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More on Regen Med, this time across the pond! Workshop Dec 10, Central London, UK – Regenerative Medicines Translation: A Pathway into Clinical Practice

Supported by PACEOMICS through the University of Alberta in collaboration with NICE – UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence, and Catapult Cell Therapy. Full program here: Regenerative Medicines Event

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Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario launches law suit challenging gene patents: PACEOMICS Richard Gold leading international expert team providing academic rigour, expertise, independent of government, industry

Just some of the broad national coverage on this story thus far:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Health/ID/2585643006/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/bad-patents-on-human-genes-hinder-health-care-hospital-urges-court/article21423222/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=gplus

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/11/03/gene_patent_lawsuit_aims_to_clear_up_confusion_in_canada.html

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/actualites/sante/201411/03/01-4815378-le-cheo-en-croisade-contre-les-brevets-en-genetique.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_hotTopics__1679641_section_POS1

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/u-s-gene-patents-patient-care-stymied-in-canada-hospital-claims-1.2820211

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/cheo-challenges-patent-on-human-genes

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/11/03/gene_patent_lawsuit_aims_to_clear_up_confusion_in_canada.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/family-child/CHEO%20challenges%20patent%20human%20genes/10348872/story.html

http://www.lactualite.com/actualites/quebec-canada/un-hopital-ontarien-entend-contester-certains-brevets-relatifs-aux-genes-humains/

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2014/11/03/008-brevet-gene-cheo-poursuite-cour-federale.shtml

 

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Reza Mahjoub, PhD

    

Post Doctoral Fellow
Reza Mahjoub, PhD
reza.mahjoub@ualberta.ca
 

Reza Mahjoub is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. McCabe’s research group at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Management Science from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Reza’s PhD research was focused on investigating the dynamics of health-based pharmaceutical pay-for-performance risk-sharing agreements between third party payers and drug manufacturers. His motivation for research in this area was based on the fact that although risk-sharing agreements are becoming more common, only limited academic research exists on the economics of these agreements. Furthermore, providing insight into the dynamics of these agreements can lead to designing contractual solutions that render the use of these drugs cost-effective.

Currently Reza is working on developing methods for Value of Information analysis in the context of personalized medicine (PM) technologies. In this context, the payer incurs a cost in utilizing the technology to screen for a health condition (e.g., a genetic testing) in addition to incurring the cost of the technology to treat that health condition. He also plans to develop research work on the relationship between the Value of Information and his PhD research, i.e., innovative risk-sharing schemes, for PM technologies. Also, he is working on models for the provision of medical isotopes in Canada. Specifically, his research is focused on designing the optimum network configuration for cyclotrons producing medical isotopes in Canada with taking the interactions between the following parameters into consideration: geographical location, the portfolio of isotopes produced and their half-life, the scale of cyclotron at each location and the degree of excess capacity required to provide security of supply.

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Two upcoming events address business engagement in Personalized Medicine: take your pick on Sept 9th – Montreal or San Francisco!

The Personalized Medicine Conference – Aligning the Business of Healthcare organized by Women in Bio and the British Quebec Business Coalition, Montreal Neurological Institute:  http://pm2014mtl.ca

BPM Summit – The Business of Personalized Medicine co-hosted by The Personalized Medicine Bulletin and Foley Lardner LLP, South SanFrancisco Conference Center: http://www.personalizedmedicinesummit.com/

 

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