Tag: Exclusive

Trammpolin, A Meniscus Prosthesis to Improve Knee Surgeries: Interview with CEO Jan Hunik

Meniscus tears are a fairly common knee injury. Treatment typically involves complete or partial removal of the damaged meniscus. Without shock-absorbing role of the meniscus, however, patients are at risk for accelerated wear of the knee joint and osteoarthritis. Currently, patients have to wait for many years until they are eligible for a total k (Read more...)

Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics for Low Resource Regions: Interview with Jesse Lehga, VP at Diagnostics for the Real World

DRW (Diagnostics for the Real World), a company with headquarters in San Jose, California, and Cambridge, United Kingdom, has developed the SAMBA II, a point-of-care diagnostic device for the detection of infectious diseases, including HIV and HCV, for use in low-resource and/or remote regions. The system employs nucleic acid amplification to detec (Read more...)

Genomic Profiling for Precision Medicine: Interview with David Spetzler, Caris Life Sciences

Caris Life Sciences, a Dallas-based innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, has developed the MI Genomic Profiling Similarity (GPS) score to compare the molecular characteristics of specific tumors against those in the Caris database. This allows clinicians to identify the molecular subtype of their p (Read more...)

Exclusive: Protolabs Help Paralympic Athlete “Monster” Mike Schultz Compete in Winter X Games Aspen 2020

Known in the racing community as “Monster” Mike Schultz, the 36-year-old from St. Cloud, MN has transformed the world of adaptive action sports in multiple ways. In 2008, Schultz suffered a knee injury during a snowmobile competition that resulted in amputation of his left leg above the knee. Limited by a prosthesis that didn’t pe (Read more...)

CES 2020: HeartHero, an Affordable At-Home AED

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. People who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate impla (Read more...)

FlexIt Makes Gyms Easily Accessible to Anyone

Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent a wide variety of health problems, but not everyone is willing to sign up for a gym membership. The way that most gyms are currently operated is that you either sign up for a membership for a year or two, or you simply don’t […]

CES 2020: Sensoria Health’s Total Knee Replacement Tech

Total knee replacements (arthroplasties) have become some of the most common surgeries performed in hospitals these days. To achieve optimal results the implants themselves have to be well engineered and manufactured, and follow-up monitoring and therapy have to be done properly. Sensoria Health, an Italian company, has developed a number of techno (Read more...)

CES 2020: ReliefHeat Smartphone Controlled Heat Pad

Many people with back pain make use of heat pads and other heating devices to relieve some of the discomfort they’re feeling. This typically requires being tethered to a wall outlet for power. ReliefHeat is a battery powered device, the booth for which we discovered at CES 2020, that can be worn throughout the day […]

HealthChampion Digital Platform at CES 2020

Though CES in Las Vegas is an annual show of the latest gadgetry that companies around the world have been developing, there are also other players that are trying to make an impact in their own ways. We ran into one of the co-founders of HealthChampion, a Chicago-based digital health platform that is working on […]