Malaysia’s Strong Capabilities in Bioeconomy Attracts Over USD4.5 Billion Investments

Source: VPO and PRNewswire/June 19, 2014

Malaysia's Strong Capabilities in Bioeconomy Attracts Over USD4.5 Billion Investments1SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Malaysia’s diverse strengths and capabilities in the agro, healthcare and industrial sectors of biotechnology will be on full display at the annual BIO International Convention 2014 (BIO), as Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), continues its international profiling at the Convention which will take place in in San Diego, California from 23 – 26 June 2014.

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2014 May Bring Unwelcome Change for In-Vitro Diagnostics Companies

By Arundhati Parmar

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[Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com user pheonix3d]
Oct. 11, 2013 – (MD+Di) Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, proposed a rule that does not spell welcome news for in-vitro diagnostics companies.

“If you come in for an outpatient procedure, and they’re doing any laboratory work, it’s all going to be packaged into the primary procedure. [If this is goes into effect] that would mean that it there would be no extra payment for those lab tests. Obviously that’s a pretty big change,” explained Barb Peterson, President and CEO of Emerson Consultants, which advises medtech companies on reimbursement strategies among other things.

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LA Voters To Choose Among Three Medical Marijuana Proposals

LA Voters To Choose Among Three Medical Marijuana ProposalsLos Angeles, May 22, 2013 – As voters in Los Angeles prepare to elect a new mayor today, they’re also judging three competing ballot measures to manage the city’s proliferation of medical-pot shops, forcing residents to weigh the needs of the sick against complaints about crime around the dispensaries.

The results could carry implications in the City of San Diego, which is struggling to establish its own regulations after medical-marijuana advocates gathered enough signatures to rescind a 2011 ordinance.

Alex Kreit, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former chairman of the city’s Medical Marijuana Task Force, said the passing of a measure in Los Angeles might drive the City of San Diego to act. Continue reading “LA Voters To Choose Among Three Medical Marijuana Proposals”