Venture investing in medtech and digital health: Here’s advice from the trenches

Medtech entrepreneurs agree that it’s still tough to find funding at the Series A level. Here’s their advice about how to find it. Bill Evans Competition for medtech venture investing is fierce, at the same time that traditional investors pull back from the space. To get to the bottom of what’s going on, I reached

Highmark and Sharecare partnered for personalized digital health solutions

Highmark and Sharecare have forged a six-year partnership to offer personalized health and wellness solutions to Highmark’s employer group customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. As part of the deal, Highmark members will have access to Sharecare’s personalized mobile and web-based platform starting Jan. 1, 2019. The platform will help users manage and understand

AI could be a game-changer for older people and cognition

As the founder and CEO of MyndYou, Ruth Poliakine-Baruchi believes strongly in the power of artificial intelligence to change health. MyndYou is an AI healthcare company dedicated to identifying and tracking cognitive changes in older adults. The goal is to help these adults stay with their families longer and gain better care than they might get

Minnesota digital health companies are raking in the big bucks

Minnesota-based medtech companies raised $112 million in venture capital during the first quarter of this year, according to a report from Medical Alley Association. More than half of the companies that raised VC were consumer-focused healthcare and digital health, a change for the region that is known for its implantable cardio devices and neuromodulation. Investors

Gore and Bonbouton partnered to create sensors for digital health applications

W.L. Gore and Associates announced that it has forged a partnership with digital health startup Bonbouton to create advanced sensor technology to develop better smart fabrics and digital health applications. The agreement will focus on collaborative research in temperature sensing materials to enable future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health, chronic

ResMed is disrupting connected health: Here’s how

Here’s how a respiratory firm took control of the connected health and the medtech digital revolution. When you think powerful digital connected devices, the first thing to pop into your head probably isn’t a CPAP. Continuous positive airway pressure has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in improving sleep apnea and preventing a

7 digital health startups you need to watch in 2018

If you want to see where the big money is going in healthcare these days, digital health products are the place to look. Digital health startups raised $11.5 billion in 2017, up 27 percent over 2016, according to the StartUp Health Insights Year End Report. Digital health startups are doing everything from enhancing patient-provider relationships to

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Flex partners with Google Cloud on expanded digital health capabilities

Flex has recently expanded its digital health capabilities through a partnership with Google Cloud Platform — launching its BrightInsight managed service that delivers real-time information about connected drug, device or combination products. BrightInsight is a secure, managed services solutions that runs on the Google Cloud Platform to gather data, according to Flex. “We saw the

How FDA’s digital health plan is shaking up its review process

FDA is asking questions about how to overhaul digital health product regulation and relying on expertise within the industry to do so, according to Bakul Patel, FDA’s associate center director for digital health, who recently spoke with MDO. In late 2017, FDA launched the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Within that plan is a recipe

CES 2018: Medical technologies you need to know

Updated Jan. 16, 2018 Mobile health devices and wearables have increasingly played a prominent role at the annual CES show in Las Vegas. Health and medical devices touted at CES 2018 sought to improve everything from heart health to posture. Here are 13 companies that exhibited digital health solutions at this year’s show. Next >>

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Who got picked for FDA’s digital health pre-cert pilot?

FDA has announced the names of the companies selected to participate in its digital health pre-cert pilot – a first-of-its-kind program aimed to revolutionize digital health regulation in the U.S. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA’s commissioner, announced the nine participants of FDA’s digital health software precertification pilot program (FDA Pre-cert) last week during his keynote address at the

FDA’s new programs on combination and digital products are something to cheer about

An FDA insider offers insights into FDA’s promising moves in managing combination and digital product submissions. Karen Corallo believes there are a lot of positive moves going on at the FDA – and she should know. Corallo, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, is the former director of the FDA’s Division of Drug

Healthcare IT funding hits record $5.1 billion

Global funding for healthcare information technology and digital health companies hit record levels last year, according to the latest annual report from Austin, Texas–based Mercom Capital Group. There were a record 622 deals worth $5.1 billion in 2016, up from 574 deals worth $4.6 billion in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group. The amounts involve

Kyocera touts tiny blood-flow sensor for wearable devices

Kyocera says it has developed one the world’s smallest optical blood-flow sensors for use in wearable devices and mobile health (mHealth) applications. Kyocera’s sensor is 1mm high, 1.6mm long and 3.2mm wide and can be used in cellphones and wearable devices. Any devices that are equipped with Kyocera’s blood-flow sensor will measure blood-flow volume just

Digital health hype: How much does buzz matter?

In the medical device world, buzz is not traditionally something companies strive to achieve. A blood pressure cuff does not need brand awareness beyond the hospital or pharmacy purchasing the equipment. Compare that to the commercial digital space, in which brand awareness is the only way to survive. In the middle of these two extremes