San Francisco based Healthcare venture capital firm Alta Partners has launched funds titled as Alta Partner NextGen Fund I. The new fund will focus on the new development of therapeutics and health technology services. This will be the 9th fund in Alta Partners firms History.
Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person's developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That's the vision for a family of devices that scientists are now developing. They have begun marketing their first device in Europe and hope to win approval for this technology in the U.S.
Stuart McGuigan took on his role as CIO of industry behemoth Johnson & Johnson in 2012. That was around the same time that Alex Gorsky joined the company as CEO. Since then, part of Gorsky’s mission has been to help J&J focus on technology, McGuigan said in an interview at HIMSS this week.
Medical technology company Scandinavian Real Heart has announced that it will be using a range of AdaCore software solutions to develop reliable embedded software for its Total Artificial Heart device.
Whatever the long-term future for life sciences, in house lawyers and their business counterparts as well as outside advisors who are able to navigate the convergence of business and legal issues surrounding the life sciences and technology industries will have a competitive advantage over those who ignore the parallel convergences that are taking place, continuing to focus instead on life sciences and technology as distinct and separate fields.
Quite a number of people develop nearsightedness or farsightedness during their lifetimes. "Nanodrops," a new eye drop developed by Israeli ophthalmologists, has successfully fixed corneas in pig eyes, and could potentially do the same for people.
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