Cedars-Sinai Launches Program To Help Fast-Track Innovative Medical Products
The hospital has teamed up with the global startup accelerator Techstars to help inventors develop their ideas, such as virtual reality goggles that immerse patients in calming scenes of beauty as a drug-free way to manage pain and an inexpensive endoscope designed to eliminate the risk of infection because it’s disposable after one use.
LA Hospital, Partner Seek To Jump Start Health Care Innovators
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has teamed up with a startup accelerator to provide a boost to firms developing new products for the health care field. A key idea behind the effort is that providing access to medical and other experts who can give an invention a test run can make the difference between failure and success. The program, which Cedars recently launched with the global startup accelerator Techstars, runs for three months. (O'Neill, 6/27)