Predictive analytics startup Owkin lands $11M

Owkin, a predictive analytics company that aims to accelerates drug discovery and development, just landed $11 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Otium Venture with participation from Cathay Innovation, Plug and Play, and NJF Capital. This announcement brings the company’s total funding to $13.1 million. 

In first issue of Digital Medicine journal, study finds little evidence that remote patient monitoring improves outcomes

Remote patient monitoring is one of the hot topics in digital health and has grown increasingly popular in the last decade. But a recent data analysis questions whether or not remote patient monitor is effective in improving clinical outcomes. 

Liquid-based sensor could cheaply monitor sick babies in remote areas

Getting medical attention to sick infants has been a longtime issue in many remote sections of the world. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 21,000 children under the age of five die everyday from treatable diseases, such as diarrhea and malaria. 

20 baby health products from CES 2018

Last week CES brought innovators from around the world to Las Vegas. But one event at CES was dedicated to creating innovations for the smallest people. This year participants in the Babytech Awards displayed a myriad of products from wearables that monitor a baby’s heartbeat to baby sleep coaches. There were five categories including healthy baby, fertility and pregnancy, baby safety, baby eats, and baby learn and play. 

Here is a list of 20 digital health products displayed that are aimed to help new babies and expectant parents: