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By Dave Muoio October 31, 2018
98point6 — a Seattle-based startup that offers an on-demand, texting-based primary care service for consumers and plans — announced this morning that it has closed $50 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $86.1 million. The round was led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, with additional support from the company’s prior backers. Robbie Cape,...
By Dave Muoio October 30, 2018
Carbon Health, a startup developing a mobile platform for connecting patients to urgent and primary care, has merged with the Northern California-based Direct Urgent Care network. The result is network of seven brick-and-mortar clinics caring for 40,000 active patients, all of which is supported by a connected telehealth app that also support appointment management, payments, EHR access,...
By Laura Lovett October 30, 2018
Interaxon, the company best known for its “brain sensing” headband Muse that helps wearers meditate, released the second generation of the device this morning.  The latest product, called Muse 2, is worn across the user's forehead and connects to a smartphone app that providing meditation data. Like the previous version of the tool, it is able to measure brain signals through an EEG sensor,...
By Laura Lovett October 30, 2018
This morning H1, an artificial intelligence healthcare data insights company, announced that it raised $6 million in funding from its incubator Shore Group. The new money is expected to help the New York-based company speed up its growth and development. H1’s platform combines public clinical and scholarly databases with AI with the goal of helping healthcare professionals with targeted databases...
By 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...

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By Laura Lovett October 30, 2018
This morning FundamentalVR, maker of a virtual reality surgical training platform, landed $1.4 million in new funding from investment company Tern Plc. This latest investment brings the company’s total funding to $2.6 million. It also furthers return investor Tern Plc stake in the company, bringing its investments to 34.5 percent of the startup’s holdings.  This announcement comes on the heels of...
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By Lilly October 30, 2018
Technology is advancing faster than ever before and affecting every part of our lives. Importantly, it’s revolutionizing the way we manage chronic conditions, like diabetes, which affects more than 29 million people in the U.S. alone. By seamlessly connecting patients, healthcare providers and care teams, technology has the potential to improve access to medical records, update caregivers on how...
By Leontina Postelnicu October 30, 2018
A Swedish digital health firm is launching its doctor-patient video app in the UK this week after signing two partnerships with NHS GP federations that will see it become available to patients registered with GP practices in North West Surrey and the North West of England - the NICS GP Federation and SSP Health. The Livi app, known as Kry in the Nordic markets, can be used by patients aged 16 and...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2018
A new study in the journal Neurology shows that the NightWatch, a connected armband from Leiden, Netherlands-based LivAssured, detected nighttime epileptic seizures 85 percent of the time. The device has been under development for 20 years by a consortium that includes Kempenhaeghe epilepsy centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Foundation for Epilepsy Institutions in the Netherlands (...

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By Laura Lovett October 29, 2018
The possibilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens system have become a hot topic in the medical world in recent years. But last week Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System received FDA clearance for pre-operative surgical planning using the tech company's augmented reality headset. The newly FDA-cleared system uses the lens to project 2D, 3D and 4D interactive images onto a patient’s body during...

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