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Compatability matters: NaviGo Health puts an online dating-style twist on physician searching

July 19, 2013

If ZocDoc and eHarmony got together, they would make something like NaviGo Health. It’s a new digital health startup that’s based on the idea that choosing a doctor is an...

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One way the Cleveland Clinic is bringing kids into the wellness equation? Art

July 3, 2013

If good health during childhood sets the stage for adulthood, the Cleveland Clinic has some ideas for getting children interested. CEO Toby Cosgrove is keen on wellness initiatives, as demonstrated...

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Where have all the independent hospitals gone? In Cleveland, gobbled up by the big guys

July 1, 2013

National hospital M&A trends have played out pointedly on the stage of greater Cleveland, which is home to two non-government hospital Goliaths, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. That was reinforced...

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Health IT firm providing disease-management software to long-term care facilities raises $21M

June 18, 2013

A health IT company that makes care management software for skilled nursing facilities will expand its sales and advance new projects thanks to a new $21 million investment. Cleveland-based Clinical...

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With new CEO, funding and FDA clearance, dental implant startup will soft launch in July

June 13, 2013

A new $250,000 investment from economic development group JumpStart is part of an ongoing Series A that dental device startup Zuga Medical is raising to support an initial roll out...

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NDI Medical launches spinoff to optimize deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

May 28, 2013

In the decade since the FDA cleared the first deep brain stimulation device to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (Medtronic’s Activa), it’s become established a safe, effective option along the...

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Cleveland Clinic and Doximity join up to make earning CME credits more social, flexible

May 21, 2013

Digital health startup Doximity and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating on a new digital platform that would give physicians a more flexible and social way to earn continuing medical education...

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Repurposed cancer drug to enter Phase I trials for Alzheimer’s disease this year

May 14, 2013

In the world of Alzheimer’s disease drugs, the past year has been marked by disappointing Phase 3 clinical trial results for a handful of much-anticipated antibody drugs. But the failure...

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Cleveland Clinic research spurs a device that could predict arrhythmia after cardiac surgery

April 30, 2013

The latest startup commercializing intellectual property developed by heart doctors at the Cleveland Clinic is hoping to give doctors a way to tell which patients might develop arrhythmia after cardiac...

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Cleveland Clinic Innovations: IT commercialization manager will be interim director after Coburn’s exit

April 24, 2013

Cleveland Clinic’s corporate venture arm is turning to its general manager of IT commercialization to fill the role of departing Executive Director Chris Coburn–at least temporarily. The Clinic said today...

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Medical device VP: What healthcare customers ask us for before buying a new technology

April 24, 2013

Healthcare craves innovation, but with innovation comes a certain amount risk. So when it comes to purchasing a new, innovative technology, healthcare providers, researchers and companies will naturally want to...

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Hospital tech transfer transformed: A quick history of Cleveland Clinic Innovations

April 12, 2013

With the news that Chris Coburn is leaving Cleveland Clinic Innovations comes the question who’s going to take over? The Clinic isn’t giving any clues,  but it’s going to be...

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Updated: Coburn to exit Cleveland Clinic Innovations for Partners HealthCare in Boston

April 12, 2013

UPDATED 2:45 p.m. to add job title and comments from Partners HealthCare. Cleveland Clinic Innovations’ executive director, Chris Coburn, who has led the prolific technology commercialization arm of the Clinic...

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OrthoData arrives in Ohio with a sensor device for spine surgeries & $1.1M in new investments

March 28, 2013

A medical device company with a new way to help surgeons gauge the success of spinal fusion surgeries has just arrived in Northeast Ohio, and investors in the area have...

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Case Western Reserve spinoff’s new device uses nerve stimulation to restore lost bladder control

March 22, 2013

Market research has suggested that neuromodulation devices make up the fastest-growing segment of the medical device sector, forecasting some $7 billion in sales within five years. Although medical device giants...

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$1M grant will help researchers develop “smart insulin” as a safer option for type 1 diabetes

March 14, 2013

Thanks to a new three-year, $1 million grant, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University are continuing to develop and test a form of glucose-responsive insulin that may...

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Stem cell company Athersys expects more R&D spending, potential partnerships in 2013

March 13, 2013

Cleveland-based Athersys (NYSE:ATHX) has a full plate as it continues to advance its “off the shelf” stem cell therapy, MultiStem, through clinical trials in several indications. That means shareholders can...

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Cleveland Clinic presents anesthesia IT: New healthcare startup Talis Clinical

March 12, 2013

When the Cleveland Clinic determined in 2008 that its anesthesia information management system wasn’t meeting its needs, the Clinic charged leaders within its own walls with creating a better system....

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In search of better ways to detect concussions, Army inks deal with NeuroWave Systems

March 8, 2013

As part of a wider effort to identify and address traumatic brain injuries in soldiers, the US Army has taken interest in a product being developed by brain monitoring device...

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Does this belong in my pitch deck? 3 VCs sound off on what to include and what to leave off

March 1, 2013

So much to say, so little time to say it. That’s one of the predicaments entrepreneurs face when they go into a meeting with a potential VC investor.What information should...

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Muscular dystrophy startup secures SBIR grant to continue developing myostatin inhibitor

February 26, 2013

With a new $300,000 Phase I SBIR grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, biotech startup Milo Biotechnology will march forward with development and...

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Simulation “ventriloscope” puts a modern-day spin on teaching students to use a stethoscope

February 20, 2013

The stethoscope is of the most fundamental tools for doctors and can be one of the most powerful in initial detection of cardiac or pulmonary illnesses. That’s why Dr. Paul...

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HIMSS to set up shop in Cleveland’s former Medical Mart

February 19, 2013

In a bid to underscore the importance of interoperability in healthcare systems, and possibly develop its relationship with Cleveland Clinic, HIMSS is taking over the fourth floor of what used...

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When art meets medicine: A visual timeline of clinical research

February 15, 2013

Look no further than the popular LinkedIn photo series “Where I Work” for an indication of how important a creative workspace is for many industry leaders. While clinical research might...

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Cleveland Clinic’s newest joint venture targets hospital supply chain for cost savings

February 7, 2013

As hospitals feel the squeeze to cut costs, they have many places to look. Some are evaluating how things are done in the operating room. Others are mining data for...

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MRIs & CT scans become virtual 3-D models in rehearsal platform for high-risk brain surgeries

February 6, 2013

Moty Avisar and Alon Geri have backgrounds in flight simulation. Dr. Warren Selman is neurosurgeon-in-chief at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Together, the three top minds behind Surgical Theater have developed...

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A new model for hospital collaboration & innovation: Nonprofit systems fund stand-alone Innovation Institute

February 5, 2013

As hospitals work to boost their efficiency and the quality of care they deliver, many are finding they need new ways to go about finding and creating solutions to their...

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Drug startup Sulfagenix uses small amounts of hydrogen sulfide to stymie damage to the heart

January 30, 2013

In high concentrations, hydrogen sulfide is highly poisonous. But in the small amounts naturally produced by the body, researchers have found that it actually provides many benefits to humans. “Through...

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Growth of telehealth, Parkinson’s treatment pipeline propels Great Lakes NeuroTech into new markets

January 23, 2013

Cleveland-area patient monitoring company Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies is using the momentum it’s built in the clinical trials market to drive penetration of its device/software technology for assessing Parkinson’s disease symptoms...

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With launch of its device, CerviLenz hopes to establish routine screening to prevent preterm birth

January 15, 2013

With the timing right and new capital  in its hands, CerviLenz is forging ahead with the commercialization of its device to aid in the prevention of preterm birth. The Cleveland-area...