Lindsey Alexander

Lindsey Alexander

Lindsey Alexander is an Indiana-based freelance writer and editor covering the medical device industry. She earned a degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's from Purdue.

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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…


Stanford BioDesign spinout raises $644K Series A round for mini-laparoscopy tools

Stanford BioDesign spinout raises $644K Series A round for mini-laparoscopy tools

April 16, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

Chicago medical device startup Miret Surgical has raised a Series A round of $644,750 in equity for further product development, CEO John Avi Roop said. The 4-year-old Stanford BioDesign spinout is at…



JNJ, BioCrossroads invest in Hoosier pharma startup at work on potential hepatitis B cure

JNJ, BioCrossroads invest in Hoosier pharma startup at work on potential hepatitis B cure

April 10, 2014 5:26 pm by | 0 Comments

An Indiana University spinout attracted investors from Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. and BioCrossroads with novel drugs to treat, and even potentially cure, patients with hepatitis B. Assembly Pharmaceuticals received an undisclosed…


Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

April 10, 2014 10:57 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” An Indiana life sciences company looks at metabolites as…


Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming

April 9, 2014 8:43 am by | 0 Comments

In spite of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming didn’t spring to mind for forging new frontiers in healthcare until I talked to Dr. James Bush, Wyoming Medicaid medical director with the Wyoming…


San Fran startup aims to help Mom navigate healthcare plan, system via her smartphone

San Fran startup aims to help Mom navigate healthcare plan, system via her smartphone

March 26, 2014 9:15 am by | 0 Comments

Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mhealth startup has ambitious aspirations that begin in the payer and providers’ pockets and follow moms across the care continuum: to “own Mom as the…


Startup to launch implant treatment for vertebral compression fractures

Startup to launch implant treatment for vertebral compression fractures

March 24, 2014 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Today, a new treatment launches for osteoporosis patients worried about developing severe spine curvature. Spine tech startup Benvenue Medical, based in Santa Clara, Calif., announced the full commercial launch of…



This new fund invests in medical device, mhealth startups that recognize women as healthcare’s main consumers

This new fund invests in medical device, mhealth startups that recognize women as healthcare’s main consumers

March 13, 2014 9:09 am by | 1 Comments

eXXclaim is a new fund focused on investments in women’s health startups with medical device and mobile health solutions. Healthcare investor Dr. Anula Jayasuriya and medical device leader Karen Drexler had…


Women with healthcare startups, accelerator with Minute Clinic ties may be looking for you

Women with healthcare startups, accelerator with Minute Clinic ties may be looking for you

March 10, 2014 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Springboard International’s Life Science Accelerator‘s looking for early-stage women-led startups to take under its wing. Though the accelerator offers no funding, it does connect CEOs with a wide network, Jennifer…


Support these three healthcare projects empowering women on Indiegogo

Support these three healthcare projects empowering women on Indiegogo

March 6, 2014 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

This week, Indiegogo is celebrating International Women’s Day. They had a one-day matching project on March 3, featured health projects on March 4 and will feature technology on March 7….


Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare

Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare

March 5, 2014 2:54 pm by | 5 Comments

Cate Blanchett – Acceptance Speech – Oscars 2014 by IdolxMuzic As Cate Blanchett so aptly rang out with her stunning Oscar acceptance speech: Woman-centered does not equal “niche experience.” Dr….


Still in the renal denervation space? Startups, consider adaptive trial design, CRO says

Still in the renal denervation space? Startups, consider adaptive trial design, CRO says

February 28, 2014 7:06 am by | 0 Comments

After Medtronic‘s (MDT) January announcement it’s halting renal denervation trials and BSX and Covidien following suit, the medical blogosphere erupted, proclaiming the “fall” of renal denervation. It seems to be more than…


nVision Medical hopes to offer patients worthy ovarian cancer diagnostic by 2015

nVision Medical hopes to offer patients worthy ovarian cancer diagnostic by 2015

February 27, 2014 9:45 am by | 0 Comments

As a teenager, Surbhi Sarna, nVision Medical CEO and founder, had complex, repeat ovarian cysts. They were painful and worrisome. They couldn’t be biopsied for fear of spreading cancer, and…


Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

February 26, 2014 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” Cook Medical announced the launch of its EchoTip ProCore…


Medtech industry: In this ACO world, take pricing cues from biopharma, posthaste

Medtech industry: In this ACO world, take pricing cues from biopharma, posthaste

February 24, 2014 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

By now, you’ve heard the medical device industry landscape is shifting. The term “innovation” needs new life breathed into it in the life sciences, major companies are turning over their…