Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 01:27 pmJanuary 16, 2020
Fitbit users were surprised with an added feature on their wearable this week — the ability to check the variability of oxygen levels in their bloodstream.  Users with any of Fitbit’s Sp02-enabled devices can now access an Estimated Oxygen Variation graph. The Sp2 devices include the Charge 3, Ionic, Versa, Versa Lite and Versa 2, according to Fitbit officials.  The update, which was confirmed to...
By Laura Lovett 11:14 amJanuary 16, 2020
Yesterday morning mental health-focused startup Modern Health announced that it scored $31 in Series B funding. Veteran digital health investors Founders Fund and John Doerr led the round, with participation from Kleiner Perkins and Afore Capital.  The company said this latest infusion of cash brings its total capital raise to $42 million.  WHAT THEY DO  The San Francisco-based startup works with...
By Laura Lovett 03:48 pmJanuary 15, 2020
Tech-enabled sleep health startups Fusion Health and Nox Health have announced their plans to merge under the Nox Health name.  Atlanta-based Fusion Health works with payers and employers to deliver sleep treatment programs. Historically, its main focus has been on population sleep health.  Meanwhile, Icelandic company Nox is focused on sleep analytics and diagnostics. The company’s sleep...
By Laura Lovett 01:31 pmJanuary 15, 2020
This morning Healthy.io, the company best-known for its smartphone-based urinalysis system, announced its plans to launch a new product for wound management and tracking.  The new tool, which was registered with the FDA in December, employs a smartphone app and two calibration stickers.  Unlike Healthy.io’s home urinalysis tool, which is marketed directly to consumers, this system is deisgned to...
By Laura Lovett 04:04 pmJanuary 14, 2020
Digital health funding is on the decline, according to yet another funding report, this time from Mercom Capital Group. According to the company’s latest report, in 2019 digital health funding came in at $8.9 billion with 615 deals — a drop from the $9.5 billion and 698 deals recorded in 2018.  “After three consecutive years of growth, venture deals, and dollars for digital health companies...
By Laura Lovett 01:39 pmJanuary 14, 2020
The femtech business is making its way onto the digital health map. In fact, according to a new market report by Research2Guidance, there are now over 3,000 app-based women’s health products on the market.  “The addressable market is huge and so we think that the market is still very much in the beginning,” Ralf Jahns, managing director of Reasearch2Guidance, told MobiHealthNews.  The femtech...
By Laura Lovett 02:13 pmJanuary 13, 2020
Dexcom’s G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring system will soon be integrated with Livongo’s platform, thanks to a new partnership between the two diabetes-focused companies.  G6 users who are also Livongo members will be able to sync their device to the Livongo platform, which will be able to give users insights and health nudges about their behavior based on the CGM reading. The system will also be...
By Laura Lovett 01:46 pmJanuary 13, 2020
Type 2 diabetes management company Virta announced a whopping $93 million Series C financing round late last week. The latest round was led by Caffeinated Capital with participation from Venrock, Obvious Ventures, Creandum, Playground Global and SciFi VC.  This announcement brings the company’s total funding pot to around $166 million, coming roughly a year-and-a-half after its Series B round,...
By Laura Lovett 02:29 pmJanuary 9, 2020
Yesterday tech-enabled women’s health startup Advantia Health announced it has scored $45 million in new investments in a round led by BlueMountain Capital Management.  As part of the deal BlueMountain’s Jim Pieri and Ameya Agge are set to join Advantia’s Board of Directors.  WHAT THEY DO  The Arlington, VA-based startup provides women with medical care in a variety of physical locations,...
By Laura Lovett 09:14 amJanuary 9, 2020
This morning patient social network MyHealthTeams revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews that it is teaming up with EMD Serono to launch a new information resource for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are pregnant or potentially becoming pregnant.  The new tool, called Family Planning Resource Center, will be available within MyMS team, which is part of MyHealthTeam’s social network...