France

By Leontina Postelnicu 11:26 am December 4, 2019
Grenoble, France-based startup Diabeloop has secured €31m in a Series B funding round led by Cemag Invest, with ADAG, Odyssée Venture, previous backers Supernova Invest, Air Liquide Venture Capital and others also participating. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2015 out of a medical research project, the company’s primary product is what is referred to as a hybrid closed-loop system for management of Type...
By Tammy Lovell 09:16 am October 15, 2019
French health tech startup Primaa has raised €2m to accelerate the development and the international marketing of its automated diagnostic products. The Paris-based firm, founded in 2018, develops software tools which use artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to assist anatomical pathologists with cancer and other diagnoses. It is currently in the process of finalising its first tool...
By Laura Lovett 03:32 pm July 12, 2018
This morning, Doctolib announced that it acquired fellow online medical appointment booking and management company MonDocteur.  “Our missions have been the same since day one: making our healthcare system more human, efficient, and connected and building a company of several thousand people sharing the same humanist values,” Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Doctolib cofounder and CEO, said in a statement...
By Laura Lovett 10:19 am May 31, 2018
It's official — Eric Carreel, cofounder of French health tech company Withings, has bought back Nokia’s digital health division two years after it was sold to the Finnish tech giant. Carreel plans to relaunch the Withings brand by the end of 2018, according to a statement. “I am delighted to start working again with the brilliant teams that made the brand such a great success,” Carreel said in a...
By Laura Lovett 11:41 am May 2, 2018
Almost exactly two years after Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings, it has announced that it is in negations to sell its digital health division back to Withings cofounder Éric Carreel. The deal is expected to close in late Q2.   "Nokia and Éric Carreel recognize that as an original Co-Founder of Withings, he is best positioned to carry the company forward into its next phase...
By Laura Lovett 02:08 pm April 16, 2018
Less than two years after Nokia ventured into digital health territory with its acquisition of French health tech company Withings, the Finnish company could be on the verge of selling off its digital health division, according to reports from a French publication, Les Echos.  Nest, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on smart home devices, is chief among those most interested in making the purchase...
By Jonah Comstock 09:16 am October 13, 2015
Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Ivan Schneider and Jessy Bernal, the founders of DoctoLib. French doctor booking startup DoctoLib has raised $20 million (18 million euros) to expand its platform out to the rest of Europe. Accel led the round with participation from existing investors, including Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, cofounder and CEO of PriceMinister, and Bertrand Jelensperger, co-founder and CEO...
By Brian Dolan 06:20 am August 31, 2010
Neal Sikka, an emergency physician at George Washington University, launched a six-month study in May that aimed to determine how accurately ER doctors and physician assistants could diagnose wounds from images patients took with their own mobile phones. When people arrive at the hospital with cuts, skin infections, rashes or other flesh wounds, Sikka and his team of researchers recruit...
By Brian Dolan 05:22 am April 5, 2010
A recent article in BusinessWeek chronicled the health related activities of Spanish mobile operator Telefonica and French mobile operator Orange, which include connected knee braces, emergency alerts, location tracking, remote monitoring of pacemakers and connecting glucometers via Bluetooth. Remote monitoring knee braces: Telefonica is working with Barcelona's Hospital de la Esperanza on a knee...