A roundup of Minnesota’s HealthTech related news for July, 2017:
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QuickCare offers cold and flu kits that contain a wide array of cold remedies, from fever and pain relievers to chicken soup and tea. Colds and flus are particularly hard on college students because they lack both transportation and a large medicine chest for when they get sick. The Quickcare kit will make someone feel special, akin to flowers, but with the added bonus that the products actually work. In the end, we aim to flip the experience of getting a cold or flu from negative and isolating, to an experience where others can quickly and effectively show love and support.
By Don Jacobson, Twin Cities Business
“For the third time in less than a year, the Mayo Clinic has made a financial investment in AliveCor, a Silicon Valley digital health startup that is commercializing Mayo-developed technology to detect heart health risks via a smartphone app. The two parties first revealed a research collaboration and equity stake in November, then followed that up in March when Mayo participated in a $30 million Series D venture capital round for AliveCor led by Omron Healthcare.”
Via News Release
“MINNEAPOLIS and NORTH BAY, Ontario, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new partnership between OneOme and ProZed Pharmacy Solutions brings the power of personalized medicine to Canada. Minnesota-based OneOme will provide its RightMed® pharmacogenomics platform exclusively to customers of ProZed Pharmacy Solutions at Northern Shores Pharmacy in North Bay, Ontario as the first step in a nationwide launch. The partnership is the precision medicine company’s first entry into the Canadian retail pharmacy market.”
By Joe Carlson, Star Tribune
“Your smartphone can help you peek through a home security camera while you’re at work, and it can show you a real-time map filled with cars ready to give you a lift on a moment’s notice.
But when it comes to displaying blood-sugar levels for diabetics, the promise of an accurate and simple smartphone app still seems like a far-off goal. This week Twin Cities device maker Pops! Diabetes Care enrolled its first patient in a clinical study it is sponsoring to see whether a device it calls the “Pops! one” can finally fill that long-sought niche.”