Activist group targets J&J and its transvaginal mesh lawsuits with social media attack

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Activist group targets J&J and its transvaginal mesh lawsuits with social media attack

April 14, 2014 6:33 am by | 5 Comments

Anger vibrates from every element of a new social media campaign aimed directly at Johnson & Johnson. Johnson and Johnson Hurts Women is the web site address. The logo features…


How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?

How long until Staples adds a bone printer to its 3D services?

April 15, 2014 6:27 am by | 0 Comments

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Tokyo University’s RIKEN and Japanese medical research firm NEXT 21 K.K. have developed a 3D printer that uses ink from the…


Need a spare body part? Staples offers 3D printing service in Los Angeles and NYC

Need a spare body part? Staples offers 3D printing service in Los Angeles and NYC

April 12, 2014 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Could an office supply store bring 3D printing to middle America? Staples surely thinks it can, and this week jump-started a trial program offering 3D printing services in New York…



And the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology goes to: ZOLL Medical

And the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology goes to: ZOLL Medical

April 12, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Life Vest by ZOLL Medical has walked away with the Wearables Championship for healthcare technology over Reemo by Playtabase. The matchup of 16 healthcare-focused wearable technologies and at least once…


Chip company unveils wearable processor with an always-on battery to power Internet of Things

Chip company unveils wearable processor with an always-on battery to power Internet of Things

April 9, 2014 4:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Above: Ineda architecture Image Credit: Ineda Ineda Systems is announcing today it is developing a wearable processor with an always-on battery that can last a whole month. The company also…


Medtronic and partners are using mobile tech to screen thousands in India for ear infections

Medtronic and partners are using mobile tech to screen thousands in India for ear infections

April 3, 2014 3:03 pm by | 0 Comments

In collaboration with a mobile health startup, a design firm and local health clinics, Medtronic is orchestrating a program aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of ear infections and hearing…


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…


Mobile EKG startup walks away from Google for Entrepreneurs demo day with $100K

Mobile EKG startup walks away from Google for Entrepreneurs demo day with $100K

April 2, 2014 8:05 pm by | 0 Comments

InvisionHeart is working on a hardware/software product to make EKG readings shareable between care teams in real-time on a mobile device. It was one of nine startups that participated in Google for Entrepreneurs first demo day Wednesday.



This medical imaging software uses motion sensing to reduce touch and lower HAI risk

This medical imaging software uses motion sensing to reduce touch and lower HAI risk

April 1, 2014 1:06 pm by | 0 Comments

A neurosurgeon and team of computer engineers and developers have produced an innovative medical imaging software platform that combines a DICOM viewer for radiology scans with motion sensing as a…


A win for medical devices? Study says aortic valve fix works without open-heart surgery

A win for medical devices? Study says aortic valve fix works without open-heart surgery

March 29, 2014 1:09 pm by | 1 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for…


iHear Medical proposes a DIY solution to make customized hearing aids more affordable

iHear Medical proposes a DIY solution to make customized hearing aids more affordable

March 28, 2014 11:43 am by | 1 Comments

In a bid to make customized hearing aids more accessible and less expensive to people who have a hard time hearing, iHear Medical is cutting the audiologist out of the…


The need for speed in hospital sterile processing departments spurs a new Ohio device company

The need for speed in hospital sterile processing departments spurs a new Ohio device company

March 27, 2014 12:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Achieving better outcomes with lower costs is the name of the game for hospitals these days. A new medical device company called Innovative Sterilization Technologies thinks it can help by…


Rinse-and-spit test kit company gets $2.3M to develop an early oral cancer screening

Rinse-and-spit test kit company gets $2.3M to develop an early oral cancer screening

March 26, 2014 4:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Oral cancers don’t get a lot of mainstream attention because they aren’t among the deadliest cancers by sheer numbers. They do, however, carry a surprisingly high mortality rate: between 40…


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…


Women could do cervical cancer screenings at home if this device makes it to market

Women could do cervical cancer screenings at home if this device makes it to market

March 25, 2014 6:00 am by | 2 Comments

Cervical cancer is the easiest female cancer to prevent, because there are highly effective vaccines available, and precancerous cells can be detected by Pap tests and treated before they turn…


Dutch company Bioneedle is working on the tiniest vaccine you’ve ever seen

Dutch company Bioneedle is working on the tiniest vaccine you’ve ever seen

March 20, 2014 1:53 pm by | 0 Comments

See that tiny, pen-looking piece of polymer Gijsbert van de Wijdeven is holding with tweezers in this image? That’s how Bioneedle Technologies Group is hoping to help public health take…