Jeff Lagasse

July 25, 2017
Circulation is looking to change the way non-emergency patients are delivered to the hospital, and those efforts were bolstered Tuesday by the news that it raised $10.5 million in Series A financing from a group of leaders across the healthcare system.   Flare Capital Partners and The Providence Service Corporation co-led the investment and were joined by Boston Children’s Hospital, Echo Health...
July 25, 2017
As a concept, using artificial intelligence to monitor the health of ambulatory patients got a boost on Tuesday as physIQ, an AI-centered healthcare outfit, closed $8 million in Series B financing, led by 4490 Ventures. Joining 4490 is the Global Health Sciences Fund through Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities, along with existing investor LionBird and others. Dan Malven, managing partner at...
July 25, 2017
New York-based Maven, a digital women's health clinic, has raised $10.8 million in a Series A financing round that brings the company’s total funding to more than $15 million, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Spring Mountain Capital with participation from 14W, DGNL, and Colle Capital. All existing investors, including 8VC, Great Oaks Venture Capital, The Box Group, and Female...
July 24, 2017
New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care.   Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to...
July 24, 2017
Weight loss app Lose It!, which boasts 30 million users and more than 50 million pounds lost, has launched embodyDNA, a DNA-based weight loss plan that personalizes results using an interactive app-based interface. Lose It! developed embodyDNA, which offers customized recommendations on food and beverage consumption and physical activities, in collaboration with Helix, a personal genomics company...
July 24, 2017
WebMD Health Corp., operators of the popular WebMD website, is being acquired by Internet Brands, a portfolio company of KKR, for about $2.8 billion. A subsidiary of Internet Brands will float a tender offer in the next 10 business days to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of WebMD common stock for $66.50 per share, to be paid in cash when the transaction’s a done deal. The...
July 21, 2017
The FDA has been a busy agency these past few months. The second quarter of 2017 has seen a flurry of clearances, many for technologies that continue the trend toward mobile, or even wearable devices. It’s been a good period for those with diabetes, sleep disorders and traumatic injury, not to mention those just looking to maintain and manage their health – with a little digital help, of course....
July 20, 2017
When Google Glass was first launched, it was targeted primarily to consumers, the idea being that they would be able to access the web within their line of vision utilizing what was billed as sleek and stylish technology. But it may have found new life in professional settings, including healthcare, where clinicians are using it to increase efficiency. Dignity Health has been among the first to...
July 20, 2017
Protenus, a patient protection solution aimed at preventing health data breaches, has undergone a $3 million extension of its Series A funding round, led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures with participation from F-Prime Capital Partners and existing investor LionBird Venture Partners. The new investment will be used to bolster its product, expand its offerings and accelerate sales growth. The move...
July 20, 2017
Global digital health outfit DarioHealth Corp., which emphasises mobile health and data solutions, has been granted Pre-market Notification (510(k)) clearance for the Dario app on certain Android mobile devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dario is a glucose meter that syncs with a companion app. The device, which is small enough to fit in someone’s pocket, consists of a glucose...