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Udok, remote care, South Africa
By Sara Mageit 07:19 am October 22, 2020
Paarl-based digital healthcare company, Udok, has raised R10 million (€518k) from local venture capital firm, FinX Capital, to expand their offering across the country. Udok runs a Connected Care Platform using proprietary intellectual property developed in-house. WHY IT MATTERS Udok has been providing remote consultations directly to patients and via pharmacy clinics for the past year and has...
PocDoc, BioSure, COVID-19

Credit: PocDoc/ BioSure

By Sara Mageit 05:53 am October 22, 2020
Digital testing platform, PocDoc has launched a testing solution to employers wanting to get people back to work safely. The test is carried out via a finger prick with results being returned in 10 minutes. The results display if someone has an active COVID-19 infection based on the presence of early-onset antibodies and should immediately self-isolate. It will reveal if there is a presence of...
Screen with graphic labeled Total Knee Replacement
By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm October 21, 2020
Yesterday, Level Ex, a recently acquired company best known for its selection of specialist education video games, unveiled a new multi-user surgical training product that runs inside of a mobile or desktop web browser. Called Virtual Technique Guides, the simulation software allows users on separate devices or different locations to collaboratively run through surgical scenarios via cloud-based...
The hands of three people over paper plans with pens nearby
By Mallory Hackett 01:07 pm October 21, 2020
With Livongo and Teladoc’s merger expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the two companies recently announced the combined company leadership team, which won’t include Livongo’s CEO, CFO, president or SVP of business development. Once the merger closes, Zane Burke, the CEO of Livongo, Lee Shapiro, the CFO of Livongo, Jennifer Schneider, the president of Livongo, and Steve Schwartz...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pm October 21, 2020
The past couple of days have seen a handful of artificial intelligence algorithms for radiology imaging analysis receive 510(k) clearances from the FDA. Two of these, from Quantib and Ezra, are focused on the relatively untouched area of prostate cancer screening, while a third, from Aidoc, targets incidental pulmonary embolism. Quantib's software delivers an in-workflow assessment of prostate...
By Laura Lovett 12:10 pm October 21, 2020
Virtual reality company AppliedVR has landed an FDA Breakthrough Device designation for its technology designed to treat fibromyalgia and chronic lower back pain. The tool, named EaseVRx, combines a VR headset with visual and audio programs that deliver cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation, and mindfulness training, as well as other behavioral methods to give what it calls “self-...
remote monitoring, digital therapeutics, dubai, diabetes

Credit: GluCare Diabetes Center

By Rachel McArthur 08:54 am October 21, 2020
A specialist clinic that’s claiming to be “the world’s first healthcare provider” to “employ remote continuous data monitoring” for diabetic patients has been officially opened in Dubai. Following a soft launch in September, GluCare Integrated Diabetes Center – which has been developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with partners in Silicon Valley – offers remote continuous data monitoring as...
Your.MD, Professional Record Standards Body

Credit: Healthily

By Sara Mageit 05:15 am October 21, 2020
UK digital health platform, Your.MD and the creators of Healthily have approached the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) to help ensure that the growth of the business was not compromising the safety of their users. PRSB helps define the standards needed for high quality care records including in digital care. WHY IT MATTERS  Former chief executive at the NHS Institute for Innovation and...
Gloved hand with eyedropper and test tubes
By Mallory Hackett 11:49 am October 20, 2020
On Tuesday, life sciences company LabCorp announced a new technology platform to help streamline the clinical trial and drug development process. The platform was designed for LabCorp’s drug development and decentralized clinical trial business, Covance. It hopes to more easily connect patients to trials, decrease administrative tasks, improve trial resiliency and enhance studies through the use...
Natural Cycles, birth control

Credit: Natural Cycles 

By Sara Mageit 07:20 am October 20, 2020
Swedish CE-certified birth control app, Natural Cycles has announced that it has submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Natural Cycles app, is the first and only FDA cleared birth control app in the US.  WHY IT MATTERS The purpose of the notification is to revise the labeling to expand the third-party thermometers, which include wearables...