Global Edition news

By By Dave Muoio 11:47 am February 4, 2020
Inato, a Parisian startup revamping clinical trial enrollment, has pulled in a $14 million Series A round. Obvious Ventures and Cathay Innovation headed the raise, which also saw support from prior backers Serena and Fly Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Inato has developed a platform that helps biopharma clients select the optimal site for their clinical studies. Its technology incorporates logistical data...
By By Dave Muoio 08:00 am February 4, 2020
Hinge Health, the maker of digital programs for chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) health, has closed $90 million in a new round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Lead Edge Capital also took part in the Series C, as did prior backers Insight Partners, Atomico, 11.2 Capital, Quadrille Capital and Heuristic Capital. Hinge had been courting investors throughout the course of the last quarter, and...
By By Dave Muoio 02:44 pm February 3, 2020
Legacy, a male fertility startup offering sperm freezing and analytics, has raised $3.5 million in a new funding round, CEO Khaled Kteily confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The funding was headlined by a “major” investment from Section 32, with Y Combinator and prior backer Bain Capital Ventures also lending their support. WHAT THEY DO Born out of the Harvard Innovation Labs alumni incubator program, ...
By By Laura Lovett 01:36 pm February 3, 2020
Sony’s smart operating platform NUCLeUS Operating Room scored FDA 510(k) clearance late last week. The new system allows clinicians to capture, store and share OR videos, scans and other patient data throughout its hospital network. This will also allow videos, including 3D videos, to be captured in "near real time.” The latest tool was designed to reduce hardware requirements in the operating...

The Division of Digital Psychiatry team at Beth Israel. 

By By Laura Lovett 04:13 pm January 31, 2020
Walking down the halls of the research wing at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, it’s hard to miss the bright orange biohazard warnings on the door of nearly every lab — except one. Formed in 2018, the Division of Digital Psychiatry is focused on technology’s role in improving mental health care.  Led by Dr. John Torous, the division’s first digital tool, dubbed mindLamp, is focused on examining "...
By By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm January 31, 2020
Update: HIMSS20 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. While there are no shortage of technical approaches for hackers targeting a healthcare organization, the fact of the matter is that many attacks start with doctors, administrative workers and the other employees who might not have cybersecurity on the mind. This approach, often referred to under the umbrella term of “social...
By By Dave Muoio 01:31 pm January 31, 2020
Tech-enabled primary care business 1Life Healthcare — better known by its brand name, One Medical — hit the public market Friday after announcing the sale of 17.5 million shares at $14 each. This pricing alongside the roughly 122 million outstanding shares disclosed in the company’s S-1 would put One Medical’s valuation at just over $1.7 billion. And although it’s only been on the market for a...
By By Laura Lovett 04:17 pm January 30, 2020
Dr. Narmadha Kuppuswami has a long history of working in women’s health. Her first experience dates back to her early medical school years in India, during her first clinical rotation.   “I was only 18 or 19 ... [and] there was a patient and that was her sixth pregnancy,” she said. “She was transferred from a clinic with obstructed labor and a possible ruptured uterus, and doctors were scrambling...
By By Dave Muoio 02:47 pm January 30, 2020
Alto, a digital pharmacy and drug delivery company, will announce next week the close of a $250 million Series D funding round headed by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, Reuters and others reported this morning. Greenoaks Capital, Jackson Square Ventures and other prior backers also participated in the round. This round would bring Alto’s total raise to more than $350 million, and its valuation to more...
By By Dave Muoio 01:16 pm January 30, 2020
This week in M&A. Imprivata, a tech company providing identity and authentication tools designed specifically for healthcare, has acquired GroundControl Solutions, inc., which is known for its automated enterprise mobile device management software. Imprivata anticipates that the purchase of this new tech will augment its platform with new capabilities for large and small healthcare...