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By Dave Muoio 12:20 pm August 7, 2019
Sitata, a service that supports international travelers with safety and health information relevant to their trip, has relaunched its platform with a host of new features, key among which is support for in-app telemedicine visits with a network of vetted travel physicians. “We knew we do a lot of preventative health information, but when it came to assisting someone in time of need, we weren’t...
By Dave Muoio 03:30 pm August 6, 2019
Paris, France-based Voluntis has received FDA marketing authorization for an algorithm-driven digital tool that helps cancer patients manage their symptoms and care teams identify clinical insights, the company announced last week. The Oleena software is a Class II medical device that is prescribed by the patient’s care team. As the user logs their symptoms into the app, it adapts to offer...
By Dave Muoio 09:03 am August 1, 2019
Thriva, a London-based platform providing mail-order blood tests for consumers, has raised another $7.3 million in backing thanks to a new Series A round. Pembroke VCT and Guinness Asset Management were among the round’s participants, which brought the company’s total funds raised to $8.2 million. WHAT THEY DO Since 2016, Thriva has offered mail-order tests and results interpretations to more...
By Dave Muoio 11:44 am July 30, 2019
Infant development platform BabySparks has closed a $2 million in seed funding, the startup announced on Friday. Ocean Azul Partners headed the round, which also included participation from Miami Angels, Kairos, Marstar Investments, Lou Kreisberg and Steve Goodman. WHAT THEY DO BabySparks has built an app-based tool for parents to track and stimulate the development of their young children. After...
By Laura Lovett 03:58 pm July 25, 2019
Healthcare artificial intelligence company Viz.ai announced that it is joining forces with Medtronic with the goal of speeding up adoption of the former’s technology. Specifically the pair will be working on getting Viz.ai’s system, which specializes on stroke detection, into more stroke treatment centers in the US.  “Medtronic is an innovative company focused on therapies that extend life and...
By Dean Koh 05:29 am July 24, 2019
Australian digital health company PainChek recently announced that the United States Patent Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for its pain assessment invention. This means that patent prosecution has been successfully completed.  The U.S. patent, when granted, gives PainChek exclusive rights to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the invention for 20 years from the...
By Laura Lovett 12:04 pm July 18, 2019
European tech giant Philips has inked a deal to acquire Medumo, a startup focused on tracking and triaging patients. The news, which CNBC first reported, means the small Boston-based company will now be joining Philip’s growing digital health portfolio.  “We're excited to share with you that Medumo is now a Philips company,” reads a banner on the Medumo website. “Our partnership with Philips will...
By Dave Muoio 11:01 am July 18, 2019
Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, has brought on a new CFO and chairman of the board. Mark Clermont, former president of recently acquired Provant Health, will take on the former position, while Dr. Carl Schramm, a professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will hold the latter. “Mark...
By Laura Lovett 09:47 am July 17, 2019
This morning DEARhealth, a startup offering artificial intelligence-enabled disease management software, announced that it landed $6.8 million in Series A funding. The new influx of cash was provided by Philips Health Technology Ventures, Vesalius Bio capital lll and Health Innovations.  This news comes just weeks after the startup announced that it is teaming up with pharma giant UCB on a new...
By Dave Muoio 03:00 am July 17, 2019
Withings announced this morning that it is updating its connected blood pressure cuff product line with two new offerings: a revamped version of its existing at-home cuff, and a premium cardiac monitor with onboard ECG functionality. The former device is the Withings BPM Connect ($99.95/€99.95/£89.95), an FDA-cleared and CE-compliant consumer product for monitoring systolic pressure, diastolic...

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