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NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Blockchain

A start-up company is building a secure decentralized network of genomic and other medical data on rare diseases, funded by a fast-track award from an NIH agency. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

FDA Clearance Requested for Behavioral Diabetes Therapy

Blood glucose test

A digital health company is asking for FDA authorization to market a mobile app that helps treat type 2 diabetes with cognitive behavioral therapy. . . . → Read More: FDA Clearance Requested for Behavioral Diabetes Therapy

Infographic – Smart Home Technologies Emerge

Chart: Smart home technologies

While these systems promise a more connected, efficient, and pleasant home, they require continued development of underlying basic technologies. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Smart Home Technologies Emerge

Infographic – Apple Dominates Smart Watch Sales

Chart: Smart watch market share

According to Counterpoint Research, three in 10 new devices shipped in 2021 (30%) were made by Apple, with Samsung a distant second at 10 percent. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Apple Dominates Smart Watch Sales

Industry-Univ. Team Assessing Electronic Brain Biomarkers

Brain cell networks

A developer of software analyzing brain signals for neurological disease indicators is engaging medical researchers to help assess the software in real-world settings. . . . → Read More: Industry-Univ. Team Assessing Electronic Brain Biomarkers

Trial to Test Smart Watch to Guide Blood Thinners

Operating a smart watch

A clinical trial is planned to test heart rhythms measured with an Apple smart watch to guide use of blood thinning medicines in people with irregular heartbeat. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Smart Watch to Guide Blood Thinners

AI Recreates Tumor Environment for Precision Cancer Care

Breast tumor microenvironment

A bioinformatics company designed an algorithm that digitally recreates the support network for tumors from RNA sequences, to guide precise treatments for cancer patients. . . . → Read More: AI Recreates Tumor Environment for Precision Cancer Care

Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

Harvesting apples

Two biotechnology companies say they discovered a peptide molecule with antimicrobial properties for faster identification and containment of food contamination outbreaks. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates

Digital DNA

A developer of synthetic biology tools and components is acquiring a biological materials developer for its automation assets as the biotechnology industry consolidates. . . . → Read More: Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates

Infographic – Digital Health Keeps Clicking in 2022

Digital health venture funding

While venture capital funding for digital health start-ups worldwide is down compared to last year, the pace so far in 2022 remains on an historically strong track. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Digital Health Keeps Clicking in 2022