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By Jonah Comstock 12:56 pm October 9, 2019
Houston, Texas-based BrainCheck has raised an $8 million Series A round for its enterprise software offering that digitizes traditional brain health tests. S3 Ventures and Tensility Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from True Wealth Ventures and Nueterra Capital. Founded in 2014, the company previously raised $3 million in 2016 and $1.5 million in 2017, but that $1.5...
By Dean Koh 01:06 am August 6, 2019
Hot on the heels on being granted a US patent for pain assessment invention last month, Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, has received regulatory approval from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for the use of the PainChek app in the market. PainChek has also entered a two-year license agreement with Singapore-...
By Dean Koh 05:29 am July 24, 2019
Australian digital health company PainChek recently announced that the United States Patent Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for its pain assessment invention. This means that patent prosecution has been successfully completed.  The U.S. patent, when granted, gives PainChek exclusive rights to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the invention for 20 years from the...

The Landing tech incubator, MediaCity UK

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:42 pm June 24, 2019
After a new Innovate UK and EUREKA competition aiming to support medtech projects and a programme supporting women-led healthtech startups in Europe, another accelerator in the space is returning to Salford in England later this year. Fifteen health and medical startups will be chosen to participate in the second edition of the Greater Manchester Future of Health Challenge programme, organised by...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm May 20, 2019
Easy access CME. The American Medical Association has launched an online continuing medical education (CME) tool for healthcare workers. The tool, called AMA Ed Hub, allows clinicians to earn, track and report CME credits across a range of topics and specialities, and includes content from sources like the JAMA Network’s JN Learning and the American College of Radiology. “The AMA is committed to...

Screengrab of the PainChek app.

By Dean Koh 01:55 am May 3, 2019
The federal government of Australia recently announced that it will invest A$5M to facilitate the implementation of PainChek’s pain recognition app in Australian residential aged care centres (RAC’s). The PainChek app was originally conceived at Western Australia’s Curtin University and further developed by listed Australian digital health company PainChek Ltd. It provides caregivers and health...
dementia
By Piers Ford 03:14 am April 25, 2019
Summary The UK Dementia Research Institute has appointed its seventh research centre – a £20 million facility based at Imperial College London, which will be tasked with developing new technologies to help people live in ‘dementia-friendly’ homes, as well as gathering insights into how the condition develops. With the collaboration of the University of Surrey, the new centre will bring together...

Gene Gilmer, 90, participates in an online video chat clinical trial to see if regular conversation can stave off dementia, Feb. 6, 2019. Credit: OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff.

By Dave Muoio 02:03 pm March 21, 2019
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are conducting a clinical trial that explores whether regular tech-enabled conversations might fend off dementia or other cognitive conditions related to cognitive decline among socially isolated seniors. According to a release from the school, the Internet-based Conversational Clinical Trial (I-CONECT) has been running at full steam...
By Dave Muoio 01:55 pm March 20, 2019
Mail-order menopause treatment. Online men’s and women’s health platform Ro is expanding its services with the launch of a new platform for women experiencing menopause. Called Rory, the platform treats for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause, while also seeking to educate users on their personal health. Much like Ro’s other offerings, the service kicks...
By Dave Muoio 03:11 pm June 26, 2018
Dementia-focused tech company Smart Brain Aging has announced the launch its virtual offering for the aging population. Called Brain U Online, the service provides consumers with cognitive tasks that when paired with exercise have, according to the company, been proven to delay the progression of dementia and limit its negative impact. “We developed Smart Brain Aging with one purpose: to help...