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By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2018
Sandstone Diagnostics’ Trak Male Fertility Testing System will be used in an NIH-funded study being conducted by Boston University and Stanford University, according to a statement. The Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) studies the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility, miscarriage, and birth outcomes. “The Trak technology is revolutionizing our research,” Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology...
By Aditi Pai March 14, 2016
Palo Alto Health Sciences, which has developed a mobile-enabled breathing system for people with panic disorder, raised $1.97 million in the second tranche of a $5 million round. The investment was led by Aphelion Capital with participation from other angel investors. Palo Alto Health Sciences has raised $7.5 million to date. The company’s FDA-cleared offering, called the Freespira Breathing...
By Aditi Pai March 10, 2016
Boston-based mobile brain rehabilitation company Constant Therapy has raised $2 million in a round led by Golden Seeds with participation from Kapor Capital, Launchpad Venture Group, Pond Capital, and Community Health Network of Connecticut. MobiHealthNews first reported on this round last month, when the company disclosed a $1.96 million raise in the SEC. This brings the company's total funding...
By Aditi Pai February 18, 2016
Boston-based Constant Therapy has raised $1.96 million for its mobile-enabled brain rehabilitation offering, according to an SEC filing. This brings the comapny's total funding to at least $2.7 million. Existing investors include Boston University, TiE Angels Boston, and serial entrepreneur Andy Palmer. Constant Therapy has developed a mobile app designed to provide therapy to patients who have...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2014
The Dexcom G4 was the continuous glucose monitor used in the study. An artificial pancreas system -- consisting of a continuous glucose monitor, and insulin pump, and an iPhone 4s -- has been shown to improve glucose regulation in a simulated outpatient setting in both adults and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, according to a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. The adult...
By Aditi Pai December 12, 2013
Columbia University's Frederick Muench Text messages have been proven several times to be a positive medium for improving health outcomes. Text message intervention studies for smoking cessation, medication adherence and weight loss have all come back with positive results. Although companies have begun developing more and more apps, tailored text messages that speak to a specific audience...