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By HIMSS TV November 1, 2018
*/ Focus on Artificial Intelligence In November, we take a deep dive into AI and machine learning.
By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2018
Just a short while after securing a CE Mark for its second generation device, Abbott has been granted FDA clearance for FreeStyle LibreLink, a companion mobile app for its 10 to 14-day CGM. The launch adds a long-awaited feature for US users that’s been available for some time in Europe: users will be able to scan their sensors with an app on their smartphone — and see their latest reading —...
By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2018
AdhereTech, a seven-year-old digital health startup focused on smart pill bottles and medication adherence, has raised a round of growth equity funding, its first since 2014. The company didn’t disclose the amount of the investment, which came from New York-based Argentum. The company has deals with six top 30 pharma companies and all the major specialty pharmas, CEO Josh Stein told...

Dr Hu Xiao-ling, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU with the “mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton”. Credit: PolyU

By Dean Koh October 31, 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) yesterday announced the development of a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients. The robotic arm, called “mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton”, is the first-of-its-kind integration of exo-skeleton, soft robot and exo-nerve stimulation technologies. Developed by Dr Hu Xiao-ling and her research team in...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2018
Yesterday afternoon the FDA announced that it would permit 23andMe to market its Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test. The test offers consumers information on whether they posses one of 33 variants across multiple genes that could impact their body’s ability to metabolize certain medications. The purpose of this test is to inform patients and encourage them to more thoroughly...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2018
Smartphone blood lab startup 1Drop Diagnostics (not to be confused with other very similarly-named startup 1Drop or One Drop) has raised $4.25 million in a Series A financing round, the company announced today. The funding was led by investor Christian Wildmoser, with additional backing and support by Swiss Startup Group investor Dr. Hans-Peter Strebel, Beat Schillig of IFJ Institute for Young...

The digital health landscape, from the Digital Therapeutics Alliance's new report.

By Jonah Comstock October 31, 2018
The precise definition of digital therapeutics has been a hot topic as the new technology category has been discussed and debated in event sessions and articles over the last few years. Now the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, a consortium of industry stakeholders, is hoping to put that to rest with an official definition, released this week in a whitepaper. The definition reads as follows:   "...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2018
Accessing lab results on iPhones. LabCorp announced this week that it will be integrating with Apple's Health Record app, allowing patients to more easily access and manage lab test results produced by the company. These results will be viewable alongside health data provided by other healthcare services who have integrated with the app, so long as the user has a LabCorp Patient account. “Our...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2018
Carrot, the Redwood City, California-based maker of a smoking cessation app and its paired, FDA-cleared breathalyzer device, announced this week that it has raised $25 million in new funding. The investment was led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC), with participation from New York Life Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff, R7 Partners and Dr. David Utley, Carrot’s founder, president...

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