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Competitively Priced Epi Pens Make it to Market

The requirement for 100% reliability in treating an anaphylactic attack is the primary reason that manufacturers have been reluctant to enter the epi-pen market.  Auvi-Q had previously failed in its bid to compete with the EpiPen. Richmond, Va.-based Kaléo, plans to revamp Auvi-Q after ending its licensing agreement with French company Sanofi in February.  Sanofi recalled […]

Medical Innovations to Watch in 2017

Each year, the Cleveland Clinic announces a list of the medical innovations that are poised to change the landscape of healthcare. A team of doctors and researchers, assembled by the Cleveland Clinic, assessed over 200 nominations to come up with their top choices. According to a recent article, the 2017 list includes the following innovations which […]

Biotech Startup Targets Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & ALS

Denali Therapeutics, the company formed last year by three former executives of  legendary Genentech to develop Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS treatment, is beginning to share their plans for the $217 million raised in venture capital. Announcing that they have raised another $130 million from investors, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a well-known neuroscientist, president of Rockefeller University in New […]

New Changes in Diagnosing Diseases

Technology in all walks of life is advancing rapidly, as advancement in the medical field is no exception. Medical devices on the horizon promise to change the way we are diagnosing diseases, as well as monitor patient reactions and conditions in a remarkably non-invasive way. While current technology can identify disease, patients are often not […]

Advances in Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

In 2015, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative — an innovative research effort to revolutionize health care and treat disease. Cancer MoonShot 2020 was initiated in January of 2016; the coalition has the stated goal of finding vaccine-based immunotherapies against cancer.  At the time of the announcement, the President pledged […]

EHRs Have Presented More Frustrations than Answers

“Help us help patients.” Technology should always facilitate and reinforce the patient-doctor connection, and then step out of the way. Unfortunately, current EHRs seem to have had the exact opposite effect, a sad fact that physicians are hoping to change. Don’t misunderstand, no one wants to return to paper charts; but health care providers across […]

New Wearable Chewing Gum Technology Used for Monitoring Patients

  Rapidly evolving technology capabilities are transforming our lives; and wearable technologies were at the top of everyone’s wish list during the recent holiday season. Although these gadgets offer a myriad of consumer applications, the implications for health and wellness are impressive. From tracking workout goals and activity, to monitoring heart rate and even logging […]