“Designer” human immune cells have been used to successfully treat a one-year-old baby of leukemia that doctors thought was previously uncurable, according to a recent Huffington Post article. The baby – called Layla – was treated with experimental genetically modified human immune cells at London’s?Great Ormond Street Hospital, and within 2 months Layle was declared … Continue reading Human Immune Cells Successfully Used to Treat Baby With Leukemia
News related to the wider world of biotechnology and healthcare developments and the adjoining investment landscape, with Grace Century’s expert views and opinions.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU-2), a set of regulations authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to meet standards set by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Center or Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been made potentially more difficult to attain by the addition … Continue reading Challenging New Regulation Additions for Meaningful Use Accreditation
Stem Med – a new facility in Singapore offering storage of stems cells to the general public – will open?on November 3rd 2015, according to Channel News Asia. The set-up will enable doctors to?harvest stem cells from bone marrow, peripheral blood and adipose tissues of members of the general public. ?When Governments, especially progressive ones … Continue reading New Stem Cell Harvesting Facility Opening to General Public in Singapore
According to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, parents in the UK are??paying up to ?2,000 to store their newborn babies’ stems cell – by freezing samples of the umbilical cord, taken at birth. Doctors say that such stored cells have the potential to be?used to treat a large range of illnesses in … Continue reading UK Parents Pay ?2,000 to Store Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA)?have announced plans to use telemedicine in order to provide access to best health-care specialists in remote parts of the Emirates. The technology is called “Dubai Robo Doc” and is currently set up at Hatta Hospital, with plans for it to be rolled out to other Primary Health Centres (PHC’s) and … Continue reading Dubai Health Authority to Roll Out Telemedicine Support Technology
In a recent Bloomberg article, economists from Goldman Sachs have predicted that unemployment in the US will drop from it’s current rate of 5.1% to 4.5% in 2018 – however the predicted shift is not necessarily an indicator of a stronger US economy; but rather a shrinking of the number of people who are either … Continue reading Reduced Labor Force Participation Driving Reduced Unemployment in USA
Novartis, the Swiss Pharmaceutical giant, has confirmed a $15 million investment in Gamida Cell, a company that develops stem cell therapies. Novartis had already invested $35 million in Gamida Cell, taking their total investment to $50 million, however the latest investment?will be partially directed towards the development?of NiCord,?an?evolving therapy?used to treat?high-risk blood?malignancies, blood?cancers such?lymphoma and … Continue reading Novartis Increases Its Investment in Stem Cells
In a newly-released report, Global Investment Bank Goldman Sachs?have predicted that digital healthcare technology will transform the industry in future years, with savings estimated to be as high as $300 billion as a result?of multiple benefits expected from the wider use of technological innovations within medicine and healthcare. Grace Century CEO and Director of Research … Continue reading Digital Healthcare Innovations Could Save the USA $300 Billion
A 60-year old woman in the UK is the first person to undergo a pioneering new procedure to treat impaired vision, based on taking a single stem cell and growing it into a patch of cells which can used to repair damaged eye tissue. The procedure, carried out in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, could … Continue reading Stem Cell Procedure Offers Hope to the Visually Impaired
Organs that have been grown from stem cells in laboratory conditions have been demonstrated to be highly effective for animal recipients. Recently, a team from Japan managed to grow kidneys from incubated stem cells which?functioned normally when transplanted to the donor animals. Grace Century?s Scott Wolf comments ? Each day, there is more and more … Continue reading Stem Cells – Their Amazing Potential
Did you know that stem cell harvested from adipose (fatty) tissue can help in the treatment and management of Rheumatoid Arthritis? There are pioneering treatments available today which utilize stem cells to promote the repair of damaged tissue and reduction of inflammation associated with the condition. Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf comments ?Therapies will continue … Continue reading How Can Stem Cells Help in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Check out this informative video about stem cell research and regenerative medicine from the Cell Cure Trust. Scott Wolf, Grace Century?s CEO and Director of Research, Comments on Regenerative Medicine: ?Although this video is about the synovial fluid service, it should begin to provide you some ideas and?scope of?how we approached the message of regenerative … Continue reading Want to Find Out More About Regenerative Medicine? Take a Look at This…
Provia Laboratories’s dental stem cell storage product Store-A-Tooth has been introduced to the Chicago area?as part?of a UAE-wide expansion program, with the product now being available at?Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Elmhurst, Illinois. Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace century and Chicago native, comments about Grace?s Century’s Portfolio company “Coming from the Chicago area, I … Continue reading Store-A-Tooth now available in Chicago
According to a recent article on www.bioinformant.com, Boston and Singapore come 1st and 2nd respectively in an analysis of top cities searched for Stem Cells. The period analysed covers over ten years, from 2004 to September 2015. San Diego is 3rd, with Chennai in India coming 4th. Grace Century?s CEO and Director of Research Scott … Continue reading Boston and Singapore are Top-Searched Cities on Google For Stem Cells
Mark Cuban is a regular on ABC reality series Shark Tank, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an active investigator and co-founder of the independent cable network HDNet. He is also a regular blogger and regularly writes useful articles for budding entrepreneurs, including this one on his 12 rules for new start-up ventures. Scott Wolf, … Continue reading 12 Rules For Start-ups……According to Mark Cuban
It has been announced that two?versions of the Platinum Health Information System Inc. Electronic Health Record (EHR) product SkyCare 4.2, have had their certifications terminated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century comments ?As predicted … Continue reading U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Terminates Platimum Health EHR Certifications
A recent article on Bloomberg Business has highlighted how advancements in technology demonstrates that?storing the stem cells of newborns?can, if the need arises, positively influence the outcome of?future treatments for damaged body parts, regenerating organs and curing cancer. Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century, commented “Regenerative and personalized medicine is a … Continue reading Storing Stem Cells of Newborns Can Guarantee Normal Growth of a Child.
Erin Byrne,?Managing Partner and Chief Engagement Officer at?Grey Healthcare Group, recent spoke to eMarketer about the?changes in the way health and wellness are managed, specifically with regarded to how medical technology is evolving towards wearable and even implantable devices to support the collection of Electronic Health Records. Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO comments “never have … Continue reading The Future is…Being Plugged-in
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve Chairman, has given two very recent television interviews and his message is pretty clear – he believes the bubble is about to burst in the bond market Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO and?Director of Research comments “We have been calling for a rise in yields for more than 2 … Continue reading Is the Bubble About to Burst in the Bond Market?
A recent article featured on DiabetesHealth.com has highlighted the increasing realization among researchers and scientists of the huge potential of stem cell therapy in treating multiple illnesses including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Grace Century project partner Provia Laboratories is one of the global leaders in developing technology to store stem … Continue reading Stem Cells Hold Key to Developments in Diabetes Treatment
As we have been touting from the beginning, one of the major benefits of Electronic Medical Records is the ability to data mine? Scott Wolf CEO of Grace Century explains. ?As this story shows, the ability to take large amounts of individual data and ?connect the dots ?, so to speak; it is able to … Continue reading Uphill Battle For The Vast Majority of Obese People in Getting Back to Shape: Study
Four members of the House of Morgan investigating banking institution’s practices, May 31, 1933, Washington. Following deregulation earlier this year, China’s stock markets experienced explosive growth, however all this has changed in recent weeks – The Shanghai Composite Index has declined?29% since June, with other Chinese markets experiencing similar declines. In response, the Chinese Government … Continue reading The Recent (and Drastic) Decline in China’s Stock Markets
On June 30th, Dubai announced plans to build the World’s first fully functional 3-D printed building. This innovation will position Dubai at the forefront of global technology for design, architecture and construction. “Only a country as progressive and committed to ?cutting edge excellence, like the UAE, can make this concept a reality? comments Scott Wolf, … Continue reading If You Can Dream it, Dubai Will Make it happen
A recent report regarding the global Regenerative Medicine market estimates it’s value will reach US$24.7 billion by 2017.? This report demonstrates the massive investment potential in this field and once again validates the direction Grace Century has been taking with regard to supporting innovative Regenerative Medicine projects. ?Investors would do well to take notice of … Continue reading Regenerative Medicine market estimated to reach US$24.7 billion by 2017
Funding for stem cell research is expected to grow significantly between now and 2020. A recent study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. predicts strong global growth for stem cell research between now and 2020. This study appears to validate the strategy and direction Grace Century have been employing with regard to Stem Cell research, … Continue reading Forward-Looking Stem Cells Market Analysis Concurs with Grace Century Strategy
Stem cell research is the key to regenerative medicine Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO comments? Every day another brick is?added to the foundation of the regenerative medicine mystery. There is one common thread in all the stories, like the one here?STEM CELLS!?? A recent study carried out by Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Stem Cell Research Again Shown To Be Key To Regenerative Medicine
Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, which is based in the United Arab Emirates comments ?I am so proud how the UAE continuously pushes new horizons on every front, and especially Health Care. The introduction of Saada, an insurance program announced by the DHA (Dubai Health Authority), where residents will be able to use their … Continue reading UAE Pushes New Horizons In Health Care Insurance
The Electronic Medical Records industry is going under some dramatic shifts,? says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century, a private equity consultancy, located north of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. ?This article spells out everything perfectly?
According to Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century, the general consensus from our (Grace Century) group, relating to this recent Forbes article (see below) on the electronic health record, is that it is 100% correct. “This is an amazing industry that can and will save millions of lives, but at the … Continue reading Electronic Health Records Secrets–the genie is out of the bottle
The solutions are out there!? exclaims Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?Our bio banking project is keenly aware of the shortcomings of the industry, including the management of specimens in the lab. This is why they developed Proviasette.? Better Biobanking The laboratory branch must overcome both mundane and complex obstacles By Rebecca Mayer Knutsen … Continue reading Proviasette addresses the shortcomings of the bio banking industry!
“It seems to me the whole industry is making it up as they go along,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Research and CEO of Grace Century. ?In an extremely complicated industry, it seems simple. The desired outcome is a secure universal exchange of information on patients records. Instead, what we are seeing is a bowl … Continue reading Stage 3 MU – a continuous bowl of spaghetti?
Data mining, diagnostics, and information will be the key to empower individuals in the management and ultimate improvement of their own health.? says Grace Century?s CEO, Scott Wolf. ?Like Star Trek, ‘if we can imagine it, we can make it happen.’? How I Did It: Scanadu Watch as Walter De Brouwer, founder and CEO of … Continue reading Scanadu provides a data mining opportunity for personal healthcare management
Scott Wolf, Grace Century?s CEO, commented on the recent shutdown of Boston Children?s Hospital EMR, “This is exactly why the only answer, like our project with The Quantum Group, is cloud-based EMR. It just doesn?t make any sense to do it any other way?not economically, functionality, or in efficiency.”
“This news story is exactly why we wanted to be involved in this space,” Grace Century CEO, Scott Wolf commented. “The one thing that all researchers know is that the younger the cells, the better, hence why we have invested in Provia Labs’ Store-A-Tooth–one of the most respected dental stem cell bio-banks in the industry.” … Continue reading Investing in one of the most respected dental stem cell bio-banks in the industry
“We are seeing a convergence of demographics and need with the industry listening,” Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century said recently–commenting on the surge of wearable teleheath devices on the market, especially in Grace Century’s GCC region. ?It is proven that the more you empower an individual to manage his or her own well-being, the … Continue reading Taking control over diabetes and heart disease with telehealth devices
?This report highlights why Grace Century?s portfolio projects are 100% in healthcare and life sciences,? explains Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “The sector (life sciences) is not only where the future of healthcare is, but it has also proven to be immune from economic cycles such as recession, and volatility in financial markets.”
If you think about it, ‘Back to the Future’ would be the appropriate title for telemedicine,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “Just like the old days, when a doctor made house calls at a fraction of the cost. This is why our portfolio project, the PWeR platform, with The Quantum Group has made … Continue reading “Back to the Future” – an appropriate title for telemedicine
This article (below) demonstrates what happens when government tries to force down someone?s proverbial throat,? says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century. “Change is hard for any industry, especially the size and importance of the U.S. healthcare industry, but when there are products on the market which are not true solutions, … Continue reading Feds ease up on the meaningful use electronic health records (EHR) program
?In an effort to remain the leader in health and innovative breakthroughs, President Obama announced a pioneer announcement for analyzing DNA last week,” says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?All can say is that this is a perfect premise for a science fiction movie!” WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015 – The Gulf Today)— The United … Continue reading U.S. officials hope genetic data from thousands of participants in ongoing studies
?PURE? STEM CELLS LET MICE FIGHT OFF HIV ?Again, it’s good to be a mouse,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Research and CEO of Grace Century. ?Science is starting to unravel the mysteries using stem cells and gene therapies… they are using a regenerative medicine approach to fight the diseases of our world. We’re actually … Continue reading Science is starting to unravel the mysteries using stem cells and gene therapies
If EHR is to live up to its promise of truly improving healthcare AND reducing costs, one of the most obvious areas that must be addressed is end of life directives. As described in the commentary below (Politico article), this area of healthcare is still an unaddressed hurdle for the EHR industry,? says Scott Wolf, … Continue reading Electronic health records and end-of-life directives – an unaddressed hurdle
The world is travelling faster than ever before,” comments Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “As we read in the article below, the applications are endless for the convergence of technology and information systems with regard to healthcare.” “Even this week, the outbreak of influenza in the U.S. has doctors seeing patients over Skype, versus … Continue reading Google Glass and other technologies will continue to enhance healthcare services
Electronic Medical Records will be ground zero for the fight of future disease outbreaks, like Ebola,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?Data mining, as well as managing a patients wellness, is the cornerstone of any successful EMR platform.”
Regarding this last week’s article in Forbes, by Peter Ubel (The Age of Electronic Medical Records Is Upon Us), I don?t believe 90% of what was quoted in this article,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “I don’t believe that the 37% meet all requirements! So that means if these numbers are correct, the … Continue reading The “NEW” Age Of Electronic Medical Records …still a very new industry
I don?t believe there is a direct trade-off and correlation as it is described in this article and how it relates to gold and the world equity markets,” says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century – a private equity consultancy and international research firm located outside of Dubai, UAE. “Money will … Continue reading Gold is perceived as a store-house of wealth. It has an emotional factor…
Innovation keeps marching forward with the development of a windowless plane,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?I’m sure most people have an initial pushback on this, regardless of the claim of lower fuel costs, safer planes, less environmental footprint, etc. People probably had the same first impression with the original airplanes as well!”
More incredible news for the stem cell industry! Scientists develop cancer-fighting stem cells in lab Scientists develop cancer-killing stem cells in lab. PressTV.com – Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:19AM GMT Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors. >>Read the story here.
The biggest scam ever played is about to be revisited,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century.“You had paper shoved down every investor?s throat for years, the world goes to the edge of the financial cliff and 6 years later, the memories are gone. It’s like it never happened. Look at what they are about … Continue reading New US Federal Housing Agency rules – it’s getting easier to get a loan… again
As discussed, it is impossible for a market to do what you think (it should do) if everybody is on the same side,? Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, commented in relation to a recent article on 10 year Bond yields in the U.S. “If everyone is one way, that means everyone has already positioned … Continue reading It’s impossible for a market to do what you think it should do….
You can?t have a market go up when everybody bullish. Nothing like getting the doom and gloomers back in the conversation,” according to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “We maintain our opinion is to keep selling U.S. 10-year yields. Listen to this story [podcast], below on “buyers beware.”