Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 12:27 pm September 8, 2020
Peloton, the fitness company best known for its connected stationary bikes, has just added the second generation of its bike and a lower priced version of its connected treadmill.  Peloton Bike +, which is at a higher price point than the original, has additional software developed to guide users through yoga, stretching, meditation, and the more traditional spin classes. The bike, which costs...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pm September 4, 2020
Janssen, Johnson & Johnson’s pharma subsidiary, is looking to the digital health startup space for new ideas on predictive diagnostics and precision treatment. The company has launched a new nine-month startup accelerator focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Startups will have until Sept 27 to apply to the accelerator and must focus their pitch around ways to improve...
By Laura Lovett 01:27 pm September 3, 2020
It’s no secret that a global pandemic dialed up digital adoption. But a new study out of Accenture points out that prior to the lockdown consumer adoption of these tools had slowed, and warns that players in the digital health space must be cognizant of consumer concerns.  “While digital healthcare has accelerated, we found that the themes of our 2020 research still ring true: Consumers are...
By Laura Lovett 03:18 pm September 2, 2020
A new study jointly conducted by digital chronic care management tool Omada and Evidation Health found that patients using Omada’s diabetes management program reduced their A1c level and average of 0.8 over the course of the clinical research.  The study included a total of 195 participants with Type 2 diabetes who had an average baseline A1c of 8.93%. Researchers reported that those participants...
By Laura Lovett 01:36 pm September 2, 2020
PicnicHealth, a startup that helps patients access and share their medical records, raked in $25 million in new Series B funding round led by Felicis Ventures.  This comes roughly two years after the California company raised $10 million in its Series A round.  As part of the new deal Sundeep Peechu, managing director at Felicis Ventures will take a seat on PicnicHealth’s board of directors. ...
By Laura Lovett 03:16 pm September 1, 2020
Nurx, a women’s health platform best known for using telemedicine to connect patients with contraceptives and STI testing, is dipping into the migraine space. Today it launched a new service that lets patients virtually connect with a provider and develop an individualized migraine management plan.  Patients pay a $60 annual fee, which includes online medical consultations, a video exam where...
By Laura Lovett 11:59 am September 1, 2020
Medtronic’s MiniMed 770G System has landed FDA clearance for its hybrid closed-loop system, marking the first time an automated insulin delivery system was greenlighted for young children with Type 1 diabetes.  This clearance means that the tool can be marketed to children as young as 2. It can also be used for adults. The system includes an algorithm which is able to measure a patient’s glucose...
By Laura Lovett 03:03 pm August 31, 2020
Connected care company Masimo has landed and expanded FDA clearance for its O3 Regional Oximeter, for both somatic applications and monitoring changes in the cerebral hemoglobin.  It specifically monitors somatic tissue oxygenation saturation, and can detect changes in a patient’s hemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin.  According to the company, its tool differs from peripheral pulse...
By Laura Lovett 01:28 pm August 31, 2020
GoodRx, an online pharmacy platform for low-cost prescriptions and price comparisons, filed SEC documents seeking to go public on Nasdaq Friday.  Founded in 2011, GoodRx made its name with a platform and mobile app that lets self-paying customers compare medication prices and discounts. Users can bring a printed or digital coupon to major pharmacies when ordering their prescriptions. The platform...
By Laura Lovett 01:46 pm August 28, 2020
Women’s health startups are starting to garner a lot of attention. However, a new report out of PitchBook found that the industry is still struggling to catch the attention of VCs, and has produced few exits. “Only six femtech exits were completed in 2019; however, this still represents a 64% increase in exit value compared to 2018. The largest exits in recent years include Progyny’s (NASDAQ:...