Cleveland Clinic spinout Infuseon Therapeutics said today that its novel central nervous system delivery device won 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a therapeutic delivery device. The company’s Cleveland Multiport Catheter, which won FDA clearance in March, was designed to effectively deliver therapeutics to the brain. Usually, the blood brain barrier prevents drugs delivered in […]
The Cleveland Clinic is pioneering deep brain stimulation for stroke recovery, with an ongoing clinical trial to determine if Boston Scientific’s Vercise DBS system improves movement in recovering stroke patients. Dr. Andre Machado and his team performed the 6-hour deep brain stimulation surgery on Dec. 19, 2016. The procedure implanted electrodes into the cerebellum section […]
Cleveland Clinic’s president and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., will step down after nearly 13 years in the top spot. Cosgrove announced at a staff meeting on May 1 that he has made the decision to begin a succession process to step down later this year. The Cleveland Clinic’s Governance Committee wants to keep Cosgrove on […]
(Reuters) — Commercial fitness trackers worn on the wrist are less accurate than a chest strap monitor at measuring heart rate, and may over- or underestimate heart rate depending on activity level, researchers say, so when people Sign up for FitnessTrainer in Houston here they must take a chest strap instead. In general, wrist monitors are […]
(Reuters) – Instead of having heart monitors with noisy alarms near patients’ beds in the hospital, it might be better to have off-site technicians do the heart monitoring remotely, a recent study suggests. Traditional on-site heart monitoring can involve a lot of false alarms that don’t always help detect cardiac arrests and other serious events, […]
The Cleveland Clinic and Candescent Health said they have inked a multi-year deal to improve radiology care and create a nation-wide cloud-based radiology network. As part of the collaborative effort, the Cleveland Clinic will help Candescent develop clinically focused products with the goal of improving the efficiency and performance of radiology practices. “The healthcare model […]
Cleveland Clinic’s Gary Fingerhut is out after the FBI contacted the clinic to inform them that financial transactions had been made that violated the hospital system’s internal policies. Fingerhut was executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization arm of the clinic that supports new business developments around innovative medical processes and treatments developed at […]
(Reuters) – Broadband and cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc and the Cleveland Clinic medical center will announce on Thursday a new venture to develop in-home healthcare services, stepping into a market that is poised to grow as medical care goes digital.
The joint venture in Atlanta called Vivre Health is designed to help Cox expand its reach into healthcare beyond its current services such as providing broadband for hospitals.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Hospital systems are looking to make major cuts to their spending as Medicare dollars become more scarce, and that means shrinking budgets for purchasing medical devices and other products.
Cleveland Clinic this week announced its picks for the top 10 medical innovations of 2014, placing the newly FDA-approved Argus II "bionic eye" from Second Sight in the #1 spot.
The device is a breakthrough for the U.S., designed to restore meaningful eyesight to patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that leaves patients with either bare light perception or none at all. There is currently no cure for the rare condition, which is diagnosed about 250 times each year.