Mallory Hackett

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:49 pm November 17, 2020
AliveCor, a maker of artificial intelligence-enabled personal ECG devices, has announced its Series E financing round worth $65 million. The round was led by existing investors OMRON, Khosla Ventures, WP Global Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Bold Capital Partners. The capital will be used to enhance the growth of AliveCor’s remote-cardiology platform by adding telehealth, detection and condition...
 The cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia program is designed to be an end-to-end virtual experience.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:18 am November 17, 2020
Pear Therapeutics announced today the availability of its prescription digital therapeutic for chronic insomnia in adults over the age of 22, called Somryst. Somryst uses cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) to train the brain and body to sleep. Over the course of the patient’s program, the therapy guides them through lessons and challenges, including algorithm-driven sleep...
Vorvida’s virtual cognitive behavioral therapy services displayed on smartphone screen
By  Mallory Hackett 11:46 am November 16, 2020
Swedish pharmaceutical and digital therapeutic company Orexo has launched its digital solution for alcohol use disorder, vorvida, through the help of Accenture’s INTIENT Patient platform. The INTIENT Patient platform, which is powered by Google Cloud, supports vorvida’s virtual cognitive behavioral therapy services by providing secure data storage and artificial intelligence-enabled analytics. "...
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By  Mallory Hackett 02:13 pm November 13, 2020
The U.S. population is getting older every year as more adults from the Baby Boomer generation hit the 65-and-older milestone. Since 2010, the 65-and-older population has grown by over a third (34.2%), according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and by more than 3% between 2018 and 2019. This growth means that by 2030, one in every five Americans will be of retirement age. As the U.S. population becomes...
Springtide, a multimodal clinic for children with developmental delays, today announced the closing of its Series A equity round worth $18.1 million.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:06 am November 12, 2020
Springtide, a multimodal clinic for children with developmental delays, today announced the closing of its Series A equity round worth $18.1 million. Deerfield Management Company and Optum Ventures led the round. Along with their monetary contribution, representatives from each company will join Springtide’s board of directors to provide strategic guidance and support. WHAT IT DOES With offices...
Delirium is common among older adults after undergoing an operation and has an incidence rate of up to 87%.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:32 am November 11, 2020
Playing brain games during the lead up to surgery can prevent postoperative delirium in older adults, according to new research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. These brain games are called "neurobics," and they're intended to create new neural pathways and increase cognition, which could lead to better postoperative outcomes. TOP-LINE DATA Patients who practiced neurobics...
Garmin adds pregnancy tracking capabilities to smartwatches.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:20 am November 10, 2020
Fitness wearables-maker Garmin today announced new pregnancy-tracking features that can be added to its compatible smartwatches for expecting parents. With the newly released app in the Connect IQ store, expecting parents can track their pregnancy timeline, get updates on their baby’s size and movements, log their symptoms and mood, receive educational material on pregnancy health, and update...
Cleo preps for the future of employer family benefits with a new board member
By  Mallory Hackett 08:43 am November 9, 2020
When Cleo, a family benefits company, conducts a virtual leadership team meeting, it’s not uncommon for someone to step out of frame to wrangle a toddler or breastfeed their newborn. In fact, this is exactly the type of behavior that puts Cleo in a position to create services for the everyday working parent, according to CEO Sarahjane Sacchetti. “I think what’s really unique about this time is...
With the creation of digital twins in studies, Unlearn generates an intelligent control arm that can reduce the sample size and decrease the number of participants given the placebo.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:13 pm November 5, 2020
Unlearn, a startup creating digital twins used in the control arm of clinical trials, announced today an extension to its Series A funding round, bringing the total amount raised to $15 million. New investors Eisai, Epic Ventures and Alumni Ventures Group contributed to the oversubscribed round. They join 8VC, DCVC, DCVC Bio and Mubadala Capital Ventures, which contributed to Unlearn’s original...
The startup already provides fertility support for more than 700,000 UK employees and this funding will be used to increase that number even more.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:09 pm November 4, 2020
The U.K.-based digital fertility employee benefits company Fertifa announced this week the closing of its $1.3 million (£1 million) financing round. Passion Capital, along with strategic angel investors, financed the round to help the startup reach its mission of providing “fertility for all.” WHAT IT DOES Fertifa acts as a digital fertility clinic for employees. On the individual side of the...