From Idea to Innovation

The Cedars-Sinai Technology Transfer Office brings researchers’ innovations to the marketplace. The tech transfer team manages hundreds of discoveries and technologies worldwide, ensuring that new inventions make their way to ...

Discoveries / Aug 30, 2018

Pacemakers: An Evolution

Crafted in 1957 by an engineering school dropout, the first wearable pacemaker used circuitry built for metronomes to help patients who were suffering from slow or irregular heartbeats.

Discoveries / Aug 20, 2018

Innovation 4: The Smart Hospital Room

Discoveries asked Patricia “Peachy” Hain, MSN, RN, executive director of Medical and Surgical Nursing Services—and an ardent Star Trek fan—to imagine the ideal hospital room, with innovations already underway at Cedars-Sinai and some ...

Discoveries / Aug 18, 2018

Innovation 9: (Out on) a Better Limb

The next step in prosthetic technology revolutionizes mobility for one amputee—and may help countless others. Thanks to an innovative new technique that increases stability and range of motion in prosthetics, Chris Rowles enjoys renewed ...

Discoveries / Aug 15, 2018

Innovation 6: A Broader Diagnosis

The healthcare of tomorrow will be tailor-made for you—Cedars-Sinai’s director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging, Daniel Berman, MD, foresees that precision healthcare will bring innovations to expand how physicians diagnose ...

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Innovation 7: A Very Patient Device

A hockey-puck sized virtual assistant aims to smarten up the patient experience.

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Clinical Trials and Tribulations

Most new devices and medications don’t make it through the years of rigorous testing required to gain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Here, numbers tell the story of the research path from idea to reality, and show how ...

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Innovation 8: Pro Solutions to Antibiotics Problems

The growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens to take us back to darker ages of medical care by triggering outbreaks of infections once easily cured. Cedars-Sinai is developing and implementing innovative approaches to curb the ...

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Lifelong Connection

After learning she spent the first three months of her life in the Cedars-Sinai NICU, Shannon Sullivan decided to pursue a career helping infants.

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Picture Not Perfect

Young, athletic women who think they can outrun heart disease need to think again. While the condition is declining in nearly every other demographic, women aged 35–44 are experiencing an alarming increase in heart-related illness.

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Short List of Failed Innovations

Some drugs and devices catapult medical science into previously unfathomable heights of greatness. Others, not so much. Here, an incomplete collection of treatments that failed, sooner or later.

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Innovation 3: The Mundane and the Fantastic

Mark Vrahas, MD, Chair of Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics, on hips, slips, and the limits of medical innovation.

Discoveries / Aug 10, 2018

Innovation 10: The XR Files

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and other forms of video immersion—collectively known as extended reality or “XR”—promise to revolutionize medicine.

Discoveries / Aug 10, 2018

Innovation 5: Genetic Testing for All

Genetic testing could contribute significantly to disease prevention, but some who might benefit most are missing out on potentially lifesaving technology.

Discoveries / Aug 10, 2018

Going Nuclear

Nuclear energy may conjure images of power plant meltdowns or weapon strikes. But nuclear medicine has been saving lives for decades. Today it is used in everyday imaging practices and in therapies to combat diseases like cancer. Here is...

Discoveries / Aug 02, 2018