CB Insights – Global funding to private medical device companies rose in 2016, reaching nearly $4B in 2016 across 479 deals. The United States receives a lot of attention when it comes to funding medical device startups, but private companies around the world are raising significant rounds.
The Verge – Alphabet’s Google division is, fundamentally, in the business of selling data. That is a useful thing to keep in mind when Alphabet’s Verily comes calling for your medical data.
FierceBiotech – Verily has unveiled its long-discussed wearable health tracker, Study Watch. The Alphabet unit formerly known as Google Life Sciences has designed the watch to meet the needs of clinical trials and the patients they monitor, resulting in an unobtrusive device with a long battery life.
MedCity News – “I’m personally excited about healthcare because I’m obsessed with trying to do something for the greater good in this world, and it starts with the human species.” With these words, Olivier Rabenschlag, head of creative at Google, discussed why healthcare is different from the other industries he’s worked in throughout his career.
Diabetes is no joke, regardless of what Wilford Brimley memes you’ve seen. The disease’s associated foot ulcers can lead to amputation of the limb while
Robotic surgery units available on the market right now are not technically “robots,” according to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) worldwide medical devices chairman Gary Pruden. But
Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot is a technical marvel. Nearly half a million operations were performed in the U.S. by surgeons controlling its large, precise
Verb Surgical is working on what it sees as “Surgery 4.0”: the next iteration of surgery that incorporates robotics, advanced visualization, machine learning, data analytics
Surgical robotics company Intuitive Surgical’s (NASDAQ:ISRG) near-monopoly is facing a threat from two of America’s most powerful companies, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and Johnson &
Glucose-monitoring contact lenses for diabetics, wrist computers that read diagnostic nanoparticles injected in the blood stream, implantable devices that modify electrical signals that pass along
Google’s DeepMind division launched its Health initiative earlier this year in an effort to use machine learning for medical purposes. Now, that initiative has launched
Alphabet’s partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is by no means its first foray into the world of biotechnology. Google’s parent also owns Verily Life Sciences, which works
Every week, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London performs 3,000 optical coherence tomography scans to diagnose vision problems. The scans, which use scattered light to create
Late last year, Verb Surgical, a joint venture between Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division was formed with the intent
Google’s brash attempt to revolutionize medicine as it did the Internet is facing turbulence, and many leaders who launched its life sciences startup have quit,
The life sciences company started by Google (now part of Alphabet) has created a special gadget to collect and sync medical information for people participating in
Anyone can use a search engine like Google to locate the nearest seafood restaurant, or the best school in their neighborhood. But medical researchers don’t
Google’s DeepMind Technologies Ltd., an artificial intelligence company owned by the Web-search provider, is pushing into medical technology as it seeks to apply its expertise
A toy-like cardboard contraption that sells for less than $20 online has helped save the life of a baby who was so sick that doctors
It’s a decade or so from now, and an artificial voice familiar from your smartphone and self-driving car is asking you to count slowly backwards