eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

April 16, 2014 5:40 am by | 0 Comments

The push to enable more seniors to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing home is one of the major trends in healthcare. eCaring is one of…


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…



Stem cell treatment for blindness moving through patient testing

Stem cell treatment for blindness moving through patient testing

April 16, 2014 12:00 am by | 0 Comments

Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss. Vision support: The cells used in Advanced Cell Technology’s clinical trials…


Octava Pink, a blood test for breast cancer, aims for fewer false positives & negatives

Octava Pink, a blood test for breast cancer, aims for fewer false positives & negatives

April 15, 2014 2:07 pm by | 0 Comments

As the gold standard for breast cancer screening has come under scrutiny in recent years, a new class of imaging devices, antibody tests and gene tests to detect breast cancer…


Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

April 15, 2014 1:48 pm by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and health systems responding to Obamacare’s reimbursement pressure are increasingly experimenting with new ways to reduce readmissions for patients less than 30 days after they were discharged. To that…


What’s the impact of ACA on medication costs? IMS Health report offers some clues

What’s the impact of ACA on medication costs? IMS Health report offers some clues

April 15, 2014 7:11 am by | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act and innovative biotech trends are having an impact on medication costs and healthcare spend generally, according to a new report by the IMS Health Institute for…


How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?

How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?

April 15, 2014 6:27 am by | 0 Comments

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Tokyo University’s RIKEN and Japanese medical research firm NEXT 21 K.K. have developed a 3D printer that uses ink from the…



Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

April 15, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

As early as February, analysts were saying that it would be a good year for healthcare IT companies looking for venture capital. Communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital echoed that…


Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

April 15, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

GE Healthcare has been a major force in supporting innovation in healthcare. One example is a three-year collaboration with Startup Health that began last year as part of its Healthymagination…


Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

April 15, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

As the father of a son with a nut allergy, David Edwards is familiar with the anxiety and need for preparedness that comes with the territory. It inspired him to…


Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

April 14, 2014 3:56 pm by | 1 Comments

Connecting patients with clinical trials that they’re eligible for, and keeping them engaged once they enroll, has sparked many a digital health company. And for good reason: Clinical trials cost…


Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 1 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


What is the most important change happening in healthcare today?

What is the most important change happening in healthcare today?

April 14, 2014 1:41 pm by | 0 Comments

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based startups. The event…


A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

A virtual pet dragon with an inhaler teaches kids how to manage asthma in Wellapets’ new app

April 14, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

When I was in grade school, kids got in trouble for playing with their Giga Pets and Tamagotchis in class. While a smartphone is more likely to be the culprit…


Giraffe Friend is a wearable to help you sit up straight

Giraffe Friend is a wearable to help you sit up straight

April 14, 2014 9:36 am by | 0 Comments

Statistics show that we spend over half of our waking hours sitting – mostly hunched over in front of a computer for prolonged periods of time or slouching on the couch…