Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 03:30 pmAugust 6, 2019
Paris, France-based Voluntis has received FDA marketing authorization for an algorithm-driven digital tool that helps cancer patients manage their symptoms and care teams identify clinical insights, the company announced last week. The Oleena software is a Class II medical device that is prescribed by the patient’s care team. As the user logs their symptoms into the app, it adapts to offer...
By Dave Muoio 02:00 pmAugust 6, 2019
Chicago-based metaMe Health, a startup focused on behavioral digital treatments gastrointestinal conditions, has raised $3.8 million in seed funding. LionBird Ventures led the round, which also saw contributions from Hemi Ventures and other unnamed backers. WHAT THEY DO The company’s lead product is Regulora, a treatment tackling the cognitive, behavioral and affective factors that can trigger...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pmAugust 5, 2019
Sleep tracking, iOS support comes to Google Fit. Google Fit saw an update on Friday that allows the health tracking app to connect with sleep apps and services, thereby allowing users to monitor their rest within Google’s product. The tool’s iPhone app has also received a boost that brings the run, hike or biking route summaries of the Android version those pairing an iPhone with a Wear OS...
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pmAugust 5, 2019
Teladoc Health stuck to its game plan in the second quarter and first half of 2019, the company reported last week in its earnings call. Total revenue, membership and service utilization are each trending upward while the telehealth company’s international and strategic investments appear to be taking hold. However, the company still has yet to turn a profit, although it is aiming to be cash flow...
By Dave Muoio 09:03 amAugust 1, 2019
Thriva, a London-based platform providing mail-order blood tests for consumers, has raised another $7.3 million in backing thanks to a new Series A round. Pembroke VCT and Guinness Asset Management were among the round’s participants, which brought the company’s total funds raised to $8.2 million. WHAT THEY DO Since 2016, Thriva has offered mail-order tests and results interpretations to more...
By Dave Muoio 02:16 pmJuly 31, 2019
Peloton pulls the plug. Owners of the first generation of Peloton’s exercise bike touchscreens will no longer be receiving new software updates for their device, the company announced in a message on its support page. The touchscreen will still be able to access content, but the company is recommending that these users purchase a hardware upgrade so that they may continue to receive new feature...
By Dave Muoio 11:57 amJuly 31, 2019
Hello Heart, maker of a digital chronic disease health program for employees, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with additional support from previous backers BlueRun Ventures, Maven Ventures and Resolute Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Hello Heart’s bread and butter is its app-driven platform for hypertension, blood pressure and general cardiovascular health...
By Dave Muoio 10:47 amJuly 31, 2019
Litmus Health announced yesterday the release of a new version of its device-friendly clinical research platform for the collection and analysis of real-world data. Built with new features to help pharmaceutical companies from the beginning to the end of their drug trials, the platform now adds Actigraph’s medical-grade wearables to its repertoire of supported devices, which previously included...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pmJuly 30, 2019
PhysIQ has received 510(k) clearance for an algorithm facilitating cloud-based analysis of patients’ continuous ambulatory respiration rates, according to an update to the FDA’s device clearance database that was confirmed by the company to MobiHealthNews. This regulatory clearance is the company’s third, and like its predecessors uses artificial intelligence to characterize raw sensor data as...
By Dave Muoio 11:44 amJuly 30, 2019
Infant development platform BabySparks has closed a $2 million in seed funding, the startup announced on Friday. Ocean Azul Partners headed the round, which also included participation from Miami Angels, Kairos, Marstar Investments, Lou Kreisberg and Steve Goodman. WHAT THEY DO BabySparks has built an app-based tool for parents to track and stimulate the development of their young children. After...