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Medical

Acquisitions

Stryker Corp Buys Physio-Control International for $1.28 Billion

The acquisition will help the company expand its emergency medical services business/
Project Grow

How a Father's Love for His Ailing Son Inspired Him to Reinvent the Sneaker

Steve Kaufman didn't want his son's medical condition to stop him from putting his shoes on by himself. His quest to boost the teen's self-esteem led to the creation of Quikiks.
Inventing

How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention

Read how novice inventor Lesli Jenkins Wang got the conservative medical industry to accept her Free2GoRollator late last year.
Layoffs

Johnson & Johnson to Cut 3,000 jobs in Medical Devices Division

The company said the restructuring would affect its orthopaedics, surgery and cardiovascular businesses within the larger medical devices unit.
History

The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For

The original idea for Pfizer's famous little thrill pill has nothing to do with keeping it up.
Medicine

These Glowing Bandages Can Reduce the Chances of Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

The experimental bandage glows green when it comes into contact with unfriendly bacteria, alerting medical staff when a wound is infected.
Social Entrepreneurship

This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?

Instead of constantly fundraising, Y Combinator graduate Watsi has adopted a more defined model.
Theranos

Theranos Founder Says the Company Will 'Absolutely' Get FDA Approval

Despite a recent barrage of bad press, the company's founder and CEO is confident in the company's future.
Leadership

Theranos Restructures Board Amid Concerns About Its Technology

The blood testing startup has shrunk its board from 12 members to five, a move it says happened back in July.
Kickstarter

Ladies: This 'Smart' Menstrual Product Texts You From Down There

Loon Labs's Looncup, crushing it on Kickstarter now, takes the fear of accidents out of your monthly cycle.
Innovation

Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways

When a surgeon decided to try something new four decades ago, it changed the face of a sport.
Health

Would You Drink This Sweet, New Sunscreen? Yes, We Said Drink.

Is the latest drinkable sunblock under the sun the real protective deal or just plain shady?
Franchise Players

No Bones About It: This Franchisee Says He Made a Great Business Choice

Chiropractic doctor Steve Nutty cites his experience as a hockey coach as great training for owning his own business.
Business Unusual

This Entrepreneur Created a Hangover Cure on Wheels

Hangover Heaven s a 45-foot bus staffed with nurses and assistants to deliver patients a mix of medications, electrolytes and vitamins via IV.
Medicine

Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'

Interim analysis of a trial to protect against the deadly disease has been shown to, thus far, be successful.