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Summer 2017

A.I. and GE – The Disruption Accelerates

July 11, 2017

On May 17, Partners HealthCare joined forces with another Boston institution, GE Electric Co., to launch an ambitious 10-year collaboration to rapidly develop, validate, and strategically integrate deep learning technology into every aspect of the patient journey. Working with GE Healthcare, this decade-long effort will be executed through the newly formed Massachusetts General Hospital and…

Collaborative Innovation Flourishes Through Alliances and Fellows

July 11, 2017

Three tailored collaborative programs serve as models for how academic innovators can jointly work with industry to rapidly bring new technology to patients. With clear objectives, strong organizational commitments and targeted resources, the resulting synergy is accelerating the development and application of important new technology. The Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) collaborations, the Sanofi…

Forward Thinking Cancer Therapy to Go Viral?

July 11, 2017

There’s an ancient proverb about the uniting of two opposing forces against a third opponent that says, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” The same could be said of the field of oncolytic virus research where scientists have been working to turn viruses that would otherwise be harmful to humans into specialized treatments…

Innovators Dinner to Thank Partners HealthCare Inventor Community

July 11, 2017

On May 3, 2017, 350 Partners innovators were honored at the first-ever celebration and thank you. The reception and dinner were an opportunity for Partners HealthCare to express its gratitude to its innovative faculty for their insights, creativity, commitment and long hours to finding new modes of helping patients. Inventors received a framed certificate acknowledging…

MS Team Breaks into Cancer Immunotherapy

July 11, 2017

As a longtime researcher into multiple sclerosis, Howard Weiner, MD, never thought he would publish a paper on cancer immunotherapy—let alone help to start a new company dedicated to developing cancer therapeutics. But that is exactly what happened thanks to an idea that sparked from the cross-disciplinary interactions between Dr. Weiner and his fellow researchers…

The Revolution in Cardiac Care

July 11, 2017

More than 1,300 cardiovascular leaders convened in Boston May 1-3 for the 2017 World Medical Innovation Forum. The three-day event, which was hosted by Partners Innovation, highlighted the emerging revolution in cardiac care through the use of powerful new genomic, electronic and other tools to treat some of the most long standing and vexing challenges…