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7 interesting findings about seniors Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…


Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

April 18, 2014 10:54 am by | 0 Comments

Minnesota medical device company MetaModix has raised $150,000 in equity between three undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing made with the SEC. The startup, which is working to develop…


Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…



Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

April 18, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

A New Orleans startup focused on healing holes in the eardrum without surgery has found early validation and funding from two business plan competition wins within the last week. Tympanogen…


Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

April 18, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

On the surface, the first quarter venture capital funding report by National Venture Capital Association and PriceWaterhouseCoopers looks like another downward trend for venture capital deal flow in the life…


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Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

Doctor ratings and reviews have gotten a bad name, especially from doctors. There are concerns about their validity and usefulness. And while I share these worries I also believe ratings and…

Obamacare signups: More than just the exchange numbers

Obamacare signups: More than just the exchange numbers

All that hyperbole for nothing! President Obama just announced that 8 million people signed up for coverage on federal and state health insurance exchanges during the initial open enrollment period…

Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

 By Kurt R. Karst –   When we first heard about the Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Zogenix, Inc. filed against Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, among others, alleging that…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

April 17, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

As pharmaceutical companies look for ways to add value to their drugs to solve problems like adherence, many see digital health as an important part of that strategy. Respiratory drug…



RunKeeper steps into all-day health tracking with its new Breeze app

RunKeeper steps into all-day health tracking with its new Breeze app

April 17, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

If you’re interested in dabbling in health tracking, but aren’t ready to commit to a dedicated fitness gadget, RunKeeper’s newest app could be just what you need. The free Breeze…


ASCO at work on a scoring system to weigh cost vs. potential benefits of pricey cancer treatments

ASCO at work on a scoring system to weigh cost vs. potential benefits of pricey cancer treatments

April 17, 2014 12:03 pm by | 0 Comments

Cancer doctors and patients need a better way to weigh the potential benefits of new targeted cancer treatments against their costs, especially those that carry a price tag north of…


Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

April 17, 2014 11:38 am by | 0 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry is warming up to direct to consumer advertising on YouTube, but Google, which acquired the media channel in 2006, would like drug companies to get a lot warmer.


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 0 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…


Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

April 17, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

GROTON — A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from…


ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…


Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

April 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston said it’s provided funding to two promising early-stage technologies that take novel approaches to problems both on earth and in space. First…


One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

April 16, 2014 10:09 pm by | 1 Comments

As much as people have been talking about the upcoming shift away from the fee-for-service model of healthcare, in most cases it’s an abstract concept as it’s still years away…