Laura Lovett

June 13, 2018
Paradromics, a San Jose, California-based startup that is working to create streaming capabilities between the brain and computers, has just landed $7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Arkitekt Ventures and Synergy Ventures with participation from It-Farm, Dolby Ventures, Alpha Edison, Loup Ventures, and existing investor Fusion Fund.  The goal is for the company's brain-machine...
June 12, 2018
Biogen has just launched a new app, called Aby, aimed at giving people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) accurate and reliable information about the condition and support. The app is free and gives users articles, tips and inspirations about living with the condition. It also provides patients a personal journal, where they can create custom treatment reminders, track appointments, and record...
June 12, 2018
A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps. The article goes on to suggest that more patient engagement during the app design process and the creation of standards could help remedy these issues.  “The potential of smartphone apps to...
June 11, 2018
Glooko announced the launch of the new version of its Glooko Web Application platform this morning. The site aims to give users more resources with a streamlined navigation tool and an assortment of diabetes analytics, charts, and graphs.  “We are truly excited to supply PWDs and clinicians with the most comprehensive set of reports and analytics on diabetes data available today,” Sam Wyndbrant,...

Franz Bozsak, CEO and cofounder of Sensome, explaining the technology. 

June 11, 2018
Paris-based Sensome, a company that makes sensors to identify biological tissues, just landed $5.4 million (4.6 euro) in a funding round led by Kurma Partners. The latest funding is expected to help the startup bring its smart stroke guidewire, the Clotild, to market.  “This financing round will enable us to bring Clotild through clinical testing and to the European market, and to explore the...
June 11, 2018
As Pharma giant Roche continues its dive into the digital health realm, it is releasing a new self-testing device for INR or blood coagulation levels, that can wirelessly connect to a smartphone app. The CoaguChek Vantus system, which is designed for Warfarin patients to monitor their coagulation levels, includes built in Bluetooth technology. Patients can now see their results on the app and...
June 8, 2018
The road to digital innovation in the pharma and healthcare space is going to take players across industries — from tech developers and engineers to researchers and clinicians, according to a panel of digital-focused VPs speaking at BIO 2018 in Boston.  Tech is opening up new avenues in research and development, as well as access to data from EHRs and other databases. In the past, the healthcare...
June 7, 2018
A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics. “If you think about the trajectory of medicine what is a drug these days: is it a pill, is it an injection, is it infusion, is it gene therapy? We’ve...
June 7, 2018
Kibbutz Shefayim Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision has just closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by aMoon & Aurum Ventures with participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC and Intermountain Healthcare.  “Medical experts worldwide are facing a critical challenge in handling overwhelming demand. We are excited to partner with the Zebra team, which...
June 6, 2018
It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians. Headspace, maker of a mindfulness and meditation app, announced that it is a digital health subsidiary called Headspace Health. The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020.  “The...