Top 5 Reasons to Attend AdvaMed 2014




AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. An event rich in international flavor and featuring a deep, diverse attendee list that includes influential policy-makers, business executives and media, AdvaMed 2014 seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through detailed panel sessions, executive forums and more. It is a “must-attend” event for any MedTech company.

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Meet John Hart, President of Northwestern’s newest MedTech Startup, NanoCytomics LLC


NanoCytomics LLC, a privately held medical technology company developing novel cancer risk-stratification tests for use in primary care physicians’ offices, today announced the appointment of John W. Hart as president. Hart brings to NanoCytomics 35 years of experience in various healthcare sectors, including more than two decades at Baxter International, Allegiance and Cardinal Health.

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Northwestern University Licenses Technology to Test for Organ Rejection



It was Dr. Stanley Rose’s own kidney transplant that sparked the idea for Transplant Genomics, a company that’s finding a better way to test early on for organ graft rejection.

“As an organ transplant recipient, myself, I know that once you wake up from surgery from day one you’re wondering, ‘How am I doing?’” Rose said. “But the reality is that the tests out there that can tell you how you’re doing are pretty poor.”

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Abbott CEO says interested in acquiring more medical devices


(Reuters) – Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it is interested in bolstering its line of medical devices, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to find appropriate and affordable products.

Chief Executive Officer Miles White, in a conference call with industry analysts, said Abbott is interested in acquiring new medical optics and other products.

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Northwestern & Vanderbilt Researchers Collaborate on First “Star Trek” Device


Star Trek DeForest Kelley  Credit:Paramount TV/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Bionic Healthcare’s Pythia Team is a highly qualified interdisciplinary team comprised of biomedical and software engineers, physicians, management and marketing professionals with academic, professional and business expertise to develop and market a modular smart consumer healthcare platform.

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