Mallory Hackett

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:43 pm February 1, 2021
Maven, a virtual clinic for women’s and family health, has announced the four physicians who will make up its Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Mary E. D’Alton, Dr. Brian Levine, Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Neel Shah. The board will work with the Maven leadership team to grow and improve the platform’s clinical programming across fertility, maternity, and parenting and pediatrics. Maven’s Scientific...
The round was led by Todd Cozzens and had participation from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Green Innovations, Vesalius Biocapital and Faber.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:05 pm January 29, 2021
Digital physical therapy company SWORD Health has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round, led by Todd Cozzens, a managing partner at Transformation Capital. The round also had participation from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Green Innovations, Vesalius Biocapital and Faber. With these funds, in addition to the $9 million it raised last year, SWORD Health has received...
This latest funding announcement comes off the heels of a massive funding year for Lyra Health.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am January 28, 2021
The digital behavioral-health-benefits platform Lyra Health announced today the closing of its Series E funding round worth $187 million. The additional funds bring its total amount raised to more than $480 million and the company valuation to approximately $2.3 billion, according to a Lyra spokesperson. The round was led by Addition and had participation from new investors Durable Capital...
 Lily is Garmin’s smallest watch yet, with a 34mm watch face and 14mm band meant to “enhance the overall feminine aesthetic.”
By  Mallory Hackett 12:42 pm January 27, 2021
The health and fitness wearable maker Garmin unveiled its latest smartwatch Wednesday, called Lily, which the company is pitching as a product “designed by women, for women.” Lily is Garmin’s smallest watch yet, with a 34mm watch face and 14mm band meant to “enhance the overall feminine aesthetic,” Garmin said in the announcement. Despite its smaller frame, the watch contains the same health and...
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By  Mallory Hackett 12:14 pm January 26, 2021
The decentralized research organization Care Access Research has teamed up with AstraZeneca to support the Phase III clinical trial for AZD7442, AstraZeneca’s long-acting monoclonal antibody combination for the potential prevention of COVID-19. Using Care Access’s Mobile Sites On Demand, the two will develop, deploy and manage clinical research sites across the country to assess the safety and...
Nerivio is a wireless, noninvasive remote electrical-stimulation wearable that is worn on the upper arm at the onset of a migraine.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:46 am January 25, 2021
Theranica, an Israeli prescription digital therapeutics developer for migraine and other pain conditions, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Nerivio device. The device has been cleared for acute treatment of episodic or chronic migraine in people 12 years and older. Nerivio is a wireless, noninvasive remote electrical-stimulation wearable that is worn...
A McKinsey report breaks down the six strategic steps taken by established players in digital health.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:51 am January 22, 2021
After the digital health sector raised $13.8 billion in capital last year, it’s no wonder that everyone from established life sciences companies to budding startups is looking for a way to break into the market. Achieving success takes more than a clever idea though, and according to a McKinsey report based on the business strategies of six digital health startups, it takes six steps to build a...
Kenzen’s device screenshot
By  Mallory Hackett 11:44 am January 21, 2021
Examinetics, an occupational health services provider, announced this week a strategic investment and marketing agreement with Kenzen, the creator of wearable devices designed to reduce workplace injuries. The investment amount was not disclosed. WHAT IT DOES The Kenzen device is worn on the upper arm and continuously monitors core body temperature, heart rate, and activity levels and tracks the...
Using technology to help fight COVID-19 has been a theme of the pandemic, and it continues to be for vaccine distribution.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:17 pm January 20, 2021
As healthcare organizations take on the extensive task of vaccinating the entire U.S. population, digital health companies are leveraging their expertise to assist along the way. Two of them, Notable Health and Zocdoc, have recently expanded their platforms to help ease the administrative burdens of mass inoculation. Notable’s automated healthcare platform now supports COVID-19 vaccine...
The automated care platform has been deployed at several health systems to remotely monitor, analyze and communicate with patients across a range of conditions.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:56 am January 19, 2021
The virtual care platform Conversa announced this week it has raised an additional $8 million for its Series B funding round, bringing the total amount for this raise to $20 million. The company first announced it had raised $12 million last June led by Builders VC and Northwell Ventures. In addition to the co-leaders, the now completed Series B round also had participation from UH Ventures, P5...