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Stories from the news about advancements made in the digital health industry, within our portfolio companies, and at OTV.

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23andMe Granted New FDA Clearance to Provide Interpretive Drug Information for a Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol Medication

FDA 510(k) clearance allows 23andMe to report genetics associated with processing of certain statins, provides interpretive drug information for simvastatin, and removes the requirement for confirmatory testing of the 23andMe result

November 6, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Safety Tech Showcases Its Camera Monitoring Systems at SITCE Singapore

Gauzy is proud to present its innovative mirrorless solution to the bus and coach operators and OEMs at SITCE Singapore. The CMS is already chosen by over 40 operators and by many bus, coach, and truck OEMs, including Irizar e-mobility, Hess,Van Hool

November 6, 2022
Portfolio Companies
TytoCare, Vivaz and Nebula Partner to Bring Innovative Virtual Care to Spain

TytoCare announced a partnership with Vivaz, the health insurance brand of Línea Directa Aseguradora, a leading healthcare insurer in Spain, to bring the TytoCare solution to the Spanish market. . TytoCare will be distributed by Nebula-VPC.

November 6, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Beckman Coulter and Scopio Labs Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Hematology Digital Cell Morphology Platform

Beckman Coulter, a global leader in clinical diagnostics, and Scopio Labs, announced today a worldwide partnership to accelerate adoption of Scopio's next generation peripheral blood smear solutions.

November 6, 2022
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Hygieacare® preferred colonoscopy prep for patients with Crohn's Disease or Colitis (IBD) in “Crohn’s and Colitis 360.”

HyGIeaCare Inc. announced that the manuscript reporting on HygiPrep procedures performed with great success on 343 IBD patients referred by 65 physicians at four Hygieacare Centers had been published in "Crohn's and Colitis 360, by Oxford University

November 9, 2022
Protfolio Companies
Gastro Health announces Hygieacare® Center Now Open in Miami, FL to Comfortably Prep Patients for Colonoscopy

Gastro Health (“GH”) and Hygieacare Inc. announced today’s opening of the new Hygieacare center to prep patients forcolonoscopy. The Hygieacare center is located adjacent to the Gastro Health Endoscopy Centers at 7500 SW 87th Avenue, Suite 202 Miami

November 9, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Doctors in Israel care for Ukrainians 2,000 km away, as tech shrinks world

Using computerized systems built in Israel, physicians examine refugees on the Ukraine-Moldova border, check lungs, blood stats and even conduct prenatal ultrasounds

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
DNA sequencing giant Illumina to establish Center of Excellence in Israel

Illumina’s presence in Tel Aviv will focus on AI-driven interpretation technology

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Brazilian Heath Tech Company Alice Partners With TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings With At-Home Medical Examinations

The integration with TytoCare, the first in Brazil, will enable physicians to conduct comprehensive virtual examinations that are stored in members' EHR for streamlined care coordination

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Scopio aims to turn hematology into remote work with $50M C round

Today, if a hematologist wanted to dive into the exact organization and structure of your blood cells, they’d probably need a microscope in a lab. Scopio argues that soon, a lot of that work could be done with nothing more than a laptop.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Gauzy: People, Resources And Capabilities Come Together To Create Largest Internationally Diversified Smart Glass Technologies Company In The World

Gauzy Ltd. announced today that, following successfully raising $60 million in a Series D financing, Gauzy has acquired Research Frontiers licensee, Vision Systems.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Gauzy buys French co Vision Systems, raises $60m

New products being offered by the Israeli company will include camera based image analysis and monitoring systems, and smart mirrors with light control elements.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
NorthShore uses Tytocare's telehealth solution to take vitals and examine heart, lungs and ears from afar

The health system employs small, handheld devices for remote monitoring that patients can use at home, in conjunction with physicians in their offices.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Study Explores the Ability of NOL Technology to Detect Pain in the ICU

A peer-reviewed observational study reveals promising findings regarding the ability of Medasense’s NOL monitor to detect pain response levels in ICU patients.

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Scopio Labs - The New Kid on the Block, by Mount Sinai Hospital

COVID-19 prompted this hospital to use Scopio Labs X100 digital slide imaging for bone marrow aspirates, cytology, and peripheral blood smears for research and training. Learn from their experience.

April 10, 2022
Digital Health
2022 Predictions for Telehealth and the Digital Front Door

As we head into 2022, we asked the Healthcare IT Today community to share some predictions for the new year. I always find it interesting to learn what people think is coming down the road.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Hygieacare® Inc. Announces New Category III CPT® Code for colonic lavage

This CPT code can facilitate potential coverage and payment with payers. This new code will enable broader access for the many patients who could potentially benefit from this procedure.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Huron Gastro partnering with Hygieacare® to provide patients with HygiPrep® - a better choice to prep for colonoscopy

Huron Gastro and Hygieacare Inc. announced a partnership to build and operate two HyGIeaCare® Centers – in Ypsilanti, MI, and in Livonia, MI in SE Michigan.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Donisi Health wins 1st place in Cardiovascular Intervention Competition

Donisi Health Takes Home First Place in the Prestigious Innovations in Cardiovascular Intervention Competition

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Jay Wright (Campfire 3D) on Innovating Ahead of the Curve and the Future of Workplace Collaboration

We discuss the impetus for building Vuforia at Qualcomm, the lessons he learned about the AR market from that experience, and how that led to Campfire 3D.

April 18, 2022
Portfolio Companies
23andMe Agrees to Acquire Lemonaid Health

Acquisition provides telemedicine platform for 23andMe to advance its vision of individualized primary care that empowers consumers to live healthier lives

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Via Surgical Gains FDA 510(k) for TissueTak Tendon Anchor

Via Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for Industry’s First Orthopedic Suture-Based Fixation System. The TissueTak™ tendon anchor is the first closed-loop suture based fixation for soft tissue to soft tissue repair.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Austin Gastroenterology opened second HyGIeaCare® Center in Lakeway, Bee Cave, TX

Austin Gastroenterology's second location opened for business to provide patients with HygiPrep® and HygiRelief®

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Gastro Health and Hygieacare® established a strategic collaboration

Gastro Health and Hygieacare Inc. announced they established a strategic collaboration. This agreement with Gastro Health follows the success of the Hygieacare Center in Ohio, with the Ohio GI practice that recently joined the Gastro Health platform.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Campfire CEO Jay Wright on How He Plans to Use AR to Transform How We Work & Collaborate

The mission to rise above the fray to become a leading player in the augmented reality business is a moving target that depends on innovation, resources, and timing.

April 18, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Pain monitoring helps assess the effectiveness of opioid-sparing approaches during surgery

A new study has shown that effective opioid-sparing anesthesia with dexmedetomidine can be guided with NOL pain monitoring technology (Medasense, Israel).

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Donisi Health Wins Med in Israel Innovation Competition

Donisi Health was selected as the winner of the 2021 Med in Israel competition

April 10, 2022
OTV
'Conscience Laws' Endanger Patients and Contradict Health Tech's Core Values

ViaSurgical's CEO, Lena Levin, discusses 'conscience laws' and their impact on health tech

May 5, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Campfire Hi Res XR Design System Emerges From Stealth

Campfire emerged from Stealth today to introduce its new eponymous AR and VR headset, which features a 92 degree field of view.

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Pain Monitoring Technology (NOL) is Shown to Reduce Postoperative Pain and Health Costs

A new study from Leiden University in the Netherlands has found that monitoring pain response levels during surgery with Medasense's NOL® technology can help reduce postoperative pain.

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Campfire raises $8 million to advance AR/VR for product design

Campfire has raised $8 million in funding for its holographic technology that enables both augmented reality and virtual reality for the purpose of enterprise product design.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Donisi Health receive 2 FDA clearances for thier contactless AI solution

Donisi Scores FDA Clearance for Contactless AI System That Spots Changes in Heart, Breathing Patterns

April 10, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Spectrum Health using TytoCare for virtual visit ease

Virtual visits with health care providers have gotten more sophisticated over the past several years. Spectrum Health is taking yet another step in that direction as it partners with a company called TytoCare to offer an easy-to-use virtual exam kit.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Tampa General Hospital Virtual Health Kit allows patients to perform medical exams from home

Telemedicine has gained popularity in the last few years, especially during the pandemic. But every once in a while, you get that spot in the telemedicine visit where you really need to do some sort of physical exam. Problem solved by Tytocare.

April 11, 2022
OTV
Via Surgical Raises Funding from Catcher Technology to Accelerate Growth

Via Surgical raises funds from Catcher Technology, making its first investment in the medical device field — Via Surgical was selected after a thorough scouting process supported by the Ministry of Economy and Industry Economic Mission in Taipei.

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Hygieacare announces that a study published in JSM Gastroenterology and Hepatology shows HygiPrep(TM) is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Oral Prep

Study shows “Open-System Colon Irrigation Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Oral Prep “

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Capital Digestive Care makes colonoscopy easier with new same day, one hour prep

Watch the interview to learn about HyGieaCare.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Lamor Corporation Acquires License for Rapid Response HARBO Boom

Lamor Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of the licensing rights to HARBO Technologies' product line.

April 7, 2021
OTV
TytoCare Raises an Additional $50M for its Oversubscribed Series D Round

The Israeli startup raised the first $50 million in April 2020 in a round led by Insight Partners, which led this extension as well.

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
TytoHome kit now includes a Pulse Oximeter (Sp02) to provide clinicians with high-quality blood oxygen patient information

Clinicians can now monitor patient blood oxygen levels with the new Pulse Oximeter. This adapter connects directly to a patient's TytoHome exam kit, and once placed on their finger, can monitor and track clinical-level results in real-time.

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Gauzy Ltd. showcases the future of automotive glazing with leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers at the IAA Auto Show in Munich

Revealed for the first time at IAA, BMW has created a new visionary headlight design for its BMWi Vision Circular Showcar, utilizing Gauzy SPD LCG® Technology integrated into automotive thin glazed glass.

April 11, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Exclusive Interview with Emedgene's Einat Metzer: On Making Genetic Interpretation Accessible, Black Box AI, and Work with Illumina

The world's first "completely automated genetic interpretation platform" has recently announced its partnership with biotech giant Illumina to power its genomic data interpretation and scale up genetic data analysis and possibly, discovery.

April 11, 2022
OTV
BIRD Foundation approves $7.45 million funding for eight new projects including Donisi Health

The new additions bring the total number of approved projects to more than 1,020 over 43 years

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Illumina, Emedgene Partnership to Automate AI-Driven Data Analysis for Rare Diseases

A non-exclusive partnership between Illlumina and AI-based precision medicine company Emedgene will seek to automate the interpretation of rare genetic disease data into the TruSight software suite of products from Illumina.

April 7, 2021
OTV
Health Tech Venture Firm OTV Closes New $170 million Fund and Expands into Asia

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million.

March 21, 2021
OTV
OTV Dives Deeper Into Digital Health Startups With $170M Fund, Asia Expansion

OTV, formerly Olive Tree Ventures, closed its first fund of $170 million dedicated to digital health investments.

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Emedgene: Where AI Meets DNA

In a world that is producing more and more data, how can geneticists interpret that data and extract actionable insights so they can act fast and produce the best medical care?

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Hygieacare presents at ACG 2020 - Inner-Colonic Microbiome are Unique and Profoundly Different from Stool Samples

HyGIeaCare Inc. presented data showing that inner-colonic bacteria and microbiome are unique and profoundly different than than those of stool samples.

November 2, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Scopio Labs Receives FDA Clearance for its AI-Powered Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) Application

The First Ever Solution to Enable Digitization and Analysis of Full Field Peripheral Blood Smears with Decision Support System (DSS) Tailored to Augment Hematology Diagnostics.

November 30, 2020
Digital Health
Health Innovation Tops $6.6B in Funding

The third quarter of 2020 ended with more than $6.6B in health innovation funding, making it the most-funded quarter this market has ever seen since we began tracking funding in 2010.

November 30, 2020
Portfolio Companies
New Study: NOL Monitoring can help reduce postoperative pain

Clinicians can now monitor patient blood oxygen levels with the new Pulse Oximeter. This adapter connects directly to a patient's TytoHome exam kit, and once placed on their finger, can monitor and track clinical-level results in real-time.

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
NOL Pain Response Monitoring Secures Marketing Approval in Brazil

Medasense Biometrics Ltd. announced today that its NOL® pain response monitoring device (PMD-200™) has been approved for marketing in Brazil by ANVISA, the Brazilian health regulatory agency.

April 7, 2021
OTV
Israeli pain monitoring co Medasense raises $18m

The company's technology uses a multi-parametric sensor platform and advanced AI algorithms to convert complicated data into a patient's "Signature of Pain."

March 21, 2021
OTV
As Israel Lockdown its Tech Sector Scales up

Israel is in a second lockdown due to Covid-19 until at least mid-October, but that has not stopped its medical technology industry — indeed the pandemic has boosted demand for some of its products.

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Emedgene Automated CNV Classification

Emedgene has added automatic classification of copy-number variants to its genomic interpretation platform, following 2020 American College of Medical Genomics (ACMG) and Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) guidelines.

September 22, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Predicting Poor Postoperative Acute Pain Outcome in Adults: an International, Multicentre Database Analysis of Risk Factors in 50,005 Patients

The aim of this study was to determine simple risk factors for severe pain intensity, to analyse their relation to other patient-reported outcome measures and to develop a simple prediction model

November 30, 2020
Digital Health
The Doctor Will See You Now - Without Leaving Your Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, telemedicine is becoming the latest luxury residential must-have

September 22, 2020
Portfolio Companies
TytoCare and SWICA Partner to Improve Telehealth Offering Deployment Of TytoHome In Europe

Tyto Care, creator of the global healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, and SWICA, one of Switzerland’s leading health insurance companies, announced their partnership.

September 22, 2020
Digital Health
1H 2020 Digital Health Market Update

2020 midyear digital health market update by Rock Health

September 22, 2020
Digital Health
The Promise and the Peril of Virtual Health Care

During the coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine looks like the future of health care. Is it a future we want?

July 1, 2020
Digital Health
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

Telehealth has helped expand access to care at a time when the pandemic has severely restricted patients’ ability to see their doctors. Actions taken by healthcare leaders today will determine if the full potential of telehealth will be realized.

July 1, 2020
OTV
Lemonaid Health Taps Into $33M Series B for At-home Health Care Platform

Interest in telemedicine continues to increase, and Lemonaid Health raised an oversubscribed $33 million Series B round of funding to develop its on-demand platform for accessing health care online.

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Scopio Labs Partners With Eastern VetPath To Improve Speed Of Veterinary Cytology Analysis And Diagnosis

Collaboration Offers Eastern VetPath Clients Immediate Access to Its Pathology Experts

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Scopio Labs Receives FDA Clearance for its AI-Powered Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) Application

The First Ever Solution to Enable Digitization and Analysis of Full Field Peripheral Blood Smears with Decision Support System (DSS) Tailored to Augment Hematology Diagnostics

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Scopio Labs and SYNLAB's Veterinary Pathology Group Partner to Bring First In-practice Digital Cytology Solution to the UK

Scopio Labs, an advanced digital microscopy company and SYNLAB UK & Ireland's Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), today announced that they have signed an exclusive distribution partnership agreement.

April 7, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Israeli Nanotech Startup Gauzy Raises $10 Million in Series C Round led by Hyundai

Auto giant leads funding for smart window manufacturer together with Blue Red partners VC and Avery Dennison.

April 11, 2022
Digital Health
Health Innovation Sees Funding Boom

The first quarter of 2020 posted a record-breaking $4.5B in health innovation funding before the markets began their pandemic-induced decline.

April 16, 2020
OTV
TytoCare Raises $50 million to Grow its Telehealth Examination and Diagnostic Platform

TytoCare announces that it has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by Olive Tree Ventures with participation from Insight Partners and Qualcomm Ventures.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Scopio Labs Raises $16M in Series B Funding

Scopio Labs, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based advanced digital microscopy company, completed a $16m Series B funding round. The round was led by Olive Tree Ventures with participation from Aurum Ventures, OurCrowd, LR group and others.

March 21, 2021
Digital Health
FCC proposes $200M telehealth program to tackle Covid-19

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai rolled out plans for a $200 million fund to help healthcare providers purchase telehealth tools to handle Covid-19.

April 2, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Oil spill response in remote locations

One of the most challenging aspects of oil spills into water is that it can happen anywhere, even places where you least expect it, making it difficult to quickly respond and prevent harsh consequences.

April 18, 2022
Portfolio Companies
Medasense to Provide Pain Index Solution for Treatment of Dementia Patients

Medasense was awarded a development grant from the Israel Innovation Authority in partnership with Dorot Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medical Center, to extend the application of NOL® pain response monitoring for noncommunicating dementia patients.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Micro Hotels Equipped With Smart Glass Are Changing The Way You Travel

Switchable Glass with liquid crystal nanotechnology, also known as smart glass or LCG® (light control glass), allows glass windows or glass partitions to switch from transparent to privacy mode with a button, application, or remote control.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Grand Opening of Gauzy Ltd. State-of-the-Art Factory to Make SPD-Smart Light Control Film

This facility is dedicated to the production of Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-Smart light control film for the entire SPD-SmartGlass industry.

January 13, 2020
Digital Health
Pain Monitor: Reality Or Fantasy In Ambulatory Patients

Recent evidence points to promising efficacy for monitoring modalities. More investigation is required to demonstrate differences in outcome compared with traditional care, and they need to be of sufficient import to achieve widespread adoption.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Global Digital Microscopes Market Analysis By Leading Players

The Research Report on Digital Microscopes market is a proficient and detailed analysis of the current situation of digital microscopes industry. Scopio Labs is listed as one of the key players.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Harbo Technologies Named Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Company

HARBO Technologies was named Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Company at the 17th Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum in Houston.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Top 10 Surgical Solution for Via Surgical’s Soft Tissue Fixation System

Many recent technological innovations have resulted in lesser surgical complications. Minimally invasive surgery is widely hailed as a groundbreaking healthcare milestone. Yet, there are many more challenges which need to be mitigated in due course.

January 13, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Continuse Biometrics Wins First Place at Sompo Digital Lab's "Auto-Shiyori" Challenge

At the "Auto-Shiyori" Challenge, ContinUse Biometrics announced its collaboration with Sompo Digital Lab Tel Aviv.

January 13, 2020
OTV
Hygieacare Closes $15.5M Investment Led by Olive Tree Ventures

"We welcome Olive Tree Ventures to Hygieacare. Their investment and partnership will greatly support our commercialization efforts to significantly accelerate the expansion of Hygieacare’s footprint.” - Gavriel D. Meron, chairman & CEO of HyGIeaCare

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Via Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for Its FasTouch™ Absorbable Fixation System

Via Surgical announced U.S. FDA clearance of the FasTouch™ Absorbable Fixation System. The FasTouch™ enables for the first time an automated lockable surgical mesh fixation that is strong and stable yet easily and consistently delivered.

January 13, 2020
OTV
Emedgene Secures $6M in Funding for AI-Based Genomics Platform

Emedgene, a company that offers clinical genetic interpretation and diagnostics, today announced a $6 million funding round to scale genomics-based care with artificial intelligence (AI).

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Hygieacare: Revolutionizing the Patient Experience

Colorectal cancer is on the rise. The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start screening at age 45 in order to find precancerous polyps so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

January 30, 2020
OTV
Medical Monitoring Company ContinUse Biometrics Raises $20M

ContinUse Biometrics has announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round. The Tel Aviv based company, which is using groundbreaking research to revolutionize sensing solutions, has raised $27 million to date.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Israeli Smart Glass Company Gauzy Raises $7M

The Tel Aviv based startup has been selected by Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) to participate in the Autobahn Plug and Play accelerator.

March 21, 2021
Portfolio Companies
Decrease in Rare Genetic Diseases Possible With A.I. Assistance

Ninety-five (95) percent of rare diseases do not have an approved FDA treatment that increases the gravity of the situation. Moreover, medical companies also do not pay much attention to these rare diseases.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
The Digital Health Competitive Edge Report

How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness - and what it means for customer satisfaction

January 1, 2020
Portfolio Companies
How AI Is Helping Diagnose Rare Genetic Diseases

According to the Global Genes org., eight out of ten rare diseases are caused by a faulty gene, yet it takes an average of 4.8 years to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. 30% of children with a rare disease won't live to see their fifth birthday.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Apple's Biggest Healthcare Moves in 2019 & How They Could Evolve in the Year Ahead

The biggest tech giants—Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft—all focused on their healthcare plays in 2019. Apple doubled down on its big consumer- and enterprise-facing health projects and seems to have a handful of small initiatives in the works.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Industry Voices—At CES, Tech Will Show How It's The Key to Value-Based Care

Technology is improving the accuracy and efficacy of treatment, but bureaucratic precedence often wins.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
2019 Closes The Year With 251 Digital Health Fundings

In the final quarter of 2019, MobiHealthNews tracked 55 digital health funding deals totaling just over $1.7 billion. The three-month period was headlined by Bright Health’s $635 million Series D round and a $200 million raise from iFit...

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Top 10 Tech Trends for 2020

What sectors will be disruptive and actionable in the coming year? Experts share predictions and name Israeli firms advancing these fields.

February 24, 2020
Portfolio Companies
ScopioVet Digital Cytology System

Scopio Labs advances digital cytology through launch of automated, high-resolution imaging and decision-support solutions for veterinary market

February 24, 2020
Portfolio Companies
Rare Disease Diagnosis with Emedgene AI

Inspiring and touching story of one persistent mother and her journey to a rare disease diagnosis at Greenwood Genetic Center with Emedgene AI (via Metro)

February 24, 2020
Digital Health
2022 Predictions for Telehealth and the Digital Front Door

As we head into 2022, we asked the Healthcare IT Today community to share some predictions for the new year. I always find it interesting to learn what people think is coming down the road.

April 11, 2022
Digital Health
Health Innovation Tops $6.6B in Funding

The third quarter of 2020 ended with more than $6.6B in health innovation funding, making it the most-funded quarter this market has ever seen since we began tracking funding in 2010.

November 30, 2020
Digital Health
The Doctor Will See You Now - Without Leaving Your Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, telemedicine is becoming the latest luxury residential must-have

September 22, 2020
Digital Health
1H 2020 Digital Health Market Update

2020 midyear digital health market update by Rock Health

September 22, 2020
Digital Health
The Promise and the Peril of Virtual Health Care

During the coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine looks like the future of health care. Is it a future we want?

July 1, 2020
Digital Health
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

Telehealth has helped expand access to care at a time when the pandemic has severely restricted patients’ ability to see their doctors. Actions taken by healthcare leaders today will determine if the full potential of telehealth will be realized.

July 1, 2020
Digital Health
Health Innovation Sees Funding Boom

The first quarter of 2020 posted a record-breaking $4.5B in health innovation funding before the markets began their pandemic-induced decline.

April 16, 2020
Digital Health
FCC proposes $200M telehealth program to tackle Covid-19

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai rolled out plans for a $200 million fund to help healthcare providers purchase telehealth tools to handle Covid-19.

April 2, 2020
Digital Health
Pain Monitor: Reality Or Fantasy In Ambulatory Patients

Recent evidence points to promising efficacy for monitoring modalities. More investigation is required to demonstrate differences in outcome compared with traditional care, and they need to be of sufficient import to achieve widespread adoption.

January 13, 2020
Digital Health
The Digital Health Competitive Edge Report

How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness - and what it means for customer satisfaction

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Apple's Biggest Healthcare Moves in 2019 & How They Could Evolve in the Year Ahead

The biggest tech giants—Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft—all focused on their healthcare plays in 2019. Apple doubled down on its big consumer- and enterprise-facing health projects and seems to have a handful of small initiatives in the works.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Industry Voices—At CES, Tech Will Show How It's The Key to Value-Based Care

Technology is improving the accuracy and efficacy of treatment, but bureaucratic precedence often wins.

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
2019 Closes The Year With 251 Digital Health Fundings

In the final quarter of 2019, MobiHealthNews tracked 55 digital health funding deals totaling just over $1.7 billion. The three-month period was headlined by Bright Health’s $635 million Series D round and a $200 million raise from iFit...

January 1, 2020
Digital Health
Top 10 Tech Trends for 2020

What sectors will be disruptive and actionable in the coming year? Experts share predictions and name Israeli firms advancing these fields.

February 24, 2020
OTV
'Conscience Laws' Endanger Patients and Contradict Health Tech's Core Values

ViaSurgical's CEO, Lena Levin, discusses 'conscience laws' and their impact on health tech

May 5, 2021
OTV
BIRD Foundation approves $7.45 million funding for eight new projects including Donisi Health

The new additions bring the total number of approved projects to more than 1,020 over 43 years

April 7, 2021
OTV
Via Surgical Raises Funding from Catcher Technology to Accelerate Growth

Via Surgical raises funds from Catcher Technology, making its first investment in the medical device field — Via Surgical was selected after a thorough scouting process supported by the Ministry of Economy and Industry Economic Mission in Taipei.

April 7, 2021
OTV
TytoCare Raises an Additional $50M for its Oversubscribed Series D Round

The Israeli startup raised the first $50 million in April 2020 in a round led by Insight Partners, which led this extension as well.

March 21, 2021
OTV
OTV Dives Deeper Into Digital Health Startups With $170M Fund, Asia Expansion

OTV, formerly Olive Tree Ventures, closed its first fund of $170 million dedicated to digital health investments.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Health Tech Venture Firm OTV Closes New $170 million Fund and Expands into Asia

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million.

March 21, 2021
OTV
As Israel Lockdown its Tech Sector Scales up

Israel is in a second lockdown due to Covid-19 until at least mid-October, but that has not stopped its medical technology industry — indeed the pandemic has boosted demand for some of its products.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Israeli pain monitoring co Medasense raises $18m

The company's technology uses a multi-parametric sensor platform and advanced AI algorithms to convert complicated data into a patient's "Signature of Pain."

March 21, 2021
OTV
Lemonaid Health Taps Into $33M Series B for At-home Health Care Platform

Interest in telemedicine continues to increase, and Lemonaid Health raised an oversubscribed $33 million Series B round of funding to develop its on-demand platform for accessing health care online.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Scopio Labs Raises $16M in Series B Funding

Scopio Labs, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based advanced digital microscopy company, completed a $16m Series B funding round. The round was led by Olive Tree Ventures with participation from Aurum Ventures, OurCrowd, LR group and others.

March 21, 2021
OTV
TytoCare Raises $50 million to Grow its Telehealth Examination and Diagnostic Platform

TytoCare announces that it has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by Olive Tree Ventures with participation from Insight Partners and Qualcomm Ventures.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Israeli Smart Glass Company Gauzy Raises $7M

The Tel Aviv based startup has been selected by Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) to participate in the Autobahn Plug and Play accelerator.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Medical Monitoring Company ContinUse Biometrics Raises $20M

ContinUse Biometrics has announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round. The Tel Aviv based company, which is using groundbreaking research to revolutionize sensing solutions, has raised $27 million to date.

March 21, 2021
OTV
Emedgene Secures $6M in Funding for AI-Based Genomics Platform

Emedgene, a company that offers clinical genetic interpretation and diagnostics, today announced a $6 million funding round to scale genomics-based care with artificial intelligence (AI).

March 21, 2021
OTV
Hygieacare Closes $15.5M Investment Led by Olive Tree Ventures

"We welcome Olive Tree Ventures to Hygieacare. Their investment and partnership will greatly support our commercialization efforts to significantly accelerate the expansion of Hygieacare’s footprint.” - Gavriel D. Meron, chairman & CEO of HyGIeaCare

March 21, 2021
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23andMe Granted New FDA Clearance to Provide Interpretive Drug Information for a Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol Medication

FDA 510(k) clearance allows 23andMe to report genetics associated with processing of certain statins, provides interpretive drug information for simvastatin, and removes the requirement for confirmatory testing of the 23andMe result

November 6, 2022
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TytoCare, Vivaz and Nebula Partner to Bring Innovative Virtual Care to Spain

TytoCare announced a partnership with Vivaz, the health insurance brand of Línea Directa Aseguradora, a leading healthcare insurer in Spain, to bring the TytoCare solution to the Spanish market. . TytoCare will be distributed by Nebula-VPC.

November 6, 2022
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Safety Tech Showcases Its Camera Monitoring Systems at SITCE Singapore

Gauzy is proud to present its innovative mirrorless solution to the bus and coach operators and OEMs at SITCE Singapore. The CMS is already chosen by over 40 operators and by many bus, coach, and truck OEMs, including Irizar e-mobility, Hess,Van Hool

November 6, 2022
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Beckman Coulter and Scopio Labs Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Hematology Digital Cell Morphology Platform

Beckman Coulter, a global leader in clinical diagnostics, and Scopio Labs, announced today a worldwide partnership to accelerate adoption of Scopio's next generation peripheral blood smear solutions.

November 6, 2022
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Campfire CEO Jay Wright on How He Plans to Use AR to Transform How We Work & Collaborate

The mission to rise above the fray to become a leading player in the augmented reality business is a moving target that depends on innovation, resources, and timing.

April 18, 2022
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Jay Wright (Campfire 3D) on Innovating Ahead of the Curve and the Future of Workplace Collaboration

We discuss the impetus for building Vuforia at Qualcomm, the lessons he learned about the AR market from that experience, and how that led to Campfire 3D.

April 18, 2022
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23andMe Agrees to Acquire Lemonaid Health

Acquisition provides telemedicine platform for 23andMe to advance its vision of individualized primary care that empowers consumers to live healthier lives

April 11, 2022
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DNA sequencing giant Illumina to establish Center of Excellence in Israel

Illumina’s presence in Tel Aviv will focus on AI-driven interpretation technology

April 11, 2022
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Gauzy Ltd. showcases the future of automotive glazing with leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers at the IAA Auto Show in Munich

Revealed for the first time at IAA, BMW has created a new visionary headlight design for its BMWi Vision Circular Showcar, utilizing Gauzy SPD LCG® Technology integrated into automotive thin glazed glass.

April 11, 2022
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Gauzy buys French co Vision Systems, raises $60m

New products being offered by the Israeli company will include camera based image analysis and monitoring systems, and smart mirrors with light control elements.

April 11, 2022
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Gauzy: People, Resources And Capabilities Come Together To Create Largest Internationally Diversified Smart Glass Technologies Company In The World

Gauzy Ltd. announced today that, following successfully raising $60 million in a Series D financing, Gauzy has acquired Research Frontiers licensee, Vision Systems.

April 11, 2022
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Campfire raises $8 million to advance AR/VR for product design

Campfire has raised $8 million in funding for its holographic technology that enables both augmented reality and virtual reality for the purpose of enterprise product design.

April 11, 2022
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Oil spill response in remote locations

One of the most challenging aspects of oil spills into water is that it can happen anywhere, even places where you least expect it, making it difficult to quickly respond and prevent harsh consequences.

April 18, 2022
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Gastro Health and Hygieacare® established a strategic collaboration

Gastro Health and Hygieacare Inc. announced they established a strategic collaboration. This agreement with Gastro Health follows the success of the Hygieacare Center in Ohio, with the Ohio GI practice that recently joined the Gastro Health platform.

April 11, 2022
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Austin Gastroenterology opened second HyGIeaCare® Center in Lakeway, Bee Cave, TX

Austin Gastroenterology's second location opened for business to provide patients with HygiPrep® and HygiRelief®

April 11, 2022
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Huron Gastro partnering with Hygieacare® to provide patients with HygiPrep® - a better choice to prep for colonoscopy

Huron Gastro and Hygieacare Inc. announced a partnership to build and operate two HyGIeaCare® Centers – in Ypsilanti, MI, and in Livonia, MI in SE Michigan.

April 11, 2022
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Hygieacare® Inc. Announces New Category III CPT® Code for colonic lavage

This CPT code can facilitate potential coverage and payment with payers. This new code will enable broader access for the many patients who could potentially benefit from this procedure.

April 11, 2022
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Brazilian Heath Tech Company Alice Partners With TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings With At-Home Medical Examinations

The integration with TytoCare, the first in Brazil, will enable physicians to conduct comprehensive virtual examinations that are stored in members' EHR for streamlined care coordination

April 11, 2022
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Tampa General Hospital Virtual Health Kit allows patients to perform medical exams from home

Telemedicine has gained popularity in the last few years, especially during the pandemic. But every once in a while, you get that spot in the telemedicine visit where you really need to do some sort of physical exam. Problem solved by Tytocare.

April 11, 2022
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Spectrum Health using TytoCare for virtual visit ease

Virtual visits with health care providers have gotten more sophisticated over the past several years. Spectrum Health is taking yet another step in that direction as it partners with a company called TytoCare to offer an easy-to-use virtual exam kit.

April 11, 2022
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Doctors in Israel care for Ukrainians 2,000 km away, as tech shrinks world

Using computerized systems built in Israel, physicians examine refugees on the Ukraine-Moldova border, check lungs, blood stats and even conduct prenatal ultrasounds

April 11, 2022
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NorthShore uses Tytocare's telehealth solution to take vitals and examine heart, lungs and ears from afar

The health system employs small, handheld devices for remote monitoring that patients can use at home, in conjunction with physicians in their offices.

April 11, 2022
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Via Surgical Gains FDA 510(k) for TissueTak Tendon Anchor

Via Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for Industry’s First Orthopedic Suture-Based Fixation System. The TissueTak™ tendon anchor is the first closed-loop suture based fixation for soft tissue to soft tissue repair.

April 11, 2022
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Scopio aims to turn hematology into remote work with $50M C round

Today, if a hematologist wanted to dive into the exact organization and structure of your blood cells, they’d probably need a microscope in a lab. Scopio argues that soon, a lot of that work could be done with nothing more than a laptop.

April 11, 2022
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Scopio Labs - The New Kid on the Block, by Mount Sinai Hospital

COVID-19 prompted this hospital to use Scopio Labs X100 digital slide imaging for bone marrow aspirates, cytology, and peripheral blood smears for research and training. Learn from their experience.

April 10, 2022
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Study Explores the Ability of NOL Technology to Detect Pain in the ICU

A peer-reviewed observational study reveals promising findings regarding the ability of Medasense’s NOL monitor to detect pain response levels in ICU patients.

April 10, 2022
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Pain monitoring helps assess the effectiveness of opioid-sparing approaches during surgery

A new study has shown that effective opioid-sparing anesthesia with dexmedetomidine can be guided with NOL pain monitoring technology (Medasense, Israel).

April 10, 2022
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Pain Monitoring Technology (NOL) is Shown to Reduce Postoperative Pain and Health Costs

A new study from Leiden University in the Netherlands has found that monitoring pain response levels during surgery with Medasense's NOL® technology can help reduce postoperative pain.

April 10, 2022
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Donisi Health receive 2 FDA clearances for thier contactless AI solution

Donisi Scores FDA Clearance for Contactless AI System That Spots Changes in Heart, Breathing Patterns

April 10, 2022
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Donisi Health wins 1st place in Cardiovascular Intervention Competition

Donisi Health Takes Home First Place in the Prestigious Innovations in Cardiovascular Intervention Competition

April 10, 2022
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Campfire Hi Res XR Design System Emerges From Stealth

Campfire emerged from Stealth today to introduce its new eponymous AR and VR headset, which features a 92 degree field of view.

April 10, 2022
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Donisi Health Wins Med in Israel Innovation Competition

Donisi Health was selected as the winner of the 2021 Med in Israel competition

April 10, 2022
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Israeli Nanotech Startup Gauzy Raises $10 Million in Series C Round led by Hyundai

Auto giant leads funding for smart window manufacturer together with Blue Red partners VC and Avery Dennison.

April 11, 2022
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Exclusive Interview with Emedgene's Einat Metzer: On Making Genetic Interpretation Accessible, Black Box AI, and Work with Illumina

The world's first "completely automated genetic interpretation platform" has recently announced its partnership with biotech giant Illumina to power its genomic data interpretation and scale up genetic data analysis and possibly, discovery.

April 11, 2022
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Illumina, Emedgene Partnership to Automate AI-Driven Data Analysis for Rare Diseases

A non-exclusive partnership between Illlumina and AI-based precision medicine company Emedgene will seek to automate the interpretation of rare genetic disease data into the TruSight software suite of products from Illumina.

April 7, 2021
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Emedgene: Where AI Meets DNA

In a world that is producing more and more data, how can geneticists interpret that data and extract actionable insights so they can act fast and produce the best medical care?

April 7, 2021
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Lamor Corporation Acquires License for Rapid Response HARBO Boom

Lamor Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of the licensing rights to HARBO Technologies' product line.

April 7, 2021
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Scopio Labs Receives FDA Clearance for its AI-Powered Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) Application

The First Ever Solution to Enable Digitization and Analysis of Full Field Peripheral Blood Smears with Decision Support System (DSS) Tailored to Augment Hematology Diagnostics

April 7, 2021
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Scopio Labs Partners With Eastern VetPath To Improve Speed Of Veterinary Cytology Analysis And Diagnosis

Collaboration Offers Eastern VetPath Clients Immediate Access to Its Pathology Experts

April 7, 2021
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Scopio Labs and SYNLAB's Veterinary Pathology Group Partner to Bring First In-practice Digital Cytology Solution to the UK

Scopio Labs, an advanced digital microscopy company and SYNLAB UK & Ireland's Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), today announced that they have signed an exclusive distribution partnership agreement.

April 7, 2021
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NOL Pain Response Monitoring Secures Marketing Approval in Brazil

Medasense Biometrics Ltd. announced today that its NOL® pain response monitoring device (PMD-200™) has been approved for marketing in Brazil by ANVISA, the Brazilian health regulatory agency.

April 7, 2021
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New Study: NOL Monitoring can help reduce postoperative pain

Clinicians can now monitor patient blood oxygen levels with the new Pulse Oximeter. This adapter connects directly to a patient's TytoHome exam kit, and once placed on their finger, can monitor and track clinical-level results in real-time.

April 7, 2021
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TytoHome kit now includes a Pulse Oximeter (Sp02) to provide clinicians with high-quality blood oxygen patient information

Clinicians can now monitor patient blood oxygen levels with the new Pulse Oximeter. This adapter connects directly to a patient's TytoHome exam kit, and once placed on their finger, can monitor and track clinical-level results in real-time.

April 7, 2021
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Capital Digestive Care makes colonoscopy easier with new same day, one hour prep

Watch the interview to learn about HyGieaCare.

April 11, 2022
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Hygieacare announces that a study published in JSM Gastroenterology and Hepatology shows HygiPrep(TM) is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Oral Prep

Study shows “Open-System Colon Irrigation Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Oral Prep “

April 7, 2021
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Predicting Poor Postoperative Acute Pain Outcome in Adults: an International, Multicentre Database Analysis of Risk Factors in 50,005 Patients

The aim of this study was to determine simple risk factors for severe pain intensity, to analyse their relation to other patient-reported outcome measures and to develop a simple prediction model

November 30, 2020
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Scopio Labs Receives FDA Clearance for its AI-Powered Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) Application

The First Ever Solution to Enable Digitization and Analysis of Full Field Peripheral Blood Smears with Decision Support System (DSS) Tailored to Augment Hematology Diagnostics.

November 30, 2020
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Hygieacare presents at ACG 2020 - Inner-Colonic Microbiome are Unique and Profoundly Different from Stool Samples

HyGIeaCare Inc. presented data showing that inner-colonic bacteria and microbiome are unique and profoundly different than than those of stool samples.

November 2, 2020
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TytoCare and SWICA Partner to Improve Telehealth Offering Deployment Of TytoHome In Europe

Tyto Care, creator of the global healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, and SWICA, one of Switzerland’s leading health insurance companies, announced their partnership.

September 22, 2020
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Emedgene Automated CNV Classification

Emedgene has added automatic classification of copy-number variants to its genomic interpretation platform, following 2020 American College of Medical Genomics (ACMG) and Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) guidelines.

September 22, 2020
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Rare Disease Diagnosis with Emedgene AI

Inspiring and touching story of one persistent mother and her journey to a rare disease diagnosis at Greenwood Genetic Center with Emedgene AI (via Metro)

February 24, 2020
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ScopioVet Digital Cytology System

Scopio Labs advances digital cytology through launch of automated, high-resolution imaging and decision-support solutions for veterinary market

February 24, 2020
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Hygieacare: Revolutionizing the Patient Experience

Colorectal cancer is on the rise. The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start screening at age 45 in order to find precancerous polyps so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

January 30, 2020
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How AI Is Helping Diagnose Rare Genetic Diseases

According to the Global Genes org., eight out of ten rare diseases are caused by a faulty gene, yet it takes an average of 4.8 years to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. 30% of children with a rare disease won't live to see their fifth birthday.

January 1, 2020
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Decrease in Rare Genetic Diseases Possible With A.I. Assistance

Ninety-five (95) percent of rare diseases do not have an approved FDA treatment that increases the gravity of the situation. Moreover, medical companies also do not pay much attention to these rare diseases.

January 1, 2020
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Continuse Biometrics Wins First Place at Sompo Digital Lab's "Auto-Shiyori" Challenge

At the "Auto-Shiyori" Challenge, ContinUse Biometrics announced its collaboration with Sompo Digital Lab Tel Aviv.

January 13, 2020
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Medasense to Provide Pain Index Solution for Treatment of Dementia Patients

Medasense was awarded a development grant from the Israel Innovation Authority in partnership with Dorot Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medical Center, to extend the application of NOL® pain response monitoring for noncommunicating dementia patients.

January 13, 2020
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Top 10 Surgical Solution for Via Surgical’s Soft Tissue Fixation System

Many recent technological innovations have resulted in lesser surgical complications. Minimally invasive surgery is widely hailed as a groundbreaking healthcare milestone. Yet, there are many more challenges which need to be mitigated in due course.

January 13, 2020
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Via Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for Its FasTouch™ Absorbable Fixation System

Via Surgical announced U.S. FDA clearance of the FasTouch™ Absorbable Fixation System. The FasTouch™ enables for the first time an automated lockable surgical mesh fixation that is strong and stable yet easily and consistently delivered.

January 13, 2020
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Harbo Technologies Named Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Company

HARBO Technologies was named Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Company at the 17th Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum in Houston.

January 13, 2020
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Micro Hotels Equipped With Smart Glass Are Changing The Way You Travel

Switchable Glass with liquid crystal nanotechnology, also known as smart glass or LCG® (light control glass), allows glass windows or glass partitions to switch from transparent to privacy mode with a button, application, or remote control.

January 13, 2020
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Grand Opening of Gauzy Ltd. State-of-the-Art Factory to Make SPD-Smart Light Control Film

This facility is dedicated to the production of Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-Smart light control film for the entire SPD-SmartGlass industry.

January 13, 2020
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Global Digital Microscopes Market Analysis By Leading Players

The Research Report on Digital Microscopes market is a proficient and detailed analysis of the current situation of digital microscopes industry. Scopio Labs is listed as one of the key players.

January 13, 2020