clinical trial

By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2018
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. "BiostampRC was primarily developed as an investigational tool, primarily used by academia, as well as by pharmaceutical companies,...
By Laura Lovett March 8, 2018
The Mayo Clinic has just released the results of a new study, which show an 80 percent increase in enrollment of clinical trials for breast cancer when using IBM’s Watson for Clinical Trial matching system.  The Watson system uses artificial intelligence to analyze unstructured information and pull out insights from the data.  “Watson is able to give us faster, better matching of patients to...
By Heather Mack January 11, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Clinical Research IO, which developed an electronic platform for researchers to quickly capture data during clinical trials, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding in a round led by NXT Ventures and Rally Ventures. Previously, the company raised $800,000, and the latest funding brings the company’s total to $2.4 million. The funding will be used to develop Clinical...
By Jonah Comstock May 10, 2016
New York City-based ProofPilot, a startup creating technology to help anyone launch a randomized control trial, has re-launched its clinical trial product. The software-as-a-service product is available to academic and clinical researchers as well as individuals, non-profits, and community groups. There are a range of versions at different price points, with the lowest being free and the highest...
By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2016
Last month, MobiHealthNews published a list of 21 clinical trials currently using a Fitbit activity tracker. That wasn't the whole list, though. In fact, our search turned up so many trials with the Fitbit -- and again, not even including the many other wearable activity trackers on the market -- that we had to split the results into two articles. Read on below for 18 more trials using Fitbit...
By Jonah Comstock April 11, 2016
AliveCor is continuing to build up the clinical evidence for the efficacy of its smartphone-connected Kardia ECG devices. According to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov, AliveCor is gearing up to launch a 300-patient randomized trial at Columbia University to test the effect of technology-enabled remote monitoring on atrial fibrillation. "Atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition where the top...
By Jonah Comstock March 16, 2016
Consumer activity trackers are inexpensive, user friendly, and reasonably accurate, so it's not surprising that as their public profile has grown, so have the number of researchers using them in clinical trials. We did a search of ClinicalTrials.gov for "Fitbit" -- just one of the activity trackers out there, but one of the most popular and high profile -- and found a surprising number of in-...
By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2016
Chrono Therapeutics, the maker of a wearable, smartphone-connected drug delivery device for smoking cessation, has completed a small randomized trial that shows that nicotine replacement therapy delivered with its device can reduce cravings to a statistically significant degree compared to a placebo delivered the same way. The trial was a randomized, double-blinded study of 24 adult men who...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2016
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is embarking on a small study to see if a Fitbit Charge HR can help oncologists assess whether their patients are active enough for chemotherapy. “What we know is that individuals who are up and about tend to be more able to tolerate chemotherapy and have a greater potential for benefitting from it,” Dr. Arvind Shinde, a faculty physician in the departments of...
By Jonah Comstock September 23, 2015
Glooko and Joslin's HypoMap Joslin Diabetes Center is running a small trial to pilot test a mobile health app and an online nutrition education platform for people with Type 1 diabetes, according to a ClinicalTrials.gov posting. The web platform will help educate patients about how to optimize their glucose and analyze their after-meal behavior. The app will facilitate data logging to help...

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