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Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.
DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.
One way for life science and digital health entrepreneurs to innovate: turn landmark literature into accessible, web-based programs.
That’s what Omada Health, a San Francisco startup, has done for diabetes prevention. In a session on the future of intervention at the FutureMed conference at Singularity University in the Silicon Valley last week, the company’s co-founder and CEO Sean Duffy explained the effort.
Creating useful web and mobile health solutions for patients is important at a time when so many consumers are using smartphones to access the web. Read about tips on making your health app a success.
Security for mobile medical devices is key in the healthcare industry. Read more for tips on keeping healthcare data secure.
A healthcare VC predicts that more DNA sequencing and the shift from patients to healthcare consumers, among other things, will rule the future of healthcare innovation.
Biotech companies that work with healthcare payers can get a better sense of the kinds of innovations that are most in demand. Read more about how working with payers can give innovators an edge.
A health IT startup is developing a mobile app that it hopes will improve patients’ wellness through diet. Read more to find out about the company’s plans.
A new marine biotech center will be established to help companies commercialize biotech-based products originating on the North Carolina coast. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded a $2.5 million, four-year grant for the center.
Interested in getting your fledgling healthcare business into a business incubator? That’s fine – even commendable – but just make sure you do your due diligence first.
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