National Institutes of Health

By Dave Muoio September 24, 2018
What happened Silicon Valley-area big data analytics company Palantir Technologies, founded by Peter Thiel, has signed a $7 million contract with the National Institutes of Health to supply its software platform to the organization. Specifically, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT) and its related groups will be using the tech to automatically aggregate research data...
By Jonah Comstock February 9, 2017
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health, has given out $41 milion in grants to four studies that will hopefully make the artificial pancreas – a long-sought, fully automated, closed-loop system for insulin regulation – a reality. Two of the studies are underway and two more are slotted to begin recruiting in the next two...
By Heather Mack November 10, 2016
A new clinical trial to investigate the use of artificial pancreas system is set to begin, bringing in touchscreen insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes Care; Dexcom, which makes continuous glucose monitor; and digital, personalized medicine company TypeZero Technologies. The International Diabetes Closed Loop trial, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of...
By Heather Mack November 3, 2016
Utah-based Owlet Baby Care, which makes the Owlet Smart Sock that monitors infants’ breathing and heart rate, has raised $15 million through venture funding and a collaborator role grant from the National Institutes of Health. The round included new investors Trilogy Equity Partners and the Amazon Alexa Fund, existing investors Eclipse and Eniac. This brings the company’s total funding to $...
By Heather Mack October 28, 2016
A new project, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, will investigate a personalized web app that is specifically designed to encourage young men at-risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to get routine testing. The project, called “Get Connected,” will be carried out in collaboration with the nursing schools from the University of Pennsylvania and the...
By Jonah Comstock October 25, 2016
APDM, a 9-year-old Portland, Oregon company with a mission to "develop and commercialize best-in-class solutions for quantifying human movement with wearable technologies" has been awarded three NIH grants worth a total of $4.7 million. They will work with the Oregon Health and Science University on all three projects, at least one of which is in preparation for a future commercial launch. The...
By Jonah Comstock October 24, 2016
Three bits of news this week from companies working on diabetes management offerings might be of interest to anyone interested in digital health.  First off, NovioSense, a Dutch company developing a smartphone-connected tear-based glucose sensor that sits in the lower eyelid, secured an undisclosed amount of new funding. The round included existing investors Health Innovations, Topfonds...
By Jonah Comstock October 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has expanded the $120 million grant it planned to give a consortium led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute. The award, which will be distributed over the next five years, has been expanded to $207 million, though the new funds also come with new responsibilities for the consortium as part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative. “The size...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2016
NeuroCog Trials has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Aging, a part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop its iPad-based screening tool for clinical trials.  Durham, North Carolina-based NeuroCog Trials has created an iPad app version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition (BAC), a standardized test for cognitive impairment. Doing the BAC on a tablet rather...
By Aditi Pai May 10, 2016
Yale School of Medicine researchers have announced plans to launch a new app, called Hugo, in partnership with Yale New Haven Health System that allows patients to collect health data and participate in studies by sharing that data with researchers. Hugo is a cloud-based personal health platform that aims to help patients collect their medical data from multiple health care system EHRs as well as...
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