Chicago Innovation Exchange Is Accepting Member Applications

The Chicago Innovation Exchange announced that they are accepting applications for both the Membership and Business Incubator programs.

Chicago Innovation Exchange Membership is for individual students, faculty, staff, and community members with passions for entrepreneurship and innovation, developing businesses, or looking to join an entrepreneurial team.

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The Sunshine Act: Promising Clarity & Providing Confusion

The logic behind the Sunshine Act says that providing clarity on any money that pharma and device makers pay to doctors and hospitals will reduce the occurrence or appearance of corruption. .

The idea is that by making those payments a matter of public record makes it undesirable for companies to try to influence medical experts.

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FDA clears first smartphone-based device to detect atrial fibrillation

The first FDA clearance for the detection of a serious heart condition via a mobile ECG was announced yesterday. AliveCor got the nod for the AF Detector algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (a warning sign of stroke and heart failure), and next month it plans to incorporate the new ability into its AliveCor smartphone plug-in and app for monitoring the heart.

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