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...
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...
September 24, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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 $...
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...
October 25, 2016
APDM, a 9-year-old Portland, Oregon company with a mission to "develop and commercialize best-in-class solutions for quantifying human movement with wearable technologies" has been awarded three NIH grants worth a total of $4.7 million. They will work with the Oregon Health and Science University on all three projects, at least one of which is in preparation for a future commercial launch.
October 24, 2016
Three bits of news this week from companies working on diabetes management offerings might be of interest to anyone interested in digital health.
First off, NovioSense, a Dutch company developing a smartphone-connected tear-based glucose sensor that sits in the lower eyelid, secured an undisclosed amount of new funding. The round included existing investors Health Innovations, Topfonds...
October 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has expanded the $120 million grant it planned to give a consortium led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute. The award, which will be distributed over the next five years, has been expanded to $207 million, though the new funds also come with new responsibilities for the consortium as part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative.