Facebook helps blood donation go viral

Facebook doesn’t just want to make it easy to sign up to be a blood donor from the News Feed. It’s also creating a special...

Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon

Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of...

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

Erik Birkeneder Contributor Erik Birkeneder is an intellectual property attorney at Nixon Peabody focused on digital health and medical device companies. More posts by...

Apple’s Watch 3 rolls out heart health and smart fitness features

Today, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 will be rolling out several health and fitness features including smart activity coaching, new features for swimmers,...

23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

23andMe is best known for its $199 at-home spit-tube DNA test, but the...

$40 keychain-size detector quickly alerts you of allergens in food

If you’re someone with a horrible allergy that’s not often accommodated at restaurants or food producers, taking a bite means taking your life into your...

23andMe is raising about $200 million, led by Sequoia

23andMe, the Mountain View-based genetic testing and analysis company, is raising close to $200 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital, multiple sources...

Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they’ll look like afterwards. You can do casts and...

Health startup Qventus partners with Sutter Health with the aim to reduce drug costs

Hospital logistics aren’t sexy, but they’re necessary to keep the place humming along during emergencies and to reduce errors and other costly issues. Qventus, a...

Google parent Alphabet forms holding company, XXVI, to complete 2015 corporate reorganization

The company formerly known as Google — before it rebranded its “collection of companies” to Alphabet, in 2015, turning the main ad revenue business into...

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