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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...
By  Dave Muoio 10:22 am January 25, 2021
Cardiac-monitoring device maker Bardy Diagnostics has agreed to an acquisition by Hillrom, a medical technology provider specializing in smart hospital beds and other connected monitoring tools. The $375 million deal is expected to close during fiscal Q2 2021. Bardy's flagship product is the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor, often referred to as the CAM patch. It's a P-wave signal-capturing wearable...
Ada Lovelace Institute, COVID-19, V-Health passports, digital vaccine passports
By  Tammy Lovell 10:03 am January 25, 2021
An evidence review led by the Ada Lovelace Institute will examine practical and ethical issues around digital vaccine passports and health status apps.  The review, launched this month, will include a series of expert panels, an open call for evidence and an expert body chaired by Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery to establish recommendations and open questions. The project will build upon the...
fertility app
By  Sara Mageit 07:24 am January 25, 2021
AI fertility company, Embryonics aims to use AI to improve the odds of successfully implanting an embryo during in vitro fertilisation. The team of algorithm specialists, data scientists and embryologists are developing an algorithm to predict embryo-implanting probability, through training with IVF time-lapsed imaging of developing embryos. An ongoing clinical study at the Nadiya Clinic of...
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...
By  MobiHealthNews 03:16 pm January 21, 2021
The start of the Biden administration has signaled a changing of the guard throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For the FDA, Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn has stepped down and has been replaced by acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. She joined the agency's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in 1984 and held the position of Center for Drug Evaluation and...
mobile phone user
By  Laura Lovett 01:07 pm January 21, 2021
Guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) outperformed both unguided iCBT and treatment as usual for treating depression, according to a new meta-analysis of 39 studies published in JAMA yesterday. Additionally, researchers found that unguided iCBT also reduced depression symptom compared to treatment as usual and waiting list. The difference between guided and unguided iCBT comes...
Elcam Medical, Serenno

Credit: Serenno device 

By  Sara Mageit 07:57 am January 21, 2021
Israeli developer of medical devices for patient monitoring, Serenno Medical has announced that global producer of medical devices, Elcam Medical has invested in the company and will also manufacture Sentinel, Serenno's urine output and intra-abdominal pressure digital monitoring device for the detection of acute kidney injury (AKI).  Elcam Medical join existing investors Alon Medtech and serial...
Ancestry Health
By  Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 02:24 pm January 20, 2021
Digital incubator open for business. Anthem has kicked off a new incubator for digital health companies that it says will provide opportunities for funding, mentorship, path-to-market guidance and access to the payer's substantial body of certified de-identified data. Called the Anthem Digital Incubator, this program will be offering invitations to digital health entrepreneurs and recently formed...
By  Dave Muoio 12:18 pm January 20, 2021
Israeli continuous remote patient-monitoring company Biobeat is taking its business beyond the hospital with the launch of a home-based version of its technology. The new offering comes in the form of a take-home kit consisting of a wireless photoplethysmography (PPG) vitals monitor, adhesives used to place the monitor on the patient's chest and an instruction manual. It also includes iOS and...