digital health M&A

By Dave Muoio 11:51 am May 21, 2020
OptumHealth, the healthcare services and delivery business of UnitedHealth Group's Optum, has acquired naviHealth, a post-acute care management platform for health plans and providers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, and confirmed to MobiHealthNews by an Optum representative. While the terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Optum said...

Lauri Sippola, CEO of Kaiku, gives a demonstration in his Helsinki office. 

By Laura Lovett 11:33 am May 20, 2020
Swedish oncology-focused Elekta has announced its purchase of Kaiku Health, a Helsinki-based startup focused on patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services. As part of this deal Kaiku Health’s app, which allows patients to track symptoms over time and can alert doctors or researchers with updates, will be integrated into Elekta’s Mosaiq Oncology Information System. “Including...
By Dave Muoio 03:57 pm May 19, 2020
Digital chronic-disease-program company Omada Health is leaping into musculoskeletal care thanks to its acquisition of Physera, an app-based platform that includes remote consultations with physical therapists. Although the deal was announced today, Omada said it will "immediately" begin offering the MSK program to its employer, health plan and individual customers. “Integrating a digital...
By Laura Lovett 03:58 pm May 7, 2020
Yesterday morning digital health and fitness company Pear Sports announced its purchase of artificial intelligence exercise-coaching platform Performance Lab.  Performance Lab specializes in using AI to gain insights into athletic performance and then develop a personalized exercise program. Pear Sports plans to use this technology in its real-time interactive coaching tool. “The mission at Pear ...
By Dave Muoio 03:55 pm April 28, 2020
UnitedHealth Group's Optum is reportedly in late-stage talks with AbleTo regarding a roughly $470 million acquisition of the virtual behavioral-care company, according to unnamed sources who spoke to CNBC. Optum is already a stakeholder in the New York company, having provided a "significant investment" through its Optum Ventures arm back in January of 2019. At the time, Optum Ventures Principal...
By Dave Muoio 03:03 pm April 21, 2020
Digital diabetes-management company One Drop announced last week that it has acquired the assets, IP and certain staff of Sano Intelligence, the maker of a non-invasive connected CGM patch. The terms of this asset purchase were not disclosed. Sano was founded in 2011, and over the course of the decade raised approximately $20 million from investors such as Fitbit, Intel Capital, True Ventures and...
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm April 20, 2020
International pharma giant Novartis announced this morning the acquisition of Amblyotech, a startup that combines 3D glasses and video game software to treat amblyopia, more commonly known as "lazy eye." The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Novartis also said that it will be developing new games and kicking off a proof-of-concept study alongside major French video game publisher Ubisoft and...

Credit: Huma

By Piers Ford 02:10 am April 16, 2020
Digital health business Medopad has rebranded itself as Huma and acquired two AI and wearable tech companies, reinforcing its mission to play a pioneering role in discovering digital biomarkers, an emerging category of medicine described by founder and CEO Dan Vahdat as a “game-changer”. Vahdat said the company’s focus on insights gathered by remote monitoring to help healthcare, life sciences...
By Dave Muoio 04:09 pm April 6, 2020
From me to you. Employee-wellness company Wellable has acquired assets from fellow digital-wellness product-maker MeYou Health, the companies announced. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it does transfer ownership of MeYou's Daily Challenge product to Wellable. This program encourages healthy eating, physical activity, stress management and other behaviors through daily email and...
By Dave Muoio 03:26 pm March 5, 2020
SymphonyAI Group, a collection of private B2B artificial intelligence companies spanning multiple sectors, announced yesterday that it has acquired TeraRecon, the maker of products for medical-image post-processing and other related products. As the group’s seventh portfolio company, TeraRecon will continue building out its radiology, cardiology and vascular-surgery AI-imaging support. However,...