MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Infrascan’s handheld brain bleed detector may be hit the U.S. market as early next year as the company hopes to get the FDA’s okay within the next few months.
The device uses near-infrared imaging to detect bleeds at an injury site within the "golden hour," the period following head trauma when pre-hospital analysis is critical.
The company is in the midst of a $3 million to $4 million Series A funding round to support U.S. market launch and European sales expansion, MedCity News reported.
New world record for keeping an animal alive with an artificial heart
The Texas Heart Institute and MicroMed Cardiovascular Inc. set a new world record by keeping a calf alive for 91 days using two modified HeartAssist 5 devices manufactured by MicroMed, according to a press release. The previous record was for 60 days.
Cali court rules in favor of compensating bone marrow donors
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that offering payment or incentives to encourage people to donate bone marrow is more like donating blood or sperm, rather than similar to the illegal act of selling organs, the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog reported.
University of Utah #1 for creating startups
The University of Utah was named the top school in the U.S. for creating startup companies for the second year in a row, TheNextWeb.com reported.
Voice tech may take over health care apps
Voice recognition inputs may be the top trend for new health care apps as touchscreen typing continues to be cumbersome, MobiHealthNews reported.