Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: Aug. 20 to 26, 2014

medical device news logoEach week, KMC Systems brings you the top 5 medical device news articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest medical device development, design and manufacturing industry information.

All but one of our top medical device news stories this week come from Med City News, with all but two coming from Dan Verel. The publication and the author have done an excellent job putting out high quality medical news that interests the medical device community.

This week, the FDA releases its new API, another digital health company expands remote monitoring, private health exchange software developer Array Health raises $9 million, a blood test might diagnose brain cancer and Northwestern hosts a health-startup challenge.


FDA launches API for medical device data

By Dan Verel 
The FDA, through its ongoing openFDA project, recently released a new API that will allow users to search for adverse event reports on medical devices going back to 1992.

Read more on Med City News.


Healthsense grabs $10M to expand remote monitoring in home health, managed care

By Mark Sullivan
Another digital health company is finding some market traction and some new funding in the home monitoring business.

Read more on Med City News.


Array Health, developer of private health exchange software, raises $9M

By Dan Verel
Array Health, a Seattle-based provider of technology for private health insurance exchanges, recently raised $9 million, according to a filing with the SEC. 

Read more on Med City News.


Blood test may revolutionize brain cancer diagnosis

Scientists at Virginia Tech's Virginia Bioinformatics Institute working with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's National Medical Center have found a new way to diagnose brain cancer based on genetic markers found in "junk DNA."

Read more on Medical News Today.


Northwestern to host Chicago challenge for health startups

By Dan Verel

Northwestern University and Insight Product Development are inviting medical device and digital health startups to apply for the Chicago HealthTECH Summit Competition, in what organizers said is the first medical technology crowd funding opportunity in the Midwest.

Read more on Med City News.

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