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Dexcom, UVirginia Partner on Diabetes Technology

Artificial pancreas system

Dexcom Inc., a maker of glucose monitoring systems, and University of Virginia are collaborating on extending the company’s current technologies to cover more types of diabetes . . . → Read More: Dexcom, UVirginia Partner on Diabetes Technology

Home Eye Pressure Gauge in the Works

Eye measurements

An easy-to-use device for measuring intraocular pressure responsible for glaucoma is in development by University of Pittsburgh biomedical engineers. . . . → Read More: Home Eye Pressure Gauge in the Works

Univ Lab, Company Developing Phone-Based Virus Sensor

Phone photo

A biotechnology company is sponsoring university research on light waves reacting in characteristic patterns for detecting SARS-CoV-2 viruses by a smartphone camera. . . . → Read More: Univ Lab, Company Developing Phone-Based Virus Sensor

Quick Crispr-Based Test Detects Malaria in Blood

Malaria clinic

A blood test designed for low-resource field settings is shown to quickly detect and distinguish between different malaria parasites needed to accurately diagnose the disease. . . . → Read More: Quick Crispr-Based Test Detects Malaria in Blood

Cancer Screening Analytics Company Acquired in $8B Deal

Blood sample vials

A company creating a blood test to screen for multiple types of cancer is being acquired by genomics analytics company Illumina for $8 billion in cash and stock. . . . → Read More: Cancer Screening Analytics Company Acquired in $8B Deal

Point-of-Care Covid-19 Diagnostic Shows High Accuracy

CovidNudge unit

A test for SARS-CoV-2 viruses in humans is shown in field tests to return diagnostic results in 90 minutes with accuracy comparable to the gold-standard RT-PCR test. . . . → Read More: Point-of-Care Covid-19 Diagnostic Shows High Accuracy

Wearable Device Shown to Relieve Migraine Pain

Brain activity graphic

Evidence collected from electronic neuro-stimulation devices shows for most people the wearable systems relieve migraine pain without other drugs. . . . → Read More: Wearable Device Shown to Relieve Migraine Pain

Digital Sedation Company Raises $11.8M in Early Funds

Sedakit

A Belgian company creating virtual reality systems for sedation in surgery and invasive procedures is raising €10 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Digital Sedation Company Raises $11.8M in Early Funds

Brain Signal Synchronization Device in Development

Brain activity graphic

An implantable mental health therapy system is being designed to synchronize signaling rhythms from various regions of the brain. . . . → Read More: Brain Signal Synchronization Device in Development

Engineered Mosquitoes Approved for Disease Control

Aedes aegypti mosquito

In an apparent end to a long-running dispute, authorities in the Florida Keys approved a field trial of engineered mosquitoes to control tropical diseases. . . . → Read More: Engineered Mosquitoes Approved for Disease Control