March 25, 2014
Intel has confirmed its rumored acquisition of Basis Science, the activity tracker company that makes the high-end Basis B1 Band. Earlier this year TechCrunch first reported the Intel deal and pegged it at between $100 million and $150 million, however, Intel did not disclose any financial details of the Basis acquisition. At the beginning of 2014, we reported on rumors that Basis was soliciting...
December 17, 2013
Chicago-based higi, a digital health company that powers health kiosks in thousands of retail locations in the US, acquired New York and Seattle-based challenges and rewards platform Earndit last month. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Higi is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Michael Ferro, who is also the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times. The company officially...
February 4, 2013
San Francisco-based Jawbone, a company best known for fashion-minded Bluetooth headsets and iPod speakers, has acquired mobile health startup Massive Health and design firm Visere for an undisclosed sum to help it refine and improve its own wearable health device, UP. GigaOM Founder Om Malik first broke the news of the acquisition.
"Massive Health was a company born from a passion to make...
March 19, 2012
Last week Salt Lake City-based mobile personal emergency response (MPERS) provider ActiveCare inked a deal to acquire 4G Biometrics, a company that offers near real time blood glucose monitoring to insurers and self-insured employers. According to an SEC filing, the pricetag on the all-stockdeal will be equivalent to 6.6 times a six month sales period ending in September. While this is likely not...
December 16, 2011
Aetna has acquired mobile health startup, Healthagen, developer of the popular health app iTriage, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first exits for a high profile mobile health startup.
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during...
July 6, 2011
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San Diego-based ResMed has acquired Dublin, Ireland-based BiancaMed in an all-cash deal. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. ResMed makes medical equipment for treating and diagnosing sleep-related breathing disorders. BiancaMed has created SleepMinder, a non-contact device that monitors sleep and breathing at home or in the hospital by using a...
February 9, 2011
This week Healthagen, which offers the popular iTriage mobile health app, announced the acquisition of AppointmentCity, a mobile-enabled service that helps consumers more easily book appointments at hospitals, urgent care facilities, physicians' offices and more. The functionality is a natural add-on to iTriage's current offering, which includes a patient self-assessment guide, laction-based...
November 17, 2010
Epocrates has acquired smartphone medical reference applications publisher Modality for $13.8 million in cash, according to an SEC filing Epocrates turned in today. On November 12, Epocrates "acquired Modality for its current applications for the Apple iPod touch and iPhone as well as its existing personnel and processes in place to develop additional such applications," according to the filing....
October 7, 2010
Biosign Technologies has agreed to buy Healthanywhere, a privately held mobile health startup for $4.3 million (Canadian Dollars) in stock. The deal is still contingent on a final asset purchase agreement and approval from TSX Venture Exchange, where Biosign is listed. The companies said they expect the deal to close by early next week, however.
Healthanywhere offers a mobile platform for...