Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 01:16 pm June 23, 2020
Canada is the latest in a long line of countries looking toward contact tracing apps. Two of its tech giants, BlackBerry and Shopify, are joining forces to work with provincial and federal governments on the tools, according to a Reuters report.  The new tech, which employs Bluetooth technology, is expected to launch in July in Ottawa. Dubbed COVID Alert, its users can tell the system if they...
By Laura Lovett 04:02 pm June 22, 2020
For years, Dexcom has been one of the leading competitors in the continuous glucose monitoring space. While the company is focused on looking ahead, that’s not to say there haven’t been some bumps in the road along the way. In 2018, its Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system, got the green light from the FDA, making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation....
By Laura Lovett 04:00 pm June 19, 2020
When it comes to the diabetes space, Dexcom is one of the heavy hitters. Its work in the continuous glucose monitoring space has put it on the map. In 2018, its Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system, got the greenlight from the FDA, making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation. This means that it could be part of an integrated system compatible with other...
By Laura Lovett 11:35 am June 18, 2020
It’s been a rocky road for the UK’s contact-tracing app. The U.K. is now turning back to using Apple and Google’s tracing model, BBC first reported. This news comes a little over a month after the U.K. announced its plans not to use Apple and Google’s much-anticipated contact-tracing tool, as originally planned, according to the BBC. At the time, the NHSX – which works on the UK’s digital health...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm June 17, 2020
On Monday Ultromics, maker of an AI-supported cardiac-decision-support tool, scored $10 million in funding. Oxford Sciences Innovation led the round with participation from Mayo Clinic.  This comes just two years after the startup scored £10m in a Series A round also led by Oxford Sciences Innovation. WHAT THEY DO  Founded in 2017, this Oxford University spinout is currently focused on creating...
By Laura Lovett 01:25 pm June 17, 2020
Yesterday morning Doximity, a self-described social network for doctors, announced that it purchased healthcare-staffing firm THMED.  Following the acquisition, THMED will be changing its name to Curative and will be focusing on personalized medical-staffing searches. Specifically, it will be focusing on connecting medical groups and healthcare facilities to clinicians and will be “powered by”...
By Laura Lovett 05:14 pm June 15, 2020
In an effort to further its foothold in the healthcare space, Walmart announced that it has acquired digital medication management company CareZone’s tech platform, patents and “key intellectual property.”  While CareZone will remain a separate, unrelated company, some of its employees on the product and tech team will be joining Walmart in order to help integrate the system. The platform caters...
By Laura Lovett 03:15 pm June 15, 2020
This morning Abbott revealed that its much anticipated integrated continuous glucose monitoring system the FreeStyle Libre 2 is now FDA cleared for adults and kids over the age of 4 with diabetes.  The latest product is able to continuously transmit glucose data every minute, and users can set the system to send alarms when their glucose is too high or too low. Previously users had to scan the...
By Laura Lovett 12:08 pm June 12, 2020
Royal Philips joins the list of companies taking advantage of the relaxed FDA guidelines with its plans to launch its prenatal monitoring platforms in the U.S.  The Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch will be able to continuously monitor both the maternal heart rate and fetal heart rate, as well as uterine activity, with a dispensable electrode patch. The tech is intended for high-risk pregnancies....
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm June 11, 2020
The future of digital health could be a move from 2-D remote care to immersive 3-D experiences, according panelist at BIO Digital.  “When it comes to immersive technologies, we need to think about the whole range of technologies … from augmented reality to virtual reality. That is the first thing that comes to mind, but it really is anything that is spatial computing – meaning that it is located...