Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 03:38 pmMarch 28, 2018
A diabetes startup that uses artificial intelligence, Bigfoot Biomedical, has just announced that it scored a total of $55 million in Series B equity financing with new investments from Abbott and other existing funders. This funding is the culmination of earlier round funding that the company has been raising since late last year, including $37 million that it raised in December and an...
By Laura Lovett 10:57 amMarch 28, 2018
Yesterday Dexcom got the nod from the FDA to market their Dexcom G6, an integrated continuous glucose monitoring system (iCGM), making it the first interoperable CGM to get the designation.  “We are a company of firsts, almost everything that has been done in our industry has been done by us first,” Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer told MobiHealthNews, citing that Dexcom was the first company to have a...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pmMarch 27, 2018
The healthcare innovation industry is a multifaceted ecosystem: From the energetic new startup developing a product and the venture firm backing it, to the FDA regulating the new invention, there are plenty of forces working in concert. At The Economist’s Healthcare Forum in Boston today, healthcare industry leaders discussed the balancing act of working with key players in this system.  “It is a...
By Laura Lovett 03:26 pmMarch 26, 2018
Good news for Winnie-the-Pooh — a new wearable device may be able to track exactly what that rumble in his tummy is.  Now a wearable device, developed by researchers at the GI Innovation Group out of the University of California San Diego, can track electrical activity in the stomach over a 24-hour period. The device works similarly to how an ECG would work for the heart, but instead it monitors...
By Laura Lovett 04:08 pmMarch 23, 2018
Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others. The platform is designed to match patients with doctors that specialize in an area that meets their needs or interests. For example, if someone is an athlete specializing in weight lifting, the platform would match that patient to a doctor who has...
By Laura Lovett 01:59 pmMarch 23, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated that PhysioWave connects to the user's smartphone. It has been updated to state the system uses a dedicated tablet interface.  University of Stanford spin-out PhysioWave has just received FDA clearance for its pulse wave velocity (PWV) cardiovascular analyzer scale, which measures the stiffness of the vessels transporting blood from the heart...
By Laura Lovett 04:36 pmMarch 22, 2018
Go to any healthcare conference and a speaker is bound to mention a new use of artificial intelligence. Now, as the technology becomes more and more mainstream, a pair of industry experts are creating a new organization that seeks to legitimize and promote AI and other cutting edge technologies in healthcare.  Founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association Jonathan Linkous and...
By Laura Lovett 12:55 pmMarch 22, 2018
Patient engagement platform Medical Mindset just landed $1 million in investment capital. The company's platform allows patients to build a HIPAA-compliant health profile, which they can use to check into an appointment by swiping their smartphone.  "In this era of big data and information overload, one area that has been overlooked is the initial interaction between physician and patient,” Dr....
By Laura Lovett 11:40 amMarch 22, 2018
Early stage venture firm and accelerator Dreamit Health has just announced its latest healthcare cohort, which is largely made up of digital health startups. This round, companies working with artificial intelligence, cost efficiencies in hospitals, and clinician care efficiencies were the most popular topics in the cohort, according to Adam Dakin, Dreamit Health managing director. The full...
By Laura Lovett 04:24 pmMarch 21, 2018
Correction: This article has been updated to accurately reflect that the women health tracking is a feature. It has also been updated to reflect Katherine Binder's accurate title.  Last week Fitbit made a slew of announcements about new product launches that coming in the spring. Among them was a true first for the company: a feature that helps women track their menstrual cycles and symptoms....