Thrive Global: In the piece, Rebekah Bastian, VP, Community & Culture at Zillow Group, discusses her career change, transitioning from leading product development at Zillow Group to leading the company’s new Community & Culture organization.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society: With the first version of the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) set to open for business by the end of 2019, the shared vision among management at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded to a global scope. “Regulators are always looking for scientific proof that your device does what you say it's going to do and is as safe as you say it is,” chair of the NEST Coordinating Center (NESTcc) Michelle McMurry-Heath told Focus at the 2018 MedTech Conference in Philadelphia. That scientific proof, however, evolves with the technology and there are different methods device firms take to test innovation, she added. McMurry-Health—Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide VP of regulatory and clinical affairs and global head of evidence generation—took the helm at the NESTcc earlier this month after serving as the associate director for science at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
MarketWatch: Home buyers who exercise patience over the next couple years may be handsomely rewarded. In a survey of 100 real-estate economists and experts conducted by real-estate website Zillow and research firm Pulsenomics, a 43% plurality said that they believe the U.S. housing market will become a buyer’s market in 2020. By then, the number of homes available for sale could finally outpace demand, allowing home buyers the chance to negotiate a lower and more affordable price on a property. The researchers didn’t give estimates on what kind of discounts buyers could expect.
Recode: On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman talks with Kara about how the company has evolved since its early days, when Hohman wanted to merge employer transparency with the gaming sensibilities of World of Warcraft. He discusses why the company has so many rules and regulations for moderating reviews, including what happens when an employee alleges that a manager has sexually harassed them.
PharmTech: Capsules used in dry powder inhalers (DPI) are, in many ways, different from those that are orally administered. “From a regulatory perspective, capsules for inhalation must comply with the compendialrequirements for inhalation products,” highlights Frédérique Bordes-Picard, manager, Pharmaceutical Business Development, Lonza Pharma & Biotech. “More stringent microbiological specifications are required compared to capsules intended for oral use, which are defined in a compendium of monographs.”
Reuters: After one of its toughest years ever, U.S. “brick and mortar” retailers are witnessing a rebound and boosting wages for hourly workers and bonuses for senior executives, according to two separate studies released on Tuesday. Wages have grown for cashiers and retail buyers among others, a sign that a tight labor market is finally translating into base-pay gains for workers at retailers, according to data gathered from millions of U.S. worker salaries by Glassdoor, a job website operator.
Inman: In an effort to streamline the number of platforms real estate agents use to advance deals, popular cloud-based transaction management, form creation and e-sign tool dotloop has announced new real-time communication and document sharing mobile messaging features. “Messaging is the fastest and most popular way real estate professionals are communicating these days,” said Austin Allison, founder and general manager of dotloop, in a statement. “That’s why we’re investing in making it a more central and integral part of the dotloop experience.”