May 28, 2020
Clinical lab and drug development giant LabCorp announced this morning a new deal that will streamline its adoption of virtual clinical trials.
The company's drug-development-focused contract research organization (CRO), Covance, will use digital clinical trial software-maker Medable's platform to fuel its patient and site interface. This will allow participants easy access to clinical trial apps...
May 4, 2020
This morning Palo Alto, California-based startup Medable announced a $25 million funding round for its platform that uses digital to help facilitate the clinical trial process. GSR Ventures led the round with participation from PPD Inc. As part of this deal Dr. Sunny Kumar, a partner at GSR Ventures, joined the Medable board.
This brings the company’s total funding pot to $45 million, according...
August 8, 2017
Jonathan Linkous, who has led the American Telemedicine Association as CEO for 24 years, has abruptly stepped down, with the ATA citing "personal reasons" and no statement so far from Linkous himself.
“Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” Dr. Peter Yellowlee, ATA’s current board president, said in a statement. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and...
June 29, 2017
Though health and fitness news on the main stage of Apple’s WWDC focused mostly on Apple Watch updates, the team has also added some significant upgrades to Apple CareKit, which were shared at a series of sessions at the conference that are now available online. Among the revelations: Apple has made it easier to connect CareKit apps to hospital back-ends, has created a prototyping tool to make...
September 27, 2016
Palo Alto-based healthcare app and analytics platform Medable announced the launch of Axon, a SmartStudy system that enables researchers to create and deploy ResearchKit app for clinical trials or research studies on their own, without having to work with a developer. The company formally introduced the offering at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara.
“Once ReasearchKit came out, we immediately saw a huge...
September 4, 2014
San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health funded its first five companies this week.
Through the accelerator, the companies receive between $200,000 and $500,000, office space in San Francisco, and advising with legal, accounting, and risk management issues. Launchpad focuses on companies that are working on wellness, remote monitoring, electronic health records, data analytics,...