Aditi Pai

March 29, 2016
Planned Parenthood has launched a new app, called Spot On, that helps users track their period and manage their birth control. Spot On allows users to track their flow; monitor their symptoms, like fatigue, cramps, bloating, and stomach aches; record their daily activities, like travel, exercise, and nutrition; and log their mood. The app also offers users discreet birth control reminders and...
March 28, 2016
Harvard University has partnered with Sage Bionetworks to launch TeamStudy, a ResearchKit app that aims to gather data from former NFL players as well as the general public to study and better understand the impact playing football has on professional athletes. The ResearchKit app launch is a part of Harvard’s Football Players Health Study, which is a series of research initiatives the university...
March 28, 2016
Switzerland-based Sensimed announced it received a de novo FDA clearance for its connected contact lens, Triggerfish, which helps physicians track the progression of glaucoma in patients. “Although with this approval we have obtained US marketing clearance, our goal for the upcoming months is not to immediately launch the product but rather to work closely with the glaucoma community to design...
March 24, 2016
New York City-based health sensor company LifeBeam has raised $16 million in a round led by Squarepeg Capital with participation from Wellborn VC, Cerca Partners, Atomic14 VC, and Triventures VC. This brings the company’s total funding to date to $19 million. LifeBeam, which was founded four years ago, initially developed wearable biosensing technologies for the aerospace domain, including NASA...
March 24, 2016
Cardiac rehabilitation patients who used a health app lost more weight following a heart attack than those who went through cardiac rehabilitation without one, according to a small Mayo Clinic study that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago next week. The Mayo Clinic recruited 80 adults who were, on average, 68 years old and had acute...
March 24, 2016
Philadelphia-based accelerator Dreamit Health has announced the 15 health startups that will join its next accelerator class. As in previous years, the accelerator is sponsored by Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross, but this year, Dreamit Health also added medical device company Zimmer Biomet as a partner. The larger number of startups in Dreamit’s cohort this year is the result of a $325,...
March 23, 2016
PatientsLikeMe has hired Joy Morel as the company’s SVP of Marketing, Patient Engagement and Business Intelligence. Morel previously worked for Verisign, where she was the senior director of global branding, advertising and creative services. She has also worked for TomTom/Tele Atlas and AOL. Morel will report to Michael Evers, who was recently promoted to EVP of marketing, technology, and...
March 23, 2016
UPMC Enterprises, the venture arm of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced that it plans to invest in the first six health tech projects developed under The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is run by UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. The venture fund will invest more than $3 million into these projects over the next six months, as it assesses...
March 23, 2016
Durham, North Carolina-based Bivarus, which offers a patient experience analytics program, has raised $2 million in a round co-led by Hatteras Venture Partners as well as existing investor Excelerate Health Ventures. Other backers that participated include NueCura Partners and Boston Millennia Partners. The company has raised just under $4 million to date. Bivarus spun out of the University of...
March 22, 2016
Boston Medical Center has added a mobile-enabled sleep tracking program from London-based company Big Health to its benefits package, according to Beta Boston. Since launching the program in December, Beta Boston reports more than 1,000 of Boston Medical Center’s 5,800 employees, about 17 percent of its staff, have started to use the app. Boston Medical Center currently has a one-year contract...