MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is driving home its growing partnership with the healthcare industry by lending its new HealthKit iPhone application to researchers at Stanford and Duke Universities.
Stanford researchers developed a working prototype of an endoscope as thin as a human hair that they say "would be the ultimate minimally invasive imaging system."
The so-called "micro-endoscope" can produce images at a resolution 4 times higher than similar devices, and it could have important applications in healthcare.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A growing number of students claim to know a peer who is using prostitution to pay for med school, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
1 in 10 students surveyed claimed to know someone in the sex trade as a last resort for paying tuition, up from 6% of those surveyed in 2006 and 4% in 2002.
Mako Surgical (NSDQ:MAKO) tapped Lawrence Gibbons to replace its regulatory affairs vice president, James Keller, who resigned effective Feb. 3.
Gibbons, 60, was most recently with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (NZE:FPH), where he helped establish a manufacturing facility in Mexico and set up the quality system at the company’s New Zealand headquarters.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Complication rates for women with endometrial cancer were roughly the same after standard laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery, although the robotic procedures each cost about $1,300 more, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.