WebMD goes to China. WebMD is teaming up with Chinese tech giant Tencent in a deal that would introduce the health information platform to Asia. This means that WebMD’s services will be translated into Chinese and localized to suit the Chinese population.
Clinical trial technology company Medidata boasted consistent gains in revenue and income for the second quarter of 2018 during yesterday’s earnings call to investors.
Referencing these numbers, last month’s acquisition of Shyft Analytics, recent high-profile contracts, and increased recognition from industry analysts, Medidata CEO and Chairman Tarek Sherif said that his company is performing well and on-track to meet its year-end goals.
23andMe on Wednesday announced that GlaxoSmithKline has invested $300 million to gain exclusive access to the genetic testing startup’s DNA database.
The deal comes as GlaxoSmithKline amid reports that GSK is weighing the possibility of a company breakup and investors contending that synergies between consumer markets and big pharma are inherently limited and that GSK’s pharmaceuticals business — its biggest unit — has shown sluggish growth over the past few years
Update: The telemedicine scene referred to in this article was cut from the US version of "Sharkwrecked." It will still be in the international version.
Correction: The survivalists blew up a boat. A previous version of this article misstated that the divers were in an inflatable boat.
San Mateo, California-based HealthCrowd, maker of an enterprise platform for digital patient communications and analytics, announced today that it has closed a $7.2 million funding round let by TVC Capital. Startup Capital Ventures and Healthy Ventures returned to further fund the company, along with other unnamed backers.
Correction: Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, this story has been updated to remove the claim that Dip.io is the first FDA-cleared smartphone urine test. We've reached out to Healthy.io for comment on this development and we'll update when we hear more.
Tel-Aviv, Israel-based Healthy.io has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for Dip.io, a home-based urinalysis kit that turns a smartphone into a clinical-grade diagnostic device.
Aaptiv, a fast-growing New York-based digital fitness content-maker, has added a follow-on investment from Bose Ventures, the investment arm of technology company Bose Corporation, to its recent $22 million Series C round, bringing the total up to $23 million.
Mountain View, California-based sleep tech company Beddr has closed $5.6 million in Series A funding and unveiled its flagship product, the Beddr SleepTuner. The funding round was led by Three Leaf Ventures, with additional participation from the Stanford-StartX Fund, Delta Dental Washington Seed Fund, IT Farm, and other unnamed individuals.
Putting yourself in someone else's shoes. High school students are learning about living with Alzheimer's disease in a new VR experience that simulates the experience for teens. The program, which was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference yesterday, has multiple different storylines for students to explore. The experience lets students see what it is like to live with macular degeneration and hearing loss as well as dementia.