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Silicon Valley company plugs into Cleveland

A renowned Silicon Valley innovation company is coming to Cleveland to help create an accelerator focused on biotech and digital health innovation and attract companies and startups from around the world.


Quest Diagnostics to acquire Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab

Quest Diagnostics signed a deal with Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab to acquire the company before the end of the year.


3rd Annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon to Take on Population Health, Precision Medicine, Public Health, and the Opioid Crisis

This fall, the 3rd Annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon will once again deliver an innovative jolt to the healthcare industry. Students, doctors, nurses, public health officials, developers, designers, engineers, researchers, and community members will gather at the Global Center for Health Innovation October 21 - 22 for a high-energy, all-night, problem-solving session.


ClearFlow, Inc. Announces Positive US Clinical Trial Results

ClearFlow, Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, announced today that positive clinical trial results were presented at the International Coronary Congress (ICC) 2017 annual meeting on August 18th, 2017 in New York City, NY. The findings were presented by the study principal investigator, Dr. Yvon Baribeau, of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a presentation titled “Active Clearance of Chest Drains Reduces Retained Blood and ICU Resources after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.”


Pathway to obesity: Study links TMAO-producing gut bacteria to obesity risk

The way bacteria in our gut metabolise the foods we eat could have a strong impact on obesity risk, while blocking certain pathways could lead to prevention, say researchers.


Intellirod Spineā„¢ Acquires Cleveland Clinic IP

Intellirod Spine, the spinal implant company developing disposable and implantable wireless RFID sensor technology for monitoring spinal rod strains, secured additional equity financing from new and existing investors led by the OhioHealth Innovation Development Fund and Queen City Angel First Fund V.  Funds will be used to reach key milestones toward the commercialization of the company’s sensor technologies and related lumbar fusion implants.


OncoSynergy and Infuseon Therapeutics Partner to Combat Glioblastoma

Infuseon Therapeutics and OncoSynergy have entered into a strategic alliance to test an investigational glioblastoma therapeutic, OS2966, in combination with a novel delivery device, the Cleveland Multiport CatheterTM. Glioblastoma is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor. Despite a median survival of merely 12 months, there have been only four FDA approved therapies and no improvement in overall survival in nearly three decades. This unmet need is driven in part by the inability of most chemotherapies and particularly biologics to penetrate the blood-brain-barrier.


ClearFlow, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for FlowGlide Technology for Cardiac Surgery Patients

ClearFlow, Inc., a medical device company based in Anaheim, California, announced today that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510[k] clearance for the company’s proprietary FlowGlide Active Clearance Technology® System.

The FlowGlide™ System is the next generation of ClearFlow’s Active Clearance Technology that prevents or reduces chest drains from occluding with clot, which can lead to retained blood around the heart and lungs. The composite of drainage-related complications that are detrimental to outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery and that may require early or late intervention to remediate is known as Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS). These clinical complications have significant economic consequences, including higher costs of care for patients, hospitals, and society at large.


Infuseon Therapeutics Earns FDA Clearance for Novel Central Nervous System Delivery Device

Infuseon Therapeutics’ novel central nervous system deliver device has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a therapeutic delivery device.
Infuseon Therapeutics’ Cleveland Multiport CatheterTM (CMC), a multiport convection-enhanced delivery catheter, was designed by neurosurgeon Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD, from Cleveland Clinic’s Brain Tumor and NeuroOncology Center and Department of Neurosurgery, to effectively deliver therapeutics to patients at the site of their disease. FDA clearance was granted in March 2017.


Cleveland Clinic Brings The Promise of Telemedicine To Reality

Several people I know who have retired to Florida in recent years still return to the New York area a couple of times a year just to see their doctors.  In the majority of cases, these are simply routine follow-ups.  But in the era of expanding healthcare technology, smartphones, and tablets, this all seems pretty inefficient, not to mention expensive.  Why not just reach out to your practitioner remotely?  That’s been the promise of telemedicine for several decades.  Now institutions like the Cleveland Clinic are moving it from trial into practice.  At the recent Techonomy Health Conference in New York, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Brian Donley, Chief of Staff of the Cleveland Clinic, to speak about their telemedicine program. 

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