Dave Muoio

October 25, 2017
While the startup ecosystem of 25 major US markets grew 35 percent from 2016 to 2017, investment into companies specifically looking to disrupt healthcare with digital care or other solutions remained relatively stagnant during the same period, according to data from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and 1776’s annual “Innovation that Matters” report. However, these data likely aren’t signs...
October 25, 2017
A newly announced study backed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck US, and Advocate Health Care will explore the effectiveness of a mobile app designed to improve engagement between patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and their providers. The investigation will use the Advocate Pathway App to capture the start of or any adjustments to a patient’s antidepressant therapy. Through a...
October 25, 2017
UK-based startup Echo has raised $9.3 million (7 million British pounds) in Series A funding for their medication management and resupply app, according to a report from TechCrunch. The funding round was led by White Star Capital with additional participation from MMC Ventures, Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, Public.io, and prior investor LocalGlobe. Cofounded by Dr. Sai Lakshmi, a...
October 24, 2017
Brooklyn-based Wellth, makers of a mobile platform designed to improve treatment adherence through behavioral economics, will be launching a National Institutes of Health-backed study on hypertension. Using their app, the company will investigate how best to incentivize hypertension patients take their medication and engage in healthier behaviors. “Nonadherence is multifactorial — there’s a lot...
October 24, 2017
Los Angeles-based research company Science 37 announced the completion of a clinical study for AOBiome Therapeutics conducted entirely through a smartphone app. The Phase 2b study ran on the back of Science 37’s mobile Network Oriented Research Assistant (NORA) platform, which allows for real-time video chat, customized self-photography models, data collection, and electronic consent. Science 37...
October 24, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new app for new parents looking to follow the first five years of their child’s growth and development. The Milestone Tracker app, available for free on Android and iOS devices, offers a checklist of the important milestones parents should look out for to identify whether or not their child may have a disability or any other factors...
October 24, 2017
To improve its efforts to bring digital technology to clinical research, Bracket announced today the acquisition of mProve Health, a provider of various mobile technologies for life science-focused customers. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "We are excited to announce the acquisition of mProve as we take a major step forward in our support of tech-enabled clinical trials," Jeff...
October 23, 2017
Teens and adults battling severe acne now have a new tool to follow their transition toward unblemished skin. Sun Pharma, makers of severe acne medication Absorica (isotretinoin), have released a companion mobile app to help dermatological patients manage their treatment and assist with medication adherence. In addition, the app’s “My Progress Tracker” feature uses the phone’s camera to regularly...
October 23, 2017
Mental health-focused video consultation platform LARKR has launched in the Apple App Store. The service employs state-certified therapists across the country, and supports multi-user, multi-location conferences to enable group therapy sessions. “When I learned of the massive void leaving 60 percent of the 50 million Americans who suffer from mental illness without care, I felt compelled to...
October 23, 2017
The FDA has cleared Abbott’s Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), an implantable device that continuously tracks patients’ heart rhythms and sends the data to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. With the clearance, Abbott will soon be rolling out the device in the US. The Confirm Rx ICM is placed just under the skin of the chest in a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure. Encrypted data...