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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual Incision gets funding for miniaturised surgical robots

December 14, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based Virtual Incision has secured an $18m Series B funding for the development of miniaturised surgical robots. Led by Sinopharm Capital and Bluestem Capital, the funding round involved additional investors such as PrairieGold Venture Partners. Virtual Incision intends to use […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Research looks to bring deep learning to radiology

December 8, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Some leading healthcare organizations are beginning to apply deep learning to research efforts intended to help radiological initiatives to better diagnose diseases. Deep learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and is used by researchers to help solve many big […]


Innovation, Med Tech

DePuy Synthes introduces HD surgical visualisation system

December 8, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Synthes has introduced a new high-definition (HD) visualisation system, Purevue, for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The imaging platform employs a light source, image processor, intuitive touchscreen navigation, and customisable settings for various minimally invasive surgery (MIS) […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Sophisticated 3D modeling plays growing role in healthcare

November 29, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Treating a pediatric patient who had undergone numerous procedures over 10 years, Dianna Bardo, MD, used a three-dimensional model as part of her explanation of what was causing the chronic condition and next steps in treating it. The child’s mother […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medtronic introduces new pacemakers in US

November 22, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medtronic has obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commercialise its new Azure pacemakers available in single and dual chamber models. Claimed to provide improved longevity to lower the need for replacements, the Azure XT and […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

VA gets closer to expansion of telemedicine services

November 21, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Recent approval of the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 by the House of Representatives increases the possibility of physicians soon being able to conduct telemedicine consultations across state boundaries, significantly increasing veterans’ access to consultations. House action […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Philips and Nuance to offer AI-based radiology reporting

November 20, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Royal Philips has partnered with US-based Nuance Communications to provide artificial intelligence (AI) based image interpretation and reporting capabilities to radiologists. The partnership will see optimised workflow between Philips’ Illumeo platform and Nuance PowerScribe 360 to minimise discrepancies while improving […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics

November 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

There’s hope for a better life for people who’ve lost an arm or leg, thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology to help […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning could detect therapeutic effects with greater sensitivity than conventional tests

November 15, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published in Brain. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel AR glasses help doctors to locate lymph nodes during surgery

November 14, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Malignant tumors often form metastases that spread to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system. High surgical skills are required to identify the precise location of the affected lymph nodes, enabling them to be completely removed. Fraunhofer researchers […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Children’s Hospital L.A. uses virtual reality for pain management

November 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Getting blood drawn can be a harrowing experience for kids. To distract them during the procedure, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is using virtual reality technology to better manage their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress. Researchers at Children’s […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence helps detect ovarian cancer early and accurately

November 3, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose, particularly in its early stages, when survival rates are much higher. Because there is no consistently reliable screening test to detect ovarian cancer, most women are diagnosed with the disease when it’s in an […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Georgia Tech makes machine learning algorithm available to fight cancer

October 31, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a machine learning algorithm that accurately predicts the efficacy of cancer drugs and are making it freely available to the open source community in the hope of generating further medical breakthroughs. […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Anthem Blue Cross to launch digital health platform

October 25, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Anthem Blue Cross is launching an integrated digital health platform designed to create a personalized member experience by connecting healthcare plan and benefits data with individual clinical and claims data, as well as information pulled from fitness and wellness apps. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cleveland Clinic partners with Silicon Valley accelerator to pilot digital health startups

October 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Cleveland Clinic has launched a three-year partnership with two technology startups—including one with deep ties to Silicon Valley investors—with a focus on developing new innovative healthcare tools. The partnership, announced on Monday, includes Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc., which provides support […]