March 16, 2020
Element Science, a San Francisco startup developing a wearable personal defibrillator, brought in $145.6 million in Series C funding earlier this month. Led by Deerfield Healthcare and Qiming Venture Partners USA, the raise also included new backers Cormorant Asset Management and Invus Opportunities, as well as prior supporters Third Rock Ventures and Google Ventures.
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March 20, 2019
Vixiar, a Johns Hopkins spinout marketing a tablet-based point of care system for assessing cardiac filling pressure, has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. This brings the company’s total funding to $3 million.
New investors Emerald Development Managers and MMG Opportunities contributed to the round, along with existing investor The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),...
November 13, 2017
A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health space. Some clearances are updates to companies that have one or more existing clearances, while some are newly cleared devices. Read on for a roundup of connected ECG sensors, medical device companion apps, and wearable patches.
1. St. Jude Medical...
July 12, 2017
GE Healthcare and HeartFlow are working together to increase the clinical availability and adoption of HeartFlow FFRct, a proprietary technology that helps clinicians diagnose and treat patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
The goal of the partnership is to increase the clinical availability and adoption of the technology, the partners say.
They announced the collaboration on Thursday...
June 2, 2017
On Monday, June 5th Apple will present its worldwide developers' conference (WWDC), an annual event where the company announces new features and products it's launching in the near future. While the focus is usually on new iPhones, Macs, or iPads, it wouldn't be out of character for the company to announce news about its various healthcare ventures as well.
After all, it was at WWDC in 2014 that...
December 7, 2016
BioTelemetry, formerly known as CardioNet, has acquired TelCare, a diabetes management technology company with the distinction of having had the first FDA-cleared, cellular-connected glucometer. BioTelemetry paid $7 million in cash with the potential for additional performance-based earn-outs of up to $5 million, also in cash. Both BioTelemetry and TelCare are veterans of the early days of the...
May 24, 2016
Nearly a year after stepping down as CEO of Practice Fusion, Ryan Howard has announced his new venture, started with a team of other former Practice Fusion colleagues. The company is called iBeat, and its first product will be a wearable personal emergency response system (PERS) device aimed at the 50 to 70-year-old market.
“It’s a clean-looking smartwatch. It’s really clean, really stylish, we’...
September 15, 2015
The ACT device paired with a previous phone.
LifeWatch, a Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company that has been connecting to mobile phones since 2009, has received FDA clearance for a new version of its Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) system that will run on Android devices. Currently, the system runs on Microsoft Windows phones. Patients use the mobile software to answer a couple...
December 22, 2014
Vital Connect's HealthPatch, which partnered with LifeWatch last month
Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has received FDA 510(k) clearance for LifeWatch VSP (Vital Signs Patch), the company's adhesive patch for remote patient monitoring.
"Being small in size, easy to affix, comfortable to wear and far less restrictive and cumbersome than numerous wired devices currently used,...
December 9, 2011
A Florida hospital has developed a system for wireless real-time monitoring and reprogramming of cardiac devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators, using an iPad. A doctor can suggest changes to a cardiac device's settings, then relay the information for a nurse in the hospital to execute using a touchscreen laptop.
The apparent pitch: Save time and money by enabling specialty trained...