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Elon Musk's Next Venture Could Link Your Brain to AI

Posted in by amanda.pedersen on March 28, 2017
Word in the tech world is that Elon Musk, the business visionary in charge of SpaceX and Tesla, is on the verge of launching a new venture aimed at developing an implantable computer-brain interface device. Neuralink Corp. has no official public presence yet, but Musk acknowledged its existence Tues... Continue

Is Alere Floating Hope for a Sinking Ship?

Posted in by amanda.pedersen on March 27, 2017
Alere Inc. may have found a life boat to rescue its sinking merger with Abbott Laboratories. The company's stock surged 3% on Friday based on a judgement from a similar case involving a botched merger between Williams Co. and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE). The judge said Williams and ETE could have e... Continue

GOP Flatlines Healthcare Vote, Despite Trump's Ultimatum

Posted in by amanda.pedersen on March 24, 2017
Just as the House was expected to vote on the GOP's healthcare plan, which was designed to replace the now seven-year-old Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) pulled the measure from a scheduled Friday afternoon vote. The decision to cancel the vote came just a day ... Continue

Are Surgical Robots the Future or Just a Fad?

Posted in by amanda.pedersen on March 22, 2017
Surgical robotics systems stole the show at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, but analysts are struggling to assess what the rate of adoption and peak penetration will be for these robots.Amanda PedersenZimmer Biomet said it plans to launch its Rosa total kn... Continue

PQ Bypass Snagged CE Mark for Trio of Devices

Posted in by amanda.pedersen on March 20, 2017
PQ Bypass has developed a trio of devices designed to help doctors perform a fully percutaneous femoral popliteal bypass in patients with extremely long lesions in their superficial femoral artery due to peripheral arterial disease. The new devices now have CE mark approval in Europe.Amanda Pedersen... Continue

How a New App is Helping Babies (and Parents) Get More Sleep

Posted by amanda.pedersen on March 20, 2017
A collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and Rest Devices Inc. demonstrates what can be accomplished when a large corporation like J&J pairs up with a small startup. The companies recently launched a smart, personalized baby sleep coaching app called Nod, that leverages Rest D... Continue

Both Arms Win

Posted by amanda.pedersen on March 17, 2017
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SAVR Surprises

Posted by amanda.pedersen on March 17, 2017
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