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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Med Tech

Why MedTech Needs to Catch Up In The Race To Go Digital

December 6, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Digital health is everywhere. It’s transforming healthcare for patients and providers with everything from telemedicine to continuous real-world data and AI-enhanced imaging analysis. However, whilst healthcare as a whole is starting to show the impact, MedTech is still catching up. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Why Preventive Healthcare Hinges on Diagnostics Innovation

December 5, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

There is a real sense that we are on the cusp of a diagnostics revolution. This has been spurred on by the pandemic, which at once underscored the tremendous power of mass testing as it became the fundamental basis for […]


Innovation, Research

Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety: study

December 2, 2022

Via: Fox News

In addition to heavily increased rates of anxiety and depression, researchers at Stanford University discovered the COVID-19 pandemic aged teenagers’ brains by almost three years, according to a study published Thursday. In “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry M&A deals total $3.8bn globally in October 2022

December 1, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Total medical devices industry M&A deals worth $3.8bn were announced globally in October 2022, led by Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $2.6bn acquisition of The Binding Site Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 59.4% over the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Robotics innovation: Leading companies in surgical robots

December 1, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The medical devices industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation, with activity driven by increased need for homecare, preventative treatments, early diagnosis, reducing patient recovery times and improving outcomes, as well as a growing importance in technologies such as […]


Innovation, Research

Telehealth: Addressing The Mental Health Crisis in Kids

November 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Children in America were increasingly struggling with mental health before COVID-19, but the pandemic compounded an already growing crisis. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder. What’s just as alarming is that for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How AI-Based Drug Repurposing Could Help Prevent Repetitive Behavior Disorders

November 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Repetitive behavioral disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome have been challenging to treat because they involve considerable complexity. For example, the symptoms of one disorder can vary among individuals as does the coexistence or non-existence […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Nectin Therapeutics Raises $25M for Immuno-Oncology Therapies

November 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The company also announced dosing of the first patient in its Phase 1 clinical trial of NTX1088, Nectin’s first-in-class PVR blocker, in cancer patients with locally advanced and metastatic solid tumors. NTX1088 is a first-in-class high affinity monoclonal antibody directed […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How to Empower Patients With Price Transparency

November 29, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The evolution of e-commerce – led by Amazon – has created an intensely savvy consumer population. Amazon’s platform allows users to easily compare products from different vendors to get the best price. People travel to retail stores to try on […]


Innovation, Research

What You Need To Know About Getting Pregnant With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

November 29, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Perhaps you already have a polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and a doctor has told you that you’ll likely have a hard time getting pregnant. Or maybe you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while and are beginning to […]


Innovation, Research

An Unexplained Injury Discovered After Eye Surgery. What Should Happen Next?

November 29, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

When Jerry Bilinski, a 67-year-old retired social worker, scheduled cataract surgery with Carolina Eye Associates near his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he expected no drama, just a future with better vision. Cataract procedures are among the most common surgeries […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Evolution of Digital Health to Mobile Integrated Health

November 28, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

As societies return to their normal pace, a key question lingers: how will—and even more important, how should—healthcare change? Perhaps more than any other economic sector, the healthcare industry was affected by COVID-19, from dealing with an influx of patients, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

FDA grants EUA for Lucira Health’s COVID-19 & Flu Test

November 23, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Lucira Health’s COVID-19 & Flu Test for use in point-of-care settings. The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)/molecular test has been developed for the simultaneous rapid in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How digital and information officers are shaking up health systems

November 23, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

A number of executives started new roles as chief digital, data and information officers this year at top systems and health firms as providers try to evolve to meet digital demand and face worries over cybersecurity. Providence, Intermountain, Ascension and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Coloplast to introduce SpeediCath Flex Set catheter in US

November 21, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Danish medical device company Coloplast is set to launch its new SpeediCath Flex Set catheter in the US this month. The new catheter is a gentle, all-in-one solution that has been developed for people living with bladder and urinary problems. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Health tech companies weigh options to stem cash burn as IPO market sags

November 21, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Cash-burning healthcare companies looking to go public may turn to alternative methods of funding to keep their businesses afloat amid a flagging market for initial share sales, industry analysts say. The IPO market for healthcare tech companies is facing its […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Med Tech

Johns Hopkins finds new AI blood test detects liver cancer in study

November 21, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland, US, has announced that a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based blood testing technology was found to detect more than 80% of liver cancers in a study. The new blood test, dubbed DNA evaluation […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Quantum Algorithms for Healthcare

November 18, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Advancements in technology have always driven breakthroughs in medicine. Robert Hooke’s detailed drawings of cells relied on his compound microscope, and the development of the COVID-19 vaccine hinged on genetic research powered by computers. The arrival of quantum technology will […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Uterine Fibroids Linked To Chemicals Found In Common Products

November 18, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Approximately 80% of reproductive-aged women develop uterine fibroids —non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus — yet it’s often unclear what causes them. Scientists have long suspected that genetics play a role, as do hormones, diet and major life stressors. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Roche obtains FDA EUA for monkeypox virus detection test

November 17, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Roche has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its monkeypox virus detection test, cobas MPXV, for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems. The real-time PCR test has been designed for detecting DNA […]