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Pressure to succeed has only increased since Kansas City-based Mobility Designed found its footing as the first new design for crutches since the Civil War, said co-founders Max and Liliana Younger.

What began as a personal mission to develop a more comfortable crutch has evolved into a successful startup with ever-increasing aspirations. The company is now in the middle of its second round of funding and poised to release a new product by the end of summer.

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Biomedical Devices of Kansas today announced that Keith Baird has been selected as the new President of Biomedical Devices of Kansas. Baird succeeds Bill Graveman, who will assume the role of CEO of Biomedical Devices of Kansas. Graveman will also continue his responsibilities as Vice President of Engineering and Development for Novian Health.

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Mobility Designed developed an innovative forearm crutch that allows users to support their weight via their forearms and have use of their hands to do everyday tasks. For a number of users, the design creates a painless experience compared with traditional underarm crutches.

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Innovation in Motion LLC is planting its roots in the animal health, ag-tech and human health industries.

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Flow Forward Medical Inc. concluded a $1.2 million fundraising round that puts the medical device company north of $8 million in total funding.

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Metactive Medical Inc.  announced  that Dr. Kieran Murphy, presented new nonclinical results from Metactive’s peripheral vascular research program at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

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Doctor’s at University of Kansas Health System are using new groundbreaking medical technology that is changing lives.

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The Food and Drug Administration appears to be taking a proactive and long-term approach toward improving medical-device safety.   Full Story »

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is working on new industry policies and regulations for medical device cybersecurity, 3D-printing and artificial intelligence (AI), according to Regulatory Focus.  Full Story »

Innara Health, a leader in neurodevelopmental care and neonatal oral feeding therapy and assessment technologies, today announced a joint marketing agreement with GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare is a leader in offering solutions supporting maternal and neonatal care from labor through delivery and post-delivery care. With prematurity as the leading cause of death for newborns worldwide, GE Healthcare works to provide solutions that not only help clinicians save the lives of preterm babies but also help them go home as healthy as possible. This relationship seeks to protect and support the neurodevelopment of infants, which is critical at this stage of life.    Full Story »