15 November 2017
The Youth CITIES L3 Innovation Challenge is a collaborative effort with Boston Children’s Hospital and LabCentral. The finale includes presentation of technical prototypes and findings presented to a panel of industry experts. The L3 Innovation Challenge takes advantage of the healthcare industry’s convergence of engineering, computer, and life sciences for a unique hands-on innovation hack for selected students. Roleplaying as part of the Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation Team to address real-life complex problems, students work in teams to address a challenge presented as part of the innovation team.
27 July 2017
The Hannah Grimes Center‘s quarterly Pitchfork event included presentation of Farm to Pharma, a biotech incubator concept (Keene, NH). This facility will take a simple approach to building basic laboratory facilities to support individual researchers, entrepreneurs, and students in their interests in spin out new companies to make Keene a new center for biotech research and development.
9 June 2017
The 3rd Annual ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit 2017 was held in Boston over 2 days and the agenda included a presentation on “Digital Health & Medical Devices”. The use of consumer versus regulated medical devices was addressed, particularly in the context of regulatory requirements and market clearance.
30 March 2017
The Venture Café Foundation Life Sciences Unconference – a variety of topics of interest to entrepreneurs in the life science space. Talks included “Consumer Devices: Who Cares?”, addressing the proliferation of medical devices for use by consumers and included case studies on the use – and misuse – of these devices.
The American Heart Association has published the 2017 statistics update on Heart Disease and Stroke. Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the US. One of every 3 deaths is from cardiovascular disease, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. The full report can be downloaded and read here.
Directional Healthcare represented Cre8MDI, LLC at the 13th annual Partners Connected Health Symposium as a finalist in the Innovators Challenge. The presentation can be viewed here.