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By  Mallory Hackett 12:14 pm January 26, 2021
The decentralized research organization Care Access Research has teamed up with AstraZeneca to support the Phase III clinical trial for AZD7442, AstraZeneca’s long-acting monoclonal antibody combination for the potential prevention of COVID-19. Using Care Access’s Mobile Sites On Demand, the two will develop, deploy and manage clinical research sites across the country to assess the safety and...
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By  MobiHealthNews 02:57 pm January 7, 2021
Alexa, listen to me sleep. Hot on the heels of its Halo fitness, weight and sleep wearable, Business Insider reports that Amazon is also working on a contactless bedside device for tracking sleep apnea. The device in development reportedly uses millimeter-wave radar to watch breathing and movement. Codenamed "Brahms," the tracker is roughly the size of a palm, and would speak with other connected...
The service helps seniors maneuver their care in a virtual setting, an increasingly common way to receive healthcare now during the pandemic.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:34 am December 15, 2020
Papa, a tech-enabled service that coordinates in-home senior companionship and assistance, has released a new health-management platform called Papa Health. With this launch, Papa is expanding on its existing services to offer virtual primary care, urgent care and chronic care management through the platform. The platform continues to utilize Papa Pals, the young adults that assist senior members...
By  Dave Muoio 11:47 am September 24, 2020
Papa, a Miami-grown startup using technology to coordinate in-home senior companionship, has notched $18 million in new funding. The Series B round was led by Comcast Ventures, but also included names like Canaan, Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures, Pivotal Ventures with Magnify Ventures, Operator Partners and others. WHAT IT DOES Papa's platform connects college and nursing students with...
By  Laura Lovett 12:58 pm October 9, 2019
This morning Papa, a startup connecting seniors to college and nursing students to stave off isolation, landed $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Canaan with participation from Pivotal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Y Combinator and Sound Ventures.  This comes a year after the company announced a $2.4 million seed funding round, which was led by Initialized Capital.  WHAT THEY...
By  Dave Muoio 03:50 pm July 8, 2019
Medication adherence technology company AdhereHealth and senior companionship platform Papa have announced a partnership focused on tackling social determinants of health among the Medicare population. Specifically, AdhereHealth’s payer-focused platform will include the option to deploy Papa Pals — the college-age young adults who are paired with lonely seniors — to those who are identified as...
By  Dave Muoio 10:57 am November 21, 2018
Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered under Medicare Advantage. The Florida-based company trains and provides college-aged assistants to meet and spend time with seniors in their home, and bills itself as a “grandkids on demand” service. “At Humana, we know if we truly want to impact the health of our Medicare...
By  Laura Lovett 03:35 pm October 15, 2018
Miami-based startup Papa,  an online service that links college students to seniors for practical services and companionship, has raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The latest round was led by Initialized Capital, with participation from Sound Ventures.  The new money is expected to help the platform grow throughout Florida and expand to new markets.  Through the service, seniors can...
By  Dave Muoio 02:47 pm August 22, 2018
Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is winding to a close after presentations from dozens of tech entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator has historically had a hand in the development of numerous healthcare tech startups, and this week’s event seems to be no exception. According to TechCrunch, 28 percent of the 122 startups that presented at Demo Day fell within the healthcare vertical...