Dave Muoio

August 16, 2018
WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Inspired by the meditation practices of Tibetian monks, WellBrain’...
August 16, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio-based SPR Therapeutics announced today that it has received FDA clearance for a new version of its percutaneous, wearable pain management device. With this 510(k) approval, the Sprint Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) system is now available as a single lead (Sprint endura) or dual lead (Sprint extensa) offering, with the latter allowing for the non-surgical placement of two lead...
August 15, 2018
Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies. In recent paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, a team of European researchers described a virtual reality experience powered by a headset and touch-enabled prosthetics that could help...
August 15, 2018
London-based BioBeats, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver digital wellness support to consumers and employees, has raised $3 million (£2.4 million) in a funding round led by Oxford Sciences Innovation, White Cloud, and IQ Capital. According to the announcement, the new capital will enable the company to scale its international offerings. “For BioBeats, our vision is to disrupt the way...
August 14, 2018
Carbyne, an Israeli firm looking to digitally update emergency response systems, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners, with participation from strategic investor Founders Fund. According to the announcement, Carbyne — which was founded in 2014 and is backed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak —will be using these new funds to build its...
August 14, 2018
Profusa, a company that is developing connected tissue-implanted biosensors, has raised just over $45 million in Series C funding. Participants in the round included new investors VMS Investment Group, Tasly Pharmaceutical Group, and Maxim Integrated, as well as returning backers 3E Bioventures Capital and Atinum Investment. The company will be using the new financing to bring its CE Marked...
August 13, 2018
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an app for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their...
August 10, 2018
The FDA announced today that it will allow marketing of Natural Cycles’ contraception app in the US for pre-menopausal women aged 18 years and older. Previously approved in the UK and currently the subject of investigation by multiple regulatory agencies, the algorithm-driven app helps users track their menstrual cycle and informs them when they are most fertile. “Consumers are increasingly using...
August 10, 2018
The second quarter of 2018 was a strong one for the rapidly expanding DarioHealth. Touting 70 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a continued decline in its cash burn rate, CEO Erez Raphael credited his company’s increasing fortune to recent US regulatory approvals and product launches as well as the company’s wider focus on an integrated consumer experience. “Overall, we made an...
August 9, 2018
In early 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations to leverage Amazon Alexa with KidsMD, a skill that helps parents understand their child’s symptoms, seek basic medication dosing guidance, or decide whether an in-person visit is necessary. With roughly 100,000 app interactions to date, more than 200 unique weekly, and plans for a second version of the skill...