Why Not Profit Off World Health?

Why Not Profit Off World Health? »

Risks associated with global health markets keep companies from bringing their knowledge to places that need it the most. But for some companies, higher risks mean higher rewards.

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs »

We love wearable technology at MedTech Boston. We're constantly reporting on the hottest new trends and the life-changing capabilities of devices like the iThermonitor, embr's Wristify and Google Glass. We're even helping with Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, which will culminate in a live pitch-off in Boston this April. But the use of wearable…
Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data

Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data »

3 Mar, 2015
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Innovative mapping capabilities can help track disease and prevent outbreaks. Photo via everything possible/ Shutterstock. When we hear about a new disease outbreak, the news is frequently followed by general information about how the disease has spread and which region it’s currently infecting. In the weeks following this announcement, however, we…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

16 Jan, 2015
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Google Glass sales will be halted, according to BBC News. Photo via Shutterstock. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Google Glass Sales Halted Google announced yesterday that while it is still committed to making Google Glass work, it will stop producing the product in…
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends »

It's been quite a year in the medtech and healthcare spaces. We've seen the medical world fall in love (and maybe out of love) with Google Glass and other wearables. EHRs have continually failed our system, causing frustration and efforts toward improved interoperability. Data concerns spurred conversations about privacy and patient-controlled care. Collaborations between academic medical…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

2 Jan, 2015
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What's in a FitBit? controversy, it turns out. Photo via FitBit Flex wiki. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Santa Claus Came to Town... With FitBits FitBit's sales numbers jumped this season as people rushed to buy the newest version of the activity tracker…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

19 Dec, 2014
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Dr. Rick Sacra, a Massachusetts doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, and Gov. Deval Patrick converse Tuesday at the State House. (Stephan Savoia/AP) We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Gov. Patrick Announces a $1 Million Ebola Grant This Tuesday, Governor Deval…
Stop Ebola Hackathon: Meet the Winners

Stop Ebola Hackathon: Meet the Winners »

17 Dec, 2014
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Ebola supplies at the 2014 CAMTech Stop Ebola Hackathon. All photos by Krina Patel. “None of us is as smart as all of us,” said Elizabeth Bailey, Director of CAMTech, summarizing the spirit of the Stop Ebola Hackathon with a Japanese proverb and looking out at an audience of 119 multi-disciplinary professionals…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

24 Oct, 2014
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Researchers can see your cells in amazing detail with lattice light-sheet microscopes, a new study says. Photo via Phys.org. We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. Ebola-noia Continues This week, the CDC announced that they’ll be monitoring travelers from Ebola-stricken countries more heavily, but Americans’ fear of the…

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