Spring 2018

BWH ED Redesign to Help Cancer Patients and Researchers

June 21, 2018

A unique challenge of the emergency department (ED) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has become the catalyst for a new project designed to improve emergency care for oncology patients and develop new technologies for the ED. BWH is about to launch a four-year, $52 million renovation and expansion project. Approximately two-thirds of that funding will…

Collaboration Agreement Primer: Basics for Busy PIs

June 21, 2018

As a busy PI conducting research, have you ever wondered why your institution asks you to complete certain agreements related to your research and what do they all mean. In a recent article in Nature Biotechnology, Colm Lawler, PhD, Senior Licensing Manager and his co-authors attempt to provide a guide for navigating the alphabet soup…

From Innovation to Commercialization – Bridging the Gap

June 21, 2018

In a world where science, technology, and innovation run parallel to the entrepreneurial spirit, a bridge is often needed to connect expertise, knowledge and wisdom to the lifesaving inventions that patients need most. That’s why we launched the BRIDGES blog. Launched in December 2017, BRIDGES is a collaborative resource where Innovation staff, technology experts, investors,…

Innovation a Top Priority for International Market

June 21, 2018

Partners HealthCare International (PHI) and Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. (WHL) are exploring a new partnership based on research and innovation, driven by PHI’s strategy to expand services and leverage the unique strengths at PHS. Mehul Mehta, MD, Vice President of Strategy and Global Programs and Glenn Miller, PhD, Market Sector Leader, recently traveled to India to…

Innovators Honored at 2nd Annual Dinner

June 21, 2018

The Innovator’s Dinner was held Wednesday evening, April 25th as the concluding event of the 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum. This invitation-only dinner honored the 660 MGH, BWH, McLean and Spaulding principal investigators who submitted an invention disclosure during the calendar year 2017. Each investigator was recognized with a framed certificate and inclusion in the…

World Medical Innovation Forum Take-Aways

June 21, 2018

The 4th annual World Medical Innovation Forum convened experts from the fields of medicine, industry, venture capital, and technology to discuss the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize health care. The sold-out event had 1,700 registrants who attended a series of panel discussions, fireside chats, and AI focused workshops. The Forum also featured a…