Smithwise helps startup find its focus

After Basil Leaf Technologies won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize in 2017, founder Dr. Basil Harris needed help figuring out how to bring this almost-all-in-one diagnostic tool to market. Basil Leaf’s mobile platform DxtER includes a group of non-invasive sensors that can wirelessly communicate with a smart device as they collect data on vital signs, body

The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2017

Medtech startups face more challenges than they have in the past, but several companies are developing products that take advantage of new technology and are specifically designed to meet healthcare’s evolving needs.    The number of medtech startups has declined. Thirty years ago, the medtech field averaged 1,500 startups; it slid to about 600 by

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Star Trek tricorder: This may be the best we can do – for now

They don’t diagnose diseases with a few waves of the hand, the way that Dr. Leonard McCoy would with his tricorder on Star Trek. But 2 mobile platforms – algorithms and sensors paired with smart devices – nearly met the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize’s audacious benchmarks for diagnosing 13 disease states. In the process, a Philadelphia area team