Sequentia rolls out discharge planner to help hospitals, patients navigate extended-care options

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Sequentia rolls out discharge planner to help hospitals, patients navigate extended-care options

July 7, 2014 7:11 am by | 0 Comments

Gennaro Luce learned firsthand about the stress involved with finding an extended-care facility that matched his wife’s grandmother’s needs when they were handed a list of options a day and…


Personalized medicine: GenomOncology on the “silliness” of reimbursers

Personalized medicine: GenomOncology on the “silliness” of reimbursers

July 18, 2014 4:13 pm by | 0 Comments

Personalized medicine is here. But it’s up to insurance carriers to catch up with technology that’s hurtling forward faster and faster, or so says Manuel Glynias, CEO of Cleveland-based GenomOncology,  His company…


FDA clearance for augmented reality device lets surgeons see each critical step before they make it

FDA clearance for augmented reality device lets surgeons see each critical step before they make it

June 30, 2014 4:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Medical device startup, Surgical Theater, was inspired by flight simulators for its augmented reality imaging devices to help physicians prep for surgery. Its Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (or SNAP) has received FDA clearance, according to a company statement.



Cleveland biotech closes $275,000 in seed funding

Cleveland biotech closes $275,000 in seed funding

June 21, 2014 7:25 am by | 0 Comments

Cleveland biotech company Western Oncolytics is developing an immune-oncolytic therapy licensed by the University of Pittsburgh which combines oncolytic virus and gene therapy technologies to rid cancer cells of the ability to survive…


New iLimb arms and hands are smarter and more subtle prosthetics

New iLimb arms and hands are smarter and more subtle prosthetics

June 21, 2014 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

You know how annoying it is in winter when gloves make it hard to use your iPhone? Imagine what it’s like for people with prosthetic hands. Taking off a glove…


Toby Cosgrove says thanks, but no thanks to Secretary of VA job

Toby Cosgrove says thanks, but no thanks to Secretary of VA job

June 9, 2014 7:52 am by | 0 Comments

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove has scratched his name off the list of candidates the White House is considering to nominate for the next person to serve in the Secretary…


Virus that helped eradicate smallpox takes on cancer in startup’s dual-mechanism immunotherapy

Virus that helped eradicate smallpox takes on cancer in startup’s dual-mechanism immunotherapy

May 30, 2014 2:18 pm by | 0 Comments

With a little genetic engineering, the vaccine that was key in helping eradicate smallpox more than 30 years ago could also be key in curing cancer, if a young Cleveland…


Cleveland Cavs owner’s tech accelerator has $125K in funding for digital health startups

Cleveland Cavs owner’s tech accelerator has $125K in funding for digital health startups

May 29, 2014 3:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Tech startup accelerator Bizdom is putting an emphasis on health and wellness for its next session and is on the lookout for a few exciting digital health companies in (or…



Cleveland Clinic partners with HealthSpot to expand the reach of its doctors

Cleveland Clinic partners with HealthSpot to expand the reach of its doctors

May 20, 2014 4:37 pm by | 0 Comments

Telemedicine company HealthSpot and Cleveland Clinic are launching a joint venture intending to use telehealth technologies to reach more patients. “Together we will be researching the vast amount of new…


Breath test for cancer detection and other conditions could offer less invasive diagnostic

Breath test for cancer detection and other conditions could offer less invasive diagnostic

May 13, 2014 5:25 pm by | 1 Comments

Car makers aren’t the only ones adapting breathalyzer technology to improve health and safety. A group of researchers from University of Vermont is developing a way to apply the technology…


Cleveland Clinic & Genzyme will jointly pursue new approaches to treating multiple sclerosis

Cleveland Clinic & Genzyme will jointly pursue new approaches to treating multiple sclerosis

May 2, 2014 5:35 am by | 0 Comments

In the latest pharma-academia partnership, Genzyme and Cleveland Clinic researchers will align their efforts to better understand and treat multiple sclerosis. Their new research collaboration will span at least five…


In tech transfer, an idea isn’t always a product, and an inventor isn’t always an entrepreneur

In tech transfer, an idea isn’t always a product, and an inventor isn’t always an entrepreneur

April 29, 2014 5:19 am by | 1 Comments

Academic researchers, by nature, pursue scientifically interesting discoveries that could have a long-term impact. Meanwhile, investors and companies are interested in technologies that fill a very clear and immediate need…


First efficacy trial of Athersys stem cell therapy yields disappointing interim results. So what now?

First efficacy trial of Athersys stem cell therapy yields disappointing interim results. So what now?

April 28, 2014 11:49 am by | 0 Comments

Edited to include comments from CEO. Halfway through its first large-scale efficacy trial, Athersys’s experimental stem cell therapy did not provide significant benefit to patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis. But…


Benefits of aspirin for colorectal cancer prevention comes down to personalized medicine

Benefits of aspirin for colorectal cancer prevention comes down to personalized medicine

April 24, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor’s genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too,…


Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

April 23, 2014 9:00 am by | 2 Comments

Insulin startup Thermalin Diabetes has earned itself an esteemed new partner in its quest to develop formulations of insulin that will give people with diabetes tighter control over their blood…


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…