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Here's Why Medtech Firms Need to Harness Technology And Now
To thrive in a new medtech marketplace, harness technology in service of core business objectives, writes PwC's James Varelis 
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: SensoDX
  SensoDX  Location: Houston, TX Team Leader: John T. McDevitt. biochemistry and engineering professor at Rice University Solution: The Cardiac ScoreCard will leverage a programmable bio-nano-chip to assess users' risk for cardiac disease.      Continue ...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: Hemolix
  Hemolix  Location: Tampa, FL Team Leader: Anna Pyayt, head of the Innovative Biomedical Instruments and Systems Lab at the University of South Florida Solution: Hemolix's solution will use a smartphone to detect HELLP syndrome, a deadly complication of pregnancy.  &...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: GUES
  GUES  Location: London Team Leader: Esther Rodriguez-Villegas, reader/associate professor in low power electronics with the department of electrical and electronic engineering at Imperial College London Solution: The AcuPebble sensor will work in conjunction with a mobile applic...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: Golden Gopher Magnetic Biosensing Team
  Golden Gopher Magnetic Biosensing Team  Location: Minneapolis Team Leader: Jian-Ping Wang, professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Minnesota Solution: The Z-Lab device will be able to analyze biomarkers to test for up to 10 health ind...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: eyeMITRA
  eyeMITRA  Location: Cambridge, MA Team Leader: Ramesh Raskar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor and head of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture research group Solution: The eyeMITRA will leverage smartphones to provide mobile retinal imaging for early...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: Endotronix Wireless Health Monitoring
  Endotronix Wireless Health Monitoring  Location: Woodridge, IL Team Leader: Harry D. Rowland, cofounder, CEO, chief technology officer Solution: The Endotronix Wireless Health monitoring system, featuring a wireless implantable pressure sensor, handheld Bluetooth mobile reader, ...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensor XChallenge Finalists: Eigen Lifesciences
  Eigen Lifesciences  Location: Stanford, CA Team Leader: Shan Wang, director of the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology and a professor of materials science and engineering Solution: The portable Eigen device will be able to run diagnostic tests for diseases such as ...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensor XChallenge Finalists: DMI
DMI  Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Team Leader: Eugene Y. Chan, CEO and head scientist at the DNA Medicine Institute Solution: The rHealth system will be able to perform a multitude of lab tests with on drop of blood as well as continuously monitor vital signs including EKG, S...
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensor XChallenge Finalists: Biovotion
Biovotion  Location: Zurich, Switzerland Team Leader: Andreas Caduff, CEO Solution: Biovotion is developing a noninvasive, wearable healthtracking sensor that provides continuous, clinical-grade tracking of heart rate, blood glucose, blood oxygenation, and other metrics.  
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: Atoptix
Atoptix  Location: State College, Pennsylvania Team Leader: Perry Edwards, cofounder and CEO Solution: Atoptix is developing a mobile, noninvasive spectrometer platform that will detect hemoglobin and oxygen saturation.    
(October, 2014)
Nokia Sensing XChallenge Finalists: Team Archimej
  Archimej Technology  Location: Evry, France Team Leader: Francisco Vega, cofounder and chief financial officer Solution: The Beta-Bioled mobile, personal blood analyzer will be able to perform a full panel of blood tests and send the raw data to the users smartphone to be proces...
(October, 2014)
What Novel Wearables Are Being Developed Today?
What novel wearables devices are in development today? A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers provides an answer.  
(October, 2014)
These 11 Sensor Technologies Could Revolutionize Personal Health
Which of the 10 finalists in the Nokia Sensing XChallenge do you think should take home the $2.25-million prize? 
(October, 2014)
Next-Gen Orthopedic Sensors Will Embrace Simplicity
To make it into the clinic, researchers say smart sensors for orthopedics will have to be surprisingly simple. 
(October, 2014)
Low-Profile Balloon Catheters are Critical to TAVR’s Success
Developing balloon catheters with lower profiles will be key to advancing transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems.  
(October, 2014)
Medtronic And Edwards Jockey For Control of U.S. TAVR Market
Medtronic wants to wrest control of the transcatheter heart valve market from Edwards Lifesciences, but the California firm has the edge for now.  
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Sonendo)
  Name: Sonendo Location: Laguna Hills, California Amount Raised: $35  million Investors: Fjord Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, NeoMed Management As, OrbiMed Advisors...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Avinger)
    Name: Avinger Location: Redwood City, California Amount Raised: $34.8 million Investors: Lucas Venture Grop Product: The com...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Minerva Surgical)
  Name: Minerva Surgical Location: Cupertino, California Amount Raised: $25.5 million Investors: NEA, Versant Ventures Product: The company is developing a de...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Ivantis)
     Name: Ivantis Location: Irvine, California Amount Raised: $25 million Investors: Ascension Health Ventures, Delphi Ventures EDB Investments Pte Ltd, Foresite...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (iHealth)
  Name: iHealth Lab Location: Mountain View, California Amount Raised: $25 million Investors: Xiaomi Ventures Product: The company makes va...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Rotation Medical)
    Name: Rotation Medical Location: Plymouth, Minnesota Amount Raised: $21.7 million Investors: Life Sciences Partners, NEA, Pappas Venturs, Undisclosed...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (CardioDx)
  Name: CardioDx  Location: Palo Alto, California Amount Raised: $20.9 million Investors: Artiman Ventures, Asset Management Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufie...
(October, 2014)
How Much Did Medical Device Companies Raise in Q3? (Acutus)
Name: Acutus Medical  Location: San Diego, California Amount Raised: $20.6 million  Investors: Undisclosed  Product: Funding will help t...
(October, 2014)