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Orthopedics and Spine
Early Promise for Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, a New Paralysis Treatment 
Four months ago, Roger, a 55-year-old construction worker from Mooresville, N.C., fell out of a deer stand and was left with a damaged spinal cord and no sensation from the middle of his chest down. Patients with his condition typically have less than...
May 24, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up
WHEN BAKUL PATEL started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on...
May 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Chicago Startup Iterum Therapeutics Raises $65M to Combat Drug-resistant Superbugs
A small pharma company in Chicago just got big money to fight an even bigger problem: drug-resistant infections that spread in hospitals. Iterum Therapeutics has raised $65 million in an oversubscribed Series B round of funding. The money will go toward the development...
May 23, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Interventional Cardiologists May Have Pre-Cataract Lesions
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Up to half of interventional cardiologists who are exposed to ionizing radiation in the cath lab may have early evidence of eye changes that could eventually become cataracts, according to data from a small study. “Studies in cosmonauts, Chernobyl disaster survivors,...
May 23, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Battery-Free Implantable Medical Devices
The supercapacitor invented by researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut could lead to pacemakers and other implantable medical devices that last a lifetime. Photo credit: Islam Mosa/University of Connecticut and Maher El-Kady/UCLA Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have...
May 22, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Virtual Reality Improving Operating Room Efficiency
Traditional medtech companies are hoping to be a better partner to hospitals as the latter embark upon improving hospital efficiency. Some medtechs are even embracing cutting-edge technology. Take Stryker, the orthopedics company out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is giving hospital administrators, surgeons, and architects the ability...
May 22, 2017
Resource Library
Legacy MedSearch CEO Paula Rutledge on the State of the Medical Device Market
Thanks to Joe Hage for the 10X Conference. I’m on my way to Chicago for the MedCity Invest meeting but of the 11 conferences we’ve attended this year, this one was the most valuable. My talk was on the job market in medical...
May 16, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Medical Systems Hacks Are Scary, but Medical Device Hacks Could Be Even Worse
On Friday, a major cyber attack hit health systems around the world. In Britain, where the attack affected hospital IT systems, doctors were unable to access patient records. Ambulances were diverted and emergency care delayed. Unfortunately, attacking hospital IT systems is just the tip...
May 15, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Heart Rate Apps, Not as Accurate as You Think
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology. The research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Heart rate apps come...
May 15, 2017
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