LONDON – Startup company Glucomodicum Oy is preparing to commercialize a new technique for the needle-free monitoring of blood glucose levels, applying the principles of magnetohydrodynamics to noninvasively extract interstitial fluid through the skin.
Current Health Ltd. closed an oversubscribed series B financing, securing $43 million in a round led by Northpond Ventures. The Edinburgh, U.K.-based company will use the funds to scale up its remote care management platform. Other participants included Lrvhealth, OSF Healthcare, Section 32, Elements Health Ventures, as well as existing investors. With this latest infusion, Current Health has raised a total of $66 million to date.
HONG KONG – Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a way to instantly monitor blood levels of the antipsychotic drug clozapine. BGU’s solution is based on an electrochemical microsensor developed by Hadar Ben-Yoav from BGU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.