Dave Muoio

October 30, 2018
Artificial intelligence medical imaging diagnostics startup Visla Labs announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lux Capital, with participation from others including Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, Twitter’s former CEO and COO, respectively. The startup’s first software offering uses AI to increase the accuracy, speed and cost of radiology diagnoses. Founded...
October 29, 2018
A team of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have unveiled their take on the digital stethoscope, which includes ECG and machine learning capabilities. Of note, the new device is specifically designed to detect arrhythmia issues related to a patient’s heart pump implant. The design combines a microphone for digital...
October 25, 2018
Udi Manber, a veteran of Amazon, Yahoo and, most recently, Google, has been hired by Anthem, CNBC reports. Specifically, Manber will be building and leading a team focused on artificial intelligence applications, signifying an increasing interest in the technology for the large health insurer. Manber held the title of vice president of engineering at Google and was largely responsible for its...
October 25, 2018
A new three-way partnership between device design firms and academia is looking to bring new wearables into dermatology research. The collaboration between LEO Science & Tech Hub, LEO Pharma’s R&D unit; Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics; and Wearifi Inc., a Northwestern spinout that builds tiny, battery-free wearable devices; and will explore whether it is...
October 25, 2018
Enable Injections, maker of manual and connected adhesive wearables for subcutaneously therapeutic delivery, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Sanofi, the company announced today. ORI Healthcare Fund, CincyTech, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cintrifuse, Ohio Innovation Fund, Cleveland Clinic and other “key private investors” also contributed. Currently available to pharma and...
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October 24, 2018
Amazon bolsters government health research. The National Institutes of Health has brought Amazon Web Services onto its Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative, furthering the project’s goal of leveraging cloud computing for NIH’s biomedical researchers. The new collaboration stands to impact NIH’s researchers as well as...
October 24, 2018
Prima-Temp, a company looking to leverage machine learning in women’s cyclical health, announced earlier this month that it acquired Kindara Inc., maker of a fertility tracking app of the same name as well as the Wink Bluetooth-connected fertility thermometer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prima-Temp’s upcoming product, the Priya Personal Fertility Sensor, consists of an app and a vaginal...
October 23, 2018
Garmin’s wearables will soon support Fitabase’s research data management platform thanks to a partnership and API integration between the two companies. Announced this morning, the move positions Garmin’s devices as another hardware option for clinical studies looking to track participants’ biometrics. In a statement, the companies noted that the connected Garmin-Fitabase platform is already...
October 22, 2018
The advent of big data and various connected health devices promise countless advantages to the healthcare industry. As facilitators of the personalized health movement, each represents an opportunity to extend care beyond the doctor’s office and into the realms of genomic insights and social or behavioral influences on health, Dr. Lynda Chin, executive director of real-world education, detection...
October 22, 2018
Preliminary results from a recent academic study suggest that use of a period and fertility tracking app effectively reduced the incidence of unplanned pregnancies. Of note, among 419 enrolled women between the ages of 18 and 35 years, all 15 of the pregnancies that occurred over the course of six menstrual cycles were the result of incorrect use, according to the researchers, indicating a 3.5...