Medtronic’s Latest Quarterly Results Impress, Boost ETF

Medtronic’s Latest Quarterly Results Impress, Boost ETF

On Tuesday, Medtronic released its results for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. They were well received by investors and market watchers and also helped boost the Health Care SPDR ETF.

Are ETFs a Good Way to Invest in Healthcare?

The popularity of ETFs has grown steadily since their introduction in 1993, and right now, investors are making full use of these vehicles in the healthcare sector.

Why Invest in Tuberculosis?

Miners in South Africa face the highest incidence of tuberculosis of any working population.

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Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Signs Contract with INVAP

Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. announced that it has signed a contract with INVAP SE regarding the design of its medical isotope production facility, which is to be located in Alachua, Florida.

Suneris’ Medical Gel Instantly Stops Traumatic Bleeding

In a recent TED Talk, Joe Landolina, CEO and co-founder of Suneris Inc., discusses VETIGEL, a medical gel created by his company that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure.

Naturally Splendid to Secure Worldwide License for Hemp and Cannabinoid Extraction and Formulation

Naturally Splendid to Secure Worldwide License for Hemp and Cannabinoid Extraction and Formulation

Naturally Splendid (TSXV:NS,FWB:50N,OTCQB:NSPDF) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has entered a novation agreement with Full Spectrum Laboratories (FSL) Limited and Boreal Technologies whereby Naturally Splendid USA will assume all rights, title and interest in and to a Restated and Amended License Agreement between FSL and Boreal. The license agreement marks a major milestone for Naturally Splendid, as the agreement will give the company a worldwide license for the use of FSL's proprietary technology.

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Healthcare ETFs Could Rally on Short Covering

ETF Trends reported that healthcare exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could receive a boost if "some heavily shorted health care stocks" rally as the year draws to a close, prompting short covering.

Surgeons Using 3D Printing to Help Babies

LiveScience reported that surgeons are using replicas of the human heart created by 3D printers to better plan surgery on babies.

Top 7 Health and Life Sciences Trends for 2015

Forbes' Nicole Fisher published an article on the seven trends that will drive global health and life sciences trends in 2015. She identifies the top trend as global innovation.

Life Science Companies to Compete to Work in Space

The Boston Globe reported that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched a contest for companies interested in testing drugs and devices or doing early stage research aboard the International Space Station.

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