Google’s Next Frontier: Inside the Human Body
The leader of the life sciences team at the Google[x] research lab unveiled the company’s Nanoparticle Platform, an ambitious plan to revolutionize the way diseases are diagnosed.
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Roger Pontz
Diagnosed at 14 with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease that often leads to blindness, Roger Pontz’s vision eventually got so bad that he could only tell if it was light or dark outside.
“I would run into the walls in the house a lot and get frustrated,...
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Christopher Thorpe
The Composix Kugel (CK) hernia patch manufactured by Rhode Island-based Davol (a subsidiary of C.R. Bard) was designed to be an alternative to laparoscopic hernia repair. Among other features, the patch boasted the need for only a small (3–4-cm) incision, the same mesh repl...
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Andrew Carter
As CEO of his own medical device startup, Andrew Carter is no stranger to the challenges of quality and innovation. A transradial (above the wrist) amputee and self-pr...