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By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
Earlier today, Johnson & Johnson announced plans for a multi-year research program it will be launching with Apple to explore the role Apple Watches could play in senior health monitoring. Set to kickoff later this year, the pragmatic randomized controlled trial study will be conducted in the US and enroll adults aged 65 years or older, according to a statement. Specifically, the primary...

The Misfit Vapor 2, a smartwatch from Fossil Group.

By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2019
Google has agreed to pay $40 million to acquire a still-under-development smartwatch technology from Fossil Group. While the companies have not disclosed much about the technology in question, there is reason to believe it is health or wellness-related.  Greg McKelvey, EVP and chief strategy and digital officer of the Fossil Group, told Wareable that the technology is something that grew out of...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
In conjunction with Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health, Proteus Digital Health unveiled plans to pair its sensor-equipped digital pills with an oral oncology therapeutic. According to an announcement from Proteus, the new care model is currently being used to treat stage 3 and stage 4 colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview. There, clinicians are prescribing...
By Laura Lovett January 16, 2019
This morning healthcare data platform Innovaccer announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in funding, boosting its Series B funding round up to $35 million.  The additional funding was led by Microsoft’s venture fund M12, with participation from Westbridge Capital and Lightspeed. In May the company announced the first $25 million of its Series B funding, which was led by Westbridge...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
A bot by any other name. It appears that Pillo Health won’t be the only one selling its friendly home health assistant and countertop pill dispenser. Thanks to a strategic investment by Stanley Ventures, Stanley Black & Decker will be offering the same device under the name of “Pria by Black+Decker Home Care Companion.” Judging by a press release as well as the company’s displays and...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
Netanya, Israel-based device maker and telehealth provider Tyto Care brought in $9 million in additional strategic funding from Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group. The new backing extends a nearly $25 million Series C round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund that was announced last year, and brings the round’s total to $33.5 million. What they do Tyto Care offers a remote...
By Dave Muoio January 16, 2019
Ciitizen, a tech startup focused building easy-to-share digital health records, has raised $17 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with additional participation from Verily and Section 32. With these investments, Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund General Manager Vijay Pande will be joining Ciitizen’s board of directors, while Section 32's Michael Pellini and Verily...
By Leontina Postelnicu January 16, 2019
Chronomics raises £1.12m in seed funding. Chronomics, a consumer epigenetic testing start-up founded in 2017, has secured £1.12m in seed funding, including investment from Anthemis and follow on funding from global venture capital firm SOSV. It has launched what it calls a “unique” epigenetic saliva testing kit that enables people to see how environmental and lifestyle factors, such as diet,...

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