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February 17, 2020
Researchers are focusing on new health tech for some of the youngest patients. Recently two academic institutions published experimental design reports around baby tech. One focuses on a smart suit for tracking a babies movement, and the second revolves around the concept of a smart diaper from MIT.
Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new smart jumpsuit aimed at keeping...
February 13, 2020
CloudCath, the maker of a remote monitoring platform for catheter-based treatments, has closed a $12 million Series A financing round. Capital Integral headlined the raise, which also saw investments from FundRx, The Capital Partnership, Coconut Tree Investments, Stanford University’s StartX Fund and other unnamed strategic and individual investors.
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CloudCath’s initial product is a...
December 11, 2019
Not so fast? Google’s plans to purchase Fitbit will soon be under the US Department of Justice’s lens. According to a New York Post report, the merger raised antitrust flags at both the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission, with the former federal agency ultimately winning out.
The Post’s sources said that both of these agencies are hesitant to allow Google an even greater view into individuals’...
December 10, 2019
Remote vital sign monitoring company Current Health (formerly snap40) has completed an $11.5 million Series A round of financing headed by MMC Ventures, the Edinburgh, London and San Francisco-based company announced this morning.
Legal & General played a major role in the raise as the heaviest backer and Current’s first corporate investor, with additional funds coming from Par Equity and...
December 9, 2019
G Medical Innovations, a public Cayman Islands-based maker of real-time vital signs monitoring tools, announced last week that it raised $20.5 million (A$30 million) in investments over the course of three years from Luxembourg-based investment group GEM Global.
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G Medical’s products allow providers to continuously monitor patients’ ECG, heart rate, SPO2, body temperature, blood...
December 5, 2019
As of October, 42 US states and the District of Columbia have statutes in place regarding commercial insurance coverage for telehealth, according to a survey report published this week by law firm Foley & Lardner.
While this tally signal an improvement in the telehealth reimbursement landscape over the last few years, the authors of the report warned of state-to-state variance in the language...
December 4, 2019
Setting its sights on the European market, yesterday California startup VivaLNK announced that it landed a Class IIa medical device CE Mark for its multi-vital medical wearable sensor and software development kit.
Researchers and clinicians can use the technology to continuously stream a patient’s ECG rhythm, respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval and three axis acceleration.
November 19, 2019
Peerbridge Health has closed $11 million in funding from Northwell Health, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Olipan Investments and Kinled Holding, company founder Dr. Angelo Acquista and other unnamed backers, the ECG sensor patch maker announced recently.
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The startup’s primary offering is Peerbridge Cor, a multi-channel wireless ECG patch that is adhered to the chest. Cleared in 2017,...
November 13, 2019
Elektra Labs, a startup looking to curate secured connected health technologies, has announced a $2.9 million in seed funding. Maverick Ventures led the round, which saw contributions from Arkitekt Ventures, Boost VC, Founder Collective, Lux Capital, SV Angel and Village Global. Sixteen angels also took part in the raise, including the heads of high-profile companies such as PillPack, Flatiron...
October 16, 2019
Electronics juggernaut Sony is planning to launch a B2B device platform early next year that will help digital health companies incorporate a straightforward wearable sensor into their existing remote monitoring services.
The mSafety platform — which Sony is previewing today at the Connected Health Conference in Boston — doesn’t look to focus on the apps, color displays or other features that...