Cleerly Inc. snapped up $43 million in a series B fundraising round to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced imaging to better understand heart disease and more accurately project patient outcomes. Vensana Capital led the round with participation from the American College of Cardiology, Cigna Ventures, Dititx Partners, Lrvhealth (formerly Long River Ventures), New Leaf Venture Partners and returning investors.
It’s not unusual for women to have some uterine contractions during pregnancy. Many of these go unnoticed, but others can be strong and feel like labor. Distinguishing between normal contractions and those that are not can help ensure women at risk of preterm labor get the extra medical care they need. To that end, Tel Aviv-based Nuvo Group Ltd. has launched an FDA-cleared uterine activity (UA) module on its Invu remote monitoring platform.
PARIS – Gleamer SAS said Radiology published compelling results from a study evaluating the performance of its artificial intelligence (AI) system Boneview, which helps radiologists and emergency doctors detect and localize fractures. This is the first study to evaluate the performance of AI-assisted health care professionals in locating bone fractures on all appendicular X-rays.
Brain Scientific Inc. plans to acquire Piezo Motion Corp. in an all-stock transaction expected to close in July 2021. The deal depends in part on the successful closing of a $5 million funding round. At closing, Brain Scientific will acquire 100% of Piezo’s outstanding shares along with its assets and liabilities. Piezo Motion’s shareholders will receive the number of shares of Brain Scientific’s common stock equal to 100% of its issued and outstanding shares immediately prior to closing on a fully diluted, as converted basis.
As demand for artificial intelligence (AI)-driven health assessment platforms grows, software developer Ada Health GmbH has signed more than 10 new partnerships with key players across life sciences, insurance and health systems. These include pharmaceutical partners Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Sanofi SA, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., as well as Taj Digital Health, Sutter Health, and more.
With the advent of wearable digital health technologies, patient-generated health data (PGHD) will play an increasingly central role in evidence generation for medical device companies. Speakers on a recent FDA workshop advised that there are several barriers to the use of PGHD for evidence generation, however, such as the perennial headache of data interoperability and a new twist on the question of patient trust, problems that are likely to plague the field for the foreseeable future.
PERTH, Australia – Digital cognitive assessment technology company Cogstate Ltd. saw its stock skyrocket 60% on the heels of FDA accelerated approval of Biogen Inc./Eisai Co. Ltd.’s Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm (aducanumab). Cogstate and Eisai signed a deal in October 2020 that granted Eisai global development rights and exclusive commercialization rights of all cognitive function tests developed by Cogstate.
Mindup, an Israeli digital health incubator, added Phenofast Ltd. to its portfolio this week, banking on the startup’s ability to resolve a critical, ongoing problem for hospitals and community physicians treating patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Phenofast hopes to bring clarity to antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and relief to patients in record time.
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Hemex Health Inc.’s newborn screening for sickle cell disease substantially reduces the labor involved for parents and providers in testing for the potentially fatal condition. The test had previously been able to test infants 6 weeks and older on the company’s Gazelle platform.