June 4, 2020
This morning real-world behavioral data analysis company Evidation Health announced a research initiative that will analyze behavior and symptom data to develop an early warning algorithm for COVID-19.
Funded by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort will work with 4YouandMe – a nonprofit that helps individuals...
March 23, 2020
Last week saw a number of diagnostic testing startups, telehealth providers and others announce new services that would deliver at-home COVID-19 testing-kits to consumers. But the majority of these of offerings have since been rescinded or hang in doubt thanks to new warnings and regulatory clarifications issued this weekend by the FDA.
On Friday evening, the agency released an alert to consumers...
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...
July 26, 2019
Indonesia-based healthtech platform Halodoc announced that it has secured additional funding from strategic investors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allianz X and Prudential. Allianz and Prudential provide insurance services in Indonesia and are users of Halodoc's services. The funds will be used to further Halodoc's commitment to simplify healthcare through technology in...
September 27, 2018
Butterfly Health Network has raised $250 million in new funds and will soon begin shipping its sub-$2,000, handheld, tablet-connected full-body ultrasound device, Butterfly IQ. Fidelity led the investment, with additional participation from Fosun Pharma, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jamie Dinan, along with existing investors. The round brings the company’s total funding...
March 15, 2017
Seattle-based venture capital firm Biomatics Capital, which focuses on companies innovating around healthcare and technology, has closed its initiatory fund of $200 million. This exceeds the firm’s target of $150 million and spans a range of investors including individuals, family offices and institutions.
Biomatics is particularly interested in genomics and digital health, and will use this fund...
January 23, 2012
About twice as many US adults are using tablets in January than were in the months preceding the holiday season, according to a recent survey funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Research Project. In a survey of almost 3,000 people in November and December found that about 10 percent of US adults had tablets. A similar survey of...
November 11, 2010
Forget for a moment that Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Forget that Gates now chairs a philanthropic foundation that works in a number of areas. During his keynote session at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this week, Bill Gates arrived with a single, focused message: Vaccines.
When asked whether mobile phones offered some advantages over previous computing platforms, Gates responded: