Eli Lilly Launches IBD Digital Health Challenge

Eli Lilly Launches IBD Digital Health Challenge »

21 Aug, 2019
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  You don’t have to be a big-name researcher for your chance to win $50,000 in an innovation challenge. In fact, Eli Lilly and Company is calling for anyone at least 18 years old and in the U.S. — patients, caregivers, clinicians, advocates, students, community members and researchers — to participate in its challenge, “Transforming…
COTA Finds a New Home in Boston, Aims to Recruit Top Talent

COTA Finds a New Home in Boston, Aims to Recruit Top Talent »

6 Aug, 2019
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  Life science companies continue to make the move to Boston, making “the Hub” a center of healthcare. COTA, a health tech company focused on cancer research, is the latest.  Last week, the company announced its headquarters will move from New York City to Boston to continue to grow its operation. COTA relies on data,…
Partners HealthCare’s Joe Kvedar, M.D., to Serve as American Telemedicine Association President

Partners HealthCare’s Joe Kvedar, M.D., to Serve as American Telemedicine Association President »

26 Jul, 2019
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  Change is coming to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). The organization yesterday announced Joseph Kvedar, M.D., of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, as president-elect. His year-long term will begin in April 2020. Kvedar served as president of ATA from 2004 to 2005 and was on the board of directors from 2002 to 2006. Kvedar will succeed…
How Waltham-Based Pixm Is Tackling Healthcare’s Phishing Problem

How Waltham-Based Pixm Is Tackling Healthcare’s Phishing Problem »

25 Jul, 2019
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Phishing emails represent 93% of data breaches today, according to one report. And more than 90% of these attacks are designed to steal passwords. Many hacks and data breaches appear to stem from ransomware and malware, but when investigators examine the root cause, it tends to be a stolen password. That’s where Pixm, a developer…
$50M Investment in Jump ARCHES Could Fuel New Generation of MedTech Research

$50M Investment in Jump ARCHES Could Fuel New Generation of MedTech Research »

19 Jul, 2019
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  An additional $50 million investment in a partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering will fuel a new generation of joint health research projects. The partnership, established in 2013, is known as Jump ARCHES (Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation). Jump ARCHES is…
Fujifilm Medical Systems Settles in Boston to Improve Healthcare

Fujifilm Medical Systems Settles in Boston to Improve Healthcare »

10 Jul, 2019
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  Fujifilm today announced that it has moved its  Medical Systems and New Development businesses to Lexington, Massachusetts, in a push to further advance its healthcare business and meet future industry challenges, Takaaki Ueda, president and CEO of Fujifilm Medical Systems, said in a statement to MedTech Boston. “Boston is today an unparalleled global epicenter…
Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists »

9 Jul, 2019
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  Emily Balskus, Ph.D., a chemical biologist at Harvard University, was named one of three laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, according to a recent announcement. Balskus won the award for her team’s research discoveries, which represent a significant advance toward the development of new strategies for the prevention and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.…
Pfizer to Grant Golden Tickets to Biotech Startups

Pfizer to Grant Golden Tickets to Biotech Startups »

1 Jul, 2019
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  It might be your lucky day. Pfizer has issued a call for U.S. startup companies to file proposals to receive a “Golden Ticket” that would provide them a year of bench space at LabCentral. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, LabCentral works with entrepreneurial startups focused on drug development, Johannes Fruehauf, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and president…
Boston Researchers Named Finalists for Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Boston Researchers Named Finalists for Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists »

14 Jun, 2019
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  Two Boston-based researchers who are trying to improve healthcare could gain some serious recognition. Jeremiah Johnson, Ph.D., polymer chemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Emily Balskus, Ph.D., chemical biologist at Harvard University, are two of the 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The awards honor America’s most…
Verily’s Deep-Learning Model Accurately Characterizes Proteins

Verily’s Deep-Learning Model Accurately Characterizes Proteins »

30 May, 2019
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  Verily’s DeepMass, a deep-learning application for mass spectrometry, is highly accurate at predicting peptide mass spectra, according to a manuscript published in Nature Methods. The researchers applied DeepMass and found that it demonstrated a more accurate method to interpret data coming from experimental platforms that analyze proteins and increase the ability to identify and…

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