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SoCal innovators team up for pediatric medical devices | MassDevice.com On Call

July 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

OCTANe and the Southern California Center of Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics join forces to spur innovation in pediatric medical devices and get more products to market.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Orange County, Calif., technology-backer OCTANe is teaming up with the Southern California Center of Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) to advance medical devices for chidren's health.

OCTANe plans to set up shop at the Children's Hospital of Las Angeles (CHLA), which operates the CTIP, to help commercialize new pediatric device with its "LaunchPad process of predictive analytics-based acceleration."

DARPA taps NeuroPace for memory loss trial

July 23, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

NeuroPace teams up with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to examine use of implanted neurostimulators to help restore memory.

DARPA taps NeuroPace for memory loss trial

Epilepsy treatment devices maker NeuroPace hopes to expand its clinical applications by supporting a research initiative to evaluate neurostimulation implants in treatment of memory deficits.

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Robot surgery becomes a poster child for curbing new health tech

July 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers use Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robotic surgery system as a cautionary tale about the rapid adoption of new technologies that require physician training.

Robot surgery becomes a poster child for curbing new health tech

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Docs announce lab-made 'mini retina'

June 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers at Johns Hopkins hospital successfully created a type of functioning human retina tissue made from stem cells.

Docs announce lab-made 'mini retina'

Johns Hopkins researchers reported what may be a major breakthrough in vision-saving medicine, creating a functioning "mini retina" made out of human stem cells.

Simple, not sexy: Twitter docs weigh in on the future of renal denervation

May 28, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Twitter-savvy physicians and researchers mull over the latest clinical results for Medtronic's renal denervation technology, calling for more common sense and less hype in treating hypertension.

Simple, not sexy: Twitter's docs weigh in on the future of renal denervation

Consano raises $3.9M to connect researchers with funders

May 27, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Consano closes a $3.9 million funding round in support of its online platform for connecting donors with medical researchers.

Consano raises $3.9M to connect researchers with funders

Consano raised $3.9 million in 10 days in support of its mission to connect individual donors with vetted medical research projects.

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EuroPCR 2014: Looking for hope for renal denervation

May 27, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Doctors and researchers at this year's EuroPCR conference look for answers in Medtronic's landmark SYMPLICITY HTN-3 clinical trial, which failed to find that renal denervation works against hypertension.

EuroPCR 2014: Renal denervation remains in the limelight

Amid the hand-wringing and back-pedaling surrounding renal denervation, some physicians are still looking for ways to use the technology to treat patients with hypertension.

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