Posts Tagged ‘FDA’

Invention and Entrepreneurship

Posted on: July 29th, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

David Albert is the founder and chief medical officer of AliveCor, a ten-year-old company whose vision is “to be the 24/7 virtual […]

Inspired by an Ancient Queen

Posted on: May 20th, 2022 by admin

A decade ago, Siddhartha Mukherjee published his prize-winning book entitled The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. He quoted from […]

Is This Finally DBT’s Time?

Posted on: May 13th, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) has been the “go to” imaging modality to screen for early detection of breast cancer for […]

Turning Cancer on Itself

Posted on: May 6th, 2022 by admin

Fifteen years ago, Samuel Mazin was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, studying the inverse geometry of computer tomographic (CT) systems. He […]

Learning from Past Mistakes

Posted on: March 4th, 2022 by admin

Almost 25 years ago, in 1998, the FDA approved computer-aided detection (CAD) tools as an adjunct to mammography. This was before the […]

Angels in the Crowd

Posted on: February 4th, 2022 by admin

When an entrepreneur has a novel idea for a medical device, her biggest challenge will be to secure the necessary […]

Ultrasound to the Fore

Posted on: January 14th, 2022 by admin

The online magazine AuntMinnie.com has just published a review article by Emily Hayes entitled “Ultrasound jostles for bigger role in screening dense breasts.” With […]

Cape Town Company Develops Covid-19 Test Kit

Posted on: December 10th, 2021 by admin

Five years ago, CapeRay joined a consortium of local manufacturers to establish a not-for-profit company called the Western Cape Medical Devices […]

Evaluating DBT after 10 Years

Posted on: December 3rd, 2021 by admin

Earlier this year, we described how the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) pioneers, led by Dr Daniel Kopans, developed a screening tool that […]

Banking on Stock Exchanges

Posted on: November 5th, 2021 by admin 2 Comments

One of the first stock exchanges was established in Amsterdam in the early 1600s, with the first shares offered for the Dutch […]