Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
It’s clear that 23andMe believes its actions will have implications for other startups in the genetic testing field.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you’ve ever seen before. It’s a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even breathes, sort of.
This week, Calico’s chief executive Art Levinson revealed that he is beginning to recruit a superstar genetics team.
Editor’s Pick Google has an even bigger vision for Helpouts, its face-to-face video consultation platform: To bring affordable health care to patients.
These scientists launched a database of genetic information to help researchers understand the root causes of breast and ovarian cancer.
“What we are developing at GenapSys will enable the genomic revolution not only for healthcare, but for a wide range of applications,” said Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour, GenapSys founder and chief executive.
New artificial-vision glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products, places, bus numbers, and traffic lights.
NeuroSky today secured an undisclosed sum from Softbank, a Japanese corporation, in a round that chief executive Stanley Yang describes as ”strategic.”
This week, a District Court judge in California struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom. The judge ruled that a “natural phenomenon” could not be patented.
“Big guns” from these tech companies have been dispatched for an urgent ‘fix it’ operation.
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Cureatr’s team believe they are solving a huge problem with their mobile tools, as an estimated 50 percent of preventable medical errors are caused by poor communication between physicians.
On BetterDoctor, which functions like an “Opentable for doctors,” you can search for a health care expert in a range of specialties.
Cancer research hospital MD Anderson launched a program, in partnership with IBM Watson, to eradicate eight different forms of cancer.
A New Jersey-based startup called MyHint launched its system today to make it easier for people to stay on top of their health.
As you may have heard, Google is back in the health business with Calico, a new antiaging initiative. Now we know who is behind Calico — and just how much Google is betting on it.
DC to VC, which took place in Santa Clara this afternoon, is organized by the Health 2.0 conference and Canvas, the health and IT-focused venture fund formerly known as Morganthaler Ventures.
Foundation Medicine is a rare recent example of a diagnostics company finding IPO success. Today, shares rose as much as 89 percent and hit a high of $34.19.
Editor’s Pick VentureBeat caught up with some of Silicon Valley’s power players to gauge their opinions on Google’s new initiative to prolong human life.
“I’m a dad, I’ve got 2 kids,” project co-founder Jacob Colvin told me this morning. “I had a really close friend who lost their child while we were actually visiting them. We want to be able to provide parents with peace of mind.”
Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow and learn, and be the best you can be.
Editor’s Pick The company just added a further $9 million to its $20 million series B round to vanquish ‘walking dead’ and ‘dinosaurs’ of health IT.
Wearable computers have generated a good deal of hype and crowdfunding dollars, but it’s still early days for this technology.
Glow — the super-hyped get-pregnant-now app — announced a $6 million funding round today, the same day it hit the app store.
“Health-tech companies have great visions for the future — but we also have to solve the problems that doctors still have today,” said Doximity CEO Jeff Tangney.
Hospitals are developing systems to tap into consumer health data, and deliver it to physicians.
Editor’s Pick In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.
SynapDx has earned the support of venture capitalists and geneticists alike, raising $15.4 million to develop a blood test for autism.
What’s the next innovation in health IT? According to Boston-based entrepreneur Zoe Barry, it’s about time we made it easier to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy.
Angels are investing more for the same valuation, and apparently they don’t like to travel.
Editor’s Pick South African entrepreneur David Emanuel has designed a mobile alarm and alerts system for the elderly and patients with high-risk medical conditions.
Businesses use Keas to create and manage their workplace health programs through socialization and game playing.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that companies may not patent human genes. At least, not ones they haven’t made themselves.
General Electric is on a mission to improve efficiency in hospitals, and is setting aside $2 billion for its health care practice.
Fitness is good, but wellness is better. And to become one with the universe, you must first become one with your T-shirt.
Health Q&A startup HealthTap has added a new feature to its popular mobile apps called AppRx that lets doctors recommend high-quality medical mobile apps to everyday users.
A Michigan baby’s life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.