Join us as we uncover emerging technologies, chat with industry's big players and look ahead to 2011 and beyond.

  • CyberKnife ushers in robotic revolution in cancer treatment

    Foreshadowed by Dr. McCoy in “StarTrek,” CyberKnife eradictes deadly tumors painlessly -- without incisions, pain, anesthesia, hospital stays, chance of infection or lengthy recovery time. It’s about as simple as a visit to sickbay on the Starship Enterprise.

  • Government program provides $67 million to local life science firms

    With venture capital and other forms of investing funds lacking in the recession, the life science industry is welcoming a new form of government funding for research.

  • Motion-sensitive games may be future of personal fitness

    With the current shift of video games towards motion-sensitive technology, the industry is hoping to get gamers off the couch as it looks to help them shed those unwanted pounds as well as the negative stereotype all too often associated with the industry.

  • Statewide project aims to build a healthier City Heights

    Isolating genetic markers for crippling hereditary diseases is, without a doubt, a health innovation. So is manufacturing prosthetic limbs that respond to the neural stimuli of patient brains. But as one local neighborhood is determined to show, important health innovations don’t always occur in the laboratory or in the hospital. Sometimes they occur when a community health project decides to sit down and listen to more than 1,500 residents talk about health issues in more than a dozen languages.

  • Innovation challenge to help develop wireless health tools for soldiers

    The U.S Army, along with Qualcomm and the University of California, San Diego, has sponsored a regional initiative that will provide funding and business mentoring to researchers from selected Southern California institutes that are developing novel technologies in wireless health care.

  • Health information systems: The most critical technologies

    Medicine is always flush with new innovations, from imaging technologies and new drugs, to robotics and minimally invasive surgeries that will doubtless continue to advance our ability to diagnose and treat maladies that afflict us. Our ability to understand the ever-increasing body of knowledge that is medical care, and to know when and how to apply that knowledge, has outstripped the capabilities of any physician or scientist. Absent advanced information technologies to integrate and sort through the data, clinical findings, possible diagnostics and treatments, clinicians may be overwhelmed -- data, data everywhere, but not a drop of usable information.

  • Rudolph and Sletten’s health care expertise shapes downtown community

    Building health care facilities requires an understanding of complex regulations and the always-changing medical environment. With an in-depth understanding of construction, Rudolph and Sletten is able to balance budgets, schedules, and the functional and aesthetic requirements of health care facilities. The company has been consistently ranked as one of the top health care builders in the West.

  • West Wireless Health Institute develops wireless fetal monitoring device

    The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced the development of its first engineering prototype, Sense4Baby, a non-invasive wireless device designed to make fetal and maternal monitoring more readily available to expectant mothers wherever cellular or Internet services exist.

  • Santaris in Phase 2 clinical trials for Hepatitis C treatment

    Denmark-based Santaris Pharma, which has U.S.-based operations in San Diego, just announced it has received the green signal from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to conduct phase two trials for miravirsen, a micro ribonucleic acid-targeted drug intended for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus, a liver disease.

  • How much could patient safety save us?

    Anthem Blue Cross, the National Health Foundation and California's three regional Hospital Associations --San Diego & Imperial Counties, Southern California and Northern and Central California -- enter into an historic partnership for patient safety.

  • Anthem Blue Cross helps cancer survivors with new computer-based tool

    Cancer patients and doctors aren't always on the same page when it comes to cancer survivorship. But now - thanks to Journey Forward, a collaboration between WellPoint (the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross), the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center and Genentech - there's an innovative new tool that can benefit anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.