MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

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MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

July 21, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

A technology entrepreneur fed up with the time-consuming workflows behind teleradiology developed a cloud-based platform that could potentially make other parts of healthcare more efficient. Cody Ebberson is the CEO…


FDA clears Bausch + Lomb’s device for laser-assisted lens fragmentation in cataract surgery

FDA clears Bausch + Lomb’s device for laser-assisted lens fragmentation in cataract surgery

July 18, 2014 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Specialist pharmaceutical company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX)(TSX:VRX) reported on Thursday the receipt of 510(k) clearance in the US for the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform for laser-assisted lens fragmentation during cataract…


DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

July 18, 2014 8:38 am by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Ventures is kicking off its second health IT accelerator class in Philadelphia with a stronger life sciences theme than last year. More hospitals reviewed candidates this year and the…



Covidien’s new surgical device would make tumor ablation more precise

Covidien’s new surgical device would make tumor ablation more precise

July 17, 2014 1:03 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare company Covidien (NYSE:COV) reported on Wednesday the market availability of an advanced ablation system technology that offers physicians predictable results regardless of the target location or tissue type, overcoming…


Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

July 17, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

Investment in Minnesota life science companies saw a significant increase in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from the state’s largest med-tech association. The Minnesota Life Science…


Gene therapy creates a ‘biological pacemaker’ that could someday replace implanted ones

Gene therapy creates a ‘biological pacemaker’ that could someday replace implanted ones

July 16, 2014 5:03 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have succeeded in turning ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialized ones that deliver a steady heartbeat using a gene therapy procedure they predict could become an…


Andrea Ippolito: MIT Hacking Medicine wants to develop a hack-in-a-box

Andrea Ippolito: MIT Hacking Medicine wants to develop a hack-in-a-box

July 15, 2014 6:24 pm by | 0 Comments

MIT Hacking Medicine is much in demand as hospitals look for new ways to solve long-standing problems with a diverse group of brainstormers keen to share ideas. A few weeks…


DePuy Mitek’s new sports medicine products target knee pain, platelet rich plasma production

DePuy Mitek’s new sports medicine products target knee pain, platelet rich plasma production

July 14, 2014 12:54 pm by | 0 Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a company involved in orthopaedics sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has launched its MONOVISC High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan,…



5 young healthcare entrepreneurs have figured out that age is just a number

5 young healthcare entrepreneurs have figured out that age is just a number

July 12, 2014 5:20 am by | 0 Comments

I have a confession to make . . . I’m only an intern at MedCity News. I just graduated high school and even though I’m young, I’ve already gotten a…


The politics of innovation: Ideomed CEO offers perspective on mobile health regulation

The politics of innovation: Ideomed CEO offers perspective on mobile health regulation

July 11, 2014 7:08 am by | 2 Comments

The shift in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approach to regulating some mobile health applications is benefiting companies such as Ideomed. The 4-year old company’s app Abriiz helps users…


This is why warning labels on medical devices should be taken seriously

This is why warning labels on medical devices should be taken seriously

July 10, 2014 2:22 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new case report from France offers a reminder of why people who use medical devices like asthma inhalers should take warnings on the product…


Merit Medical cleared to market tracheobronchial stent system in China

Merit Medical cleared to market tracheobronchial stent system in China

July 10, 2014 1:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Disposable medical devices company Merit Medical Systems (NasdaqGS:MMSI) said on Wednesday that it will now market its Aero Tracheobronchial Stent System in China following the Chinese Food and Drug Administration’s…


Venture-backed healthcare deals rise to $2.7B in Q2

Venture-backed healthcare deals rise to $2.7B in Q2

July 10, 2014 8:01 am by | 2 Comments

About $13.88 billion in venture capital backed 974 deals in the second quarter, the highest level since the first quarter of 2001, according to a new report by CB Insights….


From The Pill to The Chip? A birth control implant you turn off with a remote is on the way

From The Pill to The Chip? A birth control implant you turn off with a remote is on the way

July 9, 2014 7:54 am by | 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if family planning were as simple as turning on the TV? Well, it might be in the near future, thanks to a contraceptive computer chip slated for…


Surgical innovations are great, but doctors say the process by which they’re adopted needs help

Surgical innovations are great, but doctors say the process by which they’re adopted needs help

July 8, 2014 5:33 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients may be more likely to have complications when a new surgical device is first being adopted, suggests a new study looking at prostate removal….


Stryker deals Bone Morphogenetic Protein- 7 assets to Mariel for osteoarthritis treatments

Stryker deals Bone Morphogenetic Protein- 7 assets to Mariel for osteoarthritis treatments

July 8, 2014 10:39 am by | 0 Comments

Mariel Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stryker Corporation’s (NYSE: SYK) Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 (BMP-7) assets. The assets…