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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Medical device design: Startup with dynamic material to make prosthetics fit better, quicker

Medical device design: Startup with dynamic material to make prosthetics fit better, quicker

June 19, 2014 12:06 pm by | 0 Comments

Benevolent Technologies for Health (BeTH), a two-year old Boston materials startup, is focusing on medical device design to bring patients with lower limb loss customizable interface for their prosthetics. The company’s…


Benvenue Medical secures $40M Series E to beef up manufacturing, U.S. commercialization

Benvenue Medical secures $40M Series E to beef up manufacturing, U.S. commercialization

June 18, 2014 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Spine tech startup Benvenue Medical has secured a $40 million Series E, plus $24 million in debt financing, to further commercialization efforts in the States, upscale manufacturing and support growth….



Ditch the reading glasses? Startup focuses on biomimetic lenses that correct presbyopia

Ditch the reading glasses? Startup focuses on biomimetic lenses that correct presbyopia

June 4, 2014 9:13 am by | 1 Comments

Around age 40, patients often develop a fuzziness of vision close up, presbyopia–becoming farsighted and losing elasticity in their natural lenses. Docs prescribe reading glasses or bifocals, and the eyes continue…


Kansas startup hopes to make more patients eligible for AVF, hemodialysis with blood pump

Kansas startup hopes to make more patients eligible for AVF, hemodialysis with blood pump

June 2, 2014 6:04 pm by | 0 Comments

Flow Forward Medical, armed with promising data, has a device that aims to help make more patients eligible for arteriovenous fistula — connecting an artery to a vein, and eventually…


Boston startup with silk osteoarthritis treatment seeks up to $750K in seed round

Boston startup with silk osteoarthritis treatment seeks up to $750K in seed round

May 21, 2014 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

Silk is one of the hottest materials and shows much promise for medicine, particularly in targeted drug delivery. Cocoon Biotech, a Boston-based startup, wants to build on that promise with a…


Chronic wound diagnostic as cheap as a home pregnancy test could be on the market by 2015

Chronic wound diagnostic as cheap as a home pregnancy test could be on the market by 2015

May 6, 2014 7:30 am by | 0 Comments

Boston-based startup Sano LLC seeks $1 million in seed funding to commercialize its chronic wound diagnostic in 2015. The recent winner of M2D2 aims to bring the diagnostic to market…


Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

April 21, 2014 8:26 am by | 0 Comments

In the near future, medtech may take a cue from rock music. Indie musician Imogen Heap and her team of scientists and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 200,000…



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 | 1 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…


Why your state should be doing healthcare like Wyoming

Why your state should be doing healthcare like 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…