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Patients' Advocates Support Reclassification of Surgical Mesh
Consumers Union; the National Center for Health Research; and 11 members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition all wrote letters in support of a proposed FDA order to reclassify surgical mesh used to repair transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse from Class II to Class III.
(August, 2014)
FDA Faulted for 510(k) Processing that Ignores Data
A Minnesota law firm says FDA should not use stage-gated reviews without looking at any data to make equivalence determinations.
(August, 2014)
Telemedicine Could Save U.S. Employers Billions
Telemedicine is beneficial not just for patients, especially those in rural, remote areas without easy access to healthcare. Turns out that U.S. employes can win big if they start to offer it to their employees. A recent report from Towers Watson, a global professionals services compan...
(August, 2014)
DNA Diagnostics Market Poised To Grow To $19B by 2020
A new market research report forecasts that the DNA diagnostics market will be worth $19 billion globally by 2020. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% from 2014 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research that issued the report. The promise of personalized medicine, which is b...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Zensor)
Zensor Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Team Leader: Jim Mclaughlin, chief technology officer of Intelesens     Solution: Zensor's Tricorder prototype can detect 3-lead ECG, respiration rate, temperature, and motion, plus analyze blood and urine. SpO2 is in the works.&n...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (SCANurse)
SCANurse Location: London, UK Team Leader: Anil Vaidya, founder of SCANurse, healthcare technology consultant at the Cator Technologies Co., and life science specialist at London & Partners   Solution: The SCANurse device is capable of breath, movement, and visual analysis...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (SCANADU)
Scanadu Location: Moffett Field, CA Team Leader: Walter De Brouwer, cofounder and CEO of Scanadu   Solution: Scanadu didn't provide many details about its Tricorder prototype but acknowledged that the architecture, sensors, sensor fusion, networking, cloud interaction, bill of...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Dynamical Biomarkers Group)
 Dynamical Biomarkers Group Location: Zhongli City, Taoyuan, Taiwan Team Leader: Chung-Kang Peng, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, and K.-T. Li Chair Professor of the National Central University. Solution: The team is aiming to develop a portable, light, consu...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Mesi Simplifying Diagnostics)
Mesi Simplifying Diagnostics Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Team Leader: Jakob Susteric, CEO and cofounder of Mesi   Solution: Mesi's wristband continuously monitors patient activity and vital signs, while modules called "shield," "to see," "to hear,&qu...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Final Frontier Medical Devices)
Final Frontier Medical Devices Location: Paoli, PA Team Leader: Basil Harris, founder and president of Basil Leaf Technologies and emergency medicine physician at Lankenau Medical Center   Solution: Under the name of Basil Leaf Technologies, Team Final Frontier Medical Devices is d...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (DMI)
 DMI Location: Cambridge, Massachussetts Team Leader: Eugene Chan, a physician-inventor and serial entrepreneur and Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer of the DNA Medicine Institute. Solution: DMI has developed a sensor called the rHEALTH Sensor with support from NASA ...
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - TrueVault
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - TrueVault
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - PicnicHealth
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - PicnicHealth
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Nightingale
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Nightingale
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - ListRunner
 Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - ListRunner
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Ginkgo Bioworks
  Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Ginkgo Bioworks
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Bikanta
 Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Bikanta
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Aptible
 Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014 - Aptible
(August, 2014)
Y-Combinator is Betting on These 7 Medtech Startups in 2014
Prestigous startup seed accelerator Y-Combinator lists these medical and healthcare companies among its 2014 group of funded startups
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Danvantri)
 Danvantri Location: Chennai, India Team Leader: Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, CEO of American Megatrends India, an IT services company  Solution: Team Danvantri has come up with the AMI VitalsFit, a smart wireles health monitoring tool capable of monitoring several vita...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (CloudDX)
 CloudDX Location: Toronto, Canada Team Leader: Sonny Kohli, a physician at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine at McMaster University. Solution: CloudDX's parent company Biosign has developed the Vitaliti necklace and wrist c...
(August, 2014)
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced
A slideshow of the 10 teams named as finalists in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE that is encouraging the development of a new, mobile diagnostic digital health device to empower consumers.
(August, 2014)
What Challenges Need to Be Overcome To Make Personalized Medicine A Reality?
Advances in genomics has made the dream of personalized medicine into an achievable target. Yes, some key challenges need to be overcome to transform healthcare.  
(August, 2014)
Neither Covidien Nor Medtronic Curb Their M&A Appetites
Medtronic and Covidien continue to buy up smaller companies even as regulators pore over their mega-merger.  
(August, 2014)
FDA Clears AliveCor to Detect Arrhythmia
  With FDA approval of its new algorithm, AliveCor's smartphone ECG becomes a diagnostic tool. Will mHealth as a whole follow suit?  
(August, 2014)