Heather Mack

May 9, 2017
International medical organization Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières, or MSF) is looking to evaluate the use of an app to diagnose and manage respiratory disease in rural, low-income settings. An unofficial collaboration is already in the works with Australian digital health company ResApp, whom MSF has indicated they are interested in working with in a clinical study. ResApp,...
May 9, 2017
Even the tiniest view of a surgical procedure can be too much for non-medical professionals, but for actual surgeons, more visibility is a real asset. But there is only so much to be seen with the naked eye, so medical navigation technology and mixed reality company Scopis has launched a new tool to give surgeons enhanced visibility when performing spinal surgery. By merging the capabilities of...
May 9, 2017
With an emphasis on member engagement strategies, some big new clients and a boost in utilization from a “short but severe cold and flu season” in early 2017, Teladoc’s first quarter of the year kept the telemedicine company in good financial standing. With record-high visits totaling 385,000 in the quarter ending March 31, the company saw revenue increases across the board. Total revenue was at...
May 8, 2017
Higia Technologies, a Mexican biosensors company headed by 18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu, has unveiled a prototype version of a bra called Eva, which founders say can detect breast cancer. Eva, a thick-strapped item that looks like a sports bra, is equipped with sensors to map the surface of the breast and surrounding areas along with texture, color and temperature. Since cancerous tumors bring...
May 8, 2017
As the saying goes, we are what we eat. But studying exactly how people consume, use and burn calories – and which foods impact them and how – has been historically difficult due to many simple reasons, including everything from inaccurate calorie counting to plain old forgetfulness or even dishonest reporting. Accordingly, a number of startups have risen up to develop wearable devices that do...
May 8, 2017
Barcelona, Spain-based Devicare, which is developing remote patient monitoring devices for people with chronic conditions, has raised nearly $3.3 million (3 million euros) in seed funding. Investment holding company Emesa Coporacion Empresarial and several family and corporate partners contributed to the round. The company has raised $4.9 million (4.5 million euros) since its founding in 2012....
May 5, 2017
Germantown, Maryland-based Senseonics may not be rolling in profits, but the company – which is working towards commercializing its implantable, long-term continuous glucose monitor – isn’t holding back on characterizing their position as strong. With expanded commercial launches in Germany and Sweden, plans for a presence in eight European countries by mid-2017, a CE Mark for their second...
May 5, 2017
Salix Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based drug development company that focuses on gastrointestinal conditions, wants to get the bottom of what causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To study the common condition– which affects some 25 to 45 million Americans – Salix has developed an interactive, virtual reality platform designed to give clinicians a gut feeling for what could be causing IBS. ...
May 4, 2017
Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Impathiq, which makes a data informatics platform that allows hospitals and health systems to integrate new apps and programs into their electronic medical records in accordance with interoperability standards, has announced it raised $350,000 in seed funding and has saved hospitals over $3 million in the year since its launch. Correction: A previous version of...
May 4, 2017
Chicago-based PreparedHealth, which makes a care coordination platform focused on aging-in-place populations, has raised $4 million in seed funding in a round led by Chicago Ventures. Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Beverly Capital and Meridian Street Capital also contributed. PreparedHealth, which launched in January of 2015, offers an app called enTouch that works like a social network platform...