Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

Trying to avoid gluten for medical or personal reasons? Nima can help and it’s now available for purchase for $279. This little device detects even trace amount of gluten in minutes. Just stick

Your smartphone could soon be the first step for diagnosing skin cancer

If caught early, skin cancer isn’t particularly deadly. But unfortunately for many, signs and symptoms go unnoticed until health has irreversibly deteriorated. Research findings published in Nat

Smartwatches could soon tell you when you’re getting sick

Plenty of people try to stay vigilant about their health and watch for signs that they might be coming down with something — but who has the dedication to watch their heart rate, skin temperature an

Remedy is a Khosla-backed teledoc with A.I. capabilities for the uninsured

There are quite a few telemedicine startups to choose from these days including Doctor on Demand, HealthTap and even some of the older, more established companies like MDLive or American Well but Reme

ReWalk Robotics is building a ‘soft exoskeleton’ to rehabilitate stroke patients

The Boston-based company that was first to provide robotic legs to paralyzed veterans in the U.S., ReWalk Robotics Ltd., has a new product in development that you won’t see this week at CES. The dev

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

The early cancer screening startup Grail plans to raise more than $1 billion in Series B financing, possibly up to $1.8 billion. While the company doesn’t want to name investor names, only menti

Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

Things are looking up for biotech and health device startups wanting to cash in on VC dollars or go public this year. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest report on healthcare investments a

Watch Plug and Play’s winter summit demo days here

Plug and Play, the international corporate innovation and venture capital firm, is holding its Winter Summit Demo Day this week in Silicon Valley. At the two-day event, dozens of startups that have c

AWS Personal Health Dashboard helps developers monitor the state of their cloud apps

DevOps teams will be happy to hear that Amazon is launching its own dashboard for Amazon Web Services . Personal Health Dashboard, as the company calls it, is its latest release from the stage of re

Care/of takes on the vitamin industry with customized nutrition packs

There’s no end to the bottles, packs and pills of various nutritional supplements out there, but vitamin startup Care/of plans to stand out by tailoring the vitamins you pop to your specific nee

Echo app aims to take the hassle out of ordering repeat prescriptions

A UK startup is angling to build a business out of simplifying the repeat prescription ordering process for NHS GP surgeries via an app, called Echo, that lets patients use their smartphones to make a

Zipline raises $25 million to deliver medical supplies by drone

Zipline International Inc. has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round to expand its humanitarian delivery drone business in Rwanda, the U.S. and beyond. The startup builds drones and runs deli

On-demand birth control delivery startup Nurx raises $5.3 million from Union Square Ventures

Out of the pill? Nurx is a web platform delivering birth control in less than a couple of hours, and it just raised $5.3 million in Series A financing from Union Square Ventures. The startup launched

PlushCare nabs $8M Series A to prove telehealth can go mainstream

Today, PlushCare, a telehealth service, is announcing an $8 million Series A led by GGV Capital with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Exponent. Telehealth is anything but new, Telad

Kindly Care launches with $3.1M to help loved ones access vetted caregivers

Despite massive structural changes in the American healthcare system, proper care for the nation’s aging baby boomers remains out of reach for many people. Assisted living centers for our parents a

Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating

Philips intros a smart health product ecosystem

Philips is no stranger to health. In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a big chunk of the multinational corporation, providing some serious industrial equipment for hosp

LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish.

Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late.

3Scan raises $14 million for a robotic microscope that could accelerate drug discovery

Robots and software aren’t just changing manual labor in warehouses or kitchens. They’re also transforming medical research. A San Francisco startup called 3Scan Inc. raised $14 million in venture
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