Laura Lovett

Franz Bozsak, CEO and cofounder of Sensome, explaining the technology. 

June 11, 2018
Paris-based Sensome, a company that makes sensors to identify biological tissues, just landed $5.4 million (4.6 euro) in a funding round led by Kurma Partners. The latest funding is expected to help the startup bring its smart stroke guidewire, the Clotild, to market.  “This financing round will enable us to bring Clotild through clinical testing and to the European market, and to explore the...
June 11, 2018
As Pharma giant Roche continues its dive into the digital health realm, it is releasing a new self-testing device for INR or blood coagulation levels, that can wirelessly connect to a smartphone app. The CoaguChek Vantus system, which is designed for Warfarin patients to monitor their coagulation levels, includes built in Bluetooth technology. Patients can now see their results on the app and...
June 8, 2018
The road to digital innovation in the pharma and healthcare space is going to take players across industries — from tech developers and engineers to researchers and clinicians, according to a panel of digital-focused VPs speaking at BIO 2018 in Boston.  Tech is opening up new avenues in research and development, as well as access to data from EHRs and other databases. In the past, the healthcare...
June 7, 2018
A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics. “If you think about the trajectory of medicine what is a drug these days: is it a pill, is it an injection, is it infusion, is it gene therapy? We’ve...
June 7, 2018
Kibbutz Shefayim Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision has just closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by aMoon and Aurum Ventures with participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC and Intermountain Healthcare.  “Medical experts worldwide are facing a critical challenge in handling overwhelming demand. We are excited to partner with the Zebra team, which is...
June 6, 2018
It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians. Headspace, maker of a mindfulness and meditation app, announced that it is a digital health subsidiary called Headspace Health. The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020.  “The...
June 5, 2018
It’s no secret investors have been pouring billions of dollars into digital health companies, and it seems the life sciences sector has taken notice. Today at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of investors sat down to take the pulse of the digital health industry and give their thoughts on the booming (and potentially crowded) market.  “The bottom line is that an immense amount of money has gone into...
June 5, 2018
New York-based musculoskeletal digital health platform Risalto Health has just landed $1.5 million in seed funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management, a venture capital firm focused on health companies.  The platform works as a concierge service using machine learning and AI to identify muscular and skeletal health providers in an area, such as physical therapists, doctors, and surgeons....
June 4, 2018
Scheduled to open later this month, New York’s newest children’s hospital and inpatient pavilion will have a focus on digital health and technologies. NYU Langone Health will launch the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, which will be part of the new inpatient Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, on June 24.  “We’re extremely proud of technological systems we’ve built and deployed,...
June 4, 2018
With its eyes set on a global reach, telehealth giant Teladoc announced that it was acquiring fellow virtual care platform Advance Medical for $352 million this morning. The acquisition is expected to help Teladoc expand its clinical services internationally, specifically to multinational employers, and cater to patients in more languages.  “[Teladoc provides] a full suite of services—everything...