April 9, 2021
DACADOO AND DIG ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP IN LIFESTYLE INSURANCE
Swiss health tech and insurtech company, dacadoo and Amsterdam-based Digital Insurance Group (DIG) are partnering up to expand their set of insurtech solutions for banking, insurance and brokers.
Using a new quote & buy products set to improve the underwriting process for life operators, the partnership aims to establish real-time...
March 26, 2021
DR JENNY HARRIES TO HEAD PANDEMIC UNIT
According to The Times [behind paywall], deputy chief medical officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries is reportedly the preferred candidate for the chief executive of the recently announced UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Recommended by UK health secretary Matt Hancock, the appointment is yet to be approved by prime minister, Boris Johnson this month....
March 5, 2021
The FDA has issued its first emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test that does not require a prescription and can be used at home.
Developed by Cue Health, the Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over the Counter Use was first authorized for point-of-care use last June.
It uses a nasal swab sample collected from the lower nose to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, and...
December 15, 2020
The U.S. FDA announced today an Emergency Use Authorization for the first over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test for home use.
Developed by Australian digital diagnostics company Ellume Health, the single-use kit is accompanied by a Bluetooth-connected app that guides users through the testing process and automatically reports its results for disease monitoring.
The test returns its results in...
December 3, 2020
Everlywell, a digital consumer platform for ordering and viewing lab tests from home, has closed an oversubscribed $175 million Series D funding round, the Austin, Texas-based company announced this morning.
The raise brought in a slew of new investors hailing from BlackRock, the Chernin Group, Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Lux Capital, Morningside Ventures and Portfolia. It also saw...
November 18, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test that provides individuals with a result within 30 minutes, in the comfort of their home.
As opposed to currently available at-home testing products, which have patients self-collect a nasal swab sample and ship it for processing in a lab, the Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit...
October 28, 2020
UK high street pharmacy, Boots is launching a new in-store COVID-19 nasal swab testing service to people who are not showing symptoms.
The technology has been developed by LumiraDx, who is also providing supplies to the NHS in Scotland.
The Lumira private COVID-19 test will cost £120 and will be available in 10 stores from this week, before rolling out to 50 Boots stores throughout November.
October 27, 2020
College student health-insurer Wellfleet and binx health, an in-home infectious disease test-kit service, have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing for college students.
Using binx’s testing platform, which was originally created for discrete at-home sexually transmitted infections testing, and by working with Wellfleet’s client campuses, the two companies are giving universities a streamlined...
October 27, 2020
Yesterday, Kaiser Health News reported that California's San Francisco and Alameda counties had "severed ties" with a highly publicized "Project Baseline" COVID-19 testing program supported by Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences.
In particular, the reporting focused on Verily-backed community testing sites located in Oakland that have been closed for months, one of which is now working to reopen with...
October 23, 2020
PAINCHEK ANNOUNCES CARE HOME CAMPAIGN
Responding to the NHSX pledge to give 11,000 iPads to UK care homes, AI-powered pain assessment company, PainChek, has announced a one-off campaign to help UK care homes benefit from its technology.
PainChek is offering all UK care homes a one-off unique voucher of up to £500 to cover the cost of product training for their staff so they can use the PainChek...