A review of life science current events reported by MedCity News this week.
Global sleep apnea market will more than double by 2017 to $19.72 billion. One thing notable about the sleep apnea market is that “segment rivalry is high as there are a few well-established firms and several small firms with similar product offerings,” according to the report.
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Patient voice is getting louder in all healthcare discussions, even in B2B meetings. Twice this summer, I have seen two works of art from The Walking Gallery at very business-centric health conferences where there were no patient panels. That is the point, of course, as the woman behind the gallery will tell you. Regina Holliday describes the inspiration behind her work.
Health video startup launches aiming to be as ubiquitous as YouTube (video). Clear.MD, which had an official beta launch Monday, has created a technology platform by which doctors can create 30 sec to one-minute long videos about various health topics. The videos are then enhanced visually and uploaded on to Clear.MD’s site. Now users seeking to understand a condition better, for instance know how long the recovery period is after hip surgery, can type in questions into the search box in Clear.MD’s website. Based on their location, the site serves up videos where physicians in their area address that topic.
A new kind of WebMD symptom checker for the big data, digital health era? A startup focused on empowering patients by giving them a better way to check their symptoms online has developed what might be WebMD symptom checker’s slightly more attractive and interactive challenger.
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