Novel ultrasound device dev Sonavex raises $3m
John Hopkins spin-out Sonavex said today it raised $3 million in financing, including a $2.2 million closed Series A round to support its novel ultrasound technology. The round was led by Grey Sky Venture Partners and joined by CRCM Venture Capital, Tedco, the Abell Foundation and individual investors, the Baltimore, Md.-based company said. The round was also expanded by $1.3 million “following increased demand from investors,” Sonavex added. “This represents an exciting time for the company. Our traction has enabled Sonavex to not only raise capital to accomplish critical milestones, but also attrac...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Ultrasound sonavex Source Type: news

3 small energy firms to collaborate with PNNL
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Celebrating 4/20, Five Cannabis Entrepreneurs Reflect On The Year's Biggest Changes
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Happy 4/20: Why 5 Cannabis Entrepreneurs Are Celebrating The Evolving Industry
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Why 5 Cannabis Entrepreneurs Think The Industry's Now Unstoppable
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Amniox Medical lands DoD contract for Neox, Clarix products
Amniox Medical said yesterday it landed a Federal Supply Schedule contract for its Neox and Clarix regenerative product lines with the US Military Health System. The Neox wound allograft is designed for use as a wound covering for dermal ulcers and defects, while its Clarix regenerative matrix is indicated for use as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier during orthopedic surgery and soft tissue repair, Atlanta-based Amniox said. Amniox said that the contract will serve all US Department of Defense institutions, and the company will partner exclusively with veteran-owned small business Alliant Healthcare to provide the...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Amniox Medical Source Type: news

Humana requests rate increases for small business HMO, PPO plans
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) filed a rate increase request late last week for its small group preferred provider organization and its health maintenance organization. Humana Health Plan Inc. is requesting a 10 percent increase for its HMO and 11.6 percent increase for its PPO coverage for small group major medical health insurance plans in Arizona, according to filings with the Arizona Department of Insurance. Marina Renneke, spokeswoman for Humana, said it’ s not accurate to view this rate request… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Neural Analytics raises $10m
Updated to include new information from neural analytics. Neural Analytics raised $10.1 million in a new round of equity and options financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Los Angeles-based company develops the Lucid M1, a portable all-in-one ultrasound system designed for rapid triaging and monitoring of patients with brain disorders. Neural Analytic’s system is a battery operated medical grade tablet device which uses transcranial doppler to assess the brains blood vessels from outside the body. Analyses with the system can be performed in office and can help diagnose brain disorders and a...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Ultrasound Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Commercializing the first da Vinci surgical robot: Lessons you need to know
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Daniel Hawkins is the President and CEO of Shockwave Medical. He began his career in marketing and business development roles for Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, otherwise known as ACS, which is now part of Abbott Vascular. Following ACS, he held senior roles in general management, marketing, and business development with a number of private and public companies. Daniel started the marketing department at Intuitive Su...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

General practice'not fit for purpose' hears House of Lords
The small business model of GP practices is ‘not fit for purpose and is inhibiting change’ according to a House of Lords Committee on NHS sustainability, suggesting that NHS England look into alternative models.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Commissioning *** AskTheExpert: Finance *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper
Being a small business owner these days is tough. Entrepreneurs face challenges at every turn and it requires personal investment of time, talent and treasure to be successful. Not the least of these challenges is stretching available resources by taking on operational tasks personally. It’s no secret entrepreneurs wear many hats; many times they are the marketing department, the HR department, the purchasing department and the cleaning crew all rolled into one. Even those businesspeople who have grown past the stage where they have to do everything themselves still feel that tug to stay connected to many of these fu...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Existing GP model 'no longer fit for purpose', says Lords report
The small business model of general practice is 'no longer fit for purpose' according to a House of Lords report that calls on NHS England and the DH to consider 'direct employment' of GPs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

This 3-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Is Spreading Awareness In Style
Instagram is our go-to destination for outfit inspiration. And our new favorite account, starring an adorable, 3-year-old fashionista with cerebral palsy, has us feeling beyond inspired.   I'm blessed to partner with @lovedbyhannahandeli for the release of their RAINBOW MAMA BEAR TEE. ❤️ What is the meaning of a Rainbow? They are the ultimate sign that GOD keeps His promises to us!! Rainbows speak directly to our heart and soul, filling us with awe and energies of liquid love pouring all around us. Rainbows bring the promise that the troubles of today will surely come to pass, hold strong in your faith and v...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The demand for disaster microinsurance for small businesses in urban slums: the results of surveys in three Indian cities - Patel R, Walker G, Bhatt M, Pathak V.
BACKGROUND: Small informal businesses make up the core markets for many poor urban communities, providing essential goods, services, and livelihoods. Many of these communities and businesses exist in hazardous locations. In most cases, these business owner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

'Grace And Frankie' Totally Nails What It Means To Be Getting Older
 The Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie” came back with a vengeance for its third season. The story of two 70-something women who become unlikely friends after their husbands announce they are in love totally nails the aging experience in Season 3. Here’s what it gets pitch-perfect. Of course, beware of spoilers.  1. Banks don’t take older women seriously. Grace (Jane Fonda) has a solid track record of launching and managing a successful business, but to the baby-faced banker named Derrick who she and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) approach for a 10-year, $75,000 business loan, she is ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Legislation Would Force The Federal Government To Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol
A set of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate and House on Thursday would drastically reform the way marijuana is regulated at the federal level and allow state-legal marijuana programs to move forward without federal intervention.  Introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the legislative package would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act’s list of most dangerous drugs and set up a federal framework for regulating it. Doing so, the lawmakers say, would close the gap between federal and state-level marijuana policy, keep people out of jail for minor drug offenses and a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Businesses Must Be Both Cautions And Creative In Today's Choatic Health Benefit Market
There will be no Republican healthcare bill this year, but much will change. What health benefit strategy makes sense for small businesses until the direction of the new administration becomes clear? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Todd Hixon, Contributor Source Type: news

Republican Foes of Health Care Bill Win Praise in Districts
BUCKNER, Kentucky — One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no." That won over Mary Broecker, president of the Oldham County Republican Women's Club and a strong proponent of a full-blown repeal of the 2010 law. "When he came out against this bill, I thought, 'I trust him so this must be the right way,'" the 76-year-old retired teacher said of Massie this week as she sat at a coffee shop near her LaGrange home. Defying President Donald Trump on the seven-year...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 24, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From companies receiving CE marking to other companies adjusting their distribution deals, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Viveve Medical closes public offering Viveve Medical announced that it closed its underwritten public offering of 8,625,00 shares of its common stock, according to a March 22 news release. The public offering price was $4 per share, and the company estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be nearly $31.7 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. 2. Masimo receives CE Mark for Rad-97 P...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Orthopedics Astute Medical Bonesupport Cerebral Therapeutics DiamiR Flowonix Glaukos Masimo Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Viveve Medical Source Type: news

SAPVoice: Small Businesses Need To Think Big When It Comes To Digital Transformation
While simple technology implementations and near-term results can generate strong results for small businesses, it is possible to be too focused. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SAP Guest, SAP Source Type: news

Another Problem With Cutting Essential Health Benefits? It Kills Small Business
Not providing essential benefits in a congruent fashion across all groups will cause “health care handcuffs”. People with expensive illnesses to insure may not have access to good policies outside of large groups. This job lock will keep them from striking out on their own and starting new ventures. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn McClanahan, Contributor Source Type: news

How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Lives in Rural India
March 21, 2017Women health workers in rural India  are using a mobile app to educate pregnant women about maternal and neonatal danger signs.This post originally appeared inTechCrunch.Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud floors, and women collect drinking water from wells.All the sights and sounds are quintessential aspects of the region, with the exception of one feature —the use of smartphones to save lives. In this village, women healthcare workers, known as accredited social health activ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

President Trump Issues Executive Order to Reduce Government " Duplication "
On 13 March, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order, which he argues will eliminate “duplication and redundancy” in the federal government. As a part of the President’s goal to restrain government spending and regulations, the directive seeks to terminate or merge agencies that have similar goals. The White House spokesman said that the administration does not have specific numbers in mind in regards to how much money the government wishes to save through this effort, nor how many agencies might be eliminated. Under the executive order, all federal agencies will be subject to evaluation by ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Tanzania: Social Action Fund Beneficiaries in Plea for Chicken Disease Control
[Daily News] POULTRY disease outbreaks pose a huge challenge among beneficiaries of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) grants programme, forcing them to seek expert help to prevent their chicken from dying and losing their small businesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

4 milestones to get your medical device idea from prototype to commercialization: Interview with Eric Stone, CEO of Velano Vascular
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Eric Stone cofounded Velano Vascular with Dr. Pitou Devgon, an internal medicine physician. Velano’s first device, PIVO, enables needle-free blood draws directly from peripheral IV catheters. Velano Vascular is backed by a series of well-respected investment firms, leading U.S. health systems, and dozens of health industry veterans. Before starting Velano Vascular, Stone most recently served as VP of Sales and Ma...
Source: Mass Device - March 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare plans to raise small-business insurance rates
UnitedHealthcare has filed a notice with the Arizona Department of Health Services to raise its rates. One requested rate increase of 11.3 percent affects HMO coverage for small group major medical health insurance. The rate increase would become effective on July 1. The other requested rate increase of 11.4 percent affects PPO coverage for small group major medical health insurance. It would beco me effective July 1. Lisa Contreras, western region communications director for UnitedHealthcare,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight
Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work. Since December, procurement issues have embroiled the governor’s office and bedeviled state agencies and the Legislature, while scrutiny has grown for the Office of State Procurement. That office, part of the state Department of Finance & Administration, oversees the competitive bidding meant to save taxpayer money and assure that public business isn’t steered to cronies or political...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small Business and Industry Education Series
Small Business Education Series, a group of Web-based tutorials aimed at educating small pharmaceutical business on topics relating to drug regulation and review. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Secrets For Claiming The R & D Tax Credit
This overlooked tax credit can help small businesses save a bundle in taxes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Taulli, Contributor Source Type: news

These Illustrations Totally Nail How Difficult The Grief Process Is
Grief is a profoundly difficult experience that most people will have to endure at some point. And while this doesn’t make dealing with grief any easier, it does help to know that you’re not alone in how you feel. Case in point? These accurate illustrations from artist Mari Andrew. After going through the grieving process when her father died, she focused some of her artwork on the subject to help her heal and connect with others. My dad died two years ago today. It's different for everyone, but my personal experience is that grief doesn't ever go away, but it does change shape and it becomes somethin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Obamacare repeal talk, D.C.'s health exchange finds a new revenue source
The District-run health exchange's online platform will soon find a new use beyond selling health insurance in the city. The Massachusetts Health Connector will begin using D.C. Health Link's platform to sell coverage to small businesses and their employees in Massachusetts. The partnership, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will reduce the local exchange's long-term operational costs while creating a mo re sustainable option for Massachusetts' exchange, according to the D.C. Health Benefit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Oregon small business group comes to defense of Obamacare
An Oregon small business group is adding its voice to those calling on Oregon ’s Congressional leaders to fight against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Main Street Alliance joined with Portland Jobs with Justice to release a report today called “A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care.” The report quantifies the impact of ACA repeal on Oregon as follows: 475,000 people at risk of losing health coverage, either through Medicaid or subsidized private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

5 Big Things We Have To Lose If Republicans Repeal Obamacare
As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma, who is slated to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Trump administration, noted at her confirmation hearing that coverage for maternity services should be optional in those health plans. Maternity coverage is a popular target and one often mentioned by health law critics, but other items also could be watered down or eli...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lord Martin Rees: We Are Living Through A Political And Scientific Transformation
Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He sat down with The WorldPost for a wide-ranging interview, which has been edited for clarity and brevity. Alexander Görlach: Out of all great transformations we are going through, from climate change to artificial intelligence to gene editing, what are the most consequential we are about to witness?  Martin Rees: It depends on what time scale we are thinking about. In the next 10 or 20 years, I would say it’s the rapid development in biotechnology. We are already seeing that it’s becoming easier to modify the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Martin Rees: We Are Living Through A Political And Scientific Transformation
Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He sat down with The WorldPost for a wide-ranging interview, which has been edited for clarity and brevity. Alexander Görlach: Out of all great transformations we are going through, from climate change to artificial intelligence to gene editing, what are the most consequential we are about to witness?  Martin Rees: It depends on what time scale we are thinking about. In the next 10 or 20 years, I would say it’s the rapid development in biotechnology. We are already seeing that it’s becoming easier to modify the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery. According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191049&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards
Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. The winners will be announced at a special banquet Feb. 16 at the Statehouse Convention Center inside the Wally Allen Ballroom. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Leslie Gordy at (501) 372-1443, ext. 336; clicking here for the online form or by contacting Events@ABPG.com. Click on the links below to read profiles of each of this...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nido Surgical raises $1m in Series A to support CardioPort dev
Development-stage med device firm Nido Surgical said this week it raised $1.3 million in a Series A round to support the development of its CardioPort platform designed to enable video-endoscopic trans-cardiac surgeries. Money raised in the round will support development and 1st-in-man studies of the platform, according to the Boston-based company. The $1.3 million Series A is joined by a $1.4 million Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health. The company’s CardioPort is designed to be inserted through small incisions in the chest and heart wall for intracardiac procedures, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Surgical Nido Surgical Source Type: news

Science Marchers -- Let's Support Some Science!
A few weeks ago when the internets exploded with news of a March for Science in DC, I wrote that I would not be joining. My feeling is that such things are important, but not for me. I’m using other channels on a daily basis to help broaden the understanding of science issues and improve trust in scientists. I’ve been doing that for years.This sentiment brought me angry emails and hostile tweets. Not many, but a enough to realize that my inflammatory statements like, “Not the most effective use of my time in supporting science” are not always well received with a group poised to descend on the natio...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Spotlight on Small Business Health Coverage at House Hearing
(MedPage Today) -- Witnesses, lawmakers debate extent of problems and possible solutions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Local biotech gets $3M NIH grant for HIV drug resistance test
A Cambridge biotech that graduated from the MassChallenge startup accelerator program has received a $3 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop its HIV diagnostic technology. Aldatu Biosciences said Tuesday that it had received the grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, or NIAID. The grant program is designed for small businesses engaged in innovative research. Aldatu has five full-time employees and is located at the Pagliuca… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)
The sale of a 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle weighed in at $7.15 million. CHG Senior Living RE Stonehaven LLC, an affiliate of Cornerstone Healthcare Group of Dallas, purchased Stonehaven Assisted Living at 101 Olympia Drive. The seller is Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy. The 7.59-acre development previously was tied to a July 2005 mortgage of $4.3 million held by Farmers Bank & Trust of Camden. Stonehaven Assisted Living acquired the site for $500,000 more than 11 years ago from Osborne Development Ltd., ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas
Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas. Even people who don’t have the technical expertise to create this type of malware can buy it online. In addition, lucrative targets, especially hospitals and other health care facilities that are subject to hefty fines for being breached, are ample targets, and hackers don’t need to invest much effort or money to reap huge dividends, local experts say. “It’s a whole industry. It’s a targeted way to...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded project leads to FDA-approved newborn screening device
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) A newborn screening device, developed with early-stage National Institutes of Health funding, has received de novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the detection of lysosomal storage disorders, which injure the brain and nervous system. The device, called SEEKER ™ , was created with funding from the Small Business Innovation Research program in NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Opinion: 'Strange' law forces tech company to charge customers for apps
It ’s not often that you see the government forcing tech companies to charge consumers, but that’s exactly what’s happening here in Washington state. Fortunately, this week, key committees in the state Capitol began work on legislation that would prevent this government overreach and reverse a D ecember ruling by the state insurance commissioner. The decision was a strange one. It required Zenefits to start charging small business customers for software and apps that had been free. With the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Massey Source Type: news

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced. "This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control," Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners. Trump's latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations, a senior official told reporte...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Gov. Baker may be wrong to penalize small businesses for Medicaid growth
Gov. Charlie Baker wants to penalize companies that don ’t offer the bulk of their employees health care coverage, pointedly targeting small businesses. But some brokers say that plan targets the wrong groups. The proposal, released within the governor’s budget on Jan. 25, would call for businesses with over 10 employees to pay a $2,000 fine for eve ry full-time employee not offered adequate health insurance. The goal is to address the ballooning Medicaid budget, which has doubled in the last… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Neural Analytics wins CE Mark for next-gen Lucid transcranial ultrasound
Neural Analytics said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system. The Los Angeles-based company’s Lucid M1 is a portable all-in-one ultrasound system designed for rapid triaging and monitoring of patients with brain disorders. “The development of accurate and portable brain monitoring technology like the Lucid System is critical to expanding brain care in the 21st century. Healthcare professionals will be able to utilize this diagnostic tool in a variety of clinical settings to accurately measure the brain’s blood flow to expedite m...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Thermedical raises $3m for tissue ablation device
Thermedical raised $3 million in a new round of funding, according to regulatory filings. The private company is developing a treatment for ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that can result in sudden cardiac arrest, and a treatment for soft tissue conditions, including liver, kidney, lung and uterine tumors. The company’s ablation system uses saline-enhanced radio frequency, according to Thermedical, to overcome the challenges of traditional ablation tools and to create large, controlled, symmetrical lesions.  The new round, which had its 1st sale on Jan. 13, will bring $700,000 to the company for ...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Thermedical Source Type: news

New Democrats on Research Funding Panels
The Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over funding for several science agencies will have new ranking members in the 115th Congress. The top Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science will be Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Her House counterpart will be Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY). The subcommittee oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Shaheen is serving her second term in the Senate and has been on the Appropriations Committee since 2012. She was previously...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 24, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news