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.

Digital health news briefs for 5/16/2018

A free tool against substance abuse. Northwell Health and the Center on Addiction have jointly launched a health care app specifically designed to guide providers when screening patients for substance use disorder. Called the SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for Health Professionals app, the tool contains a standardized set of questions to ask patients when trying to identify problematic behaviors, and guidance on how to discuss these issues with patients should the need arise.

Connected monitor maker CareTaker Medical secures $3.4M investment

Charlottesville, Virginia-based connected monitor company CareTaker Medical has closed a $3.4 million investment. The funding round was led by IrishAngels, KOFA Healthcare, and Jaffray Woodriff, with participation from other new and existing investors.

The company’s new funds will be used to accelerate global commercialization of the device, according to a statement.

Nebula Genomics, Longenesis team up to create life data ecosystem, data sharing platforms

DNA, health records, and blood test results are not only intimately personal, they are also a valuable asset to researchers. Recently a smattering of companies have been working to create a market for people to share and sell their personal data to researchers and healthcare players. Those efforts are going one step further, as two growing names in the health data and blockchain industry are teaming up. 

Verily submitted patent application for smart diaper able to detect, differentiate between waste

Verily Life Sciences has filed a patent application for a “smart diaper” carrying a sensor for detecting and differentiating between feces and urine. The diaper would also contain a transmitter capable of wirelessly communicating whether waste is present to a separate device via Bluetooth, WiFi, or other means.

BrainQ's AI-backed neurodisorder therapies collect $5.3M

Jerusalem, Israel-based BrainQ has raised $5.3 million in its latest funding rounding, bringing the digital neurodisorder therapy company’s total funding to $8.8 million. Participants in the round included Qure Ventures,, Norma Investments, IT-Farm, and other angel investors.