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Business people shaking hands
By  Mallory Hackett 11:32 am May 14, 2021
Patient financial engagement company Cedar is beefing up its platform by purchasing OODA Health, a healthcare administrative platform for payers and providers, for $425 million. The combined company will bring together Cedar’s patient-facing platform that creates a personalized billing experience for each user with OODA’s platform that seeks to cut back on administrative waste by enabling back-...
Birdie, funding, senior care
By  Sara Mageit 07:55 am May 14, 2021
UK-based elderly caretech company Birdie has announced that is has raised £8.2 million led by international venture capital firm Index Ventures and with participation from Kamet Ventures. The investment will be used to expand the business and invest in product innovation. WHY IT MATTERS The pandemic has brought on a social care crisis across the globe. The number of people over 65 will double by...
By  Laura Lovett 02:26 pm May 13, 2021
When it comes to healthcare, it's no secret that patients with fewer resources often have worse medical outcomes than their wealthy peers. But speakers at International Vatican Conference for health urged lawmakers and health professionals to start with the poor. Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder and chief strategist at Partners in Health said that some countries are already starting to build with the...
Penn researcher holding a smartphone as it uses the RAPID test to detect COVID-19
By  Mallory Hackett 12:10 pm May 13, 2021
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a diagnostic test for COVID-19 made of scalable materials that can deliver results within minutes at a fraction of the cost of other tests. Called RAPID 1.0 (Real-time Accurate Portable Impedimetric Detection prototype 1.0), the test was developed as an alternative to RT-PCR tests, which require trained laboratory...
Close-up on an eye
By  Laura Lovett 10:50 am May 13, 2021
Johnson & Johnson has landed FDA clearance for a new contact lens technology developed to combat childhood myopia called Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses.   The tool uses fitting software that can accurately assess the corneal topography, refraction error and other measurements. According to J&J, the provider-facing software was developed to be user-friendly and help the clinician...
Novartis, Ada Health
By  Sara Mageit 01:52 am May 13, 2021
Berlin-based medical AI company Ada Health has announced the launch of a new partnership with Novartis in order to speed up the diagnosis for patients with immunological diseases and rare conditions. The partnership will see Novartis use Ada Health’s AI-based, clinically validated, symptom assessment and care navigation solutions to help improve the identification and diagnosis of a number of...
Huma
By  Tammy Lovell 06:36 am May 12, 2021
Huma Therapeutics Ltd today announced the completion of its Series C funding round with financing of around $130 million. Leaps by Bayer and Hitachi Ventures led the round, which also saw new strategic and financial investors become shareholders. Samsung Next, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, Unilever Ventures and HAT Technology & Innovation Fund by HAT, as well as individuals Nikesh Arora (...
COVID-19 vaccine passport
By  Tammy Lovell 04:53 am May 12, 2021
People in England will be able to use the NHS app as a vaccine passport from next week. Currently the NHS app is currently used to request repeat prescriptions, book GP appointments and view medical records. GPs can also enable a feature on the app which allows it to show vaccine statuses, including COVID. An update which goes live on 17 May will enable the app to display COVID vaccine records,...
AI, drug discovery, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
By  Tammy Lovell 01:53 am May 12, 2021
French artificial intelligence (AI) startup Iktos and drug discovery firm Facio Therapies have announced they are collaborating to design treatment for the skeletal muscle wasting condition facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). Under the agreement, Iktos will apply its de novo ligand and structure-based generative modelling AI technologies in one of Facio’s drug discovery programmes. The...
Radiologist examining a mammogram scan on a monitor
By  Mallory Hackett 01:10 pm May 11, 2021
A new startup called Whiterabbit has emerged from stealth to announce its new CEO and the FDA clearance of its artificial intelligence-enabled breast cancer screening product. The company has developed a line of products targeting the mammography space to enable early and accurate breast cancer detection, with the goal of eradicating late-stage breast cancers in the U.S. by 2025. The WRDensity...