• 3. Duke University (Tie)

        Duke University (Durham, NC)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $70,000Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide):14.7%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 15,427Tuition: $47,243Recent Qmed stories about Duke research:  Monkey Controls Wheelchair with Mind Alone Bionic Eye Enables Man to See for First Time in DecadesContinue >>[Image by NPatrick6 - uploaded on wikipedia by NPatrick6 ; PD, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=891696]
  • 2. Columbia University

        Columbia University (New York, NY)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $75,000Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide): 7.8%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 26,050Tuition: $51,008Recent Qmed stories about Columbia research:Decades-Old Coating Helps Usher in New Diagnostics Era Graphene Nanocomposite Is Hundreds of Times Stronger than Metal FDA Spoke and Power Morcellator Use DroppedContinue >>[Image CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=...
  • 1. Stanford University

        Stanford University (Stanford, CA)Avg. starting salary for BME grads: $98,000Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (campuswide): 5.7%Total Enrolled Students (campuswide): 19,945Tuition: $45,195Recent Qmed stories about Stanford research:How to Type With Only Your Brain These New Energy Advances Could Matter Delving Into the Secrets of NanoparticlesContinue >>[Image by Jrissman - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9070688]
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  • 4. SafeHeal

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  • 3. Green Sun Medical

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  • 2. Catalia Health

        Catalia Health is an intriguing new medical solutions company out of San Francisco committed to connecting patient care with the emerging capabilities of healthcare companies. Their new platform, the Mabu Healthcare Coach, seeks to combine human psychology with artificial intelligence to provide patient updates in real time.The new platform was designed to learn about individual patient personalities, condition, and treatment information over time. Unlike other technologies,...
  • 1. Adient Medical

        Founded in 2012, Adient Medical (Pearland, TX) was created to provide new absorbable medical devices that can take the place of traditional implants that require surgery or other invasive procedures to be removed or replaced over time. The company has been working in collaboration with the University of Texas to develop a new absorbable vascular filter than can help prevent pulmonary embolisms.The technology would become the world’s first absorbable inferior vena cava filter...
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  • Why 3-D Printing Hasn't Reached Its Medtech Promise

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  • How You Can Stay Compliant With UDI

    Want a sustainable, extendable UDI program? Here are five reasons why your medical device company needs to implement an Enterprise Labeling Solution.Laura Johnson, LoftwareWith a goal of improving patient safety, the FDA initially implemented the Unique Device Identification rule in 2013. UDI labeling regulations are being phased in through 2020 in a concerted effort to provide a comprehensive methodology for medical practitioners, caregivers, and patients to identify, track and monitor...
  • What Apple Really Wants to Do With HealthKit

    Collecting data is one thing. Using it to improve healthcare worldwide is another.Maureen KingsleyApple wants to take its HealthKit software platform to the next level, from simply collecting health and fitness data to analyzing it, interpreting it, and using it to advise users and healthcare providers, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with Apple’s plans.HealthKit, launched in September 2014, is Apple’s developer framework that collects data from various iOS-friendly health and fitness...
  • Former Starkey President Pleads Not Guilty to Theft

    Jerry Ruzicka and three other defendants in the case pleaded not guilty to charges that they fleeced the hearing aid manufacturer and its main owner out of $20 million over a nine-year period. Chris NewmarkerJerry RuzickaA December trial date has been set in federal court in Minneapolis for four of the five men accused of stealing from hearing aid maker Starkey and its principal owner and CEO Bill Austin. Former Starkey president Jerry Ruzicka, the company's former human resources senior...
  • BD to Spend $100 Million on Nebraska Syringe Plant

    Becton, Dickinson and Co. plans to expand its ability to manufacture insulin syringes at the factory. Chris Newmarker BD's Holdrege, NE, plant. (Image courtesy of BD)BD recently announced a $100 million investment in new technology and manufacturing equipment at its Holdrege, NE, insulin syringes plant.The goal is to expand capacity to make syringes at the factory. BD already makes more than 2 billion insulin syringes annually. That comes to more than 250,000 syringes per hour.“About 40 percent...
  • DIYers See Opportunity in EpiPen Price Hike Fiasco

    At least two enterprising DIYers have been touting their own low-cost epinephrine injectors in the wake of EpiPen maker Mylan’s price hike controversy.Maureen KingsleyMichael Laufer holds up an "EpiPencil." [Image courtesy of Michael Laufer]A mathematics PhD and a Minnesota physician are among those who have taken it upon themselves to design alternatives to Mylan's EpiPen, a lifesaving device for severe allergy sufferers that has been mired in controversy because of huge price hikes....
  • Trump Versus Clinton: Medical R&D

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  • Trump Versus Clinton: Reforming Medicare/Medicaid

    Trump has promised to “preserve Medicare for future generations,” and to “review basic options for Medicaid and work with states to ensure that those who want healthcare coverage can have it.”He would also administer Medicaid money to the states in the form of block grants, removing “federal overhead.” States would have incentives to seek out and eliminate Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse, he said.Trump has also said he would take care of low-income people “maybe through concepts of Medicare,”...