surgery News of 06/03/20
Origin Wants To Make Accessible Physical Therapy Women’S New Normal
“I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin , during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make ...
Lucid Lane Has Developed A Service To Get Patients Off Of Pain Meds And Avoid Addiction
Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most ...
Activ Surgical Launches Visualization Tech For Making Surgeries Safer
After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software development company Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the company said yesterday. The company’s ActivEdge ...
PrimaHealth Credit Will Now Lend To Borrowers Looking To Pay For Addiction Treatment
PrimaHealth Credit , which offers loans to borrowers to pay for medical treatment, is expanding its pitch to cover addiction treatment centers. Currently, PrimaHealth offers loans for elective healthcare procedures like plastic surgery, LASIK, ...
You’Ve Heard Of CRISPR, Now Meet Its Newer, Savvier Cousin CRISPR Prime
CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision , has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect ...
MIT’S New Thread-Like Robots Could Travel Through Blood Vessels In The Brain For More Effective Surgery
MIT has developed robotic thread that could make existing the least invasive current brain surgery techniques even less so, and potentially make it easier and more accessible to treat brain blood vessel issues like blockages and lesions than can ...
Doctours Offers Packaged Medical Tourism For U.S. Customers
Doctours , a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last ...
Researchers Create First Mind-Controlled Robot Arm That Works Well Without Surgery
Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to to control a robot arm with their ...
Bill Gates-Backed Vicarious Surgical Adds A Virtual Reality Twist To Robots In The Operating Room
In an operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prep a patient for surgery. They make a tiny, thumb-sized incision into the patient and insert a small robot while across the country a surgeon puts on a virtual reality headset, grabs their controllers, ...
J&J Spends $3.4 Billion In Cash For Auris Health’S Lung Cancer Diagnostics And Surgical Robots
Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon , is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health , a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices initially focused on detecting and treating ...