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#HackFosterCareLA leverages technology to help foster children

Los Angeles country is home to over 18,000 foster care children—a pressing social issue that has become a focus of one startup. The executive director of ScaleLA, an organization bringing government and community together to address social issues, as announced its #HackFosterCareLA event.

National Medical Products receives Innovative Technology contract from Vizient Inc.

National Medical Products has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, the largest member-driven healthcare company in the U.S., for its J-Tip Needle Free Injection System. The Innovative Technology contract is offered to a product that shows the ability to improve clinical care, patient safety and care delivery.

3D printing moves to bigger and better things

3D printing is quickly developing into a viable method of manufacturing, but it still faces challenges in terms of overall volume of production. 3D Systems, a Rock Hill, South Carolina-based provider of 3D printing systems, has released its Figure 4 production platform, which the company claims can rapidly increase output, including those applications in the healthcare industry.

Nano-implant spies potential to fight blindness

Living in the dark is the reality of patients who have lost their sight due to macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetes. Engineers from the University of California, San Diego and Nanovision Biosciences have developed a nanotechnology implant with wireless electronics to bring blind patients into the light. 

Capillary-powered pumps make microfluidic devices go

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed paper pumps capable of powering portable microfluidic devices using capillary power.

Rockefeller professor receives grant to research on rare liver cancer

Head of the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics at Rockefeller University Sanford Simon, PhD, has received a $600,000 grant by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) to develop a therapy for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease is most common in adolescents and young adults who typically have no history of liver disease.

Are you sitting down? Stand up for in-office productivity

Autonomous, a producer of standing desks, has developed a SmartDesk to get people on their feet and moving.

Facebook is using artifical intelligence to stop suicide

With artificial intelligence, Facebook is working with its users to report and, hopefully, prevent suicides.

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation, prevent dehydration

Graphene-coated contact lenses developed by Korean researchers prevent dehydration and protect wearers from electromagnetic radiation.

Numotion releases standing wheelchair

Numotion, producers of complex rehab technology (CRT), have released the Tek RMD in the United States, which allows wheelchair-bound patients to stand.