Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

April 17, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

GROTON — A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from…


ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…



Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

April 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston said it’s provided funding to two promising early-stage technologies that take novel approaches to problems both on earth and in space. First…


One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

April 16, 2014 10:09 pm by | 1 Comments

As much as people have been talking about the upcoming shift away from the fee-for-service model of healthcare, in most cases it’s an abstract concept as it’s still years away…


Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health & the coming battle of bio-signals

April 16, 2014 5:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Stéphane Marceau is the co-founder of OMsignal, a wearable tech innovator. Back in 2008, my co-founder Frederic Chanay and I took our first stab at developing a rough prototype for a…


Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

April 16, 2014 4:38 pm by | 0 Comments

One of the dominant themes at the Eye for Pharma conference this week has been how pharmaceutical companies can use social media channels beyond just conveying a positive message about…


FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

April 16, 2014 3:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Four times a year, the FDA releases data about all of the adverse drug events that have been reported to the agency over a three-month time period. Drug companies are…



Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s never a dull moment at HHS these days. First there was the mad, last-minute “Sign up, sign up, sign up!” rush to the enrollment deadline, then Medicare released all…


Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

April 16, 2014 11:56 am by | 0 Comments

James A. Rogers Twitter LinkedIn 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…


A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

April 16, 2014 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million grant from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies thinks it can make its Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring technology more scalable and flexible by taking it…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…


Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


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…