New test from Transplant Genomics will spot organ rejection as soon as it starts

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New test from Transplant Genomics will spot organ rejection as soon as it starts

July 14, 2014 5:39 pm by | 0 Comments

It was Dr. Stanley Rose’s own kidney transplant that sparked the idea for Transplant Genomics, a company that’s finding a better way to test early on for organ graft rejection. “As…


Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

July 21, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Advances in technology promote a sedentary lifestyle. If you sit at a desk for more than six hours, you may want something like Cubii to keep your body active throughout the day. FitnessCube’s just-launched…


Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

July 18, 2014 5:35 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Shire Plc on Friday confirmed it has held a meeting with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc to discuss AbbVie’s takeover bid for the Dublin-based maker of drugs for rare…



$26M Longevity Fund ready to provide growth capital to companies focused on senior citizens

$26M Longevity Fund ready to provide growth capital to companies focused on senior citizens

July 9, 2014 5:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Two private equity firms announced the formation of a $26.6 million fund that will focus exclusively on the aging marketplace and companies within it. Chicago-based Ziegler and Ohio-based Link-age Ventures…


Obama’s top data guy is leading team of 48 scientists to help non-profits use big data

Obama’s top data guy is leading team of 48 scientists to help non-profits use big data

June 15, 2014 7:58 pm by | 0 Comments

Rayid Ghani[/caption]Obama’s chief data scientist Rayid Ghani has just summoned 48 socially minded aspiring data scientists to Chicago this summer for a fellowship called Data Science for Social Good (DSSG)….


6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

June 10, 2014 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

A new report from Rock Health looking at the future of the biosensor wearables market shows a market in transition. The next generation of wearables is more targeted towards patient…


FDA OK’s new skin infection treatment by Durata

FDA OK’s new skin infection treatment by Durata

May 24, 2014 4:23 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved a new drug to treat acute bacterial skin infections made by Durata Therapeutics Inc. Approval…


Crowdfunding: 8 things healthcare entrepreneurs and investors should keep in mind

Crowdfunding: 8 things healthcare entrepreneurs and investors should keep in mind

April 23, 2014 7:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is growing at a pretty frenetic pace based on some startling stats Andrew Dix of Crowded Media Group offered as part of a series of discussions on crowdfunding at…



Too many children’s emergency room visits result in codeine prescriptions

Too many children’s emergency room visits result in codeine prescriptions

April 21, 2014 12:38 am by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


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…


Listen to your audience,  MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

Listen to your audience, MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

April 14, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is one topic that will be a part of the conversation at the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum from April 22-23  in Chicago. The event spotlights emerging innovation and…


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

April 10, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum takes place April 22-23 in Chicago. It’s the premier healthcare investing conference that connects active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based start-ups.


From analytics to investing in healthcare. Big insights from GE, Mayo, Walgreens & UPMC

From analytics to investing in healthcare. Big insights from GE, Mayo, Walgreens & UPMC

April 2, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

On April 22-23, more than 300 healthcare experts, prominent industry players, investors and entrepreneurs will gather in Chicago at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. MidAmerica Forum is the best place to learn about opportunities to invest in the thriving technology and innovation community that characterizes the Midwest and learn about up-and-coming trends and startups in healthcare.


First Stop Health raises $2.2M, bets that speed and convenience will trump continuity in future of healthcare

First Stop Health raises $2.2M, bets that speed and convenience will trump continuity in future of healthcare

March 19, 2014 6:56 pm by | 1 Comments

First Stop Health has raised $2.2 million from angel investors to scale up and expand its reach to more employers, according to a company statement. Its CEO Patrick Spain believes…


Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

March 13, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

To say healthcare will soon figure out crowdfunding would suggest we’ve even pinpointed all the questions. We all know the big one: Can crowdfunding consistently deliver the money medical devices and drugs need to make it a key part of healthcare investing? (Answer: We’re trying to make it that way). So why not turn discussions of crowdfunding in healthcare over to the crowd?