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T2Biosystems Announces Strategic Investment with In-Q-Tel

As reported in BioSpace, T2 Biosystems, Inc., a company developing the first portable medical diagnostic products which combine nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm. T2 Biosystems’ technology has been validated in multiple published journal articles and has shown to accurately analyze viruses, bacteria, proteins, hormones, DNA, small… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 18, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Risk Capital Co-op Explores New Model of Early Stage Funding

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Interesting article describing a Seattle based hybrid fund - cross between an Angel network and Early Stage VC. Appears they are deftly targeting an underserved niche.



In challenging times, may be a strategy with some long term merit. LP risk is limited. Ideal, perhaps, for med tech start-ups emerging from labs in regional clusters where Risk Capital is relatively scarce, but Medical Technology is excellent, i.e., National Capital Area (MD/DC/VA), Ohio… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 16, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Build a Better Health Care System & Win $10 Million

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Interesting article posted in the Wall Street Journal Blog, http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/10/15/build-a-better-health-care-system-win-10-million/#comment-323079. It appears that the X PRIZE Foundation, the nation’s pre-eminent philanthropic organization focused on innovation through competition & the WellPoint Foundation, are initiating a $10 million bounty to generate new mechanisms to address the health care system… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 16, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Size Matters

Talk about infinitely scalable. Brookhaven Labs has partnered with other worldwide computing centers to form a consortium, the World's Largest Computing Grid (WLCG). Read all about it.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cybersecurity Research Initiative

The government officially has begun to formulate a national R&D agenda for “game-changing ideas" as part of the multiyear, multibillion-dollar, governmentwide effort to secure cyberspace through the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The NSF released today a 'Request for Information' (RFI) which officially launches the program to the public.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hospitals outsource teleradiology services to India

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FYI. See article from Washington Post transmitted to MedTechIQ "Imaging" Group.

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Hospitals around the world, including some in the U.S., are outsourcing teleradiology services to Bangalore, India, because the city offers lower costs and convenience for institutions facing a shortage of radiologists. Some experts said medical services that do not need direct interaction with… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 15, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Federal Agency - HRSA - Awards $18.9M in Grants for EHRs & Health IT

HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $18.9 million in grants to help 25 organizations implement electronic health records and other health IT, Government Health IT reports.

HRSA officials said the grants will help meet the Bush administration's goal for most U.S. residents to have EHRs by 2014.

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cloudy Future for Amazon

Amazon, with its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), has become arguably the pre-eminent player in the emerging "Cloud Computing" space. See this excellent overview describing the approach Amazon is taking.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"They're H-eeee-re"

Apple finally released its new line of laptop computers. Rumors of "Blue-ray" drive and $800 Macs were baseless; after announcement, the stock market was clearly disappointed, and punished equity shares. The price on entry-level… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

DoD "Opens" Up

Under the auspices of its Chief Information Officer, the DoD will shortly release an important department-wide memorandum clarifying policy on open-source as part of 'acceptable' DoD software. Though the details have not been divulged, the essence of the new guidelines have been released. See article for more specifics.

Added by Clymer/JR on October 15, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Americans Expect Companies to Have Social-Media Presence

An overwhelming majority (93 percent) of online Americans say companies should have a social-media presence, and 85 percent believe these companies also should be interacting with consumers through social media, according to research from Cone, writes MarketingCharts.



The 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study also reveals the depth and breadth of social media interaction with… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Androids by the Millions

The dust is settling, and it appears that the new Google "Android" phones are the real deal. Read an excellent/comprehensive review in eWeek. The milieu is similar to the frenzy seen with the iPhone release. 1.5 million pre-orders have been placed;… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Apple (Computer)?

Remember when Apple was Apple Computer? I don't know if I'm the only member of this network who has speculated on when Apple would finally shake up it's laptop line, which apart from "Air", has really grown long-in-the-tooth. For those of you who follow these things, today is the day. The rumor mills have been ripe with anticipation over 'breakout' vs incremental change.… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Seeing the Light?

Interesting article on Microsoft release of Silverlight 2, compatible with 'Rich Internet Application", an open-sourced platform for developing media content. The company provides free developer access under a 'Microsoft Permissive License'. Might we see more open-sourced releases from Microsoft in the future???

Added by Clymer/JR on October 14, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Microsoft Partners in Genetic Research

Interesting article describing new Scripps Health Service research project, involving 'genetic scanning' of 10,000 volunteers with 20 year follow-up. Partners include Microsoft, Affymetrix, and Navigenics. In addition to ethical… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 13, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Telemedicine Project Targets Rural Areas in Northern Pakistan

Azhar,



FYI.



The State Department, IBM and other public and private organizations have launched a telemedicine project to treat patients in remote, medically underserved areas of Northern Pakistan, Government Health IT reports.



The Pakistan Telemedicine Project uses wireless broadband technology, video-conferencing and the Internet to connect the project's central coordinating facility at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi with a hospital in Attock District… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on October 11, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Google and Apple: In the Clouds

Thought-provoking article from HowStuffWorks that explains in simple terms the evolution of cloud computing, and the derivative implications for a global thin-client architecture. The author also dreams of the perfect marriage between Google and Apple, and how that union would influence the future of "clouds". BTW, Check out HowStuffWorks on the WWW; it's a real FUN site!!!

Added by Clymer/JR on October 11, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mike Russell's (@planetrussell) Twitter.com Feed

Added by Michael J. Russell on October 8, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Android Impacts iPhone

WOW! Even faster than expected, Google's open mobile architecture (Android), has shaken the folks at Apple who must see these new devices as the first real threat to iPhone hegemony in this market space. Apple just announced that it is dropping its NDA requirements for developers of already released iPhone software ... a bit confusing and I grant still a way from a completely open architecture, but every step counts. Let a thousand flowers grow. See… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 8, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Android Orders Exceed Expectations

eWeek reports on greater than anticipated T-Mobile orders for its Google Android phone available on 22Oct08 with pre-order. Rumors circulate that the $179 cost (guaranteed only through 22Oct08) will rise to ~ $400. See video from T-Mobile and Google founders… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on October 8, 2008 at 10:29am — No Comments

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