Podimetrics Earns $13.4M for Tech that Detects Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Veterans

Podimetrics Earns $13.4M for Tech that Detects Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Veterans »

9 May, 2019
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  Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics today announced the closing of a $13.4 million Series B funding round to accelerate the company’s presence within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system. Podimetrics SmartMat technology is currently in about 14 centers, Jon Bloom, M.D., CEO and co-founder of Podimetrics, told MedTech Boston. But the company sees…
BostonGene Raises $50M for Cloud-Based Cancer Treatment Software

BostonGene Raises $50M for Cloud-Based Cancer Treatment Software »

25 Apr, 2019
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  The biomedical software company BostonGene Corporation today announced a $50 million Series A financing round, led by Tokyo-based IT company NEC Corporation. BostonGene will use the funding to accelerate its long-term strategy, enable the expansion of the company’s development efforts, advance its collaboration programs and support the growth of its team. The company, founded in…
Health x Design Challenge Aims to Help Tech Create Healthier Lifestyles

Health x Design Challenge Aims to Help Tech Create Healthier Lifestyles »

24 Apr, 2019
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  Mad*Pow’s Center for Health Experience Design and Health 2.0 Advocates are hosting a design challenge for the health and design communities to craft solutions that could reshape everyday life for the better — and the healthier. The focus of the challenge, Health x Design: Building Health into Everyday Life, which began April 2, is to…
How Healthcare Can Better Leverage AI

How Healthcare Can Better Leverage AI »

  Artificial intelligence (AI) gives the healthcare and health insurance industries a chance to establish and deepen ties with customers, provide a relevant set of products and services delivered through convenient channels and continue to become more automated. A new report, “AI in Healthcare: Forging the Path Ahead,” written by Inci Kaya, analyst at Aite Group,…
Diameter Health Secures $9.6M to Boost Clinical Data Integration

Diameter Health Secures $9.6M to Boost Clinical Data Integration »

9 Apr, 2019
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  Connecticut-based Diameter Health today announced a $9.6 million Series A-1 funding round led by Optum Ventures, of Boston. Optum Ventures joined previous Diameter Health investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Diameter Health is focused on clinical data integration through the normalization, cleansing, deduplication and enrichment of clinical data from across…
Digital Health Funding Drops Off & IPOs Heat Up in Q1

Digital Health Funding Drops Off & IPOs Heat Up in Q1 »

2 Apr, 2019
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  U.S. companies raised more than $8 billion for digital health last year. But investors injected just $986 million into 61 digital health deals in the first quarter of 2019 — about half of the money raised in Q1 2018, according to a funding report from Rock Health. “Coming off a record-smashing year for digital health…
CMS Launches AI Health Outcomes Challenge to Accelerate Innovation

CMS Launches AI Health Outcomes Challenge to Accelerate Innovation »

27 Mar, 2019
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  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the launch of the CMS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge with the hope of accelerating innovative solutions to better predict health outcomes and improve the quality of care for patients. The AI Health Outcomes Challenge will give innovators a chance to demonstrate how…
FDA Approves Device to Treat Severe Chronic Heart Failure

FDA Approves Device to Treat Severe Chronic Heart Failure »

22 Mar, 2019
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  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Impulse Dynamics’ Optimizer Smart system for delivering cardiac contractility modulation therapy for patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices. The Optimizer Smart system was granted breakthrough device designation in 2015 because it treats heart failure —…
Sherlock Biosciences Launches with $35M, Aiming to Improve Diagnostic Testing

Sherlock Biosciences Launches with $35M, Aiming to Improve Diagnostic Testing »

22 Mar, 2019
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  Cambridge-based engineering biology company Sherlock Biosciences this week announced its launch with $35 million in financing — and its eyes are on CRISPR gene-editing tech. Sherlock Biosciences aims to make diagnostic testing better, faster and more affordable. The company uses engineering biology tools, including CRISPR, to create a new generation of molecular diagnostics that rapidly…
Aduro, Harvard Join Forces to Promote Human Well-Being

Aduro, Harvard Join Forces to Promote Human Well-Being »

21 Mar, 2019
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  Digital health and wellness company Aduro this week announced its membership in the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The alliance aims to support well-being research that advances human flourishing in life and the workplace. SHINE conducts applied research to understand how the workplace…

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