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A few years ago, researchers at Novartis saw a disconnect between its robust cancer drug development pipeline, and the speed and efficacy by which...

Patients And Process Inform Tech

A short time ago, reports of bad images on some of its MRI machines was worrisome to Philips. Like airplanes, MRIs get cost-effective the...

Changing Minds While Innovating Hearts

When Stan Rowe took his search for funding a minimally-invasive alternative to heart valve replacement to VCs on Sand Hill Road back in 2000,...

Patients Are Consumers

There are 18 million cancer patients going through therapy right now, and that number increases by 2 million or so annually. After combating illness,...

The Human Face Of Healthcare

It’s odd that we tend to equate innovation with fast tech startups, or apps that are bolted onto consumer offerings, considering their low success...

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