August 18, 2020
MassChallenge HealthTech in partnership with Anthem have announced the winners for the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator 2020 program. The three companies recognized as Diamond, Platinum and Gold Award winners are ianacare, DynamiCare and Karuna Health, respectively.
The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator program matches global entrepreneurs with representatives from Anthem to find innovative...
August 17, 2020
G42 Healthcare has announced a volunteer healthcare management programme with US wearable technology firm WHOOP to monitor the health and fitness of those taking part in the company’s COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Volunteers participating in the world’s first Phase III trials of the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered the WHOOP Strap 3.0 fitness tracker in order to measure key biometrics during the...
August 13, 2020
Research by UK-based digital firm Babylon found that artificial intelligence (AI) using the principles of causal reasoning scored higher than 70% of GPs in diagnosing written test cases.
Up until now, the firm’s AI symptom checkers have provided advice using an algorithm which relies on correlations with patient symptoms and medical history.
But a peer-reviewed study, published in Nature...
August 4, 2020
Leaders from across the health sector released a joint statement underlining the potential of the recently-published draft proposal for a European Partnership for Health Innovation, or Innovative Health Initiative (IHI), released by the European Commission.
The statement – which accounts for COCIR, EFPIA, EuropaBio, MedTech Europe and Vaccines Europe, all partners in the initiative – acknowledge...
Sameer Sonkusale, Nano Lab, Tufts University
July 28, 2020
The old saying that you can tell a lot about a person from their clothing is about to get an update as digital health efforts look to embed sensors in garments.
This morning engineers at Tufts University announced they have developed a new flexible sensor patch designed to analyze a wearer’s sweat. It can be sewn into clothing.
Users can get insights into their sodium and ammonium ions, lactate...
July 23, 2020
This week MassChallenge HealthTech named the winners of its 2020 program winners. The list included; Walk with Path, a wearable device designed to help individuals with irregular gait; virtual rehab service Moving Analytics; and MedFlyt, a home health agency focused app.
In January the health tech accelerator named its class of 2020, which included 27 companies from all over the global.
July 17, 2020
Agility and innovation were always the name of the game for health tech startups, but the past few months of COVID-19 have shifted the demands of providers, payers and consumers in a way few could have predicted. Many entrepreneurial teams are fighting the clock to review or revamp their products or commercialization strategies – but what are their options, and what should they be keeping in...
July 13, 2020
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based ViroMasks has launched a reusable face mask that it claims is able to eliminate the COVID-19 virus within half an hour of contact.
ViroMasks’ fabric is embedded with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an “intelligent textile technology” designed to eliminate a range of bacteria and viruses that come into contact with its surface.
Owned by HeiQ Group, which is part of the...
July 9, 2020
Dutch health technology company Landcent is on a €2 million crowdfunding drive on investment platforms FundedByMe and Symbid to bring the next generation of malaria prevention products and technologies to market.
It has already secured investment from the Gates Foundation and other tech investors including Shan Xiangshuang whose Hone Capital is one of Silicon Valley’s biggest funds.
July 8, 2020
Infertility is a fairly common problem in the US. The CDC reports that about 10 in every 100 women in the country has difficulty becoming or staying pregnant.
This has given rise to the emerging ‘FemTech’ industry, and in particular fertility tech, digital products designed to support individuals looking to get pregnant. Recently, venture capital firm Octopus released a report outlining the...