May 28, 2019
Wearable sensor maker MC10 is teaming up with biopharma company AbbVie on a new set of multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical trials. The pair plan to use MC10’s FDA cleared wearable sensor technology, dubbed the BioStamp nPoint system, to help keep track of a patient’s physiological data and outcomes during the trials.
The flexible and stretchable electronic sensors landed FDA clearance last year to...
July 5, 2018
Interest in digital health is now sprouting up all over DC, from the president’s announcement of a new AI task force to FDA Commissioner’s shout out to digital health in his budget request.
In fact, the FDA is turning to developers in the digital health space to help solve some of the country’s most difficult problems. In May, the agency announced an innovation challenge aimed at tackling the...
May 16, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based sensor maker MC10, known for its flexible and stretchable electronics, has received its first FDA 510(k) clearance for the BioStamp nPoint system. BioStamp nPoint is a more advanced version of the company's non-FDA cleared BioStampRC.
"BiostampRC was primarily developed as an investigational tool, primarily used by academia, as well as by pharmaceutical companies,...
August 10, 2017
MC10, which focuses on wearable sensor systems geared toward tracking personalized health, is teaming up with the rehabilitation research hospital Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The goal: to collaborate on the development of new approaches to neurodegenerative and motion-related disability therapy.
“MC10’s technology has the potential to reshape...
January 5, 2017
Cambridge-based MC10, which makes paper-thin adhesive health sensors, and Belgium-based pharma company UCB have completed the Parkinson's study they began in 2014 and are aiming to publish the results later this year, the two companies announced.
The study used MC10's adhesive sensors to collect movement data on Parkinson's patients, combined with patient-reported outcomes and neurological...
March 30, 2016
PatientsLikeMe has hired Monique Levy as the company’s SVP, Head of customer strategy and value delivery, which is a new role. Levy will work with PatientsLikeMe’s life science partners to help them meet patients’ needs. Levy is on the Google Health Advisory Board, and prior to joining PatientsLikeMe, she was VP of Research for the Digital Innovation team at Decision Resources Group. Before that...
March 22, 2016
Researchers from Massachusetts flexible electronics company MC10 and from Seoul National University in South Korea have created a prototype skin patch that could both monitor blood glucose levels and administer drugs like insulin or Metformin to patients with diabetes.
In the study, recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers used a combination of graphene and gold mesh to create the...
February 11, 2016
L’Oreal made one of the most talked about digital health announcements at CES this year when the company unveiled an smartphone-connected adhesive patch that monitors a user’s UV exposure. Earlier this week, in an interview with Fast Company, L’Oreal shared more details about this new offering as well as the company’s entry into tech.
"There is an inherent disconnect between people and...
January 19, 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are developing tiny sensors that can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull and then dissolve harmlessly into the cranial fluid. When fully developed, these devices could present a new, safer method for monitoring patients after brain surgery or a traumatic brain injury.
“The ultimate strategy is to have a device that you...
December 2, 2015
What if wearables like Fitbits and the Apple Watch represent the infancy of on-body health sensors, something we'll one day look back on the way we now look at the clunky, boxy mobile phones of the 1980s? A number of researchers are working on ultrathin, flexible sensors that could be applied to the skin like smart tattoos, or even applied to the surface of organs inside the body to continually...