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Group Aims to Test the Safety of DIY Medical Supplies for COVID-19

Group Aims to Test the Safety of DIY Medical Supplies for COVID-19 With many novel designs emerging to address the shortages of medical supplies, there remains a need to vet the devices and ensure safety standards are met As workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to find adequate medical supplies and protective gear, innovators from around the world have rallied to create new designs from readily available materials. These include 3D-printed  face shields  and  nasal swabs , plus  ventilator machines  and an  open-source oxygen concentrator . While the response from these well-intentioned innovators is inspiring, there remains some issues around the use these new designs—one in particular being that very few were designed to meet minimum safety standards or vetted at an early enough stage to help these pop-up equipment manufacturers make the necessary adjustments. Read More > קרא עודעלGroup Aims to Test the Safety of DIY Medical Supplies for COVID-19 »

7 Tips from Boston for Healthtech Entrepreneurs

7 Tips from Boston for Healthtech Entrepreneurs Who will pay for my product? Who can kill it? How do I approach investors? What happens if I fail? Experts from CIMIT (Boston), the most experienced health accelerator in the world, share some of the lessons they’ve learned accelerating more than 600 healthtech projects in 15 years. CIMIT ,  based in Boston, is the  most experienced health accelerator in the world : over 15 years, they have  successfully accelerated  more than 600 healthtech projects, doubling their rate of commercialization. The  team  is made up of veteran entrepreneurs and executives from the sector with extensive careers packed with personal successes (and failures, too, to learn from). Seven of these experts traveled to Barcelona this April to kick off the mentoring for the  projects selected  for  CRAASH Barcelona , Biocat’s new acceleration program, and  gave a talk  summing up some of the lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. Read More > קרא עודעל7 Tips from Boston for Healthtech Entrepreneurs »

Healthcare Innovation Methodology: Codifying the Process of Translating Knowledge into Better Healthcare Products, Services, and Procedures

Healthcare Innovation Methodology: Codifying the Process of Translating Knowledge into Better Healthcare Products, Services, and Procedures Much effort and funding has gone into defining and improving the process of creating scientific and medical knowledge that will improve healthcare. However, comparatively little has been published on the equally important topic of turning that knowledge into products, services, and procedures that actually improve health outcomes, that is, ‘healthcare innovation.’ The authors provide an overview of the differences between research and innovation and discuss why treating them as distinct processes is important to help maximize the successful translation of research into population health benefits. Based on the available literature, along with the study of more than 1000 projects, a framework is provided that codifies the process of innovation in healthcare and, therefore, is able to study, improve, and teach the process. Read more > קרא עודעלHealthcare Innovation Methodology: Codifying the Process of Translating Knowledge into Better Healthcare Products, Services, and Procedures »

7 Medtech Ideas Out of Europe

7 Medtech Ideas Out of Europe Mobile and digital health ideas — and overall medtech innovation ideas — abound in Europe, with DeviceTalks Boston attendees getting just a sampling this morning from seven CRAASH Barcelona participants. The  CRAASH Barcelona  program trains research projects on how to market their health technologies during a three- to five-year period. It’s a boot camp run by   EIT Health , the main European healthcare consortium, and organized by Biocat in collaboration with  CIMIT  (Boston).  Read More > קרא עודעל7 Medtech Ideas Out of Europe »

Space Health Institute Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations

Space Health Institute Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine has partnered with Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) to grant $1.5 million in awards to nine companies researching medical technologies for preserving astronaut health in space exploration. These nine companies will advance their biomedical research into technologies for predicting and protecting astronaut health. Research topics include lab tests for use in space, multi-parameter health assessment and health surveillance systems, and onboard manufacturing of active ingredients for medication. Read More > קרא עודעלSpace Health Institute Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations »

PhotoniCare Looks Behind Ear Drums to Help Diagnose Ear Infections

PhotoniCare Looks Behind Ear Drums to Help Diagnose Ear Infections PhotoniCare’s TOMi Scope uses near-infrared light waves to provide 3D views beyond the ear drum into the middle ear, allowing physicians to visualize and better diagnose middle ear infections. Middle ear infections are one of the most common reasons for visits to the pediatrician. However, because the middle ear is hidden from view by the ear drum, physicians must diagnose based on symptoms and a limited physical exam — and when patients have ambiguous or borderline symptoms, accurate diagnosis can be challenging. Read More > קרא עודעלPhotoniCare Looks Behind Ear Drums to Help Diagnose Ear Infections »

Preventing Innovators From Falling At The Next Hurdle

Preventing Innovators From Falling At The Next Hurdle Jorge‑Fernandez Garcia, EIT Health Director of Innovation, and John Collins, Chief Operating Officer of CIMIT, discuss approaches that can lead to successful healthcare innovation Innovation has the potential to change the face of Europe. It has the potential to improve the way we live, the way we plan for the future, and the way we thrive as a continent (both politically and economically). In order to innovate effectively, however, crucial building blocks must be in place. EIT Health seeks to contribute towards a stronger health ecosystem in Europe by overcoming fragmentation, increasing efficiency and breaking down barriers to innovation in healthcare. What does this mean? It means that all parts of the innovation puzzle should work together effectively, across borders. In Europe, there are often barriers to this vision of cooperation: we don’t speak the same languages (literally and figuratively), each country has their own individual health systems, and we can often be quite locally-minded, so that innovation isn’t easily shared across the continent. We need to overcome this fragmentation if we want to address the challenges that exist, increase efficiency and break down barriers. While we seek to develop a unified, efficient system, we also must support individual innovators in navigating the current fragmentation. Read More >> קרא עודעלPreventing Innovators From Falling At The Next Hurdle »

Space Health Institute Awards Grants to Three Innovative Small Companies

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine has partnered with the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) to award three companies that will perform research related to artificial intelligence and point-of-care diagnostics. קרא עודעלSpace Health Institute Awards Grants to Three Innovative Small Companies »

Space Health Institute Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine has partnered with Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) to grant $1.5 million in awards to nine companies researching medical technologies for preserving astronaut health in space exploration. קרא עודעלSpace Health Institute Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations »

Can your research help avoid the call "Houston we have a problem"?!?

A year and a half ago, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) was stood up with the imperative purpose of funding radical, disruptive science and technologies that could be translated to protect and optimize human health and performance during long-duration, deep space exploration missions. קרא עודעלCan your research help avoid the call "Houston we have a problem"?!? »

Jana Care and Massachusetts General Hospital kick off study to evaluate mobile app for heart failure management funded by CIMIT

Medical technology company Jana Care announced that it is collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to study the effectiveness of a mobile application (app) for the self-management of congestive heart failure. Recruitment of heart failure patients at MGH has just begun, and the study is expected to conclude by the end of 2017. The study is being funded by a grant from the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) through their Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN) program. קרא עודעלJana Care and Massachusetts General Hospital kick off study to evaluate mobile app for heart failure management funded by CIMIT »

CIMIT CRAASH Graduates Move on to Win $225K in Funding to Advance Novel Measurement Technology

Cerillo, a technology company focused on changing the way researchers measure anaerobic bacterial growth, has won a $225K Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award to advance their novel bacterial measurement technology. The SBIR award comes shortly after completing the CIMIT CRAASH Course, which assisted in the early stages of product exploration for Cerillo. קרא עודעלCIMIT CRAASH Graduates Move on to Win $225K in Funding to Advance Novel Measurement Technology »

Learning to Commercialize Healthcare Innovation

“4 out of 10 start ups fail because they’ve built something no one wants to buy,” says Mike Dempsey, CIMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence and Accelerator Program Leader. “They haven’t taken the time to ask the tough questions to really understand their economic buyer.” קרא עודעלLearning to Commercialize Healthcare Innovation »

BOLD Diagnostics, LLC Places Fourth Place In 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition

Bold Diagnostics, LLC from Northwestern University emerged as the fourth place startup company in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. The annual event is the world’s richest and largest student startup competition. קרא עודעלBOLD Diagnostics, LLC Places Fourth Place In 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition »

PhotoniCare Wins CRAASH Prize For Excellence In Innovation

On April 8, 2016, CIMIT hosted 9 project teams during the closeout session for the winter session of its CRAASH course. Teams took to the podium to present final pitches; the culmination of 10 weeks of intensive work to accelerate their healthtech innovations out of the lab toward commercialization and clinical practice, with PhotoniCare standing out as a leader among the strong teams who participated. קרא עודעלPhotoniCare Wins CRAASH Prize For Excellence In Innovation »