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

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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…


Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

April 14, 2014 3:56 pm by | 1 Comments

Connecting patients with clinical trials that they’re eligible for, and keeping them engaged once they enroll, has sparked many a digital health company. And for good reason: Clinical trials cost…


IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

April 7, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Startup Bjond Inc. is in the business of developing care management software for providers and payors. But the company isn’t necessarily looking to replace legacy care management systems that don’t…



Abbott’s largest division started as a humble baby formula & grew into a global powerhouse

Abbott’s largest division started as a humble baby formula & grew into a global powerhouse

April 6, 2014 4:46 pm by | 0 Comments

Babies eat a lot. A little bit at a time, but a lot.
Just ask the folks at the company now known as Abbott Nutrition, where an international business eventually sprang from a humble baby formula.
“Fifty years ago, we were a small local company, and we …


New Apple iPad promo shows off Cleveland Clinic’s concussion app

New Apple iPad promo shows off Cleveland Clinic’s concussion app

March 27, 2014 5:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Two and a half years ago, Cleveland Clinic researchers began a pilot study of an iPad app they’d developed as a tool for evaluating athletes after potential concussion-causing injuries. Now…


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…


Mobile app, feedback help cancer survivors lose weight

Mobile app, feedback help cancer survivors lose weight

March 24, 2014 7:35 am by | 0 Comments

When it comes to losing weight, using a mobile app to track progress and getting feedback from a doctor, dietitian or exercise specialist could heavily influence success. A new study…


Girl who had medically induced obesity recovering from weight-loss surgery in Ohio

Girl who had medically induced obesity recovering from weight-loss surgery in Ohio

March 22, 2014 1:58 pm by | 0 Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, from Cibolo,…



These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

March 19, 2014 5:01 am by | 1 Comments

Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans —hold the key to whether the Obama administration succeeds at signing up 6 million people by the deadline of March 31….


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…


Ohio State, MedVax partner up for clinical trials of peptide vaccines for HER2-related cancers

Ohio State, MedVax partner up for clinical trials of peptide vaccines for HER2-related cancers

March 18, 2014 1:50 pm by | 0 Comments

An academia-industry partnership between Ohio State University and biopharmaceutical company MedVax Technologies will take a new vaccine aimed at preventing and treating certain kinds of cancers through clinical development. The…


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…


Statewide study in Ohio seeks to identify patients with inherited cancers

Statewide study in Ohio seeks to identify patients with inherited cancers

March 13, 2014 10:43 pm by | 0 Comments

If Jill Chang had known the dangers that lurked within her genes years earlier, she could have taken steps to prevent a second cancer fight. Chang, 42, of Perry Township,…


New weapon against HAIs traps airborne germs in a ‘maze’ & zaps them with UV light

New weapon against HAIs traps airborne germs in a ‘maze’ & zaps them with UV light

March 11, 2014 5:57 am by | 0 Comments

Dirty hands and surfaces aren’t the only places loaded with bacteria in hospitals. According to Dr. David Kirschman, healthcare settings are teeming with airborne pathogens that could cause infection, but…


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…


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…