Gene turns heart cells into pacemaker: lab study

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

  • -1


    Wow ! AWESOME !!!!! . . .Bio-technology in medicien is offering new hope to many with chronic diseases.

  • -1


    And the high price will be?

  • 0


    almxxDec. 20, 2012 - 03:20PM JST And the high price will be?

    Well pacemakers have been around for more than 60 years (and the technology has been around for more than 100 years), and they still charge about $20 000, and the battery only lasts around 5 years. It's ridiculous that such an old piece of technology should cost $20 000 (the surgery costs a further $4 000 or so).

    The point is that even if this new technique costs $100 000 it'll be cheaper and less risky than a pacemaker if you live for another 25 years, since it's less invasive and it'll last longer.

    I have no problem with the medical research companies making back their R&D costs and some profit, but frankly this entire mess is tied up with the ridiculous copyright laws that exist today. That's an entirely different debate though.

    Expect it to start expensive, become a little cheaper and then stay expensive for as long as they can maintain their copyright.

Login to leave a comment

  • Reservations and Operations Executive

    Reservations and Operations Executive
    Destination Asia Japan、Tokyo
    Salary: ¥2.0M ~ ¥3.0M / Year
  • Marketing & Communications

    Marketing & Communications
    East West Consulting (イーストウエストコンサルティング株式会社)、Tokyo
    Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Country Manager

    Country Manager
    Gallo Japan KK、Tokyo
    Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Business Development Leader

    Business Development Leader
    GPlus Media K.K. / 株式会社ジープラス・メディア、Tokyo
    Salary: Salary negotiable Commission Based Depending on Experience
  • IT Operations Manager

    IT Operations Manager
    Temple University, Japan Campus - テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス、Tokyo
    Salary: Commensurate with experience plus transportation from/to TUJ

More in Health

View all

View all