The Iowa State University Computation and Construction Lab is turning to 3D printing to manufacture and distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals. Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, and eight students have corralled 30 3D printers from campus to create parts for face shields and hope to manufacture up to 2,000 face shields. The printing and supplies […]

Iowa startup Apollo is repurposing its online platform to aid hospitals that need increased health care workers to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus in the midst of a labor shortage — while waiving all fees associated with the platform use for the next four weeks, Apollo co-founder and CEO Jon Lensing announced Tuesday. The platform, www.apollohct.com, […]

An Iowa City company has won a state grant to help it continue producing some unique models, reports Radio Iowa. Neil Quellhorst of Protostudios says the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board grant of $492,000 paid for a new 3D printer to print anatomically accurate body parts, including mimicking the material feel of a real organ. Quellhorst […]

IDx Technologies founder and CEO Michael Abramoff is succeeding Gary Seamans as executive chairman as the Coralville-based medical company announced new leadership appointments across its executive leadership team. Other appointments include John Bertrand succeeding Abramoff as CEO; Seth Rainford being appointed president and COO; and Danika Simonson being hired in the newly created chief of staff position. […]

The UnityPoint Health Sepsis Work Team received the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) Iowa Partners in Efficiency award for reducing variation in sepsis patients’ clinical care. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. The UPH Sepsis Work Team standardized work to reduce variation in processes, increasing the level of […]

Planned Parenthood launched a mobile app in Iowa designed to increase access to birth control by allowing women who qualify to get contraceptives through their smartphone, reports CBS2Iowa. “Planned Parenthood Direct” is available in 27 states. Women ages 14 or older answer questions through telehealth screening on the app that’s reviewed by a provider; if […]

Predictive Health Partners, a Des Moines-based insurtech startup focused on reducing wasteful healthcare spending for companies and employees, will join the Minneapolis-based gener8tor 2019 accelerator class, the company announced this week. Predictive Health Partners uses a dual platform to analyze variations in a company’s overall anonymous medical and prescription claims, while offering location-specific price comparison […]

IDx, a Coralville startup that developed the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system, announced this week that the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has accepted a new category 1 CPT code for automated point-of-care retinal imaging. This new code, submitted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the support […]

Coralville startup becomes the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligence diagnostics system One of the first FDA-authorized artificial intelligent solutions in ophthalmology sprouted in the laboratories of University of Iowa. The idea for advanced technology to help patients who could be going blind had been planted years earlier – first in the Netherlands, by an ophthalmology medical […]

Nurx, a San Francisco-based telemedicine startup offering birth control online, plans to launch in Iowa — after a recent report alleging company practices have put patients at risk through the handling of medication ordered in the app. Nurx (pronounced nur-ex) sells prescription drugs online, including birth control, HIV PrEP, HPV home screenings and emergency contraception […]