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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.

The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics

Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...

Clinical Proteomics: An Engine for In vitro Diagnostics Growth?
Clinical proteomics: An engine for in vitro diagnostics growth?
Introduction

Use of proteomics as a tool to discover new diagnostic markers is drawing significant interest, despite the emphasis on genomics. Whereas genomics provides a basis for the development of new nucleic-acid-based diagnostic tests, proteomics focuses on proteins for the development of new protein-based diagnostics and expression proteomics focuses on determining the quantitative differences in expression of proteins characteristic of normal and pathological states. A number of clinical proteomics business models exist, including tools companies, service companies, companies developing diagnostic assays based upon proprietary technology, and hybrid companies. We review companies pursuing these various models in this chapter, which also provides an explanation of the potential value of proteomics, ...

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