kidney disease

By Dave Muoio 12:14 pm March 28, 2019
Scanwell Health, the maker of a smartphone-based platform for home urinary tract infection screening, announced last week that it will be playing a role in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, an ongoing, multicenter investigation of chronic kidney disease and other comorbid chronic conditions sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. As a result of the partnership, up 1,250...
By Laura Lovett 03:21 pm February 5, 2019
This morning Healthy.io, maker of a take home urine analysis test kit, announced a new $18 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Aleph, with participation from Samsung Next and private investors.  What they do The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company’s signature product is Dip.io, a home-based urinalysis kit that turns a smartphone into a clinical-grade diagnostic device. The kit...
By Dave Muoio 11:35 am September 11, 2018
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor announced yesterday that its KardiaK Software Platform has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA. AliveCor’s software is a neural network trained to read ECG data for elevated levels of blood potassium, a condition known as hyperkalemia that affects the kidneys. Primarily diagnosed through invasive laboratory blood test, KardiaK would...
By Jonah Comstock 09:43 am July 25, 2018
Correction: Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, this story has been updated to remove the claim that Dip.io is the first FDA-cleared smartphone urine test. We've reached out to Healthy.io for comment on this development and we'll update when we hear more. Update 4/16/19: This story has been updated with additional clarity from Healthy.io about the difference between this clearance and previous...
By Jonah Comstock 04:52 pm April 2, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ position of Chief Technology Officer is a relatively new one. President Barack Obama created the role in 2009 and appointed the first three people to hold the post: Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, and Susannah Fox. That makes Bruce Greenstein the first ever HHS CTO appointed by a Republican president, or even by a non-Obama president. But unlike many Executive...