April 1, 2020
Testing for COVID-19 has been somewhat of a roller coaster in the last few weeks. With each day, the FDA pushes forward in its efforts to expedite the review and rollout of sorely need COVID-19 diagnostic testing. It has enabled the Emergency Use Act, which relaxes standards during a time of crisis.
On March 30 the agency revealed that, since January, it has worked with more than 230 test...
May 6, 2015
Digital health startup Welltwigs has unveiled its fertility app, Fertility Monitor, along with two fertility-tracking devices at a TechCrunch event in New York this week.
The company's app tracks a woman's fertility cycle, but also monitors the woman's basal body temperature (BBT) with a product called Thermotwig and hormone levels with a device called Labtwig. Although other companies, including...
April 30, 2015
Humana's Cue app.
A new lab at Humana is dedicated to making sure HumanaVitality and other apps from the insurance giant have the same nimble development protocols as apps developed at a small startup would. A Wall Street Journal report this week offered a peek at the work being done at the Digital Experience Center that Humana launched last fall.
The new space houses 11 full-time employees...
November 19, 2014
San Diego, California-based Cue, not to be confused with fertility tracker company Clue, raised $7.5 million in a round led by SherpaVentures with participation from existing investor Immortalana.
SherpaVentures has previously invested in tech companies like Coin, DogVacay, and Uber, but this appears to be the firms first digital health investment.
Cue’s product, also called Cue, is a modular at-...
May 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, when we revisited Eric Topol's top 10 digital health predictions, Topol mentioned microfluidics -- and the ability to create home versions of medical lab tests -- as one of the unexpected breakthroughs of the last five years.
"All the routine labs could be run through the smartphone with a very simple microfluidic adapter — any lab test could," he said at the time. "Then there’s...