The Bloodless Scalpel

Unlike current electrosurgical tools, the wand uses a paper clip-like tip coated with a special alloy that creates a magnetic field.


Standing Desks: The Healthier Historic Alternative

A growing number of workers at Google Inc., Facebook Inc.


Chiropractor Turns Inventor With Back Device

He’s formed a company called NGC Industries with Springfield businessman and landlord Thomas A.


Niche Products: Hygenic Hospital Furniture

Paddy Mulcahy, 21, has been offered university support to develop the easy-clean U-neat unit which reduces the spread of potentially lethal infections from surface to person.


Chemo-Friendly Silverware

“Don’s taste-inert flatware is a cool idea because it solves a very basic problem — that is, how to neutralize the unpleasant taste caused by standard flatware when your sensitivity to metal or plastic is acute,” Proto Labs founder Larry Lukis said in a statement.


The Rise of Toilet Paper

Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act.


Cold-Buster: From Disaster To Success

Initially designed as a fast and efficient way for Canadian soldiers to fight off hypothermia, the Cold-Buster – the culmination of 18 years of research using more than $1 million in funding – was promising to become a success with athletes and backcountry enthusiasts.

Just Keeping Spit Off The Cake

Brown spent his lunch hour the day after the party shopping for small plastic kazoo-like toys.


Doctor Turned Entrepreneur

As an orthopedic and spinal surgeon in training in 2004, Dr.

Niche Biz: Bouncin’ Bus

With 15 years of gymnastics experience, both as a participant and coach, Karas looked for a way that she could develop a business that helped her use her talents.