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Jaspr Health Expands & Extends Pilot Testing of Industry’s 1st Digital Suicide Care Platform to Help Save Lives

Jaspr Health is patient-endorsed, peer-reviewed and rigorously tested. The applications were designed by suicide science experts, people with lived experience, and leading health systems to help save lives by providing immediate, compassionate suicide care.

Ganymed Robotics Awarded a €2.5M Grant from the EC through the EIC Accelerator Program

Ganymed Robotics is developing a radically new approach to surgical robotics by combining computer vision, a branch of artificial intelligence, and mechatronics.

PainTEQ’s Multicenter Real-World Study Reports Long-Term Efficacy and Safety

The success and long-term outcomes data for almost two years from this study show impressive long-term durability and excellent safety.

Philips Introduces Next-generation Digital Pathology Suite-IntelliSite

Philips Digital Pathology Suite – IntelliSite – features a comprehensive, scalable suite of software tools and capabilities designed to help streamline workflows, enhance diagnostic confidence, facilitate team collaboration, integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and increase the efficiency of pathology labs.

St. Francis Health Services of Morris Begins Use of Somatix® SafeBeing Technology

SafeBeing Technology requires a resident to wear a wristband device with built-in technology that utilizes gesture detection technology, machine learning, & advanced analytics.

Mayo Clinic Collaborates With PN Medical on a Research Study of Long COVID Patients

The goal of Mayo Clinic’s COVID Virtual Recovery Study is to investigate the benefits of respiratory muscle training on strengthening the respiratory system and accelerating recovery from COVID-19.

Laird Thermal Systems’ Nextreme™ NRC400 Performance Chiller Ensures Quality Resolution for Digital Microscopes

This next-generation recirculating chiller achieves 400 watts of cooling capacity and a temperature control stability to within ±0.05°C under steady-state conditions to ensure high-resolution images and long-life operation with zero global warming potential.

AMRA Medical’s Whole-body MRI Analysis Used in FSHD Clinical Trial Research Network Study for Biomarker Development

To date, the MOVE study has used functional tests as primary outcomes, but recent studies have shown the promise of MRI for FSHD.

HOYA’s Visionary Alliance Loyalty Program Exceeds 90-Day Expectations

Unlike other programs, the Visionary Alliance is so much more than a glorified discount veiled in points. Customer loyalty is rewarded with escalating value-added services and a truly independent community of peers that ECPs deserve.

INTEGRA Helps You to Choose the Right Pipette Tip for Your Application

INTEGRA’s GripTips are designed to fit the company’s broad range of pipettes perfectly, and are manufactured under strictly controlled conditions, backed by the VIAPURE statement of quality.

Withings Announces the FDA Clearance of ScanWatch — Its Most Medically Advanced Hybrid Smartwatch

ScanWatch becomes the first wearable to simultaneously be cleared to record ECG & SpO2 measurements.

Eliaz Therapeutics is Raising Capital

The XGAL3® therapeutic apheresis device is the early-mover for the treatment of AKI. ETI has demonstrated significant survival benefits in preclinical models and their prototype device has successfully removed GAL-3 from human blood plasma.


Herculite Products, Inc. Promotes Two Employees to New Roles

Paul Flaherty Chief Strategy Officer and Marco Angelone is being promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Prof. Joseph Kvedar Added to the Sweetch Advisory Board Member

Prof. Josdeph Kvedar is the current chair of the board at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), formerly VP of Connected Health at Mass-Gen Brigham, co-chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and author of The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age.

Sid Bala Named President of HealthChampion

Sid Bala is the former president and chief executive officer of alligatortek, a custom software applications company that was acquired by HealthChampion in 2020 where he led them for 27 years after he founded the business

physIQ Expands Leadership Team to Advance Digital Health Innovation and Strategic Global Growth

Gary Manning is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare Delivery and John Varaklis as Chief Strategy Officer.

Vanessa Moll, MD, PhD Named CMO of Potrero Medical

Dr. Moll brings 20 years of clinical and research experience to the company. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and intensivist and has worked both in the US and European healthcare systems.

Gregory D. Casciaro Appointed to Colospan’s Board

Mr. Casciaro has served in numerous executive leadership roles in the medtech industry, most recently as the President and CEO of Cardiac Dimension and prior to that as the CEO of AccessClosure

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American College of Radiology Announces New Appropriateness Criteria

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria has been providing the most comprehensive evidence-based guidelines for diagnostic imaging selection and image guided interventional procedures since 1993.

MedExecWomen Invites Women in Life Sciences to Join the 2021 Annual Conference in Boston in October

This year’s conference will be in person on Oct. 26, 2021, at the Sheraton Boston in Back Bay and registration is now open.

American Academy of Nursing Announces 2021 Election Results

“The Academy is pleased to announce the Fellows, elected by their peers, who will be assuming leadership positions within the organization following the conclusion of this year’s hybrid Health Policy Conference,” said Academy President Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN.

New Comprehensive Consensus Report to Manage Type 1 Diabetes Launched by Major Diabetes Organizations EASD and ADA

The final report, launched at the online annual meeting of EASD this week, is also published in Diabetologia (the official journal of EASD) and Diabetes Care (the official journal of ADA).


Northwell’s Shivani Rajput named a Modern Healthcare Emerging Leader

“Shivani Rajput’s focus is always to ‘work the problem’ and she dedicated all of herself to that singular purpose,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health.

Two Rural Critical Access Hospitals Are Determined to Make a Difference in the Lives of Their Patients

CrossTx is a leading cloud-based health and human services platform supporting care coordination, patient discharge planning, closed-loop digital referral/consultation management, and care management for value-based programs and initiatives.

Winn-Dixie Announces Community Donation Program to Benefit Ochsner Cancer Institute

All money raised will help the renowned institution in providing exceptional treatment and health care to individuals living with cancer and offer essential support and resources to families of cancer patients.

Dan McCoy, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Catapult Health

Dr. McCoy will provide clinical and strategic leadership to the company as he joins Catapult’s executive team.

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