A review of life science current events from MedCity News that you need to know about this week.
Sixth Sense Healthcare Innovations and Medical International Research collaborated on a digital spirometry test iPhone app that would allow cystic fibrosis patients to test themselves from home.
A HIPAA-compliant Facebook app that lets patients start their registration process from home could make the process of going to the doctor less stressful and more efficient.
Employers, take note. Here are 10 companies creating new products and services that address the issues causing some of your greatest employee healthcare costs.
An implantable device to treat sleep apnea got a $10 million boost from investors.
This light-emitting device hunts down nasty microorganisms lurking on surfaces in hospitals and causing healthcare-associated infections like MRSA and C. difficile.
Tweets we liked this week:
Disruptive innovators constantly challenge their assumptions. If it ain’t broke, break it. #innovation
’ Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 23, 2012
’ TheHealthPolicyGroup (@healthpolicygrp) September 28, 2012
’ KJ International (@KJIntResources) September 24, 2012
Health tech ’falling out of favor with VCs’? Not quite -> Agree. Some of our most promising invstmts are in health IT. bit.ly/Q8UZzy
’ Kevin Spain (@kevinspain) September 28, 2012
We didn’t write these, but you should read ‘em anyway.
- Dr. Margaret Polaneczky responds to Vinod Khosla’s comments that 80 percent of what docs do could be replaced by robots. (The Health Care Blog)
- Crowdfunding site Kickstarter wants to make entrepreneurs more accountable by adding new rules to prevent creators from making promises they can’t deliver. (Entrepreneur)
- JP Morgan thinks 3D Systems’ new low-cost 3D printer could disrupt the market, big time. (Benzinga)
- Kids do the darnedest things. Like win AT&T’s app contest to stop texting and driving. (VentureBeat)
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