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Clothes Are The New Health Product

A few years ago, I happened upon an article that essentially argues that the more wealth in a country, the more comparative value health has--which, by extension, suggests that other things seem comparatively less valuable.

A British twist on a GHE trend

On the Global Health Economy map, we identified retail health as a "big story" that led us to "[e]xpect innovations such as in-store clinics to open new channels to consumer health markets and enable to providers to extend services beyond traditional settings."

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet--and be as healthy?

A recent New York Times article describes the process by which perfume makers are rapidly developing and patenting new smell molecules, which are known as "captives." Thesaron, the brand name for a captive developed by Takasago in Japan, "has the fruity/rosy note of a very expensive class of molecules called rose ketones, but it costs far less and can be used in unlimited amounts."

Release of the Global Health Economy Map!

SR-1003 The Global Health Economy Map of the Decade 2006

This Map is designed to be your guide to navigating the blurring and expanding boundaries of risk, opportunity, and innovation associated with the global health economy. It describes six big trends and how they play out against seven key domains—beauty, food, biopharma, health care, medical technologies, consumer electronics, and information.

Click the thumbnail image to access the full-scale map.

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