machine learning

By Laura Lovett 03:27 pm June 30, 2020
This morning Owkin, a medical research company that uses machine learning, announced that its Series A funding round has reached $70 million. This comes after Mubadala Capital and Bpifrance entered with a late $18 million in investment. The Series A has been in the works for some time. The money has trickled in periodically. In May it announced a $25 million dollar raise. But the Series A round...
By Dave Muoio 02:56 pm May 14, 2020
Artificial intelligence is knocking on the healthcare industry's doors. From computation-driven R&D for new drugs, to objective image analysis, to mass-scale disease screening and diagnosis, more and more instances of the technology are pitching solutions to some of the industry's most pressing challenges. Regulators once stood as the primary hurdle for AI and associated technologies like...
By Dave Muoio 04:05 pm January 7, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional statements from Pear Therapeutics. Pear Therapeutics pulled back the curtain this morning on a number of new deals between the prescription digital therapeutics maker and other tech companies or researchers. Ranging from virtual reality therapies to voice biomarker tech, the moves appear to be an effort from Pear to add new products to...
By Dave Muoio 01:40 pm December 19, 2019
ECG algorithm picks up Breakthrough Device status. Eko, the maker of tools for monitoring heart function, announced yesterday that a novel ECG-based algorithm for detecting lowered left ventricular ejection fraction has received Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA. By analyzing a 15-second clip of ECG data collected via the company’s other products, the algorithm aims to assist with...
By Dave Muoio 03:28 pm December 18, 2019
OM1, a Boston-based artificial intelligence platform for clinical real-world evidence, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round consisting of support from prior backers General Catalyst, Polaris Partners and 7wire Ventures. WHAT THEY DO OM1’s cloud platform employs AI machine learning organize and analyze large datasets for real-world measures of clinical...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 am November 29, 2019
As pressures on healthcare systems intensify, an increasing number of consumers are turning to the use of symptom checkers in the search for fast answers – or guidance – to any concerns that they may have. But although these tools have become popular, questions around their accuracy, and not only, are plaguing the digital health space. Last week, at Slush, Ada Health cofounder and chief medical...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:25 am November 22, 2019
Swiss pharma giant Novartis has announced this week two collaboration agreements with Finnish startups Popit and Precordior, unveiled at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki. WHY IT MATTERS Launched in 2017, Espoo, Finland-based Popit has created a solution to improve patients’ engagement and adherence to medication. “We have a piece of hardware that we clip onto a medication blister,...
By Jeff Lagasse 02:25 pm September 26, 2019
Mednition, makers of machine learning-powered solutions for healthcare, announced Wednesday that the company has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by healthcare private equity firm Concord Health Partners. Concord tapped its American Hospital Association Innovation Fund for the financing. WHAT THEY DO Burlingame, California-based Mednition was founded in 2014 to help...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am July 29, 2019
Last week, Eko Devices announced a new service that matches ECG and heart sound recordings with clinical data to help pinpoint novel drug-data combinations. The Silicon Valley startup is pitching the platform, called Eko Home, as a resource for clinical trials targeting new therapies. The new platform is already seeing some action. According to the company, an ongoing Mayo Clinic study exploring...
By Dave Muoio 04:13 pm July 10, 2019
Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup serving the Medicare Advantage market, announced this morning the launch of a new subsidiary unit that will be focused on using data from its members to drive drug development. Much like its parent company uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate predictive health insights for its member population, Clover Therapeutics will...