April 29, 2019
Personalized wellness company Arivale has shut down its consumer operations, according to a statement posted on the company's website. MedCityNews first spotted the post.
"Regrettably, effective today, we are terminating our consumer program," the team wrote in an unsigned note. "Our decision to do so is attributable to the simple fact that the cost of providing the service exceeds what our...
March 5, 2019
Tasso, a Seattle-based startup working on bringing blood testing to the home via a wearable patch-like device, has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Vertical Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from TechStars and Cedars Sinai. This is the first major VC round for the company, but it has previously been supported by $13.1 million in grant funding from DARPA, NIH,...
November 1, 2018
Clinical lab and life science services company LabCorp has signaled its latest consumer-focused shift with the announcement of a self-administered wellness test and online results portal.
Called Pixel by LabCorp, the testing platform is ordered online by consumers, reviewed by a board-certified physician and then delivered to the consumer within a few days. After collecting a blood sample using...
October 31, 2018
Smartphone blood lab startup 1Drop Diagnostics (not to be confused with other very similarly-named startup 1Drop or One Drop) has raised $4.25 million in a Series A financing round, the company announced today. The funding was led by investor Christian Wildmoser, with additional backing and support by Swiss Startup Group investor Dr. Hans-Peter Strebel, Beat Schillig of IFJ Institute for Young...
May 9, 2017
DBS System, a Swiss company that makes a line of portable blood tests called HemaXis, has raised $2.5 million led by investiere. The funding was in Swiss francs, but the values of the currencies are currently approximately equal. Investiere contributed $800,000, Swiss pension fund Nest put in $700,000, and $1 million came from existing shareholders and angel investors.
DBS stands for "dried blood...