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Smart inhaler company Adherium raises $5.9M from Fidelity

Adherium, a Melbourne, Australia-based connected inhaler company, has raised $5.9 million ($8 million Australian) through a private placement of …

6 key trends in the orthopedic device industry for the next 8 years

The orthopedic devices market is expected to grow significantly over the next eight years, according to Grand View Research.<p>Here are six key trends …

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

Amongst the most often asked questions I get from founders is, “How much money should I raise?”Reflexively founders want to raise as much money as …

5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare

Virtual Reality started its fascinating take-over of healthcare for the greatest pleasure of patients and doctors alike. Here are five great examples …

Validate personal air-pollution sensors

Alastair Lewis and Peter Edwards call on researchers to test the accuracy of low-cost monitoring devices before regulators are flooded with …

The End Of Root Canals?

Stem cell-stimulating fillings could change dentistry and save your teeth<p>What if damaged teeth could heal themselves? That's the inspiration behind a new project from Harvard and the University of Nottingham to create stem cell stimulating fillings.<p>Dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities …

This self-healing material could solve many wearable woes

The physical limitations of existing materials are one of main problems when it comes to flexible electronics, be it wearables, medical or sports tech. If a flexible material breaks, it either stays broken, or if it has some self-healing properties it may continue to work, but not so well. However, …

Nanotech

Health tech is going to save your life (for real)

From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.<p>We are nothing without good health. It's a cliche. It's cheesy. And I believe it passionately.<p>Health is one of the most important fields in …

A Stethoscope for Knees to Detect Injury, Measure Recovery

Those crackling sounds of knees in the morning may sound scary, but there’s constant noise coming out of moving joints that we just don’t hear. …

Medical Technology

Stroke Rehab Gamification: Hangout with Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Researchers

Stroke rehabilitation can be a monotonous and uninspiring experience, resulting in many patients recovering not as well as they could. We hosted a …

Pacific Edge presents positive Cxbladder Monitor results

Cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX:PEB), announced today the presentation of positive results from a prospective multicenter, …

Waikato DHB and Callaghan Innovation join forces to speed up medical trials for the elderly

Waikato District Health Board director of older persons and rehabilitation and allied health Barbara Garbutt said the project will build on research …

Gloves That Translate ASL To English Speech Form Bridge Between Hearing And Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss affects around 20 percent of the United States population to some degree, and for many of these people, American Sign Language (ASL) is …

Waikato DHB and Callaghan Innovation join forces to speed up medical trials for the elderly.

Waikato District Health Board and the government’s innovation agency Callaghan Innovation have teamed up to tackle the problem of slow clinical …

Alex Klokus

Orion Health shares soar on new UK contracts

Orion Health shares extended their advance after the health systems software developer signed up a pair of new clients in the UK.<p>The shares rose 5.7 …

3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques: Echocardiography and CT combined to produce heart model

Echocardiography and CT combined to produce heart model<p>Congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce …

Magnetic nanoparticles could stop blood clot-caused strokes

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 …

Weird pairings can have big impact in healthcare innovation - MaRS

For three days in October 2015, MaRS was the site of the Innovation Learning Network’s InPerson Meeting, a meeting place for health leaders, …

Hello World: Episode 1 - New Zealand

This episode of "Hello World" offers a window into just how good New Zealand technology has become. Ashlee Vance covers the country's North Island, …

New Headphones Stimulate Vagus Nerve To Deliver A Surge Of Dopamine With Your Tunes

The Sanskrit word “nirvana” describes the ultimate goal of the Buddhist path, which is to extinguish desire, hatred, ignorance, suffering, and even …

Contact Lens Wearers May Be Done Dealing With Dry Eyes, Thanks To New Device

It's no secret that contact lenses can be really uncomfortable — ask anyone who's ever worn a pair. Roughly half of contact wearers switch back to …

From dust to bone: NZ's revolutionary titanium 3D printers

Last year, Warwick Downing got a visit from a TV crew making a story for Canadian television about a Canadian cat with jaw cancer getting a titanium …

Volpara seeks to raise $A10m from ASX listing

Unlock this PAID CONTENT article<p><b>Log in here</b> if you already have an NBR subscription or subscribe below.<p>User login<p>More NBR subscription options on the …

Adherium signs agreement for Smartinhaler in asthma therapy trial

Auckland-based respiratory disease device and monitoring system maker Adherium has signed an agreement with the Medical Research Institute of New …

NZ launches $37.8 million health IT research program

Orion Health has partnered with the Waitemata District Health Board, the University of Auckland and the Ministry of Business Innovation and …

Virtual reality therapy is coming. One academic’s predictions of how this will transform health care.

Technologists have called 2016 the year of virtual reality. In the spring, with the release of high-end consumer headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, ordinary people will finally be able to test out the technology we’ve been waiting for since the 1990s.<p>While the biggest chunk of the …

Eyeglasses That Can Focus Themselves Are on the Way - MIT Technology Review

An Israeli startup is making glasses with lenses that can automatically adjust their optical power in real time, which may be a boon to people with …

Mind Control: Monkeys Controlling Wheelchairs With Their Brains May Provide Clues To Helping Quadriplegics

Brain-machine interfaces may soon be here, allowing patients to control prosthetic limbs with their minds, and quadriplegics to move wheelchairs with …