Health Tech

Medivis Snags $20M to Enhance Surgical Navigation With Augmented Reality

Medivis recently raised $20 million in a Series A funding round that included investments from Mayo Clinic, Bob Iger and Kevin Durant. The New York City-based company's technology can be thought of as a “virtual GPS system” for surgeons — it helps them navigate complex anatomical landscapes during operations and gives them a more accurate, intuitive understanding of the anatomy with which they're dealing.

Heads-up display for surgeons moves closer to launch

Some startups you hear from in the beginning, when everything is new and exciting, but then they go radio silent. Either things aren’t going well and the entrepreneurs in charge don’t want to talk about it, or things are going so well that there’s no time for press interviews. Parallax doesn’t have either problem. They […]


No ear job for you! Germany may ban plastic surgery for kids

According to The Local – Germany’s news in English, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democrats are going to start the new year with a new nanny state effort. The leaders want to ban cosmetic surgery for kids: Jens Spahn, health spokesman for the Christian Democratic Union told the Spiegel magazine: “Youth protection […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Will this 2013 Innovation of the Year device change the standard of care for port site closures?

The standard of care for port site closures in laparoscopic surgery may be changing. Irish medical device startup neoSurgical‘s first commercialized product, neoClose, officially launched this week in the U.S. Today, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons named the device one of the 2013 Innovations of the Year at the SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting. […]