Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 03:28 pm September 18, 2020
When Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux, which makes health tech products aimed at curbing vaginal atrophy, began to advertise, she quickly started getting ad rejections from social media giants. Her product, which was developed to help women with incontinence, vaginal dryness and other conditions related to aging and giving birth, is an intervaginal tool that bears resemblance to a...
By Laura Lovett 03:16 pm September 17, 2020
For digital therapeutics companies, the FDA has often been viewed as the gatekeeper to getting products to the patients. However, today the conversation around efficacy and research is branching beyond just what ticks the FDA boxes, into what kinds of studies are needed to meet the expectations of stakeholders and end users. This morning at DTx East, a group of panelist discussed the current...
By Laura Lovett 02:45 pm September 16, 2020
Over the last five years we’ve seen Apple Watch progressively move into the healthcare space. For the most part the tech has been a vessel for consumers to find out insights about their bodies. However, as was referenced during Apple’s September 2020 keynote address, its use case has rapidly expanded, and the company has worked with startups to include provider-facing tools.  In fact, Notable, an...
By Laura Lovett 02:49 pm September 15, 2020
Capsule Technologies, a medical device-maker (not to be confused with digital pharmacy Capsule), has just landed FDA 510(k) clearance for its new connected capnography-monitoring technology.  Called Vitals Plus monitoring solution, it was created to incorporate Masimo's NomoLine ISA CO2, and designed to keep track of a patient's end-tidal carbon dioxide, respiratory rate, and fractional inspired...
By Laura Lovett 02:29 pm September 15, 2020
London-based virtual care provider Medefer landed £10M ($12.8M) in a funding round led by Nickleby Capital.  WHAT IT DOES Medefer is split into three services: a healthcare provider, virtual outpatient pathway and a tech platform for doctors to conduct virtual visits. Currently the platform can deliver healthcare within the UK's NHS system.  The platform allows patients to see a Medefer GP or a...
By Laura Lovett 02:40 pm September 14, 2020
Silicon Valley tech giant NVIDIA, which is best known as a hardware company for graphic processing units, is one of the latest companies to look into the telemedicine space.  Researchers at the company are working on an automated speech recognition and natural language processing technology that can transcribe and organize information from a telemedicine visit both for the patient and clinicians...
By Laura Lovett 08:45 am September 11, 2020
The 2020s are seeing a silver surge as populations around the world continue to age. While Japan has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the world, other countries in Europe and North America are quickly catching up. However, an ageing society could mean new potential for health and the economy, according panelist at the 'Silver Health & Economy: New Demographics, New Opportunities'...
By Laura Lovett 10:52 am September 10, 2020
Historically, women’s health has not been a dinner conversation topic, especially when talking about sexual health and pleasure. However, the panellists at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference argue that it's important to have conversations in order to advance the femtech industry. Today we are seeing the emergence of tools that help women better understand and improve their...
By Laura Lovett 02:01 pm September 9, 2020
This morning, clinical-navigation platform Grand Rounds announced a whopping $175 million investment round led by the Carlyle Group. This brings the company’s total funding pot to over $270 million.  WHAT IT DOES The California-based company was founded in 2011 and started out as a second opinions site, but then pivoted to the health navigation space. Today the company makes deals with employers...
By Laura Lovett 01:11 pm September 9, 2020
Just two months after closing its Series B funding, Truepill, a digital pharmacy that focuses on APIs, telehealth practitioners and pharmacy fulfillment services, announced a new $75 million Series C funding round.  The funding, which will help kick off the company's at-home lab testing efforts, was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Optum Ventures, TI Platform Management, Sound Ventures...