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

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

April 23, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 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…


Why design and traction pose the biggest challenges for digital health entrepreneurs

Why design and traction pose the biggest challenges for digital health entrepreneurs

March 26, 2014 10:10 pm by | 0 Comments

The digital health sector is a hotbed of innovation and investment. But on a digital health panel discussion on Google hangout, entrepreneurs’ insights focused on some of the biggest challenges…



Diabetics + patient navigators improved blood glucose control by 32% in Cleveland Clinic pilot

Diabetics + patient navigators improved blood glucose control by 32% in Cleveland Clinic pilot

March 18, 2014 3:57 pm by | 4 Comments

Follow MedCity News on TWITTER, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE+ for even more content on innovation in healthcare. Diabetes patients at one of the Cleveland Clinic’s health centers improved their blood…


Stem cell company Athersys eyes potential new opportunities for its stroke therapy in Japan

Stem cell company Athersys eyes potential new opportunities for its stroke therapy in Japan

March 14, 2014 10:09 am by | 0 Comments

Athersys (NYSE:ATHX) is looking to Japan for potential opportunities to bring its MultiStem therapies to market quicker. In its annual financial results call on Thursday, Athersys’ chief operating officer, BJ…


Does this belong in my pitch deck? VCs weigh in (Part 2)

Does this belong in my pitch deck? VCs weigh in (Part 2)

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

Each year, one courageous startup takes to the podium at the Ohio Venture Association’s annual summit to pitch the business to three investors and dozens of others watching from the…


Entrepreneurs, take the wheel. Building a vibrant startup community is in your hands.

Entrepreneurs, take the wheel. Building a vibrant startup community is in your hands.

March 8, 2014 7:00 am by | 1 Comments

This week I’ve been bouncing around entrepreneurship events in Ohio, listening to startup founders and investors talk about the challenges they’re facing in growing startups in Ohio and elsewhere right…


Two guilty of insider trading in Sanofi deal

Two guilty of insider trading in Sanofi deal

March 8, 2014 4:07 am by | 0 Comments

A jury found two brothers guilty of using insider information to make an illicit $50,000 profit on the stock market in at least the eighth insider trading prosecution related to…



iRx Reminder gets $250K to make an app, device & web portal a trifecta for better care compliance

iRx Reminder gets $250K to make an app, device & web portal a trifecta for better care compliance

March 7, 2014 6:37 am by | 0 Comments

A health IT startup developing a three-piece system to keep patients engaged and on track with their medication regimens says a Washington D.C.-based angel group has committed $250,000 in seed…


A webcam, Wi-Fi and 2 beanbags enable remote developmental therapy for kids with disabilities

A webcam, Wi-Fi and 2 beanbags enable remote developmental therapy for kids with disabilities

March 5, 2014 6:06 am by | 4 Comments

I probably looked ridiculous, sitting in a Starbucks waving two brightly colored bean bags through the air, eyes glued to my computer screen. But Israeli entrepreneur Eran Arden wanted to…


Cleveland Clinic, Dell pair up to help late adopters, switchers implement Epic EMR

Cleveland Clinic, Dell pair up to help late adopters, switchers implement Epic EMR

February 25, 2014 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

The Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with Dell to offer Epic EMR consulting and implementation services to other health systems and practices. The clinic, which has been using Epic for…


BioAtla-BioMotiv licensing deal results in new biotech startup to develop IBD, cancer drugs

BioAtla-BioMotiv licensing deal results in new biotech startup to develop IBD, cancer drugs

February 19, 2014 12:22 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s a new biotech startup in town: Kodosil Bio. The by-product of a licensing deal between San Diego biologics developer BioAtla and Cleveland-based biotech incubator BioMotiv, the company will focus…


Cleveland Clinic won’t expand past Abu Dhabi until it’s ‘right’

Cleveland Clinic won’t expand past Abu Dhabi until it’s ‘right’

January 14, 2014 7:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove said the health system won’t do any more international expansion until it gets it right at its often-delayed facility in Abu Dhabi. Many of the…


Cleveland Clinic researchers crunch cancer study data to build online risk calculators for docs & patients

Cleveland Clinic researchers crunch cancer study data to build online risk calculators for docs & patients

January 3, 2014 3:41 pm by | 1 Comments

Predicting who will and who won’t get cancer is far from an exact science, but a new predicted risk calculator developed at Cleveland Clinic leverages years worth of risk factor…


Quartet of advocacy groups seed an Ohio startup’s gene therapy for rare Sanfilippo syndrome

Quartet of advocacy groups seed an Ohio startup’s gene therapy for rare Sanfilippo syndrome

December 16, 2013 3:56 pm by | 0 Comments

A Cleveland biotech startup focused on a rare genetic disease provides an interesting example of the growth of alternative funding for life science companies. Abeona Therapeutics’ just-announced $750,000 seed round,…


Meet the geneticist leading a trio of Ohio healthcare powerhouses’ $21M charge on big data

Meet the geneticist leading a trio of Ohio healthcare powerhouses’ $21M charge on big data

December 9, 2013 4:21 pm by | 0 Comments

How big is the potential of big data in healthcare? So enormous that three Ohio medical powerhouses have teamed up, set aside some $21.5 million and called on a noted…