October 08, 2009 Forbes
Medicine's Big Bottleneck
If healthcare companies and the U.S. government do not tread carefully, concerns about the cost of developing and providing treatments could derail medical innovation. That was the consensus among top industry and regulatory figures yesterday during speeches and interviews at the Medical Innovations Summit at the Cleveland Clinic.
October 08, 2009 Nasdaq
Doctors, Drug Executives Say Reform Won't Cure healthcare's Ills
Many attendees at the Cleveland Clinic's annual summit agreed that the latest reform proposals would help expand health-insurance coverage. But they're skeptical that reform, as outlined in legislation seen as having the best chance of passage, will directly lead to more efficient delivery of healthcare or to controlling soaring costs.
October 07,2009 The Plain Dealer
Cleveland Clinic summit names Top 10 medical innovations predicted for 2010
That's how it came to biomedical engineer Jay Alberts, whose research into treating Parkinson's Disease symptoms is being recognized today by the Cleveland Clinic as one of the Top 10 medical innovations for 2010.
October 07, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Pharma CEOs: Tax Soda, Cap Malpractice, Pay for Prevention
Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan called for taxes on sugary soft drinks, and argued for higher payments from people with unhealthy behavior. "I feel if they're adding to the cost of the system, there has to be a level of responsibility," Hassan (pictured) said. (Here's more on the soda-tax debate, and on Coca-Cola's plan to put a calorie-count on the front of its packages.)
October 07, 2009 News Channel 5
October 07, 2009 AstraZeneca
Improving the prognosis: cancer cures through innovation
CEO, David Brennan, delivered a speech titled "Improving the prognosis: cancer cures through innovation" at the 2009 Medical Innovation Summit, a major industry conference run by the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic.
October 06, 2009 MedCity News
Reporter's notebook: Cleveland Clinic's 2009 Medical Innovation Summit
Many of the diagnostics, drugs, devices and biologics don't cure cancer. Rather, these treatments enable cancer patients to manage their illnesses, sometimes for days or months, and other times, for years or even decades.
October 06, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Schering CEO Warns Of Loss Of Innovation In Drug Cos' Deals
A cash crunch among smaller drug developers has created more buying opportunities for large pharmaceutical companies, but Schering-Plough Corp.'s (SGP) leader says that's not always good for medical innovation.
October 06, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
IBM CEO Sees Big Opportunity In Health-Care Technology >IBM
The chief executive of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) sees a huge business opportunity in making the U.S. health-care system more efficient. "Someone is going to drive incredible progress," IBM Chief Executive Sam Palmisano told a conference on medical innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday. "Someone is going to unlock this incredible economic opportunity. And I suggest, why shouldn't it be us?"
October 06, 2009 IBM
A smarter healthcare system: its time has come
I'm also humbled-as I look out on a room filled with such extraordinary depth and breadth of expertise... and then think about speaking on a topic in which I am decidedly not an expert. Fortunately, my company has many who are. IBM has deep involvement in your world, on at least three different levels.
October 05, 2009 Medical Device Daily
Summit expected to have 'all the ingredients' for unique gathering
The 7th annual Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit which begins today, will have "all the ingredients" for a truly unique gathering, Chris Coburn told Medical Device Daily. Coburn, the executive director of CCF Innovations - the technology arm of the Cleveland Clinic - expects this year's meeting to be "terrific" for first-time attendees as well as those who have attended the event since its 2003 beginning. As in past years, the summit is taking place at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center.
October 01, 2009 CNBC
IBM CEO, FDA Commissioner and Top Leaders at Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit
The Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit is unprecedented in healthcare. It draws 900 decision-makers from throughout the industry for a three-day dialogue on the future of innovation. At a time of fundamental change in the healthcare system, this gathering will examine the newest cancer-fighting technologies as well as what the future prospects are for innovation in a post-reform era.
July 01, 2009 Medical Design
One-stop, real-time networking, and more
You shouldn't miss the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit - that's my unsolicited, unbiased opinion. The Summit is truly a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from medical-device executives, researchers, investors, surgeons, and even the FDA commissioner herself. Attendees also can witness a live robotic-assisted single-port kidney removal and treatment of a brain tumor using a hypothermic device.
June 25, 2009 Crain's Cleveland Business
Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit to focus on cancer
Cancer therapies and diagnostics, including enhanced drug developments and the consumer market for genetic testing, will be at the center of the Cleveland Clinic's 7th Annual Medical Innovation Summit, set for Oct. 5-7.
December 22, 2008 Boston Globe
Putting the past under a microscope
As a former biomedicine executive, Dr. Gregory Bearman seems to be an unlikely candidate to conduct a forensic analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls. But when the Israel Museum in Jerusalem needed someone who specializes in microscopes to analyze and catalog the scrolls for a project that will track their deterioration, it called the retired chief biomedical scientist of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
November 12, 2008 Forbes
Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations for 2009
Imagine if a simple blood test could detect recurrent cancer earlier, while also predicting a patient's prognosis. Imagine if a device the size of two decks of cards could help a paraplegic breathe without a bulky ventilator. Or imagine if a machine could essentially keep harvested organs alive until they're transplanted in the recipient.
November 11, 2008 The Plain Dealer
Clinic at forefront in meeting on advancements in urology, gynecology
About 1,000 doctors, industry leaders, investors and healthcare policy experts from more than a dozen countries are gathered at the Cleveland Clinic this week for a summit on innovations in urology and gynecology.
November 10, 2008 90.3 WCPN ideastream
Cleveland Clinic Hosts Innovation Summit
In this week's conversation about health -- medical innovation. November 10th through the 12th, the Cleveland Clinic hosts a unique conference that brings together doctors, investors, politicians and journalists. Among this year's speakers, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Robert Rubin, a former treasury secretary. It's organized by Innovations, an arm of the Cleveland Clinic that helps bring inventions to the market. ideastream®'s Eric Wellman sat down with Innovations executive director Chris Coburn.
November 09, 2008 cleveland.com
Cleveland Clinic doctors to announce top advances in healthcare at Medical Innovation Summit
Robotic catheter technology, heart valve delivery through catheters and better tests for genetic diseases were among the top 10 innovations picked by Cleveland Clinic doctors at their Medical Innovation Summit last year.