Flyover Health Tech: Supply chain tech, new diagnostic tools, and drone delivery
- Research from the University of Minnesota shows that artificial heart valves implanted in lambs continued to grow and function for at least a year after surgery.
- Tracking technology is becoming essential for medical and other suppliers. Columbus-based Cardinal Health Inc., along with Chicago-based FourKites, has built a customized system to track the distribution of temperature-sensitive medical products.
- Grand Rapids-based medical product startup Patient Co. has received $1M for its innovation designed to assist nurses and other caregivers moving hospital patients.
- Minneapolis-based Stimdia Medical has designed a system that facilitates the weaning of patients who are on mechanical ventilation for 96 hours or more and who have failed at least two weaning attempts.
- The latest partnership to spring out of the 20-year Destination Medical Center project in Minnesota is a collaboration between Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Mayo Clinic to find new diagnostic tools.
- UC inventors have announced that they’ve developed a semi-autonomous drone prototype to dispatch medicine or supplies to people’s homes. The team hopes that the drone will help bridge the digital divide that was exacerbated by CoVID-19..