Healthcare innovations that you should know about 2013 fall

Healthcare innovations that you should know about 2013 fall

Although many of these innovations are utilized in the US, it is well known that many of the already daily used healthcare innovations came from the “young” continent. It is best to review the leading healthcare products.

So let’s find out  who is on the Chicago Innovation Awards list with medical innovations.We have selected some groundbreaking innovations that should be kept an eye on in the near future.


GiveForward is a crowdsourced fundraising platform that helps individuals across the world raise money to cover medical expenses.

Healthbox is a startup accelerator that provides a platform to stimulate innovation in the healthcare industry. Healthbox finds, nurtures and invests in healthcare technology and technology-enabled startups that have the potential to scale within the industry and impact the future of healthcare delivery.

Life Spine, Inc.: Aileron Expandable Posterior Fusion System
During the natural aging process and normal “wear and tear,” conditions arise that lead to compressed nerves in the back that cause pain and/or damage. The Aileron implant, aimed to aid these back-related issues, is placed between the spinous processes for an indirect decompression to relieve the pressure on the cord and exiting nerve roots.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: HEPARIN Sodium Injection, USP
Sagent pharmaceuticals developed clear and distinctive labeling for Herapin sodium injections. Because its packaging often looks like other medicines, it ranks in the top 10 for medication errors nationwide. They have implemented PreventIV Measures packaging and labeling on all products.

SwipeSense provides portable hand sanitizing dispensers for each healthcare worker (which are clipped onto scrubs), while using electronic sensors to provide digital, real-time data on hand hygiene.

The Chicago Innovation Award winners, the Up-and-Comer Award winners, and the People’s Choice Award winner are honored on-stage in front of 1500 people at the Harris Theater on October 30th, 2013. The winners will be invited to ring the NASDAQ bell in New York City to gain recognition on a global stage.

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