August 1, 2013
Teratech Corporation, a Burlington, Massachusetts-based ultrasound equipment supplier, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a tablet-based ultrasound system. The Terason uSmart 3200T is a five-pound tablet running Windows 7 touch, according to clearance documents.
The device is the first in Teratech's series of uSmart mobile ultrasound devices. Teratech is marketing the unit for emergency...
June 10, 2013
Redmond, Washington-based Mobisante, a smartphone-enabled medical device company, raised $4.2 million from WRF Capital, W Fund and members of the Alliance of Angels according to a statement from the company and an SEC filing. As part of the investment Mobisante added Managing Director at WRF Capital Loretta Little to its board.
The company also hired Marcus Y. Smith as its new chief financial...
April 11, 2013
Redmond, Washington-based Mobisante announced the launch of a tablet-enabled version of its portable ultrasound system, which received FDA 510(k) clearance in early 2011. The tablet version of the offering enables physicians to use more powerful ultrasound probes and, of course, brings a larger screen for review of high-resolution ultrasound imaging. Because the tablet provides the power for the...
November 30, 2011
According to a new report from UK-based Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. Considering the Apple AppStore only launched about three years ago (mid-2008), a prediction for app downloads five years from now is...
October 10, 2011
In February Mobisante announced that the FDA had cleared its handheld, smartphone-enabled ultrasound offering, and while the company hoped to launch "a long time ago," MobiUS only just became commercially available in recent days, Mobisante co-founder and CTO David Zar told MobiHealthNews.
Since it received its 510(k) clearance eight months ago, Mobisante has been working to put its quality...
May 12, 2011
Imaging apps and mobile ultrasound devices are trending this year. Part of what is driving the trend are FDA clearances: MIM Software's Mobile MIM app became the first diagnostic smartphone app to achieve FDA clearance in early 2011 and Mobisante's handheld portable ultrasound device, MobiUS, received FDA clearance a few weeks later.
At the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit in...
April 4, 2011
The FDA cleared Abbott's i-STAT 1 Wireless point-of-care blood analyzer last week, marking the fourth wireless-enabled medical device to receive FDA clearance so far this year. Ascom, Monica Healthcare and Mobisante have each received a 510(k) clearance this year for a connected medical device. The FDA has cleared more than a dozen software apps for mobile devices over the years including one...
February 15, 2011
At last year's mHealth Summit in Washington DC, mHealth Alliance executive director gave ABC News Good Morning America co-anchor Juju Chang a tour of the exhibit hall showfloor and highlighted a number of startups and organizations working in global health. The video below includes a few brief interviews with Matt Berg from ChildCount+, Clint McClellan from Qualcomm (discussing Zephyr Technology...
December 1, 2010
3M Health Information Systems and IQMax expand deal: The companies plan to develop services that improve physician workflow, streamline revenue cycle processes, and provide instant access to critical information to support patient care. 3M branded mobile apps for charge capture and others that efficiently help physicians meet documentation requirements under ICD-10 will also come out of the newly...