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COVID-19 Impact on Cosmetic and Medical Device Industry

COVID-19 Impact on Cosmetic and Medical Device Industry

COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has been of increasing public concern in recent months and has now infected over 100 000 people worldwide. The rise of cases has had a clear impact on industries and the economy, and the cosmetic and medical device...

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Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

An entrepreneur recently told me she had discovered a new use for an old molecule. She was not sure about moving ahead with it because patent protection was not solid. I said “so what”, just to be provocative. Then I told her that having patent protection was not the...

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New Hair and Skin Models Indicate an Animal Friendly Future

New Hair and Skin Models Indicate an Animal Friendly Future

The new year has just begun, and it is already friendlier than last year- at least more animal friendly that is! It is clear in today’s society that cruelty-free products are very important to cosmetic consumers and will likely continue to increase in importance....

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How to Handle Complaints Made About Your Innovation

How to Handle Complaints Made About Your Innovation

A lot of people have been contacting me about complaints made about their innovations. Now to be clear, I’m not referring to things like Google reviews although these may or may not be relevant. I am thinking of complaints made directly to the company about the...

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The Future is Now: A Zero Contact Ultrasound

The Future is Now: A Zero Contact Ultrasound

Just over one week into the new decade and the medical device industry is already launching into the future. The innovative researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have taken a large step into the future of ultrasound imaging technologies. They have...

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Why I Developed Lectures On Innovation

Why I Developed Lectures On Innovation

During the course of my career, I have seen fortunes made and fortunes lost. I have seen companies start in a basement and within five years sell for tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. I have also seen entrepreneurs having to sell their homes and cars and move...

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Update on Nitrosamine Impurities in Pharmaceutical Products

Update on Nitrosamine Impurities in Pharmaceutical Products

Health Canada has updated its assessment requirements for Nitrosamines in pharmaceutical products. Nitrosamines are, defined by the World Health Organization, as “any molecule containing the nitroso functional group. These molecules are of concern because nitrosamine...

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New Changes to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

New Changes to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Earlier this month, Health Canada released a list of new amendments to both the Restricted and Prohibited Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlists. The list included changes to the classification or conditions of use on four ingredients, all already present on the Cosmetic...

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