Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

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Personalized medicine for kids: A 3D printing company could disrupt medical device sector

July 24, 2014 6:20 am by | 0 Comments

For all of the interesting applications for 3D printing in healthcare, its potential for pediatrics is the most compelling. It offers a way for medical devices to be customized for…


7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

July 24, 2014 6:52 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of 1-year-old Maryland Innovation Initiative by Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation to help advance university research and support early-stage companies, 67 commercialization projects and startup companies received $6.4 million. Early-stage…


Robotic bladder cancer surgery no better than ‘open’ surgery, researchers report

Robotic bladder cancer surgery no better than ‘open’ surgery, researchers report

July 24, 2014 4:27 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Using robotic techniques to remove a cancerous bladder doesn’t reduce the risk of complications compared with conventional “open” surgery, according to a new comparison of…



Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

July 23, 2014 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Updated: When I tuned into Apple’s quarterly earning conference call yesterday, my goal was to get more information on its IBM collaboration, particularly what it could do with Watson’s big…


MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

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…