February 14, 2019
Palo Alto, California-based AI diagnostic maker Pr3vent, Inc. has closed a Series A funding round led by InFocus Capital Partners. While Pr3vent did not disclose the investment amount in its announcement, MedCityNews pegs the round at $1.5 million.
The latest fundraising comes hot off of the heels of Pr3vent’s seed round, which raised $1 million back in October.
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April 26, 2018
Novartis announced yesterday that it has launched an app specifically designed for eye patients to participate in ophthalmic clinical trials.
Built with ResearchKit, the FocalView app looks to improve data captured by allowing patients interested in participating to conveniently self-report their conditions through their smartphone, thereby providing researchers with a greater wealth of time-...
April 12, 2018
The FDA has granted diagnostics company IDx’s De Novo request to market its AI-based software system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, called IDx-DR.
This decision represents the first AI-based diagnostic system authorized by the FDA for commercialization in the US that can provide a screening decision without the need for clinician interpretation,...
March 14, 2018
In new study published in Ophthalmology, Google AI researchers found that they could improve their AI disease detecting software by using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists that specialize in retinal diseases.
"We believe this work provides a basis for further research and raises the bar for reference standards in the field of applying machine learning to medicine," Dr....
March 17, 2014
Researchers at Stanford University have developed two new low-cost iPhone adapters for optical photography. In two papers recently published in the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, first spotted by Medgadget, the researchers suggest that existing smartphone-connected ophthalmoscopes, like Welch Allyn's iExaminer are still larger and more complicated than necessary, especially for...
November 14, 2013
New York City-based startup CheckedUp is launching its patient engagement software suite in 50 partner ophthalmology clinics. The company was founded in January 2012 by Dr. Richard Awdeh, Head of Executive Medicine at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and CEO of health and biotech incubator Cirle.
"I'm an ophthalmic surgeon, so really the product came out of being a practicing doctor and seeing the...