A medtech product’s market niche and patentability are critical factors in winning seed funding, according to a panel of startup experts at an Innovators’ Forum at Boston Children’s Hospital this week.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has made a name for himself as the world’s richest doctor and a controversial figure in medicine, but he’s also a fearless visionary.
He has gotten himself into hot water when reality didn’t match up to his promises, but he’s also sparked a lot of interest from healthcare providers around the country who are interested in his prescription for how to fix healthcare.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — In a breakthrough surgery a team of physicians at Peking University implanted a 3D-printed vertebra for the 1st time in a 12-year-old boy with a malignant tumor on his spinal cord.
The healthcare space is getting a major influx of digital innovation, but much of it’s coming from outside the traditional parameters of the industry.
Second Sight Medical announced this week that it landed a financial contract with the French Ministry of Health to provide funding for the 1st wave of patients in the country to receive treatment with the Argus II vision system.
Massachusetts-based T2 Biosystems raised its hopes for its upcoming initial public offering, raising its maximum aggregate take to $78.2 million if shares sell at $17 apiece.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A computer algorithm may be able to help physicians monitor patients for signs of hypertension, a disease known as "the silent killer."
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine developed a trio of algorithms to review patients’ electronic health records and alert healthcare providers that a patient may have or may be developing hypertension.