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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
When the Doctor’s Mother Has Cancer
“I want you to talk to me like I’m one of your patients, not like I’m your mother.” My mom’s familiar voice came over the car’s speakers via the Bluetooth connection to my phone as I drove home. She had left a voicemail...
November 7, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
$3.5B Invested In Digital Health So Far In 2017.  Where Is The Industry Going?
Investors in digital health have been busy this year. In the first half of 2017, 188 startups took in $3.5 billion in investments—a record-setting amount. It’s not hard to see why. Patients and providers are both looking to digital health tools to get better...
October 31, 2017
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
New “Ultrasound on a Chip” Tool Could Revolutionize Medical Imaging
Jonathan Rothberg, a entrepreneur who prides himself on drastically disrupting the biomedical industry every so often, has typically big claims for his new product. The Butterfly iQ, a cheap handheld ultrasound tool with AI smarts tucked inside, will 1) revolutionize medical imaging in hospitals...
October 30, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Wound Care Product Offers the Next Step in Healing
A new antimicrobial wound dressing that uses a patient’s cells to regenerate lost tissue may soon replace antiseptics, stitches, and skin grafts now used to treat chronic wounds. The dressing promises to reduce the risk of scarring and infection while making the healing...
October 30, 2017
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Concussions – Lasting Effects Even After You Feel Better
In Canada, many kids are on ice skates before they can walk. But they don’t get to start slamming into each other until they’re around 11 when they can sign up for full contact hockey. Unsurprisingly, that’s also the age when the baby Wayne...
October 27, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Manipulating Genetic Code
Scientists have demonstrated an “incredibly powerful” ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is...
October 27, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
BioTech Entrepreneurs Number One Fail
“Do you know what the number one failing of biotech entrepreneurs who try to get into medical devices is?” a senior healthcare VC (who asked for anonymity so he could speak freely) asked me over lunch recently. (Disclosure/reminder: I work at a cloud...
October 26, 2017
Resource Library
6 Business Leaders Tell You How To Sell Them
Ever been pitched by a sales professional who wasn’t very, uh, professional? Often, I’ve had a strong urge to say, “Hold on. If you’d only address this or that, or approach me in another way, I’d probably buy from you.” Conversely, in a...
October 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Handful of Changes’ Make Cancer
British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of...
October 24, 2017
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