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…
As Interoperability Rule Comment Periods Close, Don Rucker, M.D., to Lead Talk in Boston

As Interoperability Rule Comment Periods Close, Don Rucker, M.D., to Lead Talk in Boston »

28 May, 2019
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  As the end of the public comment period for the proposed interoperability rules draws nearer, Don Rucker, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, will lead a discussion on the federal overhaul of healthcare interoperability. Life Image, Mass Challenge and Ogden Murphy Wallace are behind the talk, which is slated for Thursday, May 30 in…
Biofourmis Raises $35M to Advance AI Drug Software, Plans Move to Boston

Biofourmis Raises $35M to Advance AI Drug Software, Plans Move to Boston »

21 May, 2019
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  Digital therapeutics company Biofourmis announced today that it will be moving its headquarters from Singapore to Boston following the closing of a $35 million Series B financing round. Biofourmis said that the move to Boston will help the company advance its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital therapeutics platform and pipeline, which are designed to…
Miraki Innovation Slates $175M to Push MedTech Companies Through Pipeline

Miraki Innovation Slates $175M to Push MedTech Companies Through Pipeline »

20 May, 2019
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  Christopher Velis, founder of Cambridge-based Miraki Innovation and co-founder of Auris Health, last week announced $175 million in funding to build the next generation of pioneering medical technology companies. The Medical Technology Breakthrough Fund will be used to support Miraki’s mission of using technology to pinpoint and solve pressing health challenges. The Miraki team…
SDoH Screenings Must Be Tailored to Individual Clinic, BU Research Finds

SDoH Screenings Must Be Tailored to Individual Clinic, BU Research Finds »

17 May, 2019
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  Social determinants of health screenings and referrals can increase physician awareness of health risk prevalence. But to be most effective, screening systems need to be tailored to individual clinics, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Screening and referral for social determinants of health is in…
Old Operating Systems Place Healthcare Orgs at Higher Risk of Threats

Old Operating Systems Place Healthcare Orgs at Higher Risk of Threats »

15 May, 2019
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  A majority of Windows devices (71%) within healthcare are running on software that is set to expire in 2020, leaving systems more vulnerable, according to a report published by Forescout. The Forescout Device Cloud Report revealed today that a majority of networks still use unsupported Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 2008…

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