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Accelerating Healthtech Innovation

Accelerating Healthtech Innovation

CIMIT is a network of world-class academic and medical institutions partnering with industry and government. Our mission is to foster collaboration among clinicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and catalyze the discovery, development, and implementation of innovative healthcare technologies.

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News from CIMIT

News from CIMIT

Healthcare innovation methodology: codifying the process of translating knowledge into better healthcare products, services, and procedures

  • 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.

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.

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.

Space health institute awards $1.5M for medical innovations

  • The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine and 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.

CRAASH BCN: 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 from seven CRAASH Barcelona participants.

A Surer Way to Diagnose Ear Infections

  • CRAASH Grads, Photonicare, have developed an imaging tool that it says may help better diagnose ear infections.

Space Health Institute Awards Grants to Three Innovative Small Companies

Turn Your Bathroom into a Medical Lab

  • CRAASH Course Grads, Confer Health, want to put a medical test lab on your bathroom counter.

7 tips from Boston for Healthtech Entrepreneurs

  • Our experts share some of the lessons they've learned accelerating more than 600 healthtech projects in 15 years.

CRAASH Barcelona: An Interview with John Collins

  • John Collins explains the benefits of the CRAASH program and the important lessons other innovation ecosystems can learn from Boston.

The Future of Treating ACL Tears: Less Invasive Surgery

  • Dr. Martha Murray has an idea for a less-invasive repair.

FitBit Buys Twine Health in a Bid to Become a More Serious Healthcare Tool

  • Fitbit announces plans to pickup Twine Health, a HIPPA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform.

Two Pharma Giants, Calif. Hospital to Use Boston Firm's 'Organ-on-a-chip'

  • Emulate Inc., which makes so-called organ-on-a-chip systems to test whether drugs are safe and effective, announced partnerships with Takeda, Roche, and Cedars-Sinai.   

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  • Creating Lasting Impact on Healthcare

    Read the latest update from our clinical impact study.

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  • CRAASH Grads Win $225K

    Funding will advance a novel measurement tool.

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  • Space Health Institute Awards Grants

    TRISH, at Baylor College of Medicine, with CIMIT awards 3 companies for research in AI and POC diagnostics.

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