Welcome fellows… and see you all in September!!!

Last weeks have been very intense for Moebio team. After a rigorous application process, we have selected the 12 fellows who will start Design Health Barcelona this fall. The first class in the program’s history is composed by 12 promising young health transformers coming from the US, Germany, Italy and Spain and with backgrounds in design, engineering, economics and biosciences.

During the application period, open from April 16th to June 24th, more than 200 people showed interest in our training initiative to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and professional development in the biomedical field. We are very pleased because we received candidates with very high profiles, researchers with several papers published in high impact factor journals, senior officials of pharmaceutical companies, young engineers who have developed telemedicine projects in the Amazon, etc. The selected fellows, all together, have 105 scientific publications, 6 patents and 18 professional awards.

Now, once the work done, Moebio is taking a break over August, also from writing this blog. We will be back in September with new articles and videos about emerging technologies in healthcare, tips to be a successful entrepreneur in the medical field… and, above all, we will be back full of energy to start the first edition of Design Health Barcelona in September 16th!

The official opening event of d·HEALTH Barcelona will take place few days earlier, on Friday, September 13, at 9:30 am at the Mobile World Center in Barcelona. Dr. Josep Amat, professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will explain to us about his experiences as an entrepreneur innovating from hospitals at the intersection of robotics and medicine.

But that will be in September. During August we will continue tweeting interesting things at @moebiobarcelona so check in there for ongoing updates. Otherwise, see you all in September.

Where does medical technology take us?

From the perspective of Daniel Kraft (@daniel_kraft), a leading physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator at Singularity University and Executive Director of this elite academic institution’s FutureMed program, this talk examines rapidly emerging, game changing and convergent technology trends and how they are and will be leveraged to change the face of healthcare and the practice of medicine in the next decade.

A deep dive into how emergent fields such as low cost personal genomics, the digitization of health records, crowd sourced data, molecular imaging, wearable devices & mobile health, synthetic biology, systems medicine, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3D printing and regenerative medicine are transforming healthcare and their potential to enable clinicians, empower patients, and deliver better care and outcomes at lower cost.

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A brave new world

Are you passionate about medical technologies?

Want to know how Google glass are being use inside operating rooms, how human motion could power the Internet of things, how human organs could be grown inside animals or see in action cutting edge medical devices?

FutureMed, Singularity University’s widely acclaimed program specialized in exploring disruptive, rapidly evolving technologies in the field of medicine and health, recently launched its community on Google+. You can join the group here and get instant access to a compilation of news stories, features, videos… covering the latest in ‘Omics sciences, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, robotics, 3D printing, wearable body sensors, stem cells, synthetic biology, gene therapy, crowd-sourced health data…