medical tech

This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automa

This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you're likely to find in a rural clini

Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unkno

It’s Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community

Entrepreneurs and investors are missing a big opportunity concerning Hispanics and their health. A recent survey of AngelList counted 89,405 U.S.-based startups. Out of these startups, only 15 targ

Medigo Picks Up $6.2M Led By Accel To Take Its Medical Tourism Marketplace To The US And UK

Medical tourism, where people travel to another country for a medical procedure that is either too costly or too difficult to get at home, has become a regular fixture in the healthcare industry, fuel

Scanadu Closes $10.5M Series A Round, Gearing Up To Send Its Medical Tricorder Through Clinical Testing

Four months after raising $1,664,574 on Indiegogo and breaking the site's existing record, medical device developer Scanadu has closed $10.5 in Series A financing led by Relay Ventures, with participa