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Described as a "check engine light" for health, the Ginger.io platform culls smartphone data, such as movement patterns and screen time, to develop health insights. After the co-founders met in 2010, the team participated in the TechStars accelerator in Boston.
LUMOback is the first product by LUMO, a Palo Alto-based company founded by three entrepreneurs – including one who suffered back problems for years. Charles Wang, co-founder and CMO, shared what he’s learned since the company’s launch in 2011 and the product’s release last year.
As head of digital health strategy for the consulting firm Popper and Company, Paul Sonnier helps entrepreneurs develop and commercialize their products. He’s also a mentor for the accelerator Blueprint Health and founder of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn, which boasts nearly 17,000 members.
A collaborative chronic care network based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center links entrepreneurs with doctors, patients, families, researchers, and other stakeholders. C3N, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is meant to improve health outcomes for large populations, accelerate the pace of learning, and increase the speed of innovation – all while reducing healthcare costs.
Thanks to the movement of research and development to China and India, scientists there are quickly developing the ability to innovate and create their own intellectual property, according to a Kauffman Foundation study.
It’s well known -- and deeply concerning -- that the cost of health care in the United States is exploding. A Kauffman Foundation-funded book, The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't, explores the cause of this problem and provides an explanation.
A Kauffman Foundation town hall meeting explored how the government, nonprofits and academic institutions could help enhance drug development and bring more effective drugs to market.
The Silicon Valley might not be the "friendliest" place to start your life science or digital health company. A small business survey released this month by the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com gave Austin, Virginia Beach, and Houston top honors as the friendliest cities for small businesses.
eMed has published the first in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The first white paper, Funding Sources for Life Science Startups, offers countless ideas on how to raise capital for a healthcare product: from a drug or device to the emerging health IT and mobile health segments.
Medical technology innovators and investors from across the country will gather Wednesday in Minneapolis for the 12th annual MedTech Investing Conference. With panels on alternative funding models, maximizing ROI, and the FDA on the agenda, we asked conference co-chair Dennis Wahr, CEO of Holaira, what insights life science and digital health entrepreneurs can expect to take away from the event.
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