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By Laura Lovett June 11, 2019
Less than a year after the blockchain-enabled genome sequencing startup's launch, Nebula Genomics is announcing its first pharma partnership with Merck KGaA’s EMD Serono. This early partnership will come in the form of a pilot program.  As part of the deal, EMD Serono will be able to use Nebula’s network of anonymized genomic data. This new pilot is specifically zeroing in on lung cancer patients...
By Dave Muoio June 10, 2019
On Friday, the American Diabetes Association kicked off its annual conference in San Francisco, where academics, vendors and other stakeholders congregated to unveil new study results and major announcements related to diabetes management. And while MobiHealthNews already put together a roundup featuring an opening salvo of the show’s announcements, the past few days have seen a tidal wave of new...

(Left to Right) CVS Chief Digital Officer Firdaus Bhathena, Google Cloud Head of Product for Health & Life Sciences Dr. Joseph Corkery, Iora Health Chief Growth Officer Sonia Millsom, and Oak HC/FT Partner Nancy Brown chat onstage at a recent event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jonah Comstock)

By Laura Lovett June 7, 2019
When it comes to healthcare, Google is no longer just a tool for searching symptoms at 1 a.m. The tech giant is quickly making its mark in the health industry, from fitness apps to EHR patents, and all eyes are on how the company could be a disruptive force. So far the tech giant has already seen some challenges and successes. While Google has made headlines in health news within the last few...
By Laura Lovett June 6, 2019
Carbon Health, a virtual and in-person urgent and primary care network, has raked in $30 million in Series B funding. Announced yesterday, the round was led by Brookfield Growth Partners, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.  Following this funding news, Brookfield Growth Partners’ managing director Josh Raffaeli will be...
By Laura Lovett June 4, 2019
Digital health is still in many ways the new kid on the block within the healthcare industry. Within a short amount of time, the new field has turned the heads of investors and providers alike. But now the industry is beginning to grapple with questions around how to implement a sustainable economic business model.  “In the next five to six years or so the market is estimated to be $120 billion...
By Laura Lovett June 3, 2019
Today Apple announced that it’s adding three new health features to its Apple WatchOS6, designed to allow users learn about activity trends, track periods and keep track of hearing safety.  The tech world has been abuzz with rumors that Apple would start focusing on hearing related technologies. At Apple’s worldwide developer conference (WWDC) event, at least one of those rumors came to fruition...
By Laura Lovett June 3, 2019
Between Twitter notifications and the constant of flood of work emails, staying focused on one task can be challenging. However, researchers have discovered that a new meditation platform could be effective in improving young adults' attention spans. In the study, which was published in Nature Human Behavior, the MediTrain closed-loop digital meditation platform helped healthy young adults ...
By Laura Lovett May 30, 2019
This morning Altoida, a digital platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help predict Alzheimer’s disease, closed a $6.3 million Series A funding round. M Ventures led the round with participation from Grey Sky Venture Partners, VI Partners AGG, Alpana Ventures and FYRFLY Ventures.  WHAT THEY DO Altoida makes a digital platform that employs AI, ML and augmented reality...
By Dave Muoio May 29, 2019
The summer of 2016 was dominated by a digital wellness app that few saw coming: Pokémon Go, a mobile game that used GPS and augmented reality to encourage players to explore real-world locations. And while the initial spike of mainstream consumer interest dropped off within a few months, The Pokémon Company and app developer Niantic (a Google spinout) have gradually won players back with content...

An illustrated graphic of how the Nerivio Migra device works. Source: Theranica

By Dean Koh May 28, 2019
Theranica, an Israel-based biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, announced on May 28 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a De Novo request for its smartphone-controlled electroceutical, Nerivio Migra, utilising Remote Electrical Neuromodulation for the acute treatment of migraine. The FDA...

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