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By Jonah Comstock October 8, 2018
Mira, the women’s health startup that launched last month at TechCrunch disrupt and won a recent startup competition at Health 2.0, has moved fast. The three-year old company has 36 employees, a device nearly on the market, and FDA and CE Mark clearances. And almost unheard of for a tech startup, it does its own manufacturing. “We built 11,000 square feet of manufacturing facility ourselves,...
By Dave Muoio October 5, 2018
Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, California-based startup offering an incentive-based health platform, is receiving a $5 million preferred equity investment from an unnamed source, according to a recent announcement from US Capital Global, which is acting as the deal’s exclusive financial advisor. Charles Towle, managing partner at US Capital Global, said that the healthcare rewards company sought the...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2018
This story has been updated to include Dexcom's acquisition of TypeZero Technologies. The third quarter of 2018 was a surprisingly good one for mergers and acquisitions. MobiHealthNews tracked 18 deals, from Best Buy’s monster acquisition of GreatCall, to positive exits for Boston area startups Herald Health and Circulation, to WebMD’s snapping up consumer healthcare reviews site Vitals. The...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2018
Editor's note: A previous version of this article said that the Aysa app would be sold with a $1.99 annual subscription. This has been corrected to $9.99.  Clinical decision support tool maker VisualDx officially launched Aysa, its first consumer-facing app, last month at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. The app allows users to upload pictures of skin lesions or rashes, enter some additional...
By Laura Lovett October 4, 2018
Yesterday the senate overwhelmingly passed a new opioid bill in a 98-1 vote, with only Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) voting against it and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) not voting. The vote expands telemedicine services to people with opioid abuse disorder, exempting it from certain requirements. It also modifies the provisions regarding electronic prescriptions and post-surgical pain management.  Further...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Basis, an app-based platform that connects consumers with mental health counselors, announced the launch of its service alongside a $3.75 million funding round. The investment was led by Bedrock, with support from Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Headlined by CEO Andrew Chapin, a former Uber executive, and Chief Science Officer Lindsay Trent, a clinical psychologist at Stanford,...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Solv, the San Francisco-based maker of an urgent care appointment booking app, has unveiled  a video call functionality that will allow providers to offer patients the option of a telemedicine visit. Video calls made through the Solv Video Telemed system are encrypted and entirely conducted within a mobile phone’s web browser, requiring no additional downloads for the patient. Integrating the...
By Laura Lovett October 4, 2018
This morning BlackBerry launched a new "Enterprise of Things" (EOT) platform called the BlackBerry Spark, as well as a slew of new healthcare related-products that will be powered by the system including a quantum-resistant code signing server, a new system that uses blockchain to deliver medical data and an operating system for secure medical devices.  The quantum-resistant code signing server...
By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Babyscripts announced today that its prenatal app has become available to mothers and doctors at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Later this year the network will also enable mothers to opt into the service’s data sharing component to allow remote patient monitoring tool for OB/GYNs. “Expectant patients are now able to access evidenced-based education anytime to...
By Dave Muoio October 3, 2018
Pediatric and adult Type 1 diabetes patients receiving a hybrid closed-loop artificial pancreas therapy demonstrated improved glucose control and lower risk of hypoglycemia compared to those managing their own glucose levels with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, according to a study published today in the Lancet. The investigation, which was supported by JDRF and presented at the...

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