IBD

By Dave Muoio November 13, 2017
A software platform developed at Mount Sinai comprising of a mobile app for patients and a decision support dashboard for practitioners can improve inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients’ quality of care, according to clinical data recently presented at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference. By implementing tools that allow care teams to monitor symptoms and more conveniently...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2017
Cara, a Berlin-based startup building a medical app for digestive health (a space the company has boldly dubbed “poop tech”), has raised a $2 million seed round. Atlantic Labs led the round, and additional investments came from angel investors. The company does business as Cara, the name of its app, but is officially known as HiDoc. “Digestive issues are still a taboo topic but we are now making...
By Jonah Comstock May 8, 2017
Japanese health app maker Welby announced three new apps last month developed in partnership with pharma companies. Welby will add to its lineup three apps available only in Japan: an app for irritable bowel disease patients with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen; an app for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients with Japanese pharma company Nippon Shinyaku, and an app for...
By Jonah Comstock October 27, 2016
Litmus Health, a company helping pharma companies use wearable devices to improve the efficiency of Phase I and II drug trials, is coming out of public beta and announcing a trial with the University of Chicago testing the effects of activity, sleep, and diet on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. The trial is funded via a grant from Takeda Pharmaeuticals. "I see so many patients filling...
By Aditi Pai April 19, 2013
When Larry Smarr started exploring the biochemistry of his body, he turned to his microbiome to find answers. At TEDMED 2013, Smarr talked about the steps he took in the months before he discovered he had Crohn’s disease. At first, Smarr used apps like Zeo and Fitbit to monitor his sleeping and exercise respectively. Eventually, Smarr delved deeper, turning his attention to blood work and stool...
By Brian Dolan September 18, 2012
The UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowl Diseases just completed the pilot phase of a program that equips patients who have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with iPads to help them track and monitor their conditions while staying in touch with their care team throughout the day as needed. Now that the pilot phase is over, UCLA is enrolling about 250 patients in the program. "Using a tablet...