Tag Archives: Interview

GI Genius Polyp Detection System: Interview with Giovanni Di Napoli, President, Gastrointestinal at Medtronic

We recently reported on the de novo FDA clearance received by Medtronic for its GI Genius AI polyp detection system. The product is hugely flexible as it works with any video colonoscope and provides AI powered assistance for clinicians in identifying colorectal polyps during colonoscopies. Medtronic reports that the system has significantly improved polyp detection… Read More »

A Sticky Solution to a Hard Problem : Interview with Dr. Luis Alvarez, CEO of Theradaptive

The development of biomaterials for orthopedic applications is a crowded space with several large and small companies designing innovative materials. One approach is the use of these materials to deliver therapeutic proteins that enhance healing. Theradaptive has developed a novel method to modify the proteins themselves so that they coat the surface of implants like… Read More »

Optimizer System for Cardiac Contractility Modulation: Interview with Dr. Ishu Rao, Medical Director of Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has developed the Optimizer system, a device designed to improve myocardial contractility in patients with heart failure. The system is intended to improve the quality of life of heart failure patients by reducing the severity of their symptoms. At present, many heart failure patients have few options… Read More »

Bulk Powders: Interview with the founders

Bulk Powders are a brand that I regularly buy from and if you haven’t tried any of their products yet, you are definitely missing out. They sell good quality protein powders but also superfoods and nutritional supplements. I am a big fan of their vegan protein powder but have also tried some of their other products.… Read More »

Augmedix Uses AI and Remote Scribes to Improve Clinician Documentation: Interview with Founder Ian Shakil

The advent of electronic health records (EHRs) has allowed clinicians to document patient visits in a way that permits more accuracy, shareability, and other critical capabilities. However, EHR documentation is time-consuming, contributes to clinician burnout, and impacts the quality of patient-clinician interactions. One solution is the usage of in-room medical scribes (quite literally a third… Read More »

Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics for Low Resource Regions: Interview with Jesse Lehga, VP at Diagnostics for the Real World

DRW (Diagnostics for the Real World), a company with headquarters in San Jose, California, and Cambridge, United Kingdom, has developed the SAMBA II, a point-of-care diagnostic device for the detection of infectious diseases, including HIV and HCV, for use in low-resource and/or remote regions. The system employs nucleic acid amplification to detect viral RNA or… Read More »