Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

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Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

April 21, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

When you hear about blood shortages, that doesn’t just mean there’s a shortage of donated red blood cells. It could also mean platelets, a blood component that Sven Karlsson described…


The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

April 22, 2014 7:45 am by | 2 Comments

There is a belief in the business world that founders can’t scale. That is, to put it another way, a company’s growth curve will eventually outstrip the capabilities of its…


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…



Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


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…


Spero Therapeutics catches Roche’s eye with a new way to target drug-resistant bacterial infections

Spero Therapeutics catches Roche’s eye with a new way to target drug-resistant bacterial infections

April 9, 2014 11:42 am by | 0 Comments

Overcoming challenges posed by the growing number of infections that are resistant to traditional antibiotics is the goal of a startup surfacing today with a $3 million Series A and…


Beth Israel uses Glass and EHR data in the ED to make time-sensitive treatment decisions faster, smarter

Beth Israel uses Glass and EHR data in the ED to make time-sensitive treatment decisions faster, smarter

April 9, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with stealthy start up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past…


Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

April 9, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

The number of digital health companies seeking a piece of the remote monitoring market hasn’t diminished investor interest. The cardiac monitoring industry alone is estimated to be worth $3 billion.InfoBionics…



IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

April 7, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Startup Bjond Inc. is in the business of developing care management software for providers and payors. But the company isn’t necessarily looking to replace legacy care management systems that don’t…


A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

April 7, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson are just two of the investors seeding a startup that turns a doctor’s orders into easy-to-digest, personalized care plans….


Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

April 3, 2014 5:54 am by | 1 Comments

Daphne Zohar, the founder of PureTech Ventures, isn’t afraid to take big technical risks when it comes to funding new innovations. Nor is she necessarily put off by technologies that…


Top Boston hospital begins tackling readmissions problem

Top Boston hospital begins tackling readmissions problem

April 3, 2014 4:55 am by | 0 Comments

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among…


In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

April 1, 2014 3:23 pm by | 0 Comments

The city of Boston and Boston Medical Center have come up with a creative new way to address both health and transportation issues for low-income residents struggling with obesity. Under…


Simplify, simplify, simplify. Cre8MDI hopes to give docs an easier way to measure stiffness of the arteries

Simplify, simplify, simplify. Cre8MDI hopes to give docs an easier way to measure stiffness of the arteries

March 26, 2014 11:54 am by | 0 Comments

Boston medical device startup Cre8MDI is automating an old technique with the hope of giving doctors another inexpensive tool they could use in-office to help predict, detect and monitor heart…


Biogen, Atlas Venture collaborate on treatment for ataxia

Biogen, Atlas Venture collaborate on treatment for ataxia

March 17, 2014 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

A biotech startup formed by Atlas Venture is collaborating with Biogen Idec to develop a treatment for inherited forms of Ataxia– a degenerative neurological condition that leads to physical disabilities,…


Intellimedix using biotech to find cures for childhood diseases

Intellimedix using biotech to find cures for childhood diseases

March 14, 2014 1:24 am by | 0 Comments

BOSTON — Although their stories differed in detail, they shared a passion and a purpose no parent would envy: finding a cure for the diseases that afflict — and, in…