Thanks to improved tooth-brushing habits, regular dental care and ubiquitous fluoridation, most Americans have benefited from better tooth health. And yet, many still lose their teeth, whether due to injury, decay or periodontal disease. In fact, studies find that approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and a surprising 40 million are missing all their teeth.
A seasoned medtech entrepreneur and executive, Rod Young has seen the industry from a variety of perspectives – as a division leader and eventually president of sizable companies; as an advisor and board member; and as an entrepreneur who founded, launched, took public and then sold medtech startups.
And as in the case with most luminaries in the industry,
Imagine going to the doctor’s office for your annual check-up. The nurse starts going through the usual tests, such as measuring your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature and completing the blood draw from your arm.
Then the nurse immediately starts testing your blood with a hand-held device, explaining that instead of waiting for the sample to return from the lab,
A surgeon, an educator and a physician entrepreneur, James Wall, MD, has already accomplished more than most in his budding career. Recently named co-director of Stanford Biodesign’s Innovation Fellowship, he is an assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University where he focuses on minimally invasive approaches to children’s surgery. He has developed multiple medical devices,
From damp armpits to clammy palms, nearly one in 20 people in the U.S. suffers from hyperhidrosis. Also known as excessive sweating, this condition can significantly impair quality of life, confidence and emotional well-being as it limits activities, work and social relationships.
Enspectra Health, a Fogarty Institute company that is leading a digital transformation in skin cancer pathology, recently closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by Tsingyuan Ventures, a technology-focused venture fund based in Los Altos, Calif.
Funding success will serve several needs
“Fundraising has been one of our major focuses as we seek to take the startup to the next level,” said Gabriel Sanchez,
It’s often said that the only constant is change. Here at the Fogarty Institute, we embrace that sentiment because in the world of medtech, change is inevitable to continue to enhance patient care. That’s why we are delighted with recent advances in funding – while the funding environment can be challenging, the industry has demonstrated resilience and agility as startups seek to get innovative devices to market.
What started as a vision to use a mobile makerspace as a tool to inspire young, chronically ill patients to learn, create and innovate – and help make lengthy hospital stays more palatable – is now becoming a reality, thanks to the generous support of Sheri Sobrato Brisson, a long-time supporter of seriously and chronically ill children,
With luminaries such as Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Anne Wojcicki as keynote speakers, the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference continues to be one of the most prominent events of its kind. This January, it was once again hosted in San Francisco, widely considered one of the meccas of the medtech industry.
Lower-cost, more-effective treatments are the hallmark of many Fogarty Institute companies, and that is the principle Healyx is living up to with its device that provides gold standard care for a chronic problem at a significant cost reduction.
Non-healing wounds are a critical global issue, with over eight million Medicare patients afflicted at an annual cost of $31.7 billion in the U.S.