Health and Wellness

User opening up the Cue Health Monitoring System
By  Mallory Hackett 01:45 pm May 14, 2021
Cue Health, a rapid diagnostics startup with a connected testing device platform, has closed a massive $235 million private financing round. Investments were made by new backers Perceptive Advisors, MSD Capital and Koch Strategic Platforms, as well as by existing investors including Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Decheng Capital, CAVU Ventures, ACME Capital, and others. This latest cash...
myStrength Complete dashboard
By  Mallory Hackett 01:56 pm May 13, 2021
Virtual care giant Teladoc is building out its behavioral health services through its latest program, myStrength Complete. The new offering is designed to give users a single integrated mental healthcare experience. It combines the app-based models of care from myStrength with Teladoc’s on-demand therapists and psychiatrists. “We are connecting the full range of mental health services from apps...
Penn researcher holding a smartphone as it uses the RAPID test to detect COVID-19
By  Mallory Hackett 12:10 pm May 13, 2021
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a diagnostic test for COVID-19 made of scalable materials that can deliver results within minutes at a fraction of the cost of other tests. Called RAPID 1.0 (Real-time Accurate Portable Impedimetric Detection prototype 1.0), the test was developed as an alternative to RT-PCR tests, which require trained laboratory...
Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids in their case on a table next to an iPhone
By  Mallory Hackett 11:31 am May 12, 2021
Audio equipment maker Bose is wading into the world of hearing loss with the launch of its FDA-cleared SoundControl hearing aids. The hearing aids were developed for adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss and are available direct-to-consumer without a prescription. When paired with the connected Bose Hear app, users can fit, program and control their SoundControl hearing aids...
Radiologist examining a mammogram scan on a monitor
By  Mallory Hackett 01:10 pm May 11, 2021
A new startup called Whiterabbit has emerged from stealth to announce its new CEO and the FDA clearance of its artificial intelligence-enabled breast cancer screening product. The company has developed a line of products targeting the mammography space to enable early and accurate breast cancer detection, with the goal of eradicating late-stage breast cancers in the U.S. by 2025. The WRDensity...
Patient consulting with a health coach on their laptop
By  Mallory Hackett 11:14 am May 11, 2021
YourCoach.Health, a practice management platform for health and wellness coaches, is taking its services corporate by launching an employee-centric version of its platform. The company is now partnering with employer organizations to provide health and wellness coaching to workers. Using its patent-pending algorithms and a YourCoach concierge, the company pairs each employee with a health coach...
Hand holding Bigfoot rapid-acting smart insulin pen
By  Mallory Hackett 11:58 am May 10, 2021
This morning, Bigfoot Biomedical announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Bigfoot Unity Diabetes Management System. The system was cleared for use among individuals 12 years old and up with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who use multiple-dose injection therapy. Included in the Bigfoot Unity System are two smartpen caps for both rapid- and long-acting insulin, a connected mobile app, an...
Viome's Health Intelligence kit
By  Mallory Hackett 11:24 am May 7, 2021
Viome, maker of at-home test kits for gut, immune and cellular health, has received FDA breakthrough device designation for its mRNA analysis technology and artificial intelligence platform that detect early signs of oral cancer and throat cancer. The FDA designation validates the technology used in Viome’s at-home Health Intelligence Test that analyzes users’ microbial, human and mitochondrial...
ZOE at-home test kits
By  Mallory Hackett 02:28 pm May 6, 2021
ZOE, a Boston-based personal nutrition startup, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round led by Ahren Innovation Capital. This latest cash infusion brings ZOE’s total funding to $53 million. Two-time Super Bowl champions Eli Manning and Ositadimma Umenyiora also participated in the funding round with Accomplice, THVC and Daphni. WHAT THEY DO After three years in stealth, ZOE released...
Shaking Hands
By  Mallory Hackett 11:26 am May 6, 2021
Pharma giant Eli Lilly has inked a series of deals with four diabetes management companies to integrate with its forthcoming Tempo Pen and Tempo Smart Button products. The companies that signed strategic international agreements with Eli Lilly are Dexcom, Glooko, myDiabby Healthcare and Roche. Through the agreements, Eli Lilly’s Tempo Pen and connected Tempo Smart Button will integrate with the...