National Institutes of Health

Mock up of COVID-19-detecting sensors
By  Mallory Hackett 12:28 pm April 9, 2021
Researchers at General Electric are set to begin research into how they can turn commonly-used surfaces into COVID-19-detecting devices, the company announced this week. The GE Research team has received a 24-month grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop miniature sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices in order to detect COVID-19 particles on their surfaces. “We all come...
The grants total nearly $7 million and support investigational partnerships between Talkspace, the University of Washington and Mental Health America.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:19 pm January 11, 2021
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the teletherapy platform Talkspace two grants worth nearly $7 million to research patients’ experiences with digital mental health services. The first grant is almost $4 million and comes from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. It will support a four-year randomized control trial that...
By  Dave Muoio 12:28 pm September 8, 2020
Health research platform maker Vibrent Health announced last week that it has received a $39 million infusion from the National Institutes of Health to continue serving as the hub of the public research organization's All of Us Research Program. Founded in 2009, Vibrent Health's technology handles large-scale data collection, storage, analysis and security for research organizations, and includes...
By  Laura Lovett 03:32 pm August 22, 2019
Participants of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us program — a national research project dedicated to collecting data from a diverse population for prevention and treatment of diseases — will now have access to more insights about their genes thanks to a partnership between the program and health tech company Color. The NIH awarded the California-based company $4.6 million in funding...
By  Dave Muoio 02:37 pm November 13, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s support of digital health technologies and research continues with its latest grant, a $13.4 million award to Pennsylvania State University. According to an article from Penn State’s news group, the money will support an investigation that uses mobile devices and applications to explore the development of late-in-life neurological conditions. In addition, the...
By  Dave Muoio 01:13 pm September 24, 2018
What happened Silicon Valley-area big data analytics company Palantir Technologies, founded by Peter Thiel, has signed a $7 million contract with the National Institutes of Health to supply its software platform to the organization. Specifically, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT) and its related groups will be using the tech to automatically aggregate research data...
By  Jonah Comstock 01:41 pm February 9, 2017
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health, has given out $41 milion in grants to four studies that will hopefully make the artificial pancreas – a long-sought, fully automated, closed-loop system for insulin regulation – a reality. Two of the studies are underway and two more are slotted to begin recruiting in the next two...
By  Heather Mack 01:27 pm November 10, 2016
A new clinical trial to investigate the use of artificial pancreas system is set to begin, bringing in touchscreen insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes Care; Dexcom, which makes continuous glucose monitor; and digital, personalized medicine company TypeZero Technologies. The International Diabetes Closed Loop trial, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of...
By  Heather Mack 02:32 pm November 3, 2016
Utah-based Owlet Baby Care, which makes the Owlet Smart Sock that monitors infants’ breathing and heart rate, has raised $15 million through venture funding and a collaborator role grant from the National Institutes of Health. The round included new investors Trilogy Equity Partners and the Amazon Alexa Fund, plus existing investors Eclipse and Eniac. This brings the company’s total funding to $...
By  Heather Mack 02:37 pm October 28, 2016
A new project, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, will investigate a personalized web app that is specifically designed to encourage young men at-risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to get routine testing. The project, called “Get Connected,” will be carried out in collaboration with the nursing schools from the University of Pennsylvania and the...