Mallory Hackett

By Mallory Hackett 10:58 am August 28, 2020
Toronto-based SeamlessMD announced today the closing of its $4 million Series A financing round, led by MEDTEQ+ with participation from Hikma Ventures, Anges Québec, AIoT Health and health IT entrepreneur Sanjay Malaviya.   With this funding, SeamlessMD has reached $7.4 million in total capital raised.    The company also announced that Robert Ritlop, the director of investments at MEDTEQ+, and...
By Mallory Hackett 12:52 pm August 27, 2020
In a partnership announced this week, IrisVision and Seva Foundation plan to develop new technology to treat vision impairment and prevent blindness in underserved regions of the globe. Seva has agreed to provide IrisVision with a $200,000 grant to create the technology. "This partnership with IrisVision will help Seva to continue delivering cutting-edge science and technology in eye health and...
By Mallory Hackett 11:35 am August 27, 2020
Amazon entered the wearable health-device market today with the release of Amazon Halo, an on-wrist health tracker with an accompanying app. The device itself has a fabric band, is screenless and includes a compact sensor that tracks activity, temperature and heart rate. It is water-resistant and has a seven-day battery life. The Halo app uses five health metrics designed to give users a...
By Mallory Hackett 12:15 pm August 26, 2020
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and BehaVR have teamed up to offer moms-to-be NurtureVR, a virtual reality program that supplies prenatal education, pain management, mindfulness strategies and support after giving birth. The system will launch at Hoag in September as a pilot program before becoming available to healthcare providers and health plans in November. “We are delighted to partner...
By Mallory Hackett 12:22 pm August 25, 2020
PatientPop, the California-based company that helps doctors grow their practice, announced today that it raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. HLM Venture Partners led the round with participation from new investors Commonfund and Vivo Capital, as well as existing investors Toba Capital, Transformation Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Along with the funding announcement, PatientPop...
By Mallory Hackett 11:28 am August 25, 2020
Fitbit announced today three new wearables – the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 – to its product pipeline. The Fitbit Sense marks the company’s first “advanced health” smartwatch, including an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor, an electrocardiogram app, a heart rate tracker and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor with more than six days of battery life. It costs $329 and...
By Mallory Hackett 12:08 pm August 24, 2020
Castor, a cloud-based clinical data platform designed to automate the research process, announced recently it closed a $12 million Series A funding round. Two Sigma Ventures led the round with participation from Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures and existing investor INKEF Capital. This brings Castor's total funding to over $18 million, following an earlier investment from INKEF Capital in 2018....
By Mallory Hackett 11:56 am August 21, 2020
Artificial intelligence-enabled in vitro diagnostics company Renalytix AI announced today a research partnership with AstraZeneca to develop and launch medical strategies for cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. The first stage of the collaboration will use KidneyIntelX, an AI-enabled in vitro diagnostic platform that gathers patient data from electronic medical records to generate a...
By Mallory Hackett 12:28 pm August 20, 2020
Uber Health announced today it’s expanding to include pharmaceutical delivery through a partnership with on-demand digital-prescription platform NimbleRx. The partnership is beginning in Seattle and Dallas, but Uber said it “plans to grow in the coming months” to include more medication deliveries to those who need it. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. WHY IT MATTERS Due to...
By Mallory Hackett 10:52 am August 20, 2020
The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, such as Big Health’s Sleepio program, has been found to improve both sleep and mental health in individuals with insomnia and clinically significant depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research.   Sleepio is a digital sleep-improvement program that offers personalized treatment base on a user’s...