gastroenterology

Pillcam, medtronic
By  Tammy Lovell 11:45 am March 11, 2021
A national NHS trial will see patients in England given edible miniature cameras to check for signs of colon cancer. The Pillcam Colon 2 technology, from US medical device firm Medtronic, takes images as it passes through the bowel which are transmitted to a recording device worn by the patient at their waist. After the camera has passed through the body it can be flushed away. An initial group...
By  Jonah Comstock 02:33 pm September 1, 2017
Cara, a Berlin-based startup building a medical app for digestive health (a space the company has boldly dubbed “poop tech”), has raised a $2 million seed round. Atlantic Labs led the round, and additional investments came from angel investors. The company does business as Cara, the name of its app, but is officially known as HiDoc. “Digestive issues are still a taboo topic but we are now making...