Former President of the US Bill Clinton presented the keynote address at the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit this weekend, drawing attention to the lives saved through the work of the Patient Safety Movement, and highlighting the importance of healthcare technology.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) together with Fitbit have launched the Bring Your Own Device project, enabling Fitbit users to share data with the NIH ‘All of Us’ programme.
Venture capital funding for digital health companies grew to $9.5 billion in 2018, up 32% from $7.2 billion in 2017, according to Mercom Capital Group, a global communications and research firm.
WeHealth by Servier and Pathmaker Neurosystems have formed a partnership to develop and commercialise Pathmaker’s MyoRegulator device, a non-invasive treatment for spasticity.
Verily, an Alphabet portfolio company, has closed a $1 billion external funding round led by Silver Lake. The capital will be used to invest in strategic partnerships, in business development, and acquisitions.
Mindstrong Health has increased its Series B investment round with an additional $31 million, led by General Catalyst.
SOPHiA GENETICS has closed a $77 million funding round led by Generation Investment Management, with participation from Idinvest Partners, alongside existing investors including Balderton Capital and Alychlo.