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.
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,
One of the most strategically important topics for a startup is commercialization – the point when a company transitions from research focus to generating revenue, scaling the organization, and potentially driving toward an exit. As part of its educational series, the Fogarty Institute recently hosted an impressive panel who offered their thoughts on managing this important phase of a company’s lifecycle.
As the Fogarty Institute continues to expand the services it provides its partners and companies-in-residence, John Morriss, a seasoned medtech R&D professional, joins us as director of our Invention Acceleration program.
A patent attorney and inventor who also has extensive experience successfully founding companies, Earl ”Eb” Bright has been an invaluable player in advancing the medical technology industry.
In addition to his role as president and general counsel of ExploraMed, he has served on the executive team of many of its startup companies,
Jeff Elkins, a seasoned medtech executive with experience in both startups and larger companies, was recently hired as chief operating officer of InterVene, a Fogarty Institute graduate that has developed a minimally invasive device for the treatment of venous disease in the legs.
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,