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By Dave Muoio November 20, 2018
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, and Silicon Valley-area big data company Palantir Technologies announced a joint venture that will focus on building an analytics and collaborative technology platform for cancer researchers. Called Syntropy, the Boston-based effort will rely on Palantir Foundry to power its data integration platform. Any research data shared across participating groups will be transparent...

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By Dean Koh November 19, 2018
Last week, L'Oréal announced that its La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV—the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure is available for sale through apple.com and select U.S. Apple Store locations. La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV measures both UVA and UVB rays, and provides instant status updates while storing up to three months of data. The battery-free sensor is activated by...
By Jonah Comstock November 19, 2018
Nicklaus Children’s Health System in Miami, Florida is deploying an app-based clinical image sharing tool, tapping startup WinguMD and medical imaging company Dicom Systems. “Prior to deploying the application, clinical photos were stored in multiple devices using numerous manual processes,” Elise Hermes, chief nursing information officer for Nicklaus, said in a statement. “Quality, continuity,...
By Laura Lovett November 19, 2018
Last week New York-based, AI-powered cancer screening platform Ezra announced that it scored $4 million in a seed funding led by Accomplice, with additional funding from Founders Future, Credo Ventures, Seedcamp, Esther Dyson and various unnamed startup founders and angel investors. This funding announcement is paired with the beta launch of its prostate cancer screening program. Right now the...
By Dave Muoio November 19, 2018
Peerfit has unveiled a direct-to-consumer version of its digital platform for fitness benefits. Rather than offering employees redeemable fitness class credits through a paying employer, users can now choose the number of class credits they would like to receive through a pay-as-you-go subscription service. Access to the platform will run consumers $8.95 per month and then will require additional...
By Laura Lovett November 19, 2018
On Friday, New York-based startup Renalytix AI, maker of a clinical diagnostic that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose for kidney disease, landed $29 million in funding. This news coincides with Renalytix AI’s announcement that it will now be publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.  Looking ahed, the company said the new money will be used to help it develop two products designed for...
By Dave Muoio November 19, 2018
The FDA is seeking public comments for a proposed framework that would allow the majority of apps and software released by pharmas that accompany a drug treatment to avoid lengthy premarket review submissions. According to a notice released last week, such software would be viewed as “promotional labeling,” and therefore only require submission to the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (...
By Babyforyou.net.ua November 16, 2018
Health 2.0 has two exciting opportunities for digital health startups coming up at the beginning of 2019, and the time to apply for both is now. First off, on January 7th in San Francisco — concurrent with JP Morgan Week — is Health 2.0 VentureConnect Top 20 Tech Showcase. Health2.0 VentureConnect will bring together top tech startups, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and more...

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