Archive for July, 2013

Ignition Labs mentor Dr Greg Roger announced as new Medical and Scientific Technologies Supplier Advocate

Further support for Australian business in food and medical industries Australian manufacturers will receive a welcome boost with the appointment of leading industry executives as supplier advocates for the food sector and the growing medical technologies market. Grocery executive Mr Geoff Starr has been appointed as the Federal Government’s Food Supplier Advocate, while medical practitioner […]

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How to make hospital wards smarter

Jess Gardner reveals the human side of a start-up, driven to improve patient care and the experiences of those involve on both sides of the patient bed….. Rob Ferguson was lunching with some mates at Centennial Vineyards in Bowral when he first met Matt Darling. “He approached us nervously,” Ferguson says. “He wasn’t brazen about […]

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The NSW Medical Device fund backs two ATP Innovations portfolio companies!

There was great news today from the NSW Medical Device Fund, an initiative supported by the Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and NSW Health.  Five companies were selected from a pool of 150 applicants to received a total of $10.3M funding over 3 years […]

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Ignition Labs is proud to announce three partnerships with champions of innovation.

The Ignitions Labs 2013 program, an accelerator for early stage health and medical technologies, will close applications on the 28th July for its highly competitive, intensive business development program. The accelerator is powered by ATP Innovations, Australia’s leading deep-technology incubator. The program offers five spots to promising startup companies that can demonstrate how their technology […]

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New York’s Blueprint Health accelerator welcomes its fourth class

Artemis One health IT company has developed a set of tools to help companies track their progress complying with Meaningful Use deadlines spelled out in the HITECH Act. Salt Lake City, Utah-based Artemis has developed a real time meaningful use dashboard, report cards, and a way to submit attestation. Board Vitals The group of physicians founded medical education company Board […]

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Entrepreneurship – You can teach an “old dog” new tricks

Here’s a fun tidbit for all of us “old dog” entrepreneurs: experience counts. What’s the ideal age to start a company? Thirty-four. In fact every year of age continues to increase your chance for success up to 40, but your odds don’t diminish thereafter. This, perhaps for some, confronting data comes from the Founders Institute […]

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Ignition Labs Health & Medtech Accelerator – applications close 28th July

A new generation of health technologies are emerging between the two extremes of high cost medical technologies and efficiency driving health IT. These new innovations appear at convergence points across the healthcare, life sciences, engineering, information technology and telecommunications industries, where clinicians, engineers and scientists leverage technological advancements like microelectronics, low-power sensors, wireless networks, cloud […]

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2013 Midyear Digital Health Funding Update – Rock Health

Rock Health examine the digital health space in the US and report on where the money went: With half of 2013 behind us, we’re able to uncover some interesting insights and trends in funding in digital health.  We saw continued growth with $849M invested in 90 different companies.  This is 12% more money and 25% […]

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Sydney Health Tech Meetup No.4. Join us on July 11th!

We’ve been helping Lissanthea Taylor with Sydney’s Health Tech Meet Up group for the past few months and the people involved have been great.  We’d like to extend an invitation to anyone who’s interested in attending the next one.  So far we’ve had over 100 doctors, developers, physiotherapists, big data analysts, biomedical engineers, industrial designers, […]

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