December 18, 2016
Updated with comments from Scanadu
Scanadu, a personal health scanner company that shattered records on Indiegogo a few years ago, has raised $6.5 million according to an SEC filing. The new funding, a significant drop from the company's $35 million series B last year, comes at a time when the company is under fire for what many customers see as an unsatisfactory end to its FDA usability trial,...
April 15, 2015
Intelesens's Zensor device.
Scanadu and Intelesens (makers of the Zensor device), two of the ten finalists for the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, have merged their teams into one as the competition enters the home stretch. It wraps up in 2016.
"Intelesens and Scanadu have been working together informally for a while," Shannon Wolf Montague, Commercial Manager at Intelesense, told MobiHealthNews...
October 14, 2014
There seems to be a pattern emerging among health and fitness devices that do well on crowdfunding platforms: Break a record with your campaign, then ship your device several months late. Pebble broke Kickstarter's funding record, then took more than a year to ship all its backer devices. Misfit Shine raised $100,000 in less than 10 hours on Indiegogo, then delayed its ship date from spring to...
April 7, 2014
Over the weekend Mountain View, California-based Scanadu, a well-financed startup building a suite of smartphone-connected medical diagnostic tools for home use, told its Indiegogo supporters that it would delay shipments of its premier Scout device by as long as two or three months. The company began shipping its first set of devices to its earliest backers last week but in the meantime...
November 12, 2013
Scanadu, the Moffet's Field, California-based personal health scanner company, has raised $10.5 million and announced its participation in the Scripps Wired for Health trial.
The round was led by Relay Ventures, with additional support from VegasTechFund, Ame Cloud Ventures, the Broe Group, Mindful Investors, and RedMile Group. VegasTechFund is led by Zappos alum Tony Hsie and Ame Cloud Ventures...
July 23, 2013
Mountain View, California-based Biosense Technologies, maker of the uChek smartphone-enabled urine analysis system, has already had a busy year.
Its cofounder appeared onstage at TED. Its uChek system was held up as an example of FDA's lack of enforcement in a Congressional hearing in March. The FDA subsequently took the rare action of sending the company a warning letter about uChek that...
June 19, 2013
Scanadu CEO Walter De Brouwer (right) and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy (center)
Scanadu, the startup building a suite of smartphone-connected medical diagnostic tools for home use, is extending the Indiegogo campaign for its premier SCOUT device an additional month after hitting the $1 million mark. The extension, coupled with the fact that the company is only $300,000 away from the top funded...
May 22, 2013
The updated Scanadu Scout.
San Francisco-based Scanadu, which had planned to release it's tricorder-like SCOUT device by the end of 2013, is launching an Indiegogo campaign to sell the device. In an unprecedented move, the company is launching its crowdfunding campaign without FDA 510(k) clearance, with the intention of conducting the usability tests needed to get the clearance via the campaign...
December 19, 2012
The Scanadu SCOUT, one well-known entrant in the Tricorder X PRIZE
The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize posted the final guidelines, detailing how devices will be judged for the $10 million prize when evaluation begins in 2014. (Update: The group has since removed the final guidelines from its website and expects to officially release them when registration for the prize opens on January 8th.)...