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Coronavirus tests public health infrastructure as providers stockpile equipment

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:15
Coronavirus may not require a front-line battle yet in certain places, but it’s still taxing public health officials who are stuck trying not to be over- or underprepared for a potential crisis that may never come.

Cybernet unveils antimicrobial touchscreens for hospital computers

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:34
Cybernet Manufacturing, maker of medical-grade computers, tablets and monitors, has unveiled a new, large touchscreen designed to protect against the growth of infection-causing organisms and limit their spread throughout a hospital.

CloudCath nets $12M to develop its at-home dialysis infection monitor

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:24
A startup has raised $12 million to fund its real-time system for monitoring patients undergoing dialysis at home and calling in potential complications.

One Drop snags Sanofi's digital diabetes head plus new behavioral science VP

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:24
Digital diabetes maven One Drop has brought on Sanofi’s former U.S. head of tech-enabled diabetes care to help guide its commercialization efforts as well as a new vice president to lead its work in behavior-centered design.

Medtronic to bolster its AI and surgical robotics work with Digital Surgery acquisition

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:35
Medtronic is looking to augment not only its work in robotic surgery, but efforts across all of its procedural offerings through the acquisition of Digital Surgery, the London-based makers of data analytics, artificial intelligence and training programs for the operating room.

Going mobile: FDA clears world's first bedside MRI scanner-on-wheels

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 07:07
The FDA has cleared the world’s first portable MRI system, designed to be wheeled to a hospital bedside for scanning a patient’s head and brain.

New startup uses fine retinal movements as a window into brain health

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:48
By measuring the minuscule motions of the human eye—and tracking the movements of the retina on a cellular level—a startup hopes to open new windows into a person’s neurological health.

Cognoa teams up with Autism Learning Partners to distribute its smartphone screening app

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:04
Pediatric digital therapeutics developer Cognoa has teamed up with Autism Learning Partners, a specialized treatment provider, to put its app in the hands of parents to help track their children’s development.

Outset Medical secures another $125M for its portable dialysis machine

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 08:27
Outset Medical has raised $125 million to accelerate the U.S. commercialization of its all-in-one hemodialysis machine. The former Fierce 15 winner previously raised $132 million for its U.S. expansion in August 2018.

Insulin pump maker Valeritas files for bankruptcy amid $23M sale to Zealand Pharma

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 07:53
Long-troubled Valeritas, manufacturers of a wearable, disposable insulin pump, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a plan to hand off its business to the specialty drugmaker Zealand Pharma, through a court-supervised sale.

FDA approves AI that guides untrained clinicians in capturing high-quality cardiac ultrasounds

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 09:25
The FDA approved the first artificial intelligence-powered software designed to assist and guide medical professionals without any specialized training through the steps of a cardiac ultrasound exam—one of the most common tools used to diagnose heart disease.

Illuminating cancer surgery with a dye that makes tumors glow

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 08:37
By using a fluorescent dye that binds to cancer cells and makes them glow during surgery, researchers believe they can help make sure every piece of a person’s tumor has been removed. Now, researchers have launched phase 3 trials of the intravenous dye, dubbed OTL38, in lung and ovarian cancers with a boost from previous FDA Fast Track and orphan designations.