Medical Devices

Verily Life Sciences Leads Digitization of Healthcare

We recently did a deep dive into the available robotic surgery stocks on the market. The article only considered pure-play companies where a significant portion of their revenues are derived from that particular emerging technology. Otherwise, you may end up with a list of great companies, such as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), but get little […]

6 Robotic Surgery Stocks for Retail Investors

Earlier this year, we wrote about the increasingly important role of healthcare robotics in smart hospital settings to help cut down on infections, as well as other nasty viruses and bacteria. Service robots can help deliver medications or sanitize hospital rooms, with the goal to reduce contact between human petri dishes in critical care conditions […]

A Large-Cap Diabetes Stock That’s Growing Like Mad

It’s been quite entertaining lately to watch some Americans waddle around whinging about how oppressed they are, when it’s apparent that none of them have ever visited an actual dictatorship. In many of the 50 remaining dictatorships on this planet, people often starve, yet in the U.S. there seems to be too much food available. […]

Ultrasound Technology for 5 Types of Medical Conditions

Aside from destroying the social fabric of our society, Facebook has enabled a whole generation of parents to post endless photos of their little rug rats doing all sorts of nauseatingly cute things. New parents are probably the worst, celebrating the life of their child every few weeks, as if we still lived in the […]

A Bionic Pancreas that Uses Machine Learning for Good

Former Vice President Al Gore was back in the news this month, raising millions for a new campaign. No, not the one crowded with 22 candidates and counting. His Generation Investment Management firm just raised $1 billion for what those who know anything about impact investing might call a do-gooder fund. Socially responsible investing, which […]

Robotic Pills That Replace Biologic Injections

If you have Internet access that allows you to read this article, then you’ve probably had an injection at some point in your life. According to the World Health Organization, there are 16 billion injections that take place every year in developing and transitional countries. Of those injections, 90% are therapeutic, 5% are given for […]

10 Medical Device Cybersecurity Startups

As medical devices become more pervasive, there’s an increasing concern about cybersecurity. Cyber-attacks have been targeting practically every connected device available in the market today, with an average of one hack attempt every 39 seconds. Medical devices being hacked also damages brand reputation very quickly. (The notion of someone stealing your password is a whole lot […]

An Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics is Almost Here

If you’ve ever taken an introductory cultural anthropology class, you might recall reading a paper on “Body Ritual among the Nacirema.” Written in 1956, it’s an account of an anthropologist who visits a tribe and observes all kinds of weird behavior – like medicine men who jab coated needles into the flesh of the natives. […]