Fellow Advocate Award. The Fellow Advocate Award was created to recognize a Fellow who has made outstanding contributions to advancing federal policies assisting the field of medical and biological engineering.
In the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, signed into law by President Obama in January 2011, Congress called upon OSTP to oversee creation of a detailed catalogue of all Federal STEM education programs. Today, in response, OSTP released The Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Portfolio…
Washington, DC– The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has recently announced the election of 107 members to the College of Fellows. The inductees, who were nominated by their peers, were screened by committees of Fellows within their specialty and were finally elected by the full College as the official Class of 2012…
IOM’s 1999 landmark study To Err is Human estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 lives are lost every year due to medical errors. This call to action has led to a number of efforts to reduce errors and provide safe and effective health care. Information technology (IT) has been identified as a way to enhance [...]
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the head of the FDA, put out a blueprint for spurring innovation in the life sciences today, saying there aren’t enough new products in the med-tech pipeline to suit her…