Employee wellness platforms Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health to merge

This morning, the employee wellness and health engagement platforms Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health announced that they are merging under the Virgin Pulse name. The merger comes after Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of RedBrick Health last week and Virgin Pulse today, both for an undisclosed sum.

Sanofi VP touts two-pronged approach to innovation, digital health

Sanofi’s approach to digital health is broad, but focused, Rachel Sha, the company’s vice president of digital business development and licensing, told MobiHealthNews in an interview ahead of the upcoming BIO 2018 conference in Boston, where Sha will be speaking on a range of digital health-related topics.

Vecna, Imprivata partner on biometric palm vein scanning for secure patient check-in

Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's platform.

Startup LifePlus announces noninvasive CGM wearable currently in testing

Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf. Although details are scare on exactly how the technology works, the company said the product is being tested in five clinical trials around the world. 

Head and neck cancer patients report lessened symptoms when monitored remotely

Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. 

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's new managing director and other digital health hires

Anne Wellington has been appointed as the new managing director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a 90-day, health-tech-focused program that offers mentoring and financial support to its participants. Wellington had previously served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the accelerator’s third class, and held the chief product officer position at healthcare analytics company Stanson Health.

MC10 gets its first FDA clearance for BioStamp nPoint, a sensor platform for clinical trials

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based sensor maker MC10, known for its flexible and stretchable electronics, has received its first FDA 510(k) clearance for the BioStamp nPoint system. BioStamp nPoint is a more advanced version of the company's non-FDA cleared BioStampRC.