PUDDLE HOPS: A new way to deliver drugs, XR internship, early detection of COVID in kids

UPMC’s spinout

As the health insurance industry shifts to data-driven quality measurement, health systems are aligning around value-based care. Toward that goal, Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises has spun out a digital health care quality company called Astrata.

New way to deliver drugs

Researchers with the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and North Dakota State University have designed a new way to deliver pancreatic cancer drugs that could make fighting the disease much easier.

Healthcare innovation in Indy

Indy’s Regenstrief Institute is partnering with Boomerang Ventures in order to expand the reach of healthcare-related innovations and help bring research from concept to market. Boomerang Ventures is also locating its headquarters within 16 Tech’s Innovation hub.

Ann Arbor nurtures XR technology

Ann Arbor SPARK, in partnership with the University of Michigan, has created an internship program to connect students with growing startups in gaming and XR.

Early detection of COVID in children

Wayne State University researchers are working on an AI-assisted cloud and mobile system that would help with early detection of severe SARS-CoV-2 illness in children.