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HealthBeacon CEO and co-founder Jim Joyce; source: HealthBeacon

By Leontina Postelnicu January 8, 2019
Dublin-headquartered digital therapeutics company HealthBeacon has closed a $12m Series A investment round to fuel its push into the US, Canada and UK markets. The company, which develops smart tools to manage medication, made the announcement at the JP Morgan Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase in San Francisco this week. Its smart sharps bin solution aims to help patients who self-inject...
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge. Babyforyou.net.ua is keeping a running list of the technology being announced in Las Vegas this week, and we will update this as the week goes on.  RxPense is a smart medication dispenser. The technology is aimed at helping seniors and elder care facilities manage therapies and adherence. The...
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
This morning free health monitoring company EarlySense announced a $39 million funding round. Hospital bed manufacturer Hill-Rom and Wells Fargo & Company led the round with participation from BlueRed Capital, Israel Innovation Fund, Argos Capital and Hotung Capital.  This funding news comes just a month after the announcement that EarlySense’s free monitor will now be...
By Leontina Postelnicu January 7, 2019
Researchers in the UK have launched a clinical trial to see if a breath test device could detect the presence of cancer at an early stage.  They aim to collect and analyse breath samples from 1,500 participants at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge over the next two years to see if odorous molecules called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be detected by using the Breath Biopsy technology of...
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By Leontina Postelnicu January 7, 2019
Digitally-enabled care is expected to become a "mainstream part" of the NHS in England under a 10-year plan unveiled today.
By Laura Lovett January 7, 2019
On Friday Boston-based Pear Therapeutics announced a whopping $64 million Series C funding. The latest financing was led by Temasek, with participation from Novartis, 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, The Bridge Builders Collaborative and EDBI.  This announcement comes just one year after the digital therapeutic maker landed $50 million in Series B funding.  What they do...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2019
According to a new study published this morning in Nature, an algorithm trained via a deep neural network has been able to perform on par with board-certified cardiologists at the annotation of 12 different types of heart rhythms. Researchers from Stanford University and iRhythm collaborated for the study, which detailed an algorithm trained on 91,232 30-second single-lead ECG readings from 53,...
By Dave Muoio January 7, 2019
Virtual obstetrics care management platform Babyscripts has raised an additional $6 million in a strategic funding round led by Royal Philips, with participation from StartUp Health and NueCura Partners. Of note, Philips’ investment comes with a minority stake and plans to package Babyscripts’ provider and patient platform alongside the international health tech company’s other obstetrics-focused...

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