During the 20th century, humanity achieved something
almost unbelievable: it actually pushed back death. In
1900, average global life expectancy was 31, a figure largely
unchanged since biblical times. Yet by 2000, that had
risen to 66.4 years and it now stands at 71.4. The factors
shaping this change are complex and numerous, but the
life sciences – the sector that includes drug development
and healthcare providers as well as research into cuttingedge
procedures and technologies – is central to the story.
This article by Fiona Ashdown from Insource explains how
to maximise the potential of these phenomenal industries.