2012 Big Tech Events Calendar

Posted by on December 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  There’s an overstuffed techno-nerd gift box of don’t-miss conferences and trade shows coming around the bend, along with some early bird discounts if you act soon. If I’ve missed any good ones (and I’m sure I have), please pass them along and I’ll update the list. I expect to attend most if not all […]

Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis¬†- by Rick Merritt, EETimes Here’s another angle on the BIOMEDevice Conference that I wrote about a few days ago, which expands on the points about regulation and VC investment trends. – Ken

Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery — healing without cuts – YouTube

Posted by on December 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  “Damn it Jim, I’m a doctor, not a butcher!” – Dr. McCoy of Star Trek  This new TEDtalk video demonstrates stunning abilities to heal with high-power focused ultrasound, in conjunction with high-accuracy 3D real-time feedback from MRI. Since a side-effect of the MR technique is a sensitivity to tissue temperature, the ultrasound beam can […]

BIOMEDevice San Jose 2011 – Trip Report

Posted by on December 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

- by Ken McGary, KSF Labs New international safety standards for medical equipment are on the way, namely revised IEC 60601 software validation and testing requirements, so Tuesday and Wednesday I attended the BIOMEDevice San Jose conference to get up to speed. Here’s a good background article on the new rules, which extend the concept […]