Apps for at-home cystic fibrosis monitoring, making doctor visits less stressful (Weekend Rounds)

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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.

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Deanna Pogorelc

By Deanna Pogorelc MedCity News

Deanna Pogorelc is a Cleveland-based reporter who writes obsessively about life science startups across the country, looking to technology transfer offices, startup incubators and investment funds to see what’s next in healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and previously covered business and education for a northeast Indiana newspaper.
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