Innovation

By Sofia Noori and Dan Gebremedhin 10:59 am June 12, 2020
  About the authors: Dr. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) was a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar Class and is currently a psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. She is the curriculum lead for Innovation to Impact, a substance use entrepreneurship program funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners...
By Sophie Porter 01:40 am June 12, 2020
In the recent Veeva European R&D Summit, focus was paid to how the COVID-19 emergency and its accompanying reorganisation of healthcare provision has forced the pharmaceutical industry to rethink the way it conducts research and development. In an exclusive interview with MobiHealthNews, Henry Levy, general manager of Veeva Vault clinical data management system (CDMS), site and patient...
By Laura Lovett 03:15 pm June 10, 2020
Over the last few months respiratory health has become a major area of focus within the medical community and beyond, as COVID-19 on takes its toll. However, respiratory conditions have long impacted the American public. In fact, the CDC reports that 19.2 million US adults have asthma.  As in many areas of health, today we are seeing the rise of digital for monitoring and treating respiratory...

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By Rachel McArthur 11:44 am June 9, 2020
A UAE expatriate has just launched the country’s first homegrown portable steriliser brand, with versions available for healthcare professionals and everyday consumers.  The hospital grade UVLicht Sterilizer can reportedly disinfect personal items, such as mobile phones, keys, and bank cards. Available in Pro and Lite editions, the Pro device can also be used to disinfect small medical tools....

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By Sophie Porter 09:13 am June 5, 2020
NHS APP AND eCONSULT PARTNERSHIP NHS Digital has integrated the eConsult digital triaging service into the NHS App to aid online consultations. The service, which included an ‘Ask your GP for advice’ module and is already used at around a quarter of NHS surgeries in England, presents the patient with a series of clinically validated questions in order to ascertain next steps. This information is...
By Laura Lovett 01:41 pm June 2, 2020
Braingaze, a digital therapeutic company out of Barcelona, Spain, is preparing to launch its ADHD therapy app on Android, iOS and Windows tablets.  The company isn’t new exactly, it was founded in 2013 and is a University of Barcelona spin-out. The Spanish startup has designed a video-game like ADHD therapy tool dubbed BGaze Bird, which includes a selfie camera that lets a clinician oversee the...
By Tammy Lovell 08:52 am May 27, 2020
A study found at least 34 ongoing COVID-19 projects from European medtech startups aimed at supporting healthcare professionals. The analysis was carried out by Oxford University data visualisation spin-out Zegami through Google searches and talking to people in the industry.  UK-based companies topped the list, with a total 11 ongoing projects. This includes a project from Zegami which uses X-...
By Laura Lovett 02:55 pm May 26, 2020
Samsung is the latest wearable company to enter the ECG monitoring space, following an announcement on Sunday that the function on its Health Monitoring app got the greenlight from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.  This means that Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea will be able to use the tool to detect any heart rhythm irregularities, which could be linked to AFib.  It’s no...

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By Sophie Porter 06:03 am May 22, 2020
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST French company IDvet, which specialises in the development and production of tests that detect infectious diseases in farm animals, has announced the launch of a COVID-19 antibody test for humans. The test will determine whether an individual has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, which will enable scientists to better understand infection rates and inform future policy...

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By Piers Ford 07:53 am May 21, 2020
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS trust, in the UK, has reduced unnecessary referrals to A&E by up to 83% since installing Cinapsis, a digital triage platform that could help UK hospitals tackle the consultation backlog that has built up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cinapsis allows GPs to ‘beam in’ consultants via an app, maintaining specialist support while reducing the need for hospital visits...