The Changing Landscape of the Biotech Pharma Deal

 
Biotech and Pharma industry experts converse on deal making trends. Learn how you can position your technology and/or company for success in the current environment.

A seasoned panel discusses the evolution of deal models in the life science industry from the 1980s to present day. Panelists touch upon issues relating to the size of the deals, valuations, early stage /late stage deals, and recent acquisition activity (Takeda/Millennium; AstraZeneca/MedImmune; Imclone/Lilly). A must watch for anyone interested in Biotech Pharma deal making.

Moderator
- Ed Saltzman, President, DefinedHealth

Panelists
- Tamar D. Howson, MS, MBA, JSB Partners
- Dr. Christine T. Fischette, President, Enzo Therapeutics, Inc.
- Mark J. Simon, President, Williver Group

Esther Dyson on Health

Talking Genetics & The Internet With Esther Dyson.

In this episode of The Digital Health Revolution, we are pleased to feature Esther Dyson, Internet mover and shaker and board member of 23andMe, a consumer-facing genetic testing company. In this interview, Dyson discusses a range of subjects, including the future of the Internet and the challenges and opportunities associated with the genomics movement.

The Digital Health Revolution is a biweekly WebTV show featuring the people who are using and making the digital technologies that are reshaping health around the world. Join host Fard Johnmar every two weeks to explore the people and technologies reshaping healthcare.

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ScribeMedia is a convergent media company that helps organizations in health care, media, technology, and cleantech develop and execute new media strategies. ScribeMedia develops Web-based software applications such as social media platforms, live video webcasting tools, e-learning applications, and contest web sites. ScribeMedia produces media such as concerts, conferences, documentaries, TV and WebTV shows. ScribeMedia helps customers reach their target audience in new and engaging ways.

To view all episodes, please visit the Digital Health Revolution home page.

 

 

Diabetes Reloaded

We produced this video for Diabetes Mine, an online community for people with diabetes. They wanted to show it at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Conference and then release it online.

The idea was to show that we stand at the dawn of a new era of patient empowerment that applies “consumerism” to health and medical care in ways never seen before.

The theme was Diabetes Reloaded, which stands for redefining not only the role of technology in managing chronic diseases, but also for the newfound self-confidence and ambitions of 21st century people living with health conditions. What’s special about this new web-enabled world of healthcare? It’s proactive, technology-based, empowered, revolutionary, against all odds, and – if needed – outside the establishment.

The Digital Health Revolution-Fabio Gratton

This episode of the Digital Health Revolution features Fabio Gratton, President of Ignite Health’s (www.ignitehealth.com) eastern division. Gratton talks about how the pharmaceutical industry has been influenced by social media and whether it is ready to engage Internet empowered consumers on their own terms. Gratton also discusses “Live With It,” a groundbreaking animated HIV education video series that has garnered significant attention and praise.

The Digital Health Revolution is a biweekly WebTV show featuring the people who are using and making the digital technologies that are reshaping health around the world. Join host Fard Johnmar every two weeks to explore the people and technologies reshaping healthcare.

ScribeMedia is a convergent media company that helps organizations in health care, media, technology, and cleantech develop and execute new media strategies. ScribeMedia develops Web-based software applications such as social media platforms, live video webcasting tools, e-learning applications, and contest web sites. ScribeMedia produces media such as concerts, conferences, documentaries, TV and WebTV shows. ScribeMedia helps customers reach their target audience in new and engaging ways.

To view all episodes, please visit the Digital Health Revolution home page.

 

 

Children’s Health Fund – Irwin Redlener

Irwin Redlener and Paul Simon co-founded the Childen’s Health Fund twenty years ago. For two decades CHF has delivered free health care to disadvantaged kids in 20 sites around the country in both rural and urban areas using mobile medical units.

They try to fill in the gap for children who don’t have access to the health care they need. CHF does an enormous amount of advocacy in Washington on behalf of kids.

Paul Simon, who was a part of the We Are The World project to raise money for children in Africa, wanted to know if there was a need for money in the US for poverty related issues. One of the largest needs was health care.

Unfortunately, Health care for children in America has not improved in the past twenty years.

There is still a tremendouis amount of poverty in America.

Competition for Attention

Panelists discuss how established health sites try to stand out from the pack? How have old-line publishers moved beyond shovelware? What are portals doing to grab users’ attention? What are they doing to adapt to changing times and increased competition? Health portals vs. portals with health vs. old-line publishers vs. niches vs. service providers and more? How do they get the attention of advertisers and marketers?

Panelists
Stephanie Dolgins, VP-Women’s & Lifestyle, AOL
Marjorie Martin, SVP, General Manager, About.com Health
David Kang, SVP and Editorial Director, Rodale Interactive Services
David Kramer, CEO, Digitas Health

Moderator
Chris Schroeder, CEO and president, The HealthCentral Network

Emerging Models: HealthContent & Web 2.0

Broadband video, search engines, merging medical info with personal medical data, ad networks, and social media; efforts to mesh health and Web 2.0 abound. What’s working? What’s not? What’s next?

Panelists
Raj Amin, CEO and co-founder, HealthiNation
Steven H. Krein, CEO and co-founder, OrganizedWisdom
Daniel Palestrant, CEO, Sermo
Dean Stephens, president & COO, Healthline.

Moderator
Michael Mason, Health Editor, NYTimes.com

Deals: Rollups, Investments, Start-ups & More

The health-and-wellness media space is one of the hottest around when it comes to M&A and venture capital investments. What are buyers and investors looking for? How long can that continue?

Panelists
Esther Dyson, EDventure
John Lambros, Managing Director, Savvian
Morris R. Levitt, Managing Director-Life Sciences, DeSilva+Phillips
Benjamin Wolin, CEO, Waterfront Media/EverydayHealth.

Moderator
Rafat Ali, publisher and co-editor, ContentNext Media/paidContent.org

The User Experience with Health 2.0: Doctors and Patients

About These Videos

Health 2.0 commissioned ScribeMedia.Org to interview doctors and patients about how they use Web 2.0 technologies to treat and manage various illnesses and conditions. These videos premiered at this week’s Health 2.0 conference in San Diego.

Future Videos

We plan on continuing this video series and explore the intersection between technology and healthcare. Please contact us if your company would like to sponsor us so we can continue to produce doctor and patient documentaries, or if you can recommend interesting doctors and patients to feature.

For the Internet and technology literate, there is Web 2.0. For all of us, there is Health. What happens when you combine the two? You get Health 2.0…naturally. Increasingly, Patients and Doctors are using Web technologies to diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions.

In today’s world, with healthcare being a huge issue for practically everyone, the health care industry has had to struggle to find new ways of keeping up with patients, diseases, charts, and doctor-patient communication. As for the patients, regular people like you and me, we have all become much more educated about our own health, taking matters into our own hands to make sure we get proper care and treatment. One of the ways we do this is by using technology.

Just last week I was asked to fill out an electronic questionnaire online that would be submitted to my doctor before I actually saw her. I’m sure this is as useful to her as it is to me. No more having to verbally stumble and stamper when trying to explain my symptoms. No more wasting time in a waiting room filling out paper work until my hand feels like it’s about to fall off. With a simple 20-minute online questionnaire, I was able to document and submit all of my medical history, current symptoms, and reason for my visit.

As part of the Health 2.0 Conference, held in San Diego, March 3-4, 2008, we interviewed 3 doctors and 3 patients who all use technology to diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions. These videos were played at the conference in front of hundreds of leaders in the Health 2.0 space and are now available to watch online.

The Line-Up

Doctor 2.0: Dr. Jay Parkinson walks us around Brooklyn and discusses his Web-centric practice.

On-Call, and Online: Dr. Jordan Schlain of San Francisco’s On Call Medical Group discusses their use of communications technology in the field.

Managing Pain, Managing Expectations: Shiri Sandler discusses how she uses the Web site Relief in Site to manage the chronic pain associated with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

A Second Change in Second Life: Alice Krueger discusses the Heron Sanctuary, a Second Life island she founded for for the disabled.

Patient 2.0: I’m Too Young for This founder Matthew Zachary talks about the online community he founded for young people with cancer.

Our goal is to continue to feature patients and doctors around the country (and even the world) who are using innovative tools and technologies. We view this 6 part video series as the beginning of the conversation. If you would like to help out as a sponsor of future documentaries, or if you know a doctor or patient who is using Web technologies in innovative ways, please contact us.

Heather Freudenthal is an Associate Producer at ScribeMedia.Org.