ultrasound

By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm March 25, 2020
Butterfly Network, maker of a handheld, smartphone-connected ultrasound system, has disabled two software features that were implemented on its devices without first securing 510(k) clearance, according to notices recently published by the FDA. The Auto Ejection Fraction Tool and the Auto Bladder Volume Tool were introduced in the Butterfly IQ Ultrasound System's 1.10.0 and 1.13.0 software...
By Dave Muoio 03:20 pm October 24, 2019
Butterfly Network, the very well-funded maker of a smartphone-connected, point-of-care ultrasound device, announced that it is releasing a suite of mobile-friendly tools for provider workflows. WHAT’S THE IMPACT Called Butterfly Enterprise, the platform connects with third-party ultrasound devices as well as the Butterfly iQ handheld device and the provider’s EHR or PACS systems. The system is...
By Laura Lovett 03:58 pm August 6, 2019
This morning AI-enabled handheld ultrasound startup Exo landed $35 million in Series B funding. The new infusion of cash was led by Intel Capital with participation from Applied Ventures, Bold Capital, Creative Ventures, Longevity Vision Fund, Magnetar Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners, OSF Healthcare, Rising Tide Fund, Sony Innovation Fund and Wanxiang Healthcare Investments.  WHAT THEY DO The...
By Dave Muoio 04:07 pm November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company. Among these software applications was S-...
By Jonah Comstock 02:28 pm September 27, 2018
What happened Butterfly Health Network has raised $250 million in new funds and will soon begin shipping its sub-$2,000, handheld, tablet-connected full-body ultrasound device, Butterfly IQ. Fidelity led the investment, with additional participation from Fosun Pharma, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jamie Dinan, along with existing investors. The round brings the company’s total funding...
By Jonah Comstock 03:52 pm October 31, 2017
New York City and Guilford, Connecticut-based Butterfly IQ has received FDA clearance for an iPhone-connected portable ultrasound scanner that uses an easy-to-manufacture semiconductor chip rather than the piezoelectric crystals used by traditional ultrasounds. Because of the semiconductor chip, the device will be offered at a much lower price point than existing ultrasounds, including existing...
By Heather Mack 01:51 pm December 15, 2016
Vancouver, BC-based Clarius Mobile Health has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for its app-based, wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners. The devices, which are designed for clinicians to quickly conduct scans and guide short procedures at the bedside, are compatible with the latest smartphones and tables both for iOS and Android and are now available for medical professionals on Clarius’s website...
By Jonah Comstock 02:24 pm October 18, 2016
Phillips received FDA clearance for an additional transducer for its Lumify ultrasound system, a small portable ultrasound that can connect to mobile devices as well as traditional PACS. The newly cleared S4-1 transducer adds cardiac capabilities to the platform and allows physicians to conduct the focused assessment with sonography for trauma, or FAST exam, with the device. Lumify receved its...
By Aditi Pai 07:34 am June 10, 2013
Redmond, Washington-based Mobisante, a smartphone-enabled medical device company, raised $4.2 million from WRF Capital, W Fund and members of the Alliance of Angels according to a statement from the company and an SEC filing. As part of the investment Mobisante added Managing Director at WRF Capital Loretta Little to its board. The company also hired Marcus Y. Smith as its new chief financial...
By Brian Dolan 06:22 am November 17, 2009
Medgadget got the inside word from GE on its newly unveiled Vscan device, which is a wireless ultrasound device that is about the size of a mobile phone. GE also recently announced that clinical trials are currently underway in hospitals in Spain and Italy. Medgadget acquired a list of some of the specifications about the device: Vscan will cost less than $10,000; it will have about one hour of...