Medtronic

By Jonah Comstock June 28, 2013
New surgeries, tools, and techniques are developed often, and medical device companies say it can be tricky to get surgeons to adopt them sometimes. After all, there are no unimportant patients, and no one wants to be their surgeon's first attempt at a new procedure. Part of Minneapolis-based Medtronic's sales team's job is to encourage surgeons who have tried and true procedures to get trained...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2013
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health announced that it had raised $62.5 million in its latest round of funding led by Oracle with participation from existing investors Otsuka, Novartis, Sino Portfolio and others. MobiHealthNews reported on the first $17.5 million that Proteus raised for this round a year ago, so the $62.5 million includes an...
By Jonah Comstock April 22, 2013
Cambridge, MA-based health sensor developers MC10 announced an additional $8 million in its third-round funding, led by two new undisclosed strategic investors. The new investment brings the round total to $18 million and the company's total funding to $40.7 million, including investors like Aberdare Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Windham Venture Partners. When the company raised...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2013
At the HIMSS13 event this week, an executive from the automaker Ford recapped the company's now well-documented vision for how to transform the car into a next generation platform for mobile health apps, devices, and services. For the first time, however, Gary Strumolo, Ford’s global manager for health and wellness, interiors and infotainment research and innovation, drew a line between his...
By Brian Dolan December 17, 2012
MC10's CEO David Icke The flexible, bendable digital health sensor company MC10 announced this week that two new strategic investors led a $10 million third round of funding in the company. MC10 named Medtronic as the first company but did not reveal the other -- only noting that it is a "consumer health company" that is a "clear leader" in its field. MC10 has previously announced a deal with...
By Neil Versel October 9, 2012
Online medical advice, EHRs and the "quantified self" are converging. Attendees at the sixth annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco got a taste of this Monday during a standing-room-only session on new tools for patient-provider communication, where entrepreneur Birju Shah showed off his latest venture, SugarCrew, a social networking site for people with diabetes. Combining elements of...
By Brian Dolan August 9, 2012
IMS Research seems to pile on to growing number of research reports that point to wearable devices as an important trend in digital health: According to IMS by 2016 the "minimum revenue opportunity" for wearable devices will be $6 billion. IMS Research notes that the current market for wearable devices is concentrated around a small group of products in the healthcare, medical, fitness, and...
By Brian Dolan August 2, 2012
As expected, Ford has announced the launch of the first mobile health app to connect to certain Ford models via the car company's Sync AppLink platform: IMS Health's Allergy Alert app, which is powered by data from IMS Health's Pollen.com site. MobiHealthNews attended Ford's media event in May 2011 when the car company unveiled its research pilots focused on mobile health. At the time the company...
By Neil Versel July 30, 2012
Dr. Mohit Kaushal The move toward accountable care organizations, the ubiquity of cell phones and changing patient expectations all are contributing to the rise of mobile monitoring of chronic diseases, but it still may take years before home care becomes a routine part of medicine. Friday morning at the 4th annual World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth in Boston, Dr. Mohit Kaushal,...
By Neil Versel July 18, 2012
The U.S. market for "advanced" wireless patient monitoring systems more than doubled in a four-year period, from $3.9 billion in 2007 to $8.9 billion in 2011 – at an annual rate of nearly 23 percent – according to a new report from Kalorama Information, and the growth should continue at nearly the same pace. The New York-based research firm forecasts that total to expand by 18 percent annually,...