The sixth annual Productive Innovation Index released by IDEA Pharma today, which ranks biopharmaceutical companies by their ability to successfully bring innovations to market, sees Johnson & Johnson top the industry for the fourth year running.
The Productive Innovation Index measures, scores and celebrates a company’s ability to deliver innovation to patients, by objectively evaluating performance data based on a rolling five year period (2010-2015), and operates on the premise: if you gave the same molecule to two different companies in early phase, which would make the best of it?
The success of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and its consolidation of 1st place across the past four years’ rankings is driven largely by innovations in the field of oncology, immunology, neuroscience and cardiovascular/metabolism. Notable performers include Zytiga® (prostate cancer), Imbruvica® (chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma (co-developed and co-marketed with Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie company)), Simponi®/Simponi Aria® (rheumatoid arthritis), Stelara® (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis), Invega Sustenna® and Invega Trinza® (schizophrenia).
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OhioHealth “Delay the Disease”, an evidenced-based fitness program designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, is one of the newest members of the OhioHealth family of neuroscience programs. The community-based wellness program is designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s Disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease.
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New Orleans neuroscientist Alvaro Cruz, visiting Kraków for a conference, discovers that Poland’s most popular religious icon, the Dark Madonna, is a counterfeit and brings his science and faith to bear, to discover and restore the original. Urban Fable / Fiction
Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world’s largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child’s own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind placebo controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is in conjunction with the Sutter Institute for Medical Research.
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The bold and thrilling quest to finally understand the brain—and along with it our mental afflictions, from depression to autism—by a rising star in neuroscience
Sebastian Seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells—our own particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental effort—the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest—but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Seung explains how this new map of a human “connectome” might even enable us to “upload” our brains into a computer, making us effectively immortal.
Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species. Find out more here, http://bit.ly/yEBoyq Non-Fiction
Are you suffering from “mental malnutrition?” It’s because the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of specialists! Generalists maximize their leisure, have more fun, and develop better economic prospects. Thus, The Vigorous Mind promotes cross training the brain, not just the body. Author Ingrid Cummings cites neuroscience to help readers become latter day big picture Renaissance People. The Vigorous Mind Ingrid E. Cummings Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.ingridcummings.com/ Find out more about this book http://tinyurl.com/ygxd237 Genre: Non Fiction