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Committed to Medical Innovations

Every day—in research labs across eastern Massachusetts—investigators, doctors and nurses at Partners HealthCare are working to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. Partners HealthCare Innovation works directly with researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital and Spaulding Hospital to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology, and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

Partners Innovation News

New Imaging Tools Could Reduce the Deadly Toll of Thrombus and Fibrosis

Diseases related to thrombus and fibrosis are a key contributor to strokes, heart attacks, organ failure and death and result in billions of dollars in healthcare costs each year. Thrombus—the formation of blot clots—is the most common underlying pathology of ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke and venous thromboembolism.

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Partners Healthcare News

Partners HealthCare Creates New Investment Funds to Accelerate Innovation in Medicine

Partners HealthCare has announced the creation of two new investment funds aimed at addressing the lack of translational funding in pre-clinical life sciences, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technology development. The funds will support ventures that develop new drugs and technologies based on inventions originating from Partners researchers and investigators as well as companies who will work with Partners institutions to develop digital solutions.

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World Medical Innovation Forum

Realizing the Promise of AI in the Clinic

The gap between development of AI and its use and integration in the clinic is closing, as technology, sophisticated algorithms, data sets, and computational capacity are now directly supporting both clinicians and patient care in clinical settings.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

Advice on the ‘Lightbulb Moment’ with Paul Ridker, MD

Paul Ridker, MD and Pat Fortune, PhD discuss the process of translating an invention into a commercial opportunity.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

When are Ideas Ready for Commercialization with Tayyaba Hasan, PhD

Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, shares some advice on knowing when inventions are ready for commercialization. She shares perspectives with Ulysses Sallum on how innovation impacts lives.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

Company Creation: What to Do, What to Do

Rick Blumberg, MD, shares some advice on company creation with Chris Coburn, Partners’ chief innovation officer. Hear Rick’s thoughts on the value of thinking through whether to license an invention or to form a company around it and the importance of creating a compelling investment story regardless of the path you choose.

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The 2020 World Medical Innovation Forum will focus on the future of medicine and the growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on clinical care. The event brings together hundreds of industry-leading CEOs, Partners' HIT experts, investors, deal makers and our Harvard faculty to share perspectives on how cognitive computation, machine learning, and big date are having a transformative impact on patient care.

To learn more about the World Medical Innovation Forum, click here.

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Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Partners hospitals and participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

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