Health

Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

A subscription commerce startup that sells its own brand of daily disposable contact lenses, Hubble, has raised $16.5 million in a new round of venture funding just five months after having launched i

Inside Forward, ex-Googler Adrian Aoun’s idea for the doctor’s office of the future

Forward, a new type of futuristic doctors office launched its first location in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district at the beginning of this year. Some in the health industry have h

AARP dangles $10K prize in front of startups to help aging population

An impetuous 20-something year old team of startup founders may not automatically reach out to the AARP to bring its products to market. Ignoring the aging population isn't the sharpest move, however.

Kelvin Kwong leaves Jawbone for product VP role at Big Health

As Jawbone continues to work towards a pivot, the Up device maker also continues to talent that may not be core to its future. In the latest departure, Kelvin Kwong, who had been the Jawbone&#8217

Researchers create a wireless hydration sensor that tracks how thirsty you are

A wearable wireless hydration sensor from North Carolina State University will be able to tell how thirsty you are via a chest patch or wrist-worn device. The device is designed to tell you when you m

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
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