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2014 Prediction: Converging on One Degree of Separation

By Dr. Alan S. Louie

Conceptualized as early as 1929 and popularized by a John Guare 1990 play, the idea that any two individuals in the world are connected by, at most, 5 other people. As we as analysts begin to look forward towards 2014 and beyond, it is becoming clear that technological innovation across multiple industry sectors is driving rapid innovation in the life sciences. This outreach can be succinctly described as the convergence to 1˚of separation where the industry is directly reaching out to its key consumers, enablers and influencers.

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