Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm July 27, 2020
This morning Belgian startup Indigo Diabetes announced a €38 million ($44.6 million) Series B funding round. This round included contributions from new investors Fund+, Ackermans&van Haaren, Capricorn Digital Growth Fund, imec.xpand and Titan Baratto.  The latest round comes roughly two years after the Ghent University-spinout announced a €7.1 million ($8.2 million) Series A round led by...
By Laura Lovett 02:25 pm July 24, 2020
A new twitter movement dubbed #MedBikini has emerged after a research article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery concluded that half of the recent and soon-to-be graduates in vascular surgery has social media accounts with “unprofessional content.”  This content included what researchers categorized as “inappropriate attire,” which the article defined as: “pictures in underwear,...
By Laura Lovett 02:19 pm July 23, 2020
Within the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, Europe was one of the hardest hit regions. When the disease first began to spread, countries quickly looked for ways to treat the virus and stop the transmission. This led to the deployment of a vast array of digital tools. “The WHO has been advocating for many years to strategically invest in digital health and digital health systems, be...
By Laura Lovett 11:29 am July 23, 2020
This week MassChallenge HealthTech named the winners of its 2020 program winners. The list included; Walk with Path, a wearable device designed to help individuals with irregular gait; virtual rehab service Moving Analytics; and MedFlyt, a home health agency focused app.  In January the health tech accelerator named its class of 2020, which included 27 companies from all over the global. All of...
By Laura Lovett 03:09 pm July 22, 2020
Russian insurtech startup BestDoctor has scored $4.5 million in investment dollars. The funding, which was first spotted by Tech Crunch, was led by AddVenture and Target Global, with participation from the LVL1 fund.  East-West Digital News previously reported on the company’s $3 million Series A round in May of 2019.  WHAT IT DOES The company caters to employers providing health plans to their...
By Laura Lovett 02:08 pm July 22, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic seniors have been more isolated than ever. Health experts have increasingly begun to worry about the impacts of lockdown on this population, which is often forced to stay at home to avoid contamination.  A group of panelists at HIMSS20 Digital sat down to discuss how tech can help tackle loneliness and provide virtual care to seniors. One of the major challenges...
By Laura Lovett 03:26 pm July 21, 2020
New research demonstrated that patients using a digital treatment for nonspecific low back pain report significantly stronger pain reduction compared to their peers receiving the standard of care.  The cluster-randomized study, published in the Journal of Pain Research, compared patients using traditional treatment methods to those using a digital program called Rise-uP, which combined electronic...
By Laura Lovett 02:02 pm July 21, 2020
Yesterday morning, healthcare transportation company Roundtrip announced that it scored an extra $4 million in capital. The round was led by Motley Fool Ventures, with participation from Zoll Medical Corporation, UH Ventures and Gray Ferry Capital.  This is an add-on to the $5.1 million round they announced in May of 2019.  WHAT THEY DO  The company focuses on providing patients rides to medical...

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By Laura Lovett 02:46 pm July 20, 2020
Berlin-based Clue was one of the early companies in the femtech world. Founded in 2012, to date it has raised just under $30 million. Today it named Dr. Lynae Brayboy its first chief medical officer.  A trained OBGYN, with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, Brayboy has a long history of working in women’s health and a track record of studying femtech products.  “When I was...
By Laura Lovett 02:57 pm July 16, 2020
Pharma giant Roche and its subsidiary Genentech have inked a deal with PicnicHealth, a startup that helps patients access and share their medical records.  The real-world evidence deal will allow the pharmaceutical companies to have access to PicnicHealth’s set of de-identified patient records in order to gain insights about certain diseases and treatments. Patients must first consent to their...