Neurology

A Look Back at a Year 'In MedTech History'

A Look Back at a Year 'In MedTech History'

This week we celebrate the one-year anniversary of MedTech Strategist’s Community Blog, and the In MedTech History series, with a powerful quote that suits today’s thriving, evolving, innovative, life-saving medical device industry perfectly:

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." – Sir Isaac Newton, 1675

S2E5: 'Meet the Innovators' - Mehran Talebinejad, PhD, Co-founder and CEO, NeuroQore Inc.

S2E5: 'Meet the Innovators' - Mehran Talebinejad, PhD, Co-founder and CEO, NeuroQore Inc.

“NeuroQore’s Electromagnetics: A New Way to Treat Depression & Neurobehavioral Disorders” Silicon Valley medical device start-up, NeuroQore Inc., has developed a novel platform technology that it believes can be applied to many neurobehavioral disorders and could provide rapid treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). The team is striving to put an end to the most devastating of all endings: suicide. In this interview, co-founder and CEO Mehran Talebinejad talks about his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for NeuroQore.

'In MedTech History' - Stroke

'In MedTech History' - Stroke

As recently as 15 years ago, acute ischemic stroke patients had few treatment options. The arrival of the pioneering—and at the time, controversial—MERCI Retrieval System on the US market in 2004 served to transform the treatment paradigm for this devastating and costly condition by offering physicians and patients a long-awaited fast-acting, life-saving intervention.

S2E3: 'Meet the Innovators' - Eric Wells, Founder and CEO, Telluride Medical Partners

S2E3: 'Meet the Innovators' - Eric Wells, Founder and CEO, Telluride Medical Partners

“When One Door Closes Another Door Opens: The Story of Telluride Medical Partners.” Emerging Arizona-based medical device accelerator Telluride Medical Partners LLC (TMP) is comprised of business entrepreneurs, medical device start-up experts, and medtech engineers who are committed to bringing disruptive technologies to market. In this candid interview, Founder and CEO Eric Wells talks about his early career, his experiences in founding the company, and what’s next for TMP.

Outside Opinion: We’re Just Talking . . . With Jay Watkins

Outside Opinion: We’re Just Talking . . . With Jay Watkins

In this new installment of his series of interviews on corporate governance in medtech, DeNovo Ventures’ Managing Director Joe Mandato speaks with Jay Watkins, also a Managing Director at De Novo Ventures and at Curation Capital.​ Jay has served in multiple board roles and shares his insights on what makes a good board tick.

S2E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Richard Hanbury, Founder and CEO, Sana Health

S2E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Richard Hanbury, Founder and CEO, Sana Health

“Sana’s Wearable Solution for Chronic Pain” Boulder, CO-based start-up Sana Health is taking on one of the biggest health crises in the world today: opioid use, as part of a larger mission to redefine the way pain is treated. Sana’s novel FlowState technology induces deep relaxation, promotes neuroplasticity, reduces pain, and triggers sleep in as little as 10 minutes. In this interview, Founder Richard Hanbury talks about his experiences in founding the company and what’s next for Sana Health.

ICYMI: Digital Biomarkers of Neurological Function

ICYMI: Digital Biomarkers of Neurological Function

Neuro-focused prescription digital health companies are taking aim at a range of diseases from psychiatric and mental health disorders to neurodegenerative diseases. In this excerpt from our September 28 feature, “Digital Taps Into Neurological Function,” Mark Ratner talks with William Marks, MD, about Verily Life Sciences’ activities in the field.

S1E7: 'Meet the Innovators' - Aritz Lazkoz and Juan Arregui Altuna, Co-founders, Deneb Medical

S1E7: 'Meet the Innovators' - Aritz Lazkoz and Juan Arregui Altuna, Co-founders, Deneb Medical

“From Railroads to Robots: The Story Behind Deneb Medical.” Spain-based start-up Deneb Medical is developing a surgical robot for selective tissue ablation called CoBot, which the Co-founders believe will directly reduce the risk of unintended damage to critical anatomical structures. In this candid interview, the Co-founders talk about their inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, their current priorities, and what’s next.

TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations: Partnership with a Brain

TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations: Partnership with a Brain

San Francisco-based medtech incubator TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations, an initiative launched by the University’s Department of Surgery along with the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, are partnering to co-develop device technologies that address unmet patient needs. The team’s first project, being developed with Mitchel Berger, MD, Chair of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Brain Tumor Research Center at UCSF, is a device for use in optimizing brain surgery.

'In MedTech History' - Traumatic Brain Injury

'In MedTech History' - Traumatic Brain Injury

From ancient battlefields to today’s ball fields, the “silent epidemic” of traumatic brain injury (TBI) was and is a major cause of death and disability globally, but diagnosing the condition has not changed substantially over the last 50 years. BrainScope, working with the US Department of Defense, hopes to change all this by assessing patients with a multi-modal panel of capabilities including EEG-based technology and Artificial Intelligence…

S1E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jason McKeown, CEO, Modius Health

S1E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Jason McKeown, CEO, Modius Health

Meet Jason McKeown, co-founder and CEO of Neurovalens, an independent “careable technology” company whose Modius Health platform is using neuroscience with the goal of solving the mega-problems of obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, migraine, arthritis, anxiety, depression, and if that's not enough, even long-term space travel. In this candid interview onsite in Dublin with our Associate Analyst Kayleen Brown, CEO Jason McKeown talks about his inspiration and early experiences in co-founding the company, his current priorities, and the surprises and lessons he has learned so far in his start-up journey.