Attorney: Bright future for biotech in OklahomaPublished: Monday, September 23, 2013 By: Will Pedranti Source: The Oklahoman
Americans born in 2008 can expect to live 78.1 years. That's an increase of a full decade since 1950 and a staggering increase of 30 years since 1900. Unfortunately, as they age into those bonus years, their bodies will suffer from more conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases.
Innovative new drug therapies and medical device technology will be needed to treat these conditions. In addition, innovation from new drug products and medical devices will be demanded by government and consumers, in part as they attempt to control the rising cost of health care.
With ingenuity built into America's DNA, it isn't a question for the medical industry of whether that innovation will take place; it's where that innovation will take place.