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By Jonah Comstock May 18, 2017
As Scott Gottlieb kicks off his tenure as FDA commissioner, former commissioner Robert Califf has a new gig as well. Califf revealed in a blog post that he has taken a job at Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, as well as returning to professorial positions at Duke and Stanford. Although the details of his role are still unclear, Califf will work on Verily’s Baseline study, an effort to...
By Jonah Comstock February 7, 2017
Ashdod, Israel-based Integrity Applications, makers of noninvasive glucose monitor GlucoTrak, has hired a new chief financial officer, Sami Sassoun. A veteran CFO, Sassoun most recently worked at Bedrock Enterprises, a boutique consulting firm he founded. "We are very pleased to welcome Sami as our chief financial officer and member of the executive team," Avner Gal, chief executive officer of...
By Heather Mack December 22, 2016
Note: MobiHealthNews will be taking tomorrow off for the holidays. We'll be back on Monday with a week of special issues looking back at 2016 and ahead at 2017, and back to our normal coverage on January 2nd. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season. While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
By Jonah Comstock October 26, 2016
Women's health technology company Kindara has had another executive shakeup, naming a new CEO, CTO, and EVP. The new CEO, Ira Hernowitz, previously served as president of children's footwear company Stride Rite. The company also announced a new Chief Technology Officer, Malte Muenke, and a new EVP, Raychel Muenke, both of whom previously worked at Citrix.  “The newly appointed members of Kindara’...
By Aditi Pai March 23, 2016
PatientsLikeMe has hired Joy Morel as the company’s SVP of Marketing, Patient Engagement and Business Intelligence. Morel previously worked for Verisign, where she was the senior director of global branding, advertising and creative services. She has also worked for TomTom/Tele Atlas and AOL. Morel will report to Michael Evers, who was recently promoted to EVP of marketing, technology, and...
By Aditi Pai August 19, 2015
Boulder, Colorado-based Kindara, which offers fertility tracking tools, has raised $5.3 million in a round led by Boston Seed Capital with participation from SOS Ventures, Good Works Ventures, PV Ventures, MENA Venture Investments, and 62 Mile Ventures. The funding included the conversion of $1.9 million in convertible notes. This brings the company's total funding to at least $6.5 million to...
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2014
Boulder, Colorado-based fertility tracking company Kindara unveiled its first device this week, a smartphone-enabled fertility thermometer called Wink. The device is available for preorders at a $79 pricepoint, which will increase to $129 at retail. Kindara also raised an additional $700,000 in funding in August from SOS Ventures, Drummond Road Capital, Vast Ventures and various angels. The...
By Aditi Pai May 13, 2014
Boston-based fertilty tracker company Ovatemp launched its app today. The app is designed to help women conceive naturally, based on a process called Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). So far Ovatemp has received $700,000 in angel funding. While Ovatemp said its FAM process is based on traditional Chinese medicine, according to Planned Parenthood there are multiple methods of FAM. All methods...
By Aditi Pai March 3, 2014
Last year, MobiHealthNews pointed out that although digital health fertility services have been around since at least 2009, digital health fertility tools were showing signs of early market traction by focusing on conception. The companies we discussed at the time were Kindara, Ovuline, and DuoFertility, which all aimed to help women with conception. Since then, other companies that focused on...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2013
The most important thing about a thermometer isn't that it takes your temperature. What's important about a thermometer, according to Kinsa Health founder Inder Singh, is that it's already the go-to device for home diagnosis of illness. "The thermometer is the single most important device," Singh told MobiHealthNews, "the first device any parent or doctor uses to confirm illness." The product...