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By By Dave Muoio 02:05 pm March 14, 2019
Clinical trial data analysis company TriNetX has raised $40 million in a Series D funding round led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund. Also participating in the round were new investors Mitsui & Co. and Itochu Technology Ventures, and returning backers MPM Capital, F2 Ventures and Deerfield Management. Announced yesterday, the new investments bring TriNetX’s total funding to $102 million...

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By By Jonah Comstock 01:44 pm March 14, 2019
Two virtual reality companies focused on surgery, Osso VR and FundamentalVR, announced major partnerships this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Palo Alto, California-based Osso VR announced a partnership with medical device technology company Smith & Nephew. Osso VR will build a custom training module Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System...
By By Dave Muoio 12:25 pm March 14, 2019
Over the past few years, video game development studio Level Ex has put out a small handful of educational mobile games designed to simulate complex patient cases and procedures for doctors. So far, these games have been designed for physicians practicing pulmonology, airway intubation, anesthesia and gastroenterology, leaving some of the company’s biggest fans itching for a game focused on their...
By By Jonah Comstock 03:13 pm March 13, 2019
  Correction: A brief originally included in this roundup, about Quip's funding, has been removed. The round in question was not new; it was previously reported here. ... With new investor, Klara heading to market. New York-based Klara, a healthcare messaging system, has secured a new investment from Stage 2 Capital. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Klara brought Stage 2 in to help...
By By Dave Muoio 02:55 pm March 13, 2019
French consumer health device maker Withings has updated its sleep sensor mat with new capabilities that track breathing disturbances throughout a night’s sleep and could eventually warn users of sleep apnea. Available through a free update, the feature builds on the Withings Sleep’s primary function of monitoring sleep cycles, heart rate and snoring, and then displaying scores and suggestions to...
By By Laura Lovett 02:16 pm March 13, 2019
This morning neuro focused digital health company Flint announced that it landed an additional $1.72 million in funding. The new money is a Eunice Kennedy Shriver grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Flint has had an ongoing relationship with the NIH since 2012. Including this latest funding round, the...
By By Jonah Comstock 01:59 pm March 13, 2019
OOVA, a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff focused on fertility and women’s health, has raised $1 million in a seed round led by Special Situations Life Sciences Innovation Fund, with additional contributions from Company Ventures and angel investors. This is the first funding round for the company, not counting an initial friends and family investment. What they do The company’s first product,...

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By By Laura Lovett 12:07 pm March 13, 2019
Figuring out the right questions to ask a doctor during a short visit can be stressful, but the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is attempting to help remedy this issue with a new app called Question Builder. The app is free and lets patients figure out the appropriate questions and medical information for them when they take a trip to their doctor. The technology was developed with...
By By Dave Muoio 12:01 pm March 13, 2019
Physera — an app-based platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) exercises and remote consultations with physical therapists — has raised $8 million in a Series A round headed by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. With this, the company has now raised more than $10 million in total, and counts Innovation Endeavors, Lux Capital, Expa, Slow Ventures, iD Ventures, J-Angels, Rock Health’s Halle Tecco...
By By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm March 12, 2019
Four months after landing FDA clearance POPS! one, a diabetes management system, is now commercially launching.  The system uses an algorithm to give users real-time personalized diabetes coaching. It also includes small glucose meter that attaches to the back of a user’s smartphone. Users can check their glucose levels on the meter and the results will automatically transfer to the app. The...